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Populo Living is the London Borough of Newham’s wholly owned housing company. Populo means ‘with the people’ and derives from the Council’s motto. We are here to ensure that the Council delivers its ambitions for the residents of Newham in providing high quality private and affordable rented housing for the future.

We are an imaginative, collegiate company with a huge scope for the future, as you will see in our business plan. More than the homes, we are creating high quality whole neighbourhoods to help communities live healthy lives and protect against climate change. We are also promoting apprenticeships and want to do a lot more to work with our local community to give wider opportunities to our young people. We have a purpose in what we do - our legacy won’t just be the bricks and mortar we leave behind. London is a global city, and Newham is its most diverse, young borough, and we reach into the communities we serve.  

We are on-site with hundreds of homes with 14 schemes underway and more to come. In addition, we supply development management services to the Council for the vast Carpenters Estate renovation, which we are co-producing with residents to unlock this desperately wanted redevelopment next to the Olympic Park. We also have several other unique projects underway at present to shake-up how development is delivered.

If you think that we sound like the kind of company that you can contribute to then we want to hear from you. Having the right skills and experience is a pre-requisite but above all else, the right attitude, resilience and integrity is needed. 

We are a diverse and socially responsible company and an equal opportunity employer. We encourage anyone who is adaptable and intuitive to apply to join us so we can make the optimum collective contribution to our borough.

Current roles

Click on the role to find out more and apply. Applications must be through our chosen recruitment consultant.

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Procurement Manager

This is a newly created Procurement Manager position – an exciting opportunity to shape procurement strategy for important private rental and social projects.

Specifically: To lead on all procurement activity and provide a centre of procurement expertise for the Populo group of companies. To set the procurement strategy for the business, in line with Populo’s strategic objectives and approved business plan. To deliver Value for Money (VFM) through the procurement of services and products.

Download the full job description PDF here.

To apply: If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact Ross Mingotti at Michael Page on +44 207 269 2543 for a confidential conversation, quoting the job title and reference 14100087.

Closing date Wednesday 5 August 2020

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Assistant Business Accountant

Be part of the beating heart of a progressive, diverse organisation with big plans for the future.

Specifically: To support the Financial Controller, Business & Systems Accountant and auditors, assisting with financial reporting; cashflow reporting and management; KIP and SLA reporting, and ERP and systems.

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To apply: If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact Stephanie Winson at Page Personnel on +44 207 269 2268 for a confidential conversation, quoting the job title.

Closing date Thursday 6 August 2020

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Senior Development Manager

We are making Newham home – with 14 schemes underway and more to come, this is an exciting brief for the right person.

Specifically: To lead on the acquisition, feasibility & delivery of new residential-led mixed-use developments, from site identification, through all aspects of the design and town planning process, and being accountable for the projects’ financial monitoring and programme milestones.

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To apply: If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact Roberta Barlow at Macdonald & Company on +44 20 7629 7220 / rbarlow@macdonaldandcompany.com for a confidential conversation, quoting the job title.

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Senior Construction (Project) Manager

London is a global city, and Newham is its most diverse, young borough. Help us provide high-quality private and affordable rented housing for the future.

Specifically: You will be responsible for owning project delivery across multiple sites; managing a wide range of stakeholders and driving the team to deliver great homes for our customers.

Download the full job description PDF here.

To apply: If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact Katie Hopkins at Macdonald & Company on +44 20 7629 7220 / khopkins@macdonaldandcompany.com for a confidential conversation, quoting the job title.

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Communications Manager

Join a dynamic team that is delivering lasting, positive change and impact across the London Borough of Newham, creating new communities and improving existing ones.

Specifically: You will be be responsible for producing and overseeing high quality external and internal communications that help support, manage and build on the delivery of the company’s agenda, promote the Populo brand and reputation to both external and internal audiences and manage day-to-day communications.

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To apply: If you are interested in applying for this role, email your CV with a covering letter to Rob Atkin-House, Commercial Director: rob.atkin-house@populoliving.co.uk

Closing date 5PM Friday 7 August 2020

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Head of Design

We are looking for a Head of Design who shares our dedication to design excellence and is looking for new solutions to important current and future challenges.

Specifically: A rare opportunity to establish our design management function, the company’s policies and procedures relating to design excellence, assurance and performance.

Download the full job description PDF here.

To apply: If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact Rachael Broadbent Phillips at Place, on +44 (0)20 7253 2404 / rachael@placecareers.co.uk for a confidential conversation, quoting the job title.

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BIM Manager

An exciting opportunity to join a purpose-driven organisation that is raising the standards of homes for rent and shared ownership in Newham.

Specifically: To ensure that Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes become business as usual, increasing efficiency across our ambitious programme of housing delivery and the asset lifecycle.

Download the full job description PDF here.

To apply: If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact Rachael Broadbent Phillips at Place, on +44 (0)20 7253 2404 / rachael@placecareers.co.uk for a confidential conversation, quoting the job title.

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