We Are Recruiting Advisors

Tuesday 19th March 2019

We Are Recruiting Advisors

We are recruiting advisors to the board of trustees. Inviting applications from Architects, Surveyors & Builders - people with professional experience in regeneration schemes, who will be able to provide our residents with expert independent advice and guidance.

The Creation Trust was set up to help residents of the Aylesbury estate through the regeneration process. Creation Trust is dedicated to making sure that residents living on the Aylesbury estate receive the benefits of the regeneration of the area 

These benefits are not just new homes, schools, community facilities and a much improved park and open spaces, but the social and economic benefits of regeneration, such as employment, education and training, improvements in health and well being and a reduction in crime and anti-social behaviour.

Creation Trust wants to make sure that Walworth offers opportunities for everyone living here and is a place that people feel proud to call home. A place we feel safe, supported and able to reach our full potential.  

Creation supports local people to have real influence over the decisions that are being made about the area and the priorities of the Trust's work.  Over half the places on Creation’s Board of Trustees are reserved for resident members.

We work closely with Southwark Council and other partners, such as the building developers and Housing Associations, to ensure that the plans for the re-development are in line with the principles of the Aylesbury Area Action Plan (AAAP). The AAAP is the planning document for the area and documents the requirements that local people have asked for when the estate is rebuilt. To find more information about Southwark Council's plans for the area visit the dedicated pages for the Aylesbury estate.

Creation is the successor organization to the Aylesbury NDC. We are a Community Development Trust and we operate as a charity. We are funded through a number of different organisations, including Southwark Council, L&Q and ARK.

The Aylesbury estate is changing, the regeneration of the area is expected to last 20 years. Over this time Creation will be working to ensure that new people are welcomed into the area, whilst supporting the existing community to feel part of the changes that will help shape a new neighbourhood. We will work closely with the new development partner for the estate and Southwark Council to ensure that local people continue to receive the social economic benefits of the regeneration.

For further information about the plans for the Aylesbury estate, visit Notting Hill Genesis’s website   www.aylesburynow.london

Background to the Regeneration Sub-Group

The regeneration sub-group was established to ensure resident involvement in the implementation of the Aylesbury Area Action Plan. This resident led group met regularly with the council and developers to ensure the first phase of the Aylesbury estate regeneration had meaningful involvement and scrutiny from key stakeholders. 

Building on the Aylesbury estate is about to move into its next stage of delivery.  Notting Hill Genesis are due on their first site in the Spring.  We are ready to re-invigorate the group and are looking to increase its membership.  

We have learnt many lessons over the years watching developments being built in the area, and want to ensure the homes we are building now are of good quality and will last.  

The roles

In order to help us assess this we want to invite applications for the sub-group from Architects, Surveyors & Builders - people with professional experience in regeneration schemes, who will be able to provide our residents with expert independent advice and guidance.

The role will involve up to 6 evening meetings per year held on the estate, and we would like the candidates to be available for at least 3 site visits a year to report back on progress and quality.

The candidate

The ideal candidates will be local to SE17,  members of the relevant professional bodies with the ability to be able to explain complex issues in everyday language,  have a passion for ensuring social tenants are able to live in quality homes & a good analytical eye.  Experience of large scale regeneration is an advantage.

The appointments are for 2 years in the first instance. We will review after 12 months.

The Creation Trust is a registered charity. The positions are co-opted posts and the post holders will not be Trustees or Directors. As such we will pay expenses of approx £150 & travel expense per meeting for the right candidates. 

To apply for the position please send your CV & covering letter outlining why you would be suitable for the role to charlotte@creationtrust.org by April 20th 2019.  We are happy to have an informal discussion on 020 7703 8923 about the roles.

Creation is the The New Aylesbury Trust Ltd, Registered Charity 1122252