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Director of Assets and Safety

Southern Housing Group
Clerkenwell, London (Greater)
A competitive salary (negotiable and dependent on your skills and experience)
Closing date
18 Feb 2022

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Homes and Asset Management, Asset management, Facilities management, Maintenance / Repair, Project management, Residential Development & Construction, Health and safety
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Director of Assets and Safety to join our newly established team of enthusiastic and dynamic people!

This is a leadership and delivery role which ‘gets things done’ in terms of being responsible for the strong leadership and direction across the Planned Investment, Building Safety, Customer Safety and Compliance teams.  

It’s all about…

The delivery of the Group’s corporate plan to ensure the Group has the correct legal compliance framework, performance standards, operating systems, processes and support in place.

Ensuring the safety of our customers in their homes and making sure the Group’s buildings remain well maintained.

Living our values which are simply, ‘we do the right thing’, ‘we work together’ and ‘we get things done’. All Directors will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to our Group values and behaviours daily. This demonstrable commitment underpins our fundamental leadership aspirations for the Group and for the colleagues that we lead.

The role will be based at our modern, vibrant office in Farringdon; the cultural yet buzzing area of London which is easily accessible via various transport. However, we do have a hybrid approach, so you’ll have the opportunity to work from home or other locations for part of your working week.

We’re looking for a…

Subject matter expert with extensive experience of regulatory and legal issues related to property services in a Senior/Director level position

Chartered qualification holder (RIC’s/MCIOB), though we can consider a relevant degree-level qualification and those who are qualified by experience

Excellent communicator who can effectively engage at all levels and present complex information in an accessible way

Proven outstanding leader who leads by example, drives our values and coaches/develops team members to be the best version of themselves

Resilient, flexible and dynamic person who effectively manages and encourages change

We’re offering…

A competitive salary (negotiable and dependent on your skills and experience)

A full time, permanent contract although interim would be considered

Generous holiday entitlement with the ability to buy extra leave

Private medical insurance as well as a cash plan to claim back certain medical costs

Pension plan with excellent defined contribution rates

Flexible benefits to suit your needs

Agile working where you can work from any of our locations and from home, so we’ll provide you with the necessary equipment to enable you to do this

Care for your wellbeing and ensuring a good work life balance

…plus much more!

To apply: Please submit your CV and a detailed cover letter demonstrating how you meet our criteria and why you’re the perfect fit for this role to by the closing date.


Our customers come from all walks of life, and so do our colleagues. We actively encourage applications from people of any background who can bring an array of experience, skills and culture to our business, making us stronger and united. We celebrate our diversity and offer a safe environment where you can feel comfortable to truly be yourself. We’re proud to be part of various networks including BAME, The Women’s Network, PRISM – we’re also a Stonewall Diversity Champion, allowing those from within the LGBTQA+ community to feel empowered to express themselves freely without prejudice.

As a Disability Confident employer with disabled-friendly offices and remote working opportunities, we actively encourage everyone to come and work for us, regardless of any form of disability. As such, we’ll happily make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process to help you, should you need it. If you need additional support with your application due a disability, please contact us at and we’ll be happy to help. ​​​​​​​

Closing Date31st January 2022

Please be aware that due to the nature and sensitivity of some of our roles we are not always able to consider applications from Southern Housing Group residents.

Southern Housing Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note that colleagues who are at risk of redundancy due to the current business reviews will be given priority consideration for this role.  Applications from colleagues who are not at risk will be considered if there are no expressions of interest from ‘at risk’ colleagues.


Who we are and what we do

Southern Housing Group is one of the largest housing associations in the UK and has a well-established reputation as a successful business with social objectives. The Group provides a a range of homes for people in housing need, including social rent, affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sales.

We exist to provide homes for more than 72,000 customers in over 28,500 homes, making lives better and investing in communities. With around 1,000 employees, we’re an organisation that’s growing.

We are a member of the G15, which represents London's largest housing associations. The G15 houses one in ten Londoners and builds a quarter of London's new homes.

Southern Housing Group won the “Housing Association of the Year” award at the WhatHouse? Awards 2018. The Group also won the award for “2018 Best Large Development” at the National Housing Awards for our development at Bow River Village in London.

Why work for us

What we do – We're a charitable business with social objectives, and customer service is at the heart of our business. We're proud of our reputation as a financially strong, stable, and independent housing provider. Every penny we make is reinvested in new homes, improving our services, and helping transform people’s lives.

What we offer – We offer career progression, competitive salaries, and excellent benefits. We support and train our staff to excel as they develop their careers.

Diversity & Inclusion – Southern Housing Group is an equal opportunities employer and seeks to employ a workforce which reflects the diverse community at large. Please note that in order to be considered for these opportunities you must have the right to work in the UK. Our roles may require travel between our various offices.

Values – We are a value led organisation, and our principles resonate throughout the heartbeat of the company. Our values are Working Together, Getting Things Done and Doing the Right Thing.

Rewards and benefits

Pay and rewards We've recently reviewed our salary structure, both internally and in comparison to the external market and the rest of the housing sector, to help us ensure our salary structure is competitive and helps us attract the best candidates.

Benefits – We want to help you achieve a happy work-life balance. This is what we offer:

  • Great holidays – Up to 26 days, plus public holidays
  • The chance to buy extra leave and discount cards
  • £250 in vouchers via our employee referral scheme
  • Three times basic salary life cover
  • A benefits programme offered by a BUPA Employee Assistance Plan
  • A generous pension scheme. We will pay a maximum of 9% if an employee contributes 6% or more in to your chosen pension plan

Flexible working – We offer the following choices under our flexibility policy:

  • Annualised hours
  • Term time only working
  • Compressed hours
  • Career breaks
  • Flexitime and opportunities to work from home

Staff awards – Every year, we organise a long service award ceremony celebrating colleagues who’ve been with us for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years.

We also regularly recognise and reward colleagues who provide excellent service to our customers and internally.

Cycle2Work – The Cycle2Work scheme allows you to purchase a bicycle and equipment (up to the value of £1,000) tax and VAT free.

Travel season ticket loan – You can apply for a travel season ticket loan where we buy your season ticket up front and you pay us back, interest free.

Discounted gym membership – Employee discounts are available at various gyms close to our offices.

Find Us
020 7553 6479
Fleet House
59 - 61 Clerkenwell Road
London & Regional Offices
London & Regional Offices
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