Recruiter: Clarion Housing Group
Head of Product Development & Specification
SALARY: Competitive package
JOB LOCATION: Croydon plus flexible home working.
HOURS: 36 hours per week
CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent
Clarion Housing Group is the country’s largest housing association, owning and maintaining over 125,000 homes nationwide. We’re a social landlord, providing affordable homes overwhelmingly for people who can’t meet their housing needs on the open market, a property development company, a charitable foundation and a repairs and maintenance service. By 2040 Clarion will be the undisputed leading housing group for good quality, fit for purpose, well managed and sustainable private rent homes.
We’re looking for a Head of Product Development & Specification Compliance to deliver our product development strategy, lead design and technical management and, support project management by providing commercial support for new build or S106 transactions.
As a senior member of the Design, Technical and Innovation team, you’ll help to ensure Clarion’s design and asset management requirements are defined and enshrined within key briefing documentation, liaising with the Development and Asset Management businesses, whilst having an oversight of the entire development process to help the transition from land acquisition to project handover.
You will liaise with the other function leads within the Design Technical and Innovation team, as well as team members within the Development business to ensure Clarion’s priorities and objectives are achieved, projects are competitive and financial returns are maximised. This is an exciting opportunity to lead on exciting internal initiatives which will underpin the businesses’ growth strategy, whilst championing design quality, innovation and standardisation.
You’ll maintain an oversight of project designs at prescribed development gateways, and report on agreed KPIs to ensure that the delivery is tracked in a transparent and accountable manner.
You’ll be responsible for maintaining a network of external organisations (GLA, NHBC, LA departments), consultants, contractors and other supply chain members to support the research and development programme.
We’re seeking commercial professionals with strong planning, leadership and reporting skills who thrive on maximising team performance and meeting challenging deadlines. You’ll have extensive product and specification knowledge, a strong track record of building and managing technical teams within a commercial environment and proven technical knowledge throughout all stages of development and construction from site identification through to aftercare.
If you have substantial academic and/or vocational experience in the design and technical management of projects, developing processes and leading teams, and of operating at a senior level within an architectural practice, developer or contractor with a commitment to high quality and customer service, we very much look forward to hearing from you.
In return, we offer a highly competitive salary and car allowance, a Group Bonus Scheme and other benefits, including a defined contribution pension matched up to 7.5% and generous life assurance.
Closing Date: 4th December at midnight
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Applicants must be able to travel across regions as required.
Latimer is the development arm of Clarion Housing Group. We exist to build homes and create communities, playing our part in tackling the housing crisis.
What sets Latimer apart is our long-term commitment to the people who live in our homes. Our model is not to build and then move onto the next site. We are long-term stewards of place, committed to building sustainable and thriving communities.
We are part of a social business, reinvesting our profits back into building more affordable homes and supporting Clarion residents.
Diversity and Inclusion
We want Clarion to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.
We’re committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Clarion an inclusive place to work.
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04 Dec 2020