Interim Portfolio Director - Head of Capital

London Borough of Croydon

An initial 3 month contract extended twice given the successful results achieved with regards to building and leading a professional team, including overseeing a service transformation/change management programme leading to the recruitment of 14 posts.

Accountable for strategic oversight of £500,000,000 of capital investment and Portfolio Management for Infrastructure, Regeneration, Highways, Public Realm, Rail/Tram/Bus transport interchanges, Housing, Culture and Education consisting of: Academies, Primary, Secondary & SEN Schools.

Attending key meetings with the Chief Executive as Head of Service regarding strategic capital investment with responsibility for a business unit of over 50 staff consisting of: Client & Operations Manager, Cost Manager, 3 Programme Managers, 30 Project Managers, 2 Assistant Project Managers, 2 Department Client Officers, Technical Officers and support staff.

Working with Heads of Service within LBC, Greater London Authority, Transport for London and Network Rail regarding securing funding and enabling improvements to local infrastructure.

Member of the Infrastructure Finance Group, Matrix Board, Contacts Commissioning Board, Gateway Panel and Programme & Project Boards overseeing an investment portfolio of: 46 Education, 22 Public Realm, 1 Cultural and 1 Housing project(s).

* Note: The London Borough of Croydon covers an area of 87 kmē and is the largest London borough by population and employs over 10,000.

Key objectives:

  • Leadership
  • Vision
  • Strategy
  • Service Transformation
  • Governance
  • Financial management of capital and revenue
  • Recruitment
  • Service oversight
  • Funding
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Scrutiny
  • Performance management
  • Staff appraisals
  • Team building
  • Training
  • Stakeholder engagement
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Croydon trams
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Addiscombe regeneration

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