Strategy Lead - Social Housing
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (Hybrid working)
Circa £51,000 plus excellent benefits package
Permanent, Full Time 37 hrs p/w
In our new Strategy Lead, we are looking for somebody who will bring to life our policy and research programme to support the delivery of our Corporate Strategy and our goal to be the leading provider of affordable housing in the places where we work. You will be able to combine your excellent stakeholder and people leadership skills, with the ability to research and analyse the policy and operating environment for housing provision. We are looking for somebody to support the Assistant Director – Strategy and Communications to articulate our vision and inspire our colleagues and stakeholders based around a desire to use data and insight effectively.
In this key role you will deliver a research and policy programme and a stakeholder engagement strategy which ensures that we develop and communicate clearly about our Corporate Plan and goals with customers, stakeholders and staff. You will need to work with Directors and managers across the business to make sure that we have robust and resilient plans to achieve our goals, keeping them informed of changes and trends in wider external factors which impact our customers and our business. The scope of the role includes the management of a grant programme to support projects and services in communities where we work, and the development and coordination of our environmental sustainability strategy.
To be successful in this role you will probably work in or have a good understanding of social housing in a policy or public affairs role, either in social housing or a related sector, and your own horizon scanning skills, and, ideally, you will have a track record of developing and managing new and existing stakeholder relationships.
You are likely to be able to demonstrate experience or ability in :
Public affairs and stakeholder management.
Understanding of how to use data from a range of sources to research key areas of policy and practice which provide actionable insight and recommendations.
Strategy and plan development and reporting at a corporate level.
Demonstrable leadership ability.
Experienced in developing and motivating a team.
You could be looking for your next career move or considering returning to work after a career break or making a career change, and want to use your knowledge and experience to help us further our business ambitions to satisfy more customers …Whichever it is, if you have the right attitude, skills and experience, and you would like to take on a role in a developing and growing organisation we’d really like to hear from you.
Competitive salary and pension options
25 days holidays p/a to start, plus 3 days during office closure at Xmas / New year plus 8 bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy up to 5 days p/a (subject to conditions)
Excellent Health Cash Plan which is worth more than £1,800 p/a incl. treatments such as optical, dental, physio, chiropody, chiropractic, reflexology and some massage treatments
Up to 3 paid Volunteer days a year
Professional subscriptions paid
Hybrid working and modern offices where there is Free Parking
We support flexible ways of working, and are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for the right candidate.
We own or manage over 15,000 affordable homes working mainly in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. We employ around 500 staff, and generate a turnover of over £150million. We are large enough to be really progressive, with the financial capability and resources to do more, yet small enough to know many of the colleagues you work with, and for your work to have a real impact on the way we operate.
We are a Best Companies 1 STAR accredited organisation in recognition of our high employee engagement and offer a welcoming and friendly environment in modern offices with newly created innovative collaborative workspaces.
This is a great opportunity to join us at a time when you can have a real and personal impact on the future success of our business.
We welcome applications from all sections of the communities we work in.
Shortlisting will be conducted in line with the essential and desirable criteria set out in the person specification.
We reserve the right to close this role earlier than the published date should a suitable candidate be identified.
Closing date: 14th November, 2021
Interview date: To be confirmed