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Performance Assurance Manager

Salix Finance
Manchester / Housing team
£50,000 - £55,000
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

About us

We’re Salix and we’re on a mission to help save the planet.

We enable and inspire organisations in the public and private sectors to achieve their ambitious net zero targets and create better places to live and work.

We’re passionate about our work and proud to be on the journey with them.

We deliver government funding schemes to support councils, schools, housing associations, hospitals and universities boost their energy efficiency, reduce their impact on the environment, save money and remove households from fuel poverty.

We work with the UK government and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales. As well as managing the funding schemes, we provide professional advice, expertise and support to grant recipients throughout all stages of their projects.

We also offer insight, intelligence and influence by sharing knowledge and lessons learnt from project delivery to help improve future schemes and policy development.

We were created in 2004 and have been growing ever since. We now employ 200 people. Our principal office is in Manchester and we have a base at Canary Wharf in London.

We are wholly owned by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.


Why work for us?

If you share our passion for addressing the urgent challenge of climate change and contributing to the UK's ambitious decarbonisation goals, we want to connect with you.

We offer fulfilling careers where every day brings exciting challenges and rewards.

You'll have the chance to leverage your skills and expertise to shape impactful projects, both large and small, making a meaningful difference across the UK.

Recognising that our employees are the reason for our success, we prioritise their wellbeing and professional development.

As proud holders of Investors in People and Carbon Literacy Project accreditations, we are committed to creating an environment where you can thrive.

As you’d expect, we offer a variety of benefits, activities and training opportunities to ensure you excel in your role and enjoy your time with us.


Key Performance Objectives:

  • Facilitate Delivery Partner development, ensuring processes and systems are in place for performance monitoring and continuous improvement.
  • Build strategic relationships with Delivery Partner and internal/external partners to provide assurance, support, and advice for successful SHDF, HUG, or LAD schemes.
  • Identify and escalate risks, issues, and opportunities to Senior Leaders and DESNZ at project, portfolio, and scheme levels.
  • Drive performance of Housing Projects and Delivery Partner in line with Grant Funding Agreements and contractual obligations, managing risk and non-compliance.
  • Create data and reports for effective decision-making and governance at strategic and operational levels.
  • Incorporate continuous improvement principles at scheme and service levels.
  • Lead a team responsible for oversight, management, and delivery of Housing decarbonisation projects, working closely with Delivery Partner to provide timely assurance and support.


Key Skills & Experience:

  • You will have extensive experience working with and managing performance of an outsourced partner.
  • You will have practical experience of delivering complex projects / programmes, ideally within a Housing, Construction, or Net Zero setting.
  • Excellent and visible team leadership skills, with experience building out systems and processes that set a team up to succeed.
  • Proven ability to build high performing teams. This includes a strong focus on leading through change, building teams’ capability, inspiring and empowering teams to perform, ensuring resilience, and encouraging a supportive atmosphere with a focus on wellbeing.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues and external parties.
  • Experience in building and sustaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to analyse complex issues and problems and to deal with them quickly an efficiently.
  • Analytical, commercial, and negotiating skills.
  • Proven track record of leading, delivery and/or implementing projects across an organisation, including at a senior level where necessary, within a timescale.

Please contact to apply - full details in the job description attached.
Interviews to be arranged upon mutual agreement.

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