Project and Quality Manager

Employer
Legal & General Affordable Homes
Location
Norfolk
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Dec 2021

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Function
Homes and Asset Management, Project management, Residential Development & Construction, Development / regeneration
Seniority
Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
For profit provider
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Job Details

Your role at a glance

Are you a Project Manager with extensive experience in Affordable Housing schemes? This is a phenomenal chance to join the East Development Team, in one of the most interesting businesses inside Legal and General, as a Project and Quality Manager.

L&G Affordable Homes is a new wholly owned subsidiary of Legal & General, tasked with bringing much-needed, volume institutional equity capital to the UK social housing sector. Housing is a major growth opportunity for the Legal & General Group and is a high-profile initiative supported by the Board Executive.

In this fast-paced role, your primary responsibility will be to manage the delivery of several affordable schemes, including s106 and package opportunities, from contract to practical completion and snagging. You'll report to the Head of Development within the East region, and will work alongside the customer care team, operations teams, external lawyers, sales team, EA and finance teams to manage projects within the agreed time, cost and quality constraints.

You'll be working in highly successful, fun, and social team, in an autonomous environment where you can truly have an effect. If you are a self-starter, that likes working at pace, then this role offers the perfect environment.

What you'll be doing

  • Reporting to the Head of Development, and working with Development colleagues and Finance and Operations teams, support the full and successful delivery of s106 and package deal affordable housing schemes.
  • Ensure that the approved contractual arrangements are in place for each project and that the contract arrangements are in accordance with the approvals.
  • Supported by the Team Administrator to ensure that all the relevant consultants for each project are instructed in a transparent and timely manner and ensure that the consultants is effectively managing the schemes and payment processes.
  • Be responsible for the monthly reforecasting of programmes and payments in relation to each scheme to ensure they are in accordance with the approvals.
  • Being responsible for monthly project updates to finance, operations, sales, and customer care, so the other teams can plan their resources in relation to the projects.
  • Administer the contract and payments process in relation to each project.
  • Liaising with the relevant developer of each site, to ensure that all aspects of the development are being implemented in accordance with the agreed contracts, plans and programmes.
  • Conduct any negotiations in a transparent, trustworthy, and honest manner and to ensure the reputation of the company is always safeguarded as well as ensuring that projects are contracted in accordance with the approvals and with the adopted policies and procedures.
  • Effectively plan, monitor, and disburse all items of expenditure in accordance with agreed contracts.
  • Project-manage schemes to ensure they are delivered in accordance with the programme, to a high quality of finish and a high level of customer satisfaction ensuring that these standards are met by all counter parties and only accepting handover of schemes that meet these standards.

What we're looking for

To be successful in this position, you will need to be a solution focused, forward thinker, that is highly organised and has excellent planning skills. You'll need the confidence to be proactive and take personal responsibility for decisions and actions in a fast-paced environment. See below some of the key experience that we would like you to have:

  • Demonstrable experience of project management, and financial management, of affordable housing schemes generally delivered through s106.
  • Knowledge of both social housing and possibly the wider residential sectors, in particular an expert understanding of social housing development, housing management and regulatory requirements.
  • A detailed understanding of contract obligations with commercial awareness and manage, monitor, and control costs, build quality timescales and risk.
  • You will have proven stakeholder management experience with both internal and external stakeholders including developers and house builders.
  • A detailed understanding of contract obligations with commercial awareness and manage, monitor, and control costs, build quality timescales and risk.

Benefits

Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, 10% car allowance, life assurance, employee private medical insurance, 25 days' holiday, performance related bonuses. Your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.

About the business area

Legal & General Affordable Homes is a subsidiary of Legal & General Capital, which invests its long-term capital into sectors where there has been a shortage of investment and innovation, focusing on growth opportunities and scale ups. Focused on supporting the UK’s demographic and affordable living needs, and consistent with Legal & General’s housing growth strategy, Legal & General Affordable Homes is leading the evolution of the affordable housing sector with an aim to become the leading private affordable housing provider in the UK. Through collaborating with developers, housing associations and public sector bodies across the country, L&G Affordable Homes is forward-funding new build affordable housing, bringing volume institutional capital to the social housing sector with initial target markets being affordable rent, shared ownership and rent-to-buy.

 

Company

Legal & General Affordable Homes

Improving the lives of our customers and building a better society for the long term.

The need for good quality housing that people can afford is fundamental to supporting a flourishing society.  We seek to increase the supply of affordable housing by investing long-term institutional capital into the affordable housing sector to build more affordable flats and houses and provide safe and comfortable homes for those who need them most.

Legal & General Affordable Homes’ ambition is to become the leading private developer of affordable homes in the UK.  We will provide high quality housing management alongside a responsive and effective customer service experience. 

We will deliver our ambition by collaborating with local authorities, housing associations and developers across the country.  Our approach is to develop solutions and approaches to address the challenges of current and future society; by being forward thinking we will deliver competitive, customer-focussed solutions.

We deliver at scale, and with high quality, so our impact is material in addressing the nation’s affordable housing shortage.

We are looking for talented and ambitious individuals that can work in a fast-moving environment to build a business which delivers socially-important outcomes and becomes a market-leader.

To deliver this aim, we will are looking for ambitious individuals that want to be part of teams that collaborate, work with purpose and deliver a new and ambitious business which improves the lives of the customers we serve.

As a growing business there will be change; systems, processes and procedures will be being developed as the business grows, and this will require adaptable and responsible teams that thrive in this environment.

If you think you have these skills and capabilities, and you think you can meet this challenge, then we’d like to hear from you.

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