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Head of Asset Strategy & Planning

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Job Introduction

Job Title: Head of Asset Strategy & Planning 

Salary Banding: £68,000 - £75,000 

Job Location: Home working 

Contract Duration:  Permanent

Hours (weekly): 35 hours

Are you a Head of Asset Strategy looking for a role that can offer both significant strategic and budgetary responsibility to deliver on large investment programmes?

Are you able to influence strategic decision making and build effective relationships?

Your Housing Group is a next generation housing provider. With our pioneering, workforce, we are working together to build as many quality houses as possible and play our part in solving the current housing crisis. With 28,000+ homes across the North West, our portfolio is large and diverse.

Our portfolio ranges from social and affordable rentals, through to retirement living developments and innovative private rental offers. Widely regarded for our expertise in regeneration, we are proud to be providing homes which help people to live independently and step on and off the property ladder at different stages of their lives.

Your Housing Group is growing and evolving, and this makes it a great time to join the business. We have recently secured Strategic Partner status with Homes England and we plan to continue to invest substantially in both the development of new homes and into our existing properties over the next 5 years, and budget has already been secured for these major programmes of work.

Due to this growth, we now have an opening for a new position within the asset function, for a Head of Asset Strategy and Planning. Working closely with our Director of Property and Building Safety, The Head of Asset Strategy and Planning will design and develop the Property Asset Investment Strategy for YHG, which will enable us to deliver on the Group’s strategic and commercial objectives. This will include the development and delivery of our 1, 5 and 30-year investment programmes

With a rolling budget of approximately 40 million year each year for the next 5 years at your disposal, the Head of Asset Strategy and Planning will have full accountability for the design and implementation of the data, systems, project controls and processes required to enable effective strategic investment decisions to be made year on year regarding the investment programme. Thus, ensuring that the estimated costs for the volume of works meet budget capacity and provides value for money to the group. As Head of Asset Strategy and Planning, you will also have full responsibility for YHGs divestment strategy and will both identify and monitor these delivery programmes with the relevant delivery teams.

Your Housing Group has an established Asset function and whilst a lot of work has been completed around the current investment programme, there will be an element of legacy work the Head of Asset Strategy will need to confidently take control of and champion throughout the asset function. This will include some stock condition survey reviews and a review our asset database (Keystone).

Due to this we, are looking for a forward-thinking Head of Asset Strategy, experienced not only at operating at a strategic level and all about the data, but that is also a confident relationship builder, keen to work visibly and provide both vision and focus within the Asset Team.

If you are excited by what this role can offer around both strategic and budgetary responsibility, this very well could be the role for you.

In return we offer our Head of Asset Strategy & Planning a salary of £68,000 - £75,000, along with a

9/10% Car allowance. Other benefits include a contributory pension (matched to 8%), Private medical insurance (BUPA), health benefits cash scheme, 29 days holiday (26 contractual and 3 non-contractual) and all bank holidays, Holiday Buy & Sell scheme, subsidised Gym memberships and discounted shopping schemes.

In addition to the above you will embrace the culture of continuous improvement to support Value for Money throughout the organisation and have a passion for doing things right first time.

Prior to completing your application, please review the attached Role Profile to better understand the role and key responsibilities.   

Closing date: 5th July 2020                     

Should we receive a high number of applications, we may close this vacancy earlier than the date indicated above, therefore, you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

Your Housing Group values diversity and encourages applications from all communities. Your Housing Group operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for tenants or anyone who resides in a Your Housing Group property.  It also operates the scheme for any applicants who declare they have a disability. Those applicants who meet the minimum requirements for the role as set out in the role profile will be guaranteed an interview.  Some roles may be subject to probity checks which will override the scheme where a potential conflict of interest or a probity matter has been identified.  YHG3

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