Director of People and Communications

Moat Homes

South East

  • Location

    South East

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  • Sector


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  • Expiry date

    13 September 2019

  • Client

    Moat Homes

Ref: GSe54361

Moat is a top housing association with over 20,000 homes across Kent, Essex, Sussex and London. With an annual development output of over 700 homes and an existing pipeline of over 1600, Moat are one of the most active developers around.  

We are a forward-thinking organisation with a can-do attitude that means we make decisions swiftly and effectively whilst being supported by a Board who hold us to account.

Financially, we are strong. This enables us to have a large affordable housing development programme and really make a difference in the communities where we operate.

We are now looking to appoint a Director of People and Communication, a newly created post in our organisation. You will be responsible for our People and Communications agenda, sharing our view that our people are our most valuable asset and demonstrate how they can achieve amazing things by getting the best from them. You will be passionate about communication and getting our message heard both internally and externally.

As a member of the senior leadership team, reporting to our Chief Executive, you will be joining an established group of colleagues that work closely with our board to achieve our organisational priorities.  We are looking for a strategic thinker with highly developed interpersonal and influencing skills, able to cut through complexity, set clear direction and take others on the journey.

Alongside our people agenda, you will work closely with our Chief Executive in developing our vital corporate strategy and one of your priorities will be to raise the profile of Moat Homes to our external customers and partners.

You should have excellent leadership skills, a solid track record of working in large and complex organisations, a willingness to support innovation and a passion for developing people. Equally important are ability to work collaboratively and your enthusiasm to be part of a team that is committed to making a difference. You should be driven, highly professional, great with people and totally aligned with our values. This is a fantastic opportunity to join us at a time when you can have a direct impact on determining our future direction. Whilst we want an expert who can build on the good work we are already doing, we would like you to be a leader in terms of our business overall and add real value by working with others to ensure the best outcome for Moat and its valued customers.

This role will be based out of head office located in Dartford, Kent.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact one of our advisors; Tim Hills on 0113 205 6085, Simon Wing on 0207 426 3976 or Rosie Gunn on 0207 426 3998. 

Closing dateFriday 13th September 2019 at 5pm
Long listingw/c 16th September 2019
Preliminary interviewsw/c 23rd, 30th September and 7th October 2019
Short listingw/c 14th October 2019
Informal meets, assessments and referencesw/c 21st October 2019
Final panelw/c 28th October 2019
How to Apply

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