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Head of Strategic Asset Investment

Based in the Exeter, Bristol or Camborne office (with hybrid working and travel across the region to attend meetings)
£83,700 - £93,000 per annum
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

Job Details

Head of Strategic Asset Investment

Based in the Exeter, Bristol or Camborne office (with hybrid working and travel across the region to attend meetings)

The Company

Now is an exciting time to join LiveWest, the largest housing provider in the South-West. As well as owning and managing more than 40,000 homes, we are a leading developer of affordable and social housing with ambitious development plans over the next 10 years.

From Cornwall to Gloucestershire, we are making a real difference for people and communities, including providing support services to over 80,000 customers.

We are now looking for a Head of Strategic Asset Investment to join our Asset Leadership Team on a full-time, permanent basis.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £83,700 - £93,000 per annum
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • 26 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 30 days with length of service plus an option to purchase extra annual leave
  • Car Allowance: £4,500 per annum
  • Health Cash Plan including dental and optical cover (worth up to £1,100 per annum)
  • Lifestyle discounts portal and internal supplier discounts offering great savings
  • Defined Contribution pension scheme – employer contribution of 6% - 9%
  • Learning and Development including coaching and professional qualification support
  • Death in Service benefit (3 x salary), Family Friendly policies and excellent Health and Wellbeing programme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Car Benefit scheme
  • Volunteering days
  • A relocation package is available if the successful candidate meets the criteria

This is an exceptional opportunity for a high-calibre individual with significant strategic leadership experience in asset management and excellent stakeholder engagement skills to join our award-winning company.

In this leading role, you’ll drive innovation and spearhead our ambitious plans, having a significant impact across a diverse and vibrant region.

With over 40,000 homes under our care, ambitious plans to build 5,000 more affordable properties and invest £1bn in the South West economy, we are a key driver of transformative change in one of the region's most critical sectors.

You’ll discover that at our heart, we are a people business, committed to creating a positive impact where we are needed most. We’ve developed groundbreaking programmes like the New Seasons Project, where we're tackling homelessness and empowering veterans to create better, brighter futures.

Ready to lead the charge and make an impact? Read on and apply today.

The Role

As our Head of Strategic Asset Investment, you will oversee the collection, planning and reporting of asset data and information within our organisation.

This senior-level role will see you maintaining oversight of our asset plans, capturing, analysing and visualising our asset data using our asset grading model to promote informed decision-making.

You’ll model annual investment programmes that are cost-effective and support our strategic objectives, as well as developing our asset grading model to enhance strategic thinking around investment decisions.

Actively contributing to the delivery of our Asset Management Plan, you’ll engage with stakeholders to continually improve and innovate our strategic asset approach, maximising the portfolio’s success and value.

Additionally, you will:

  • Be the principal contact for the preparation of annual business plans and investment and disposal strategies
  • Develop a strategic approach to asset appraisal methodology
  • Co-ordinate all activities to maintain, update and verify the Asset Appraisal Model (AAM)
  • Lead on the appraisal of non-performing assets
  • Develop and implement asset and estate quality standards

About You

To be considered as our Head of Strategic Asset Investment, you will need:

  • Significant strategic leadership experience in asset management
  • Experience of operating at a senior level and negotiating with stakeholders
  • Experience in asset management database management
  • The ability to inspire, support and develop others to optimise their performance
  • The ability to produce complex business plan multi-year budgets using data
  • The ability to analyse business information and formulate metrics that deliver permanent or consolidated progress
  • To be carbon literate, with knowledge of sound environmental and sustainability practices relating to retrofit
  • Knowledge of relevant housing legislation
  • A degree-level qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience

The closing date for this role is 7th July 2024.

Interviews will be held on 16th July 2024 in Skypark, Exeter.

Other organisations may call this role Head of Housing Programme Management, Head of Housing Projects, Head of Property Maintenance, Head of Facilities, Head of Housing and Community Services, Head of Housing Operations, or Head of Property Services.

Webrecruit and LiveWest are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you want to elevate your career and make an impact as our Head of Strategic Asset Investment, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.



Welcome to LiveWest: our new home. As DCH & Knightstone, we’ve been neighbours for years, and now we live and work together. 

LiveWest are a leading developer of affordable and social housing in the south west. From the shores of Cornwall to the Gloucestershire hills, we have combined rock solid foundations with the scale and vision to build real social change in our region, one front door at a time. 

While we help thousands of customers on the road to owning their own home, we are translating our profits into social housing that shelters the most vulnerable in society. And by building better neighbourhoods, we can unlock the unique power of a good home in enabling our communities to thrive. Together, we are stronger, we are bolder, and we have the space for big ideas to flourish. 

At our heart, we are a people business. That’s why LiveWest continues to invest in our existing housing stock, while developing 15,000 new homes over the next 10 years.  

We will support, listen and learn from our customers, offering them the choice, flexibility and value for money that every new start deserves. 

Through the stability of good housing, we place better living for better lives at the centre of our mission both today, and for generations to come. At LiveWest, we believe in a home for everyone.

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1 Wellington Way
Clyst Honiton

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