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We’re looking for a Senior Housing Project Manager to join an organisation changing the way social care is imagined and delivered

SALARY: £50-70k, depending on experience, plus expenses

ABOUT THE CORNERSTONE PARTNERSHIP: Cornerstone Partnership is a highly innovative and impactful social enterprise established in 2014 with support from the Department for Education’s Innovation Programme to improve the lives of children by addressing the chronic shortage of adoptive and foster parents in the UK. One of Cornerstone’s major programmes is a housing adaptation/extension scheme intended to address the shortage of bedrooms for fostered/adopted children in the Greater London area.

ROLE: The Senior Housing Project Manager (Housing Adaptation Scheme) will ensure the successful delivery of a major innovation programme funded by the Greater London Authority to increase fostering capacity across London through housing adaptations. They will lead day- to-day project management of the scheme, working closely with the Programme Director for Housing as well as relevant teams within local authorities and the Greater London Authority.


Location: Based at our London office, with some travel required within Greater London


  • Lead day-to-day delivery of the housing scheme, as part of a team including the Programme Director and a secondee from the Civil Service Fast Stream, drawing on the CEO and consultants with deep experience of the sector at key points
  • Embedding the procedures and systems that have been designed to run the programme and evolving these as the programme scales up, including Cornerstone governance mechanisms
  • Proactive reviewing of progress against plan and targets and resolving issues to keep the programme on track
  • Managing reporting on financial and impact metrics between participating local authorities and the Greater London Authority
  • Preparation and ownership of key resources/tools for programme delivery (e.g. tools for assessing proposed projects against viability criteria; communications materials; risk register)
  • Building and maintaining relationships with relevant stakeholders within participating local authorities to drive successful and timely delivery against target outcomes
  • Support for the Programme Director and CEO in preparing documentation for future legal agreements with the Greater London Authority and Local Authorities

The role reports to the Programme Director (Housing) and other key internal relationships include: other Housing team members, Finance team, Communications Lead, and interface with the team working on Cornerstone’s other major programme, using Virtual Reality technology in children’s services settings

Education, qualifications, experience:

  • 3+ years of project management experience, with some experience in housing/construction and/or children’s social care
  • Familiarity and capability with project management best practice
  • Experience delivering complex projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong communication and organisational skills

Applications close at 9 am, 8th February 2019. Interviews will take place the following week.

For more information call the Cornerstone Partnership on 01628636376 or to apply for the role, please email your CV and cover letter to: