Assistant Director of Assets
£65,000 - £70,000 + Benefits
Permanent, Full Time (37 hours per week)
Closing Date: Monday 17th January 2022
Your application will be acknowledged and treated with strictest confidence.
As our client’s new Assistant Director of Assets, you’ll be a key part of their senior leadership team. You will help set the strategic direction of their organisation, lead and support your team to deliver the best results for their tenants in the Forest of Dean and surrounding areas.
As a member of our senior leadership team, you will have responsibility for the strategic direction and operational management of a customer-focussed asset and compliance service.
You will be expected to contribute to the effective leadership of our client’s group, prepare and manage budgets, develop and actively manage the asset management strategy. This will include the further growth of their trading subsidiary Facilities Management to help ensure they provide an effective in-house repairs service. The role will also have responsibility to drive their approach to net zero carbon in line with the business plan.
You will use your knowledge and skills to ensure that work is undertaken safely and in line with legal requirements, develop appropriate key performance indicators and ensure that their homes are improved and maintained effectively.
Alongside this, you will have excellent people management skills and work with heads of department and line managers to help strengthen and develop the capability of the team ensuring that our tenants receive the best levels of service.
About Our Client
Our client provides affordable housing for more than 4,200 families. With an annual turnover of circa £25 million, they are a community-based local housing provider, with 165 colleagues including a significant direct labour team.
They believe that everyone should have access to a warm, safe, affordable home.
Since their creation in 2003, they have been committed to increasing the availability of affordable housing in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties. In fact, in 2018 they pledged to build a further 1,000 affordable homes in the area by 2028.
In September 2020, they secured a private investment of £80m to support the delivery of new homes and invest in improving their older properties. They also secured a government grant of more than half a million pounds from the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund in 2021 to support a full retrofit pilot project at a number of their homes in Blakeney.
As a small local housing association, they are truly part of the local community. Over the years, they have supported many community events and projects, working with local schools, the police and other community partners.
They not only want to provide affordable homes, they want to create great homes that support communities.
Working with them
They have adopted a hybrid model of working where their people work flexibly in the most effective ways possible. At the heart of that is their continued commitment to a physical office presence close to their communities in the Forest of Dean. Time spent in the office is about visible leadership and enabling them to engage with teams and create a culture focused on delivering high-quality customer services.
They are committed to delivering services that embrace diversity, equality, inclusion and fairness and welcome applications from people from a range of backgrounds and life experiences.
We do not require recruitment agency support at this time and any speculative CV’s will not be treated as a direct application