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Assistant Director - Acquisitions

Employer
Homes England
Location
_on Bristol, Coventry, Guildford, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle or Northstowe
Salary
£78,361- £92,189
Closing date
27 May 2024

Assistant Director - Acquisitions

The role closes on 27th May 2024 with interviews expected w/c 10th June, in either our London or Coventry office. 

 

A bit about the role...

The Assistant Director role supports the agency's development expertise to manage the complexities of large-scale growth and brownfield regeneration projects, particularly in cities like Sheffield, Newcastle, and Bristol. This role offers an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact for the Brownfield, Infrastructure and Land (BIL) programme and contribute to its success by providing leadership, expertise, and support across key areas of operation.

 

Working in a team with Ken Glendinning, Director of Acquisitions and Partnering,  the Assistant Director of Acquisitions role will play a critical role in Development. Ken Glendinning is dedicated to delivering a first-class customer service, taking an innovative and creative approach to housing and brownfield issues. He believes in working in a diversity, experience and perspective to foster good decision making and problem solving within their team.

 

The Assistant Director role supports the agency's development expertise to manage the complexities of large-scale growth and brownfield regeneration projects. This role offers an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact for the Brownfield, Infrastructure and Land (BIL) programme and contribute to its success by providing leadership, expertise, and support across key areas of operation.

 

As one of four Assistant Directors within the Acquisitions & Partnering leadership team, this role has a national BIL related remit as well as local relationship with the regional management teams, each comprising around 6-10+ full-time employees. The position holds joint responsibility for managing BIL acquisition budget and supports the implementation of Homes England’s land acquisition strategy. This involves efficient use of budgets, resources, and land to meet the Government’s goals of increasing new home supply. The Assistant Director manages BIL acquisitions of both national portfolios, land assembly and single sites, ensuring seamless coordination between other acquisitions and delivery functions.

 

This role will not be programme specific and will operate flexibly to ensure agility in response to BIL's needs and the wider needs of the agency. 

 

A bit about you…

You will have proven experience at a similar level in specialist areas such as regeneration, commercial structuring, and financial accounting, with strong leadership and team management skills.  You will have excellent understanding of programme management, reporting, and operational requirements whilst being a strategic thinker with a focus on achieving results and driving efficiency.

It would be desirable for you to have RICS/MRTPI or appropriate professional qualifications /membership or willingness to gain appropriate professional qualifications/membership.

You'll be comfortable supporting the wider Development team with complex site and relationship issues, aiming to convert new and existing pipeline opportunities to create homes and jobs. 

Delivering on a mission as bold as ours isn’t always easy. You will be resilient and comfortable managing stakeholders at a senior level and your discussions will always be shaped by a good understanding of the commercial and operational impact of what we do as an team. You will enjoy working in an innovative, fun and engaging way and be able to negotiate and persuade.

 

Who are we? 

 

Homes England : The Housing and Regeneration Agency

 

We believe that affordable, quality homes in well-designed places are key to improving people’s lives. As the government’s housing and regeneration agency, we create thriving new places and transform urban areas, combining the full breadth of our powers, expertise, land, capital and influence to bring investment to communities and get more homes built.

 

How? We form long-term partnerships that bridge the gap between the public and private sector to meet local needs and aspirations. We use our influence to champion the creation of sustainable homes, communities and places that are brilliantly designed for the people that live there now, and in the future. And we use our funding and support to build a more resilient, diverse and innovative housing sector, helping new entrants in the market, encouraging modern methods of construction and design, and promoting the utmost attention to building safety.

 

Together with our partners, we’re accelerating the pace of house building, remediation and regeneration across the country, as we seek to deliver ever more affordable homes in places people are proud to call home for generations to come.

 

What we offer... 

 

As well as a competitive salary and 33 days annual leave, we are committed to 50/50 hybrid working. We’ll support you, wherever possible, so that you don’t miss out on what matters to you. 

 

Internal applicants: please note that if you are successful, the salary you are offered will be in accordance with our pay controls and pay policy. You can find these on the recruitment pages of the intranet.

 

If you ever need a bit of extra help, we have a great employee assistance programme, financial wellbeing support and access to many great discounts with leading high street names. 

 

Our range of network groups are also there to support you to be yourself at work and play a key role in helping shape our future. 

 

If you are a member of a professional body, we’ll pay for your membership and once you get your digital kit, you’ll be good to go. 

 

Homes England are a geographically diverse community. We work to a 50/50 office/ home based model. Moving back into our office environments has enabled us to utilise our space and time together in the most collaborative way. 

 

We would encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible as we may close vacancies early should we receive a high number of applications. 

 

We also encourage you to apply using the full application option as opposed to quick apply, this is especially important if you would like to indicate to us that you would like to be considered under the disability confident scheme. 

 

If your application is shortlisted to interview we will require you to provide proof of your right to work in the UK at this stage.

 

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