Director of Asset Investment  

Salary: Up to £90,728 p.a. plus car allowance of £3,500 + 3% of salary  

Location:  Midlands / East of England – Home based (Travel as required across our geography) 

Permanent, full time 

The vacancy 

Are you a strategic leader with direct experience of Asset Investment? 

With a clearly defined strategy to grow our business this brand-new role as Director of Asset Investment is your chance to create a legacy, join a leading housing provider at a time of growth and positively impact our mission to improve the lives of our customers. 

Leading a team of 40 people you will deliver and strategically manage Longhurst Group’s investment decisions relating to its existing assets, including: asset investment, decent homes compliance, decarbonisation, and stock rationalisation. 

You will join a sector with unprecedented challenges as it continues to exit the impact of Covid restrictions, implement catch up repairs and meet growing customer demand against a backdrop of rent caps, regulatory requirements, and inefficient systems you will be required to think creatively, commercially and motivate an experienced team to succeed. 

This is your opportunity to bring your expertise and experience to shape future investment across our operating geography and requirements for circa 24,000 homes, helping ensure the most efficient and effective systems are in place to deliver a best-in-class asset investment service. 

You will be responsible for leading a significant financial investment budget, be challenged to deliver decarbonisation works to circa 5,000 homes and help shape our thinking around long term stock rationalisation, this is an opportunity for your work to really improve lives and is a critical appointment for Longhurst Group. 

To be successful in this role your CV will need to demonstrate significant experience of managing residential property portfolios, ideally within a regulatory environment as well as the outcomes you have delivered. We are particularly interested in seeing where you have thought strategically and implemented new processes and systems to ensure future stock investment which have demonstrated value for money. 

This role is offered on a permanent 36.25hr per week basis. Whilst based from home there is an expectation the successful applicant travels to meetings including at our Boston and Rushden offices where required. If you are looking for newly created role whereby you can create your legacy, and you share or vision of improving lives, please apply now. 

Our offer 

When you join you will enjoy: 

  • 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays 

  • Pension Scheme 

  • Life Cover (as part of pension scheme membership) 

  • Health Care Cash Plan 

  • Free Eye Tests 

  • Investment in your personal development through our extensive learning and development opportunities. 

  • Family friendly, carers leave plus other paid leave 

  • Employee Assistance programme 

  • Wellbeing Support 

  • Free flu vaccinations 

  • Carers Networking Group a platform to support Unpaid Carers 

How to apply 

Please click apply now to submit your CV today. In the event of high applicant volumes we reserve the right to close this advert and CV submission window early. 

 Vetting Requirements 

The important things – Naturally working with our customers we need to complete pre-employment checks before you join us. This role is conditional upon receipt of two satisfactory references (one from your current employer). 

We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will need to verify eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Original proof must then be provided by day one upon successful candidature). 

Equal Opportunities 

As an equal opportunities’ employer, Longhurst Group is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. 

We pride ourselves on looking after our colleagues and as part of our commitment we are an Employer for Carers and would welcome your application if you have additional unpaid caring responsibilities. 

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Longhurst Group. 

Our company 

Longhurst Group is one of the leading housing groups in the Midlands and East of England, providing more than 24,000 homes and a wide range of care and support services.  

With a team of 1,300 colleagues guided by our shared values, our vision is to improve the lives of our customers and our colleagues and to enhance the communities we serve. We do this by focusing on two clear themes of work: Health and wellbeing and economic resilience. 

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