Executive Director (People and Change)

Altair Ltd
Bracknell, Berkshire
Circa £100k plus attractive benefits
17 Nov 2017
08 Jan 2018
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

This is a rare opportunity to be involved at the start of a major transformation programme and help lead the delivery of Silva Homes’ new vision and ambitious growth agenda.

The association was established as Bracknell Forest Homes in 2007 (through stock transfer) and now has 6,200 homes in ownership and a further 1,100 leaseholders/shared owners. We have 220 employees, an estimated turnover of £42m. Since transfer, we have built 431 properties and acquired another 348. Our approved business plan is to build 1,100 homes over the next five years, but we are reviewing the plan and that is likely to lead to significant additional development capacity of at least 500 new homes.

Although Silva Homes has significant financial capacity as well as high-quality services, our new operating model and strategy has been designed to create a more agile organisation, generate efficiencies for investing in new homes and further increase our customer focus with a significant emphasis on enhanced digital transactions. To facilitate this shift, a new organisational structure has also been agreed by the board and consequently we are recruiting a new chief executive and the majority of our new executive team.

The Executive Director (People and Change) will lead the HR and IT functions and play a pivotal role in driving forward the organisation’s ambitions. We are looking for an empowering leader with substantial experience of operating at a senior level in a complex people-oriented and customer-facing organisation. A strong track record of collaborative strategic leadership, leading complex, organisational-wide projects and major organisational change will be required. Relevant and current technical knowledge and experience as well as a sound understanding of legislative frameworks, regulatory requirements and key issues relevant to the post will also be important, as will the ability to work with boards and a wide range of stakeholders.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please click the “Apply” button where you will find the recruitment pack. If, after reading the recruitment pack, you would like an informal and confidential discussion about this position, please contact our retained advisor at Altair Ltd:

The closing date for applications is 9:00 a.m. Monday 8th January 2018 and the job reference is ALT120

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