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Vacancy Details

Digital Infrastructure Programme Manager

Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
11/11/2019 at 23:00 PM

We’re one of the largest housing providers in the UK, our 44,000 homes give 90,000 people in London, the South East and the Midlands, somewhere affordable to call their own.

Job Title: Digital Infrastructure Programme Manager/ Project Manager

Type of Contract: Permanent

Hours: 36 hours a week, full time

Salary: £50,000 plus all company benefits

Location: Croydon

Job Brief

To manage the rollout of full-fibre broadband across the entire Optivo property portfolio, working with multiple connectivity providers, and deliver on the commitments set out in the Optivo Digital Infrastructure Approach.


  • Knowledge and experience of working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders – particularly private sector organisations to deliver improved services and performance
  • Significant experience regarding digital infrastructure roll out, ideally full-fibre broadband connectivity, and key organisations and actors in the market
  • Extensive knowledge of the risk, issues and benefits associated with rolling out projects to deliver digital infrastructure in the public realm
  • Able to lead, motivate and supervise a staff team to achieve targets and a high standard of services
  • Experience of working in a customer focused service
  • Good understanding of value for money principles

Skills & Abilities

  • Project and programme management experience – including budget, risk, and progress monitoring and reporting
  • Strong IT skills including ability to use Asset databases, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Numerate, with advanced analytical skills
  • GIS mapping experience an advantage
  • Good understanding of value for money principles
  • Has a calm and professional manner coupled with a strong customer service focus
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing with the ability to produce good quality written reports
  • Ability to work autonomously under broad direction, work is often self-initiated and fully accountable for meeting project objectives 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well with tenants, external agencies and tenants’ associations, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to analyse data and other information, and to produce programme or performance reports
  • Able to write accurate correspondence and reports
  • Able to prioritise to achieve realistic targets and time deadlines
  • Pragmatic, creative approach to problem solving with emphasis on fast, practical solutions
  • Able to show an understanding of, and commitment to, high standards in: resident involvement, equal opportunities and customer care
  • Able to innovate by both conceiving and implementing new services or improvements to existing services

What’s in it for you?

  • Pension- You’ll receive up to 10% of basic salary. You contribute from 3% to 5% and we’ll will double your contribution.
  • Annual Leave - 27 days plus bank holidays. Your allowance goes up to 30 days with long service.
  • Birthday leave – You’ll receive a day off for your birthday.
  • Buy/sell annual leave – There’s the opportunity to buy or sell annual leave to suit your requirements.
  • Life Assurance - Peace of mind for your loved ones, should the worst happen. Our scheme will pay three times your annual base salary to your nominated beneficiary.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Our team have access to a free confidential counselling service, offering support and advice on stress and anxiety, debt, lifestyle and relationships.
  • Healthcare - Cash Plan Claim back on the costs of healthcare including the opticians, dentist and more via Simply Health.
  • Discounts- Get discounts at your favourite retailers through Perkz including a variety of outlets, activities and more.
  • Cycle to Work- you’ll have access to our approved cycle to work scheme, giving you the opportunity to buy a bike and accessories and saving tax contributions.
  • Season Ticket Loans-  Interest free loans to purchase a season ticket or car parking pass for your commute allowing you to make savings.
  • Long Service Awards- We recognise, celebrate and thank our employees for their length of service with us, throughout their career.
  • Free Flu Vaccination – You’ll have the opportunity to receive a flu jab in those wintery months.

Please find the attached JD

If you this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your application! 

Equal Opportunities

At Optivo we work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual. We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.

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