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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.


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.

Download the full job description PDF here.

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


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.

Download the full job description PDF here.

To apply: If you are interested in applying for this role, email your CV with a covering letter to Rob Atkin-House, Commercial Director:

Closing date 5PM Friday 7 August 2020


Carpenters Community Liaison Officer

Are you equally good at talking and listening? Are you organised and good at making sure things get done? Do you know Carpenters and the surrounding area well?

Specifically: We're looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing, hardworking person to keep Carpenters residents informed about the restoration proposals, collect their thoughts and ideas on the proposals and feed this information back to the project team so they can act on it. You will also Identify, report and keep track of repairs, maintenance and other issues on Carpenters. 

Download the full job description PDF here.

To apply: If you are interested in applying for this role, email your CV with a covering letter to Aisha Butera, Strategy & Engagement Manager:

Closing date 5PM Monday 21 September 2020


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