COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR … PROACTIVE PROPERTY PORTFOLIO – CARE SECTOR
Home Based with a national profile/estate… To £80k + bonus + bens
“Providing flexible, built-environment living solutions - for current and future user-needs”
Our client is leading a new generation of Providers in the provision of specialist housing for adults of working age. They are at the forefront of delivering modern, “fit-for-use” solutions for both commissioner engagement and user-need. As such, they are a substantive entity that has quietly reached critical-mass (owning & managing c£1bn of assets at present). A lean, flexible, modern “can-do” dedicated team that won’t compromise on quality… with a diverse holding from the small and individual to the larger corporate, charitable or social landlord/enterprise tenant. All across the learning disabilities, mental health and complex care mix.
The Role is to be the key stakeholder “point of contact” for all real-estate related activities across a diverse portfolio/project pipeline from £500k to £12m in value. It is to provide proactive leadership, risk management and fulfilment on all land, property and facilities matters; averaging approx. 5 projects at any one time (from inception to completion). The Requirement is to ensure that the estate is of the highest quality, whilst supporting user-needs with the best built-environment, also addressing local authority commissioner protocols, requirements and thinking. The Remit extends across approval, site-acquisition and planning through to design, tender, construction delivery and practical completion of new development. It also extends to the effective maintenance & refurbishment of the existing estate; with tight Capex control in all cases. The Responsibilities go beyond the hard “bricks, mortar & land” to the subtler nuances of successful commissioner and tenant relationships, of on-boarding new carers with new homes etc. So soft-skills are also key.
Quite a challenge! Capability is more important than qualification – but being a QS or being a RICs qualified graduate would bring currency/credibility. However, absolute affinity with commissioner requirements and empathy with user-need, in terms of the cost/quality/value & values proposition is critical. Therefore it is likely that you have either worked in the commissioning or major care provision domains, or both… at a reasonably senior level. This is your chance to provide “tomorrows’ solutions, today”, in a genuinely socially-engaged property enterprise, if, equally, you are genuinely up for that challenge.