Head of Development

Housing Solutions Ltd


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    Package up to £90,000

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  • Expiry date

    12 February 2020

  • Client

    Housing Solutions Ltd

Ref: GSe62401

Housing Solutions is an ambitious organisation; working hard to maximise the number of new homes we build, refurbishing our existing estates and striving to innovate in order to achieve happy customers. 

Established in 1995 and we now own, manage and maintain over 7,500 properties across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire. We pride ourselves on staying close to local communities, knowing and understanding our customers and working with local people to deliver the best services and more homes. We provide homes for rent, shared ownership, key worker housing and specialist homes for older people and people who need support and care to live within the community.

We are firmly on course to meet the challenges of the next 20 years and take advantage of the many opportunities available to us at a time when the housing sector and wider society are set to change beyond recognition.

We are ambitious, maximising our financial strength to deliver new homes for local people and playing our part in addressing the national and local shortage of affordable housing. Over the last five years we have invested £133million providing 923 new affordable homes in our community and plan in this financial year to build a further 211 new homes.

We are recruiting for a new of Head of Development, a role which will be central in delivering our core business strategy; you will provide the energy and vision to drive forward our development aspirations and ensure our pipeline of development opportunities are met. This role is key in maintaining excellent relationships with our partners to provide new housing opportunities for those who need it most in our community. 

We want professional people, people who aspire to be part of a brilliantly run social business and who are not afraid to embrace change and innovation. We expect you to add real value to the corporate vision at Housing Solutions. Our new Head of Development will come with the aspirations and quality of experience to step up to executive level and will have a critical role to play in enhancing the capacity and expertise of our development team.  

For more information or for a confidential discussion with our advisors please contact Philip Emms on 01132056078, Rosie Gunn on 02074263998 or Simon Wing on 02074263976.

Closing dateFriday 21st February 2020
Long listingw/c 24th February 2020
Preliminary interviewsw/c 2nd March 2020
Short listingw/c 9th March 2020
Assessmentw/c 16th March 2020
Final panelw/c 16th March 2020
How to Apply

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