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Head of Design

London (Central),
Commensurate on experience
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Job (Function)
Design Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Peabody has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Head of Design (Projects) on a full time, permanent basis based in Waterloo. In return, you will receive a competitive salary.

About the Head of Design role:

Your role will be to lead our design and technical team to add value to Peabody’s projects throughout their various workstages – from site appraisal to post-occupancy lessons learnt, and everything in between – by ‘co-driving’ development decisions from an overall quality, efficiency, sustainability, safety, and design distinctiveness perspective.
You’ll deliver values-driven service to your internal and external customers, by seeking to understand fully your customers’ needs, identifying, and working to remove pain points, and always doing what you say you will.
What we're looking for in our Head of Design:

  •  A registered or chartered construction professional with an architecture, engineering or other design discipline background and qualification
  • Strong leadership skills to help build a diverse and inclusive organisation
  • An advocate for the value of, and contribution made by, good design decisions in the deployment of scarce time and money resources
  •  Able to pro-actively and coherently communicate the above message with credibility at senior level and throughout the industry
  • An inquisitive and strategic thinker
  • Able to challenge yourself and your team to find innovative and accurate solutions to complex situations
  • An ability to provide comprehensible directions and step-by-step guidance to those who need it

What you can expect to be doing as our Head of Design:

  • Manage team of design and technical personnel to add value at key project and programme touchpoints
  •  Advise on and contribute to any new business (land and partnerships) appraisals and viability stacks with a view to maximising innovative design opportunities
  • Contribute on key strategic decisions for schemes such as the selection of design consultants, design briefing, and ensuring robust scopes of services are deployed within appointments
  • Oversee the practical implementation of the development sustainability strategy
  • Oversee the scheduling and preparation of projects – and their design/development management teams

Closing date: 8th August 2022, 5:00pm

If you feel have the skills and experience to become our Head of Design, please click ‘apply’ now! 
At Peabody, where possible, we provide flexible working opportunities from day one to our employees, as we recognise the importance of a good work-life balance; and to improve our productivity and performance, we embrace agile working, which means if you are in a desk based role, that will be a hybrid of office and home working. If your role is in a client facing environment, appropriate base location will apply.

Our mission is to help people make the most of their lives and an important part of this is to ensure that our organisation reflects the wider communities we serve. We want to attract recruit and retain a diverse, inclusive and creative workforce to give us the best opportunity to meet the diverse needs of our residents and customers. We actively encourage applications from all groups and communities, as well as from BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled people.

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