We’re Abri, a housing association based in the south of England. One of the largest in fact. We've got 35,000 homes and 1,500 colleagues. And if all our 80,000 residents lived in the same place, we’d have a town roughly the size of Guildford.
We’re a passionate bunch. We think we can make a real difference. Homelessness, poverty, inequality, a lack of affordable housing. They’re all linked. They’re issues that affect so many, young and old alike. And we don’t think that’s right. We want to give people the chance to dream big and be who they want to be. Homes are at the heart of everybody’s lives. And we exist to help make good homes, and good lives a reality for everyone.
We’ve all got different backgrounds, strengths and experiences. But we share the same values. It’s these shared values that bring us together as one team.
Our colleagues embrace these every day. Be the difference to our customers and colleagues, always curious and look for better solutions, achieve together by working in partnership with others, own it openly through working with others in an open and honest way, and finally embrace possibility and see changes and challenges as welcomed opportunities.
If you share our values and want to make a real difference in the world, you’re on to a winner and we’d love to hear from you!
Your new role
We’re excited to be looking for a new Head of Organisational Development to design and deliver an exceptional OD strategy to take Abri to the next level - and we need you!
Proven success in implementing first class OD initiatives will be a must as you'll be working closely with senior managers across the business including at Executive level, you'll develop and implement an OD strategy that recognises and enables high performing colleagues and teams and supports our exciting and ambitious corporate strategy.
Growth and continuous improvement are at the heart of what we want do so you'll be expected to implement new initiatives that will allow us to ensure we've got effective talent, succession and development plans in place at all levels across Abri that allow us to continue scaling up and effectively manage change.
Stakeholder management and influencing skills are a must as you'll work with senior leaders not only to understand their requirements and how they can be supported through our OD strategy but to positively challenge them when needed and win their buy-in to your initiatives.
If you'd love the opportunity to lead a team as passionate about OD and the enormous impact it can bring to companies like ours, we'd love to hear from you!
What you can expect from us
We want our colleagues at all levels to be bold, inspiring and not afraid to speak up and be their authentic selves.
Your wellbeing is really important to us, so you can expect a competitive reward package to ensure you and your family are supported at work and at home.
We’ll work with you to help you reach your goals through personal development plans and our in-house People Development team.
Depending on your role you may need to work a set shift pattern, or you may have greater flexibility to choose when and where you work. Either way, we strive to ensure all colleagues have a degree of flexibility to attend life’s important events.
Abri is committed to promoting an inclusive culture. We want our colleagues to bring their individual differences, life experiences and knowledge into the workplace and we welcome their contribution to our amazing company. Everyone is different, everyone is unique.
To our agency friends
We already have a number of carefully selected agency partners who know our business well and who support our in-house recruitment team during exceptionally busy periods. We’re not looking to add to our preferred supplier list right now but if you’d like to be considered at a future date please don’t hesitate to register on our procurement portal.