Based in Watford with travel throughout Beds, Herts & Bucks.

£44,311 + Excellent benefits package. Permanent.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a candidate with proven experience in asset, project and facilities management to undertake a brand new role which has been created through growth. Working for a not-for-profit organisation, the successful candidate will take responsibility for a portfolio of 30 properties comprising of children & family centres, hostels and leisure facilities.
This charity has aspirations to both diversify and strengthen their housing provision. This includes elements of acquisition, asset management and redevelopment / construction, with current pipeline projects totalling multi-millions of pounds.
With this in mind, they are looking for an extensive and varied array of skills, knowledge and experience. Those elements including everything from asset management, project management, facilities management, contract and supply chain management and complex budgeting, through to an ability to take the lead on the effective delivery of large-scale capital and public sector investment funded schemes.

Duties include:
Lead the development and implementation of an Asset Management Strategy that will provide long-term sustainability and support ambitious growth plans.
Design, implement and manage a Facilities Management and Maintenance Function that supports the achievement of divisional objectives across the organisation through the maximisation of efficient asset usage.
Manage, motivate and develop a team of Maintenance Team Leaders and Operatives.
Liaise and work with the Head of Safety & Compliance to ensure the ongoing safety, security and legislative compliance of all organisational assets, striving to work cohesively on a continuous improvement basis.
Take the lead on existing plans to redevelop a large hostel, working hard to ensure tight budgetary controls, design parameters, funding covenants, internal client specifications and other project delivery requirements fully are met.
Sourcing and acquisition of a large number of high quality properties specific to the individual requirements of the organisation’s divisions.
Review and establish a supply chain of best value solutions and partners to support the Asset Management and Development functions, seeking to drive a continual agenda of value and innovation.
Provide expert guidance to the executive and senior management teams on the efficient use of assets and in support of their overarching ambitions to provide a sector-leading environment for all of our residents, service users and colleagues.
Develop budgets and PPM programmes that support the ongoing future of the organisation, whilst seeking to improve the asset portfolio on an ongoing and continuous basis.
Implement or further develop existing systems to provide the necessary tracking, monitoring and quality assurance required in order to provide a fully transparent and evidence based approach to divisional activities.
Support the organisational wide agenda, both strategically and operationally, in its ambitions to move towards a lower environmentally impactful provision of service.
Embed and champion a principle of innovation and continuous improvement in all aspects of the asset and development function, motivating and empowering colleagues to adopt and support the agenda.

To be considered, candidates should have the following knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience:
Knowledge and experience of working within the Asset, Development, Facilities Management arena within a comparable or similar sector.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to engage an audience and effectively deliver the target message.
Excellent numeracy skills sufficient to facilitate the monitoring of expenditure and providing performance reporting.
Knowledge and experience of delivering Development / Re-development Projects of a comparable or greater scope to that noted within the Main Requirements.
Degree qualified in an Asset, Facilities Management or Construction discipline.
Excellent abilities in use of the full Microsoft Office suite of programmes.
Excellent abilities in use of the full Microsoft Office suite of programmes.
Interest and experience of working within the Housing Association, Charity or similar sector.
Knowledge and experience of Budget Preparation and Management in line with the scope noted within the Main Requirements.
Knowledge and experience of Budget Preparation and Management in line with the scope noted within the Main Requirements.
Experience of developing Asset Management Strategies for diverse and dispersed portfolios.
Experience of managing and motivating internal staff, external consultants and contractors.
Proven and demonstrable experience of Procurement and Supply Chain Management within a best-value sphere.
Experience of working within an environment with strict brand guidelines and corporate message.
Innovative and solution focused, always striving to exceed expectations for the organisation and personally.
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, within a variety of different communication channels .
Collaborative and approachable when working to achieve shared and organisational level goals.
Mobile with own vehicle and willingness to work across all divisional areas of the organisation.
This is a huge and exciting role, which requires an ability to move at pace. Whilst at all times being diligent and detail focused, and at all times working centrally and cohesively as part of our truly client and mission focused organisation.

It is a 37.5 hour working week (Monday to Friday) with flexibility required in order to best suit the needs of the business.

Please note that this charity has a Christian ethos. Candidates must feel comfortable working in an environment and with partner organisations) where faith is actively practiced.

This position is available immediately for the right person.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to

For further information please call Anne Franklin on 01923 353610