Strategic Asset Manager

Posted 17 November 2023
Salary £57,408 per annum plus benefits
Job type Permanent
Discipline Property Management & Construction Recruitment
Contact NameCharlotte Dexter

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with a Housing Association based in Buckinghamshire, who are recruiting for a Strategic Asset Manager on a permanent basis. The position is due to start dependent upon notice, with the salary being £57,408 per annum plus benefits.

The client is open to seeing candidates who are keen to be considered on an interim basis too, the daily rate is negotiable.

The ideal candidate will have a background of asset and land management with social housing and hold a full UK Driving License.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Reporting into the Assistant Head of Property and directly oversee an Asset & Data Administrator

  • Providing the business with informed assessments and plans on investments; utilising options appraisals, financial modelling and demographic data for existing and new home investments

  • Appraising assets regularly and provide option appraisals and recommendations for assets requiring high levels of investment

  • Utilising the Asset Management System (Keystone) to support and inform strategic asset management objectives

  • Implementing an options appraisal model to carry out asset appraisals to review stock performance, enabling investment and disposal decisions

  • Reviewing existing assets to ensure alignment with the Business Plan and action alternative options where required

  • Design, manage and report on the asset management process

  • Leading on the monitoring and coordinating of action plans, manage stock data collection and prepare future maintenance programmes of works

  • Overseeing the recording of building components, property values, energy efficiency ratings and elemental renewal dates

  • Leading complex projects taking a lead role on property related areas, and providing technical advice and expertise where required

  • Collecting financial data and analyse the capital programme to enable cost calculations for investment, sensitive to a range of factors

  • Presenting reports on asset improvements and business cases to internal and external stakeholders

Experience required:

  • Managing large scale and small property related work and delivered works by supervising contractors or in house maintenance staff

  • Worked at a customer focused organisation

  • Experience at a housing organisation or similar would be preferable

  • A role at an organisation that prioritised best value services and continuous improvement

  • In an organisation where technology was the catalyst for improving services to customers

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Someone who has experience of delivering large and small building projects to occupied/domestic homes

  • A person who is skilled at managing budgets and understands value for money

  • Someone who demonstrates negotiating and dispute resolution skills

  • Someone who leads by example and personally demonstrates organisational values and expected behaviours

  • A team player who works as part of a team, looks at the bigger picture and does not work in a silo

  • A person who has a good understanding of best practice within social housing

  • Someone who has lots of technical knowledge relating to construction and construction related health and safety

  • Someone who is IT literate, proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Be skilled at building effective and productive working relationships with staff, managers, partners and customers

  • Be excellent at verbal and written communication

  • Be a confident, independent problem solver and an effective decision maker Have a high degree of personal drive

  • Be committed to the aims and ambitions of the organisation and the broader issues of social housing Be flexible and be open to change

  • Have good time management skills and able to prioritise your workload to meet deadlines

Rewards and Benefits:

  • You will get 26 days annual leave, rising to 29 days after five years, together with eight UK bank holidays in adittion you don't have to work on your birthday! They offer a birthday bonus day

  • Option to buy and sell annual leave

  • Additional volunteering day every year to support a registered charity of your choice

  • A great pension scheme with generous employer contribution

  • All staff are enrolled in the Simplyhealth corporate health plan

Working hours:

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • Monday to Friday

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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