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Portfolio Strategy Director

Home Working with frequent travel into the London and Bradford office
Competitive Salary with generous benefits
Closing date
28 Aug 2021

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Executive & Senior, Senior management
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Title:  Portfolio Strategy Director

Location: Home based

Salary: Competitive

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5

About the role:

As part of the Senior Leadership team, this role works with the Executive Director of Property & Assets to develop and deliver a comprehensive, holistic portfolio strategy for Anchor Hanover.

This is a significant and high-profile leadership role within Anchor Hanover. It brings together existing activities in asset investment strategy, estates management and strategic programmes, but will also need to build additional capabilities so we can identify latent value and commercial opportunities, and develop and deliver an effective, consistent portfolio strategy. 

The role will need to work closely with the Executive Board and the Operational Business to develop and agree the approach to portfolio strategy and agree timescales and financial objectives for the transformation of the portfolio.

The role will also work closely with the Property Delivery team, Health & Building Safety, Sustainability, Finance and many other teams across the organisation to ensure that the strategy and policies fully align with the objectives of Anchor Hanover.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will have:

Strong business, commercial and financial acumen, able to effectively manage budgets.

Good experience in leading the preparation of portfolio and property strategies, with an excellent understanding of feasibility studies and financial analysis of options. Strong understanding of cashflow analysis and the ability to scope, interrogate and interpret the options appraisal process, and generate sound risk-based recommendations and decisions.

Able to see the big picture, while taking a pragmatic approach to supporting business needs.

Ability to create and deliver complex strategic transformation programmes across property portfolios on time and within financial constraints.

Proven ability to identify and realise commercial opportunities within a portfolio.

Leadership experience – establishing and leading effective and motivated multi-disciplinary professional teams across a wide geography

Proven ability in handling complex stakeholder and customer sensitivities.

A background in housing is preferable but not essential.

Member of professional estates body e.g. RICS, RIBA, RTPI. qualification (e.g. MRICS). 

This role requires at least 10 years’ experience in a portfolio strategy role with at least 5 at a senior, leadership level, with a good understanding of operational property matters. 

About Us

Anchor Hanover began more than 50 years ago and today is England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for people in later life.

It provides retirement housing to rent and to buy, retirement villages and residential care homes, including specialist dementia care. In total, Anchor Hanover serves more than 65,000 residents in 54,000 homes across almost 1,700 locations. Its residential care services employ the majority of the 9,000-strong workforce, providing services to residents at 114 care homes.

Anchor Hanover operates in more than 85% of local councils in England.

We know that quality services start with quality people. We work hard to be recognised as a leading employer and are committed to retaining and attracting the best in our industry.

At Anchor Hanover Group we believe in values. We are Accountable, Respectful, Courageous and Honest. We believe our people should be proud of the work they do making a difference to society and our customers.

As an Anchor Hanover colleague working from home, you’ll have access to a wide range of great communications and networking technologies. You’ll find that working from home is no barrier to being part of a close knit team and our friendly collaborative culture.

Anchor Hanover is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are proud to have an LGBT+ resident group, and also BAME, LGBT+ and Disabled colleague networks. These work closely with the organisation to celebrate diversity, address concerns, review policy and practice and empower their members. We recruit, train and promote without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex or gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or other protected status. One of our values is ‘respect’, therefore we do not accept harassment or discrimination from any colleague, resident or third party.

As England’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people, we’re able to negotiate great deals and benefits for our people. Here are just a few of the things you’ll get when you work with Anchor.

Exclusive discounts on high-street shopping

20% off mobile phone contracts

Cashback on dental and medical expenses

Discounted Private Medical rates

Click here to find out more about our full benefits and wellbeing package (the link is )

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