Job Title: Director of Sustainable Assets
Client: Great Places Housing Group
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Greater Manchester

Great Places Housing Group is a modern, forward-looking profit-for-purpose organisation with over 19,000 homes. Our vision is to create great homes in great communities, none of which would be achievable without the great people in Great Places’ workforce. Whilst social purpose is very much at the core of what we do, we balance this responsibly with a commercial perspective to ensure our vision is sustainable in the longer term.

Great Places Housing Group has established a strong reputation of delivering homes of exceptional quality and finish, to rent or buy, through shared ownership and affordable homes for outright sale. Working closely with residents, local authorities, Private and Public Sector and other charitable agencies, Great Places is continuously looking to improve the services they offer to address the social needs of the market.

As the incoming Director of Sustainable Assets, reporting to the Executive Director of Growth & Assets, and as a member of Great Places’ Leadership Team, you will drive forward our corporate strategy and develop an active asset management system. You will also play a key role in the organisations strategy on carbon management to ensure energy efficiency of existing assets. 

The Role

  • Lead the delivery of the Great Places Asset Management, Carbon Management and Regulatory & Statutory Building Compliance Management Strategies;
  • Manage the workload of the functions, allocating projects, set/monitor targets and evaluating work and providing clear strategic direction;
  • Lead the formulation, management and continuous improvement of asset investment and cyclical works programmes in line with the Corporate Plan, utilising robust and comprehensive stock condition data;
  • Lead the formulation, management and continuous improvement customer health & safety obligations in respect of Regulatory & Statutory Building Compliance Management programmes;
  • Work collaboratively with the Leadership Team to help influence and shape the strategic agenda and deliver operational plans;           
  • To provide clear leadership and direction in the Assets team within the Growth & Assets Directorate, developing and continually improving policies, procedures, systems, skills and resources;
  • To develop a culture of cross-organisational working, which recognises and exploits the interdependencies and connections between asset management, customer health & safety and carbon management, with the responsibilities of the Customer Services, repairs and development directorates and functions.

The Candidate

  • Degree level education or equivalent through relevant training/experience;
  • Substantial experience at senior management level within housing, managing large multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Proven relationship builder and influencer with stakeholders;
  • Proven experience and understanding of the carbon agenda;
  • Knowledge of the legislative and regulatory framework applicable to Great Places and the key risk areas across its business activities;
  • An ability to recognise, develop and effectively promote new opportunities for Great Places.

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