Head of New Business & Partnerships
Peterborough, Boston, Nottingham, Lincoln or Rushden
Up to £75,000 per annum (starting salary subject to qualifications and skills) plus company car provision of up to £5750 plus an additional benefits package
Full-time - 36.25 hours per week
Do you want to work for a company where you can make a difference?
Business Development builds our organisation by creating valuable partnerships, enabling us to put our customers first, and ultimately filters into what we as the Longhurst Group stand for, “making a difference” and “improving lives”.
Our new Head of New Business & Partnerships will be a values-driven, yet commercially minded leader who can combine these attributes to operate in conjunction with leaders across the business to provide the homes that will help solve the housing crisis, and achieve our Group objectives and goals
We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Business & Partnerships to join us in delivering our ambitious housing development plans. This position will head up our New Business & Partnerships team, a team that will be responsible for sourcing many of our development opportunities, building new relationships and managing the great partnerships that we have. We aim to build 5000 new homes over the next five years many of these with the help of our new Strategic Partnership with Homes England.
You will oversee this process from identifying viable housing opportunities to writing and submitting bids and project managing the process of turning them into deliverable schemes. Proactive in your approach, you will have a track record in delivering housing developments and strong business development skills.
Within this diverse role you will work closely with the Director of Business Development in forming and implementing development strategies and contributing to the overall operational directorate.
As our ideal candidate you will have worked within a senior level role in housing development or similar so will have a good working knowledge of construction, construction procurement and the affordable housing sector. Educated to degree level or equivalent through relevant training/experience, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the housing market, business development and the Homes England funding system and audit process. A confident communicator, you will be comfortable working with staff and stakeholders at all levels with the ability to provide complex information in a clear way. You will be an inspirational leader with experience of managing diverse teams to success.
Longhurst Group is one of the UK’s leading housing providers, with more than 22,500 homes across the Midlands and the East of England, and is a leading independent provider of care and support services. Passionate about people and committed to its vision of ‘Improving Lives’, Longhurst Group does not stand still and has an exciting future ahead with ambitious growth plans for housing, care, support and community investment. Everything we do is about helping people, enhancing their wellbeing and improving lives.
In return for your hard work and commitment, you’ll enjoy excellent employee benefits including
- A competitive salary
- Company car provision
- A contributory average salary pension scheme
- Generous paid annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays and 3 additional concessionary days.
- A commitment to learning and development
- Cycle to work scheme
- Free onsite parking at majority of sites
For an informal chat about the role, contact Ian Jackson on 07778 559 186.
At Longhurst Group we value and respect our people. We recognise that our success rests on the shoulders of committed staff and board members so we want to make sure that everyone feel supported and appreciated. Being part of Longhurst Group means living our values. In it together, Heartfelt Service, Own it, Push the Boundaries and Fun and Fair. It is through our values we will continue to shape the future making a positive difference within our local communities, creating places where people want to live.
Longhurst Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applicants from minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities and invite applicants to contact the employer to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process.
Closing Date: 31st May 2019
Interview Date: 7th June 2019 in Peterborough
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