Community Engagement Manager

Lewisham Homes is an ambitious and growing business managing over 18,000 homes in an ever changing and increasingly complex environment. We are a not-for-profit organisation committed to consistently delivering an excellent and reliable resident experience whilst leading the borough’s first council housing development in 30 years.
We have ambitious targets to achieve in tackling the housing crisis and meeting the Lewisham Mayor’s aim of building 1,000 new, social rented homes. Lewisham Homes as delivery agent for the Council are delivering 500 of those new social rented homes in addition to commercial units, private sale and shared ownership homes. As a result we are expanding our development team and are looking for outstanding candidates who can be both strategic and hands on and can work collaboratively with our staff, customers and stakeholders.

We are looking for an experienced Community Engagement Manager to manage a team and take the lead on engaging and empowering communities and unlocking social value, in order to support the successful delivery of residential-led mixed use developments.

The role involves overseeing all communications and working to support and empower Achilles Street regeneration scheme that has just received a positive GLA ballot from residents for the redevelopment of the existing estate and part of New Cross Road. This mixed use, mixed tenure scheme will provide approximately 450 new homes and a range of socio economic community projects.

This is a great opportunity to join an experienced, dynamic team that has been built in the past six months and is delivering innovative projects, centered around excellent community involvement. We are looking for a great collaborator who thrives operating as part of a cross-organisational team. You will need a proven track record of community liaison work and possess excellent communication and team leadership skills.

In return you will receive:

• A competitive salary
• Generous pension scheme
• Interest free season ticket loan to help you travel to work
• Generous annual holiday, starting at 26 days a year
• Interest-free bike or computer loans
• Discounts through partners for redecorating your home
• Discounts at local shops and cafes
• Social events and activities throughout the year
We can be reached by trains directly from Waterloo, London Bridge, and King’s Cross St. Pancras.

How To Apply

Please email your CV and supporting statement to Ocean Edge Executive Search before the closing date of Monday 9 March, 2020. Interviews will be held on 16 March, 2020.

To download a recruitment pack containing more details about the role and a full job description please visit

If you would like a confidential discussion about the opportunity or you have any questions about the role please contact Philip Foster on or call 023 8000 1153.

Ocean Edge specialise in recruiting to the housing sector. If you are thinking about your future career options please get in touch for a confidential discussion.

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