Head of Delivery and Aftercare - Social Housing New Build

Head of Delivery and Aftercare - Social Housing New Build

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    Housing, Surveying & Construction Management

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  • Salary:

    £65k - 75k per year + great benefits

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    Alex Taylor

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Head of Delivery and Aftercare

Social Housing - Development/New Build

Manchester/Agile Working

£65,000 - £75,000


About Us:

Build Recruitment provides specialist recruitment services, supplying quality candidates on a temporary or permanent basis to leading organisations throughout the built environment - from executive to operative level.

With offices in London, Manchester and the Southwest, we specialise in Housing, Construction, Facilities Management, Property, Surveying, Health & Safety and Sales. We supply candidates from executive to operative level, and are currently looking for Head of Delivery and Aftercare for a Social Housing Provider in Greater Manchester.


The Role:

Reporting into the Director of Development you will be part of the Senior Management team responsible for the Delivery & Aftercare of the Associations New Build Developments.

The main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Taking a lead role in developing, implementing and being an ambassador for the development strategy
  • Leading, developing and motivating the Delivery Team, providing professional leadership with a focus on providing high quality developments that meet the needs of customers
  • Maintaining a strong awareness of the external environment, particularly in relation to the housing and development market and identify opportunities in line with strategic priorities to inform senior level decision-making
  • Developing strategic partnerships with external agencies such as investors/funders, construction companies, consultants and other organisations, to further the strategic aims of the Trust
  • Responsibility for providing detailed leadership on construction contracts, performance of contractors and consultants, construction methodology, risk and delivery solutions
  • Ensuring compliance with best practice, legislative and regulatory frameworks and leading on compliance in relation to construction/site health and safety and Homes England
  • Managing the delivery of all active developments, ensuring they meet all relevant performance indicators, particularly in relation to time, cost and quality
  • Working in close collaboration with other internal departments to deliver a coherent and high-quality service that meets customers' needs
  • Establishing and managing budgets for Delivery projects, using professional experience to maximise resource capacity and generate income into the Trust in line with the business plan targets and development appraisals
  • Leading the Delivery and Aftercare Team to ensure schemes are built to the highest standards and where issues occur pre or post completion these are dealt with in a professional and timely manner that meets customers' needs
  • Leading the development consultation process to ensure residents, stakeholders and partners (during the pre-commencement and on-site delivery phases) are involved from scheme inception through to the end of defects process.
  • Leading on the delivery of social value to enhance neighbourhood development and support local communities


The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have experience of working for a Social Housing provider or Housing developer delivering new build projects.

It is essential that the candidate has the following:

  • Degree or equivalent in a Housing, Development or Construction field.
  • Experience of leading a high performing delivery/construction and After Care Team
  • Proven experience of leading and motivating teams of development staff in order to meet defined objectives or targets
  • Experience of developing and managing budgets and forecasting
  • Thorough understanding of legislation, regulation and good practice relating to property development and construction
  • Understanding of development feasibility appraisals and the impact that construction assumptions and performance has on financial viability;
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) with a proven ability to influence senior stakeholders and customers
  • Experience of managing of developing and leading teams and people


Please apply or contact Alex Taylor at Build Recruitment - Manchester for further details.

We'll take the time to understand your career history and motivations for a new role. We'll also take references and may ask for proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

We work with a wide variety of clients in the public and private sector, and we will work with you to identify clients in which your skills, experience and personality will fit. Once we submit you for a role you will receive support and regular communication throughout the interview process.

From there our commitment to you is all about being your career partner. We'll identify suitable jobs, provide support, and career guidance and even provide regular salary benchmarking.


Build Recruitment Limited acts as an Employment Business for the supply of temporary workers and an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Build Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer.