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Head of Assets and Sustainability

  • Employer: Origin Housing
  • Reference: OH/24/286953
  • Published: Thu 11/07/2024, 10:29 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 24/07/2024, 10:29 AM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: c. £88,000pa
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Flexible, Euston, London , Camden

Origin – Great homes, positive people and strong communities

An inspiring past and a bright future

A home is the essential foundation for a good quality of life, so what we do every day really matters to the wellbeing of our communities.  Here at Origin, we trace our roots back 100 years, building and managing high quality homes as well as providing support services and housing for those who are most vulnerable in London and Hertfordshire.  We work to provide safe, decent affordable homes and support for individuals and communities.

Focused on our residents, our driving ambition is to provide services that make people’s lives easier, and homes and communities they can be proud to live in.  We are ‘not for profit’ and reinvest all our surpluses back into our varied and vibrant neighbourhoods.

The role – Head of Assets and Sustainability

As Head of Assets and Sustainability you will be responsible for the professional and effective leadership of the Assets & Sustainability Team, ensuring Origin Housing has robust stock condition data that is used to shape and deliver timely investment programmes, improve the energy performance of our homes, and effectively manage complex projects in a customer focused way that offers value-for-money.

What you’ll do

You will

  • Provide effective leadership deputising for the Director where appropriate, sharing skills, coaching and mentoring to ensure excellent service is provided and that the team meets its targets and key performance indicators
  • Act as a key owner of assets data, creating a culture in which staff understand the importance of accurate customer/property data, devising and developing effective systems for storage and reporting of asset intelligence outputs.
  • lead the effective management of asset projects, driving investment programmes and working with the team to ensure projects remain on time, to cost and to a good quality.
  • engage and manage external consultant firms across a range of disciplines to design and deliver high quality schemes which meet the Groups required hurdle rates.
  • lead and support the assets & sustainability team in the delivery across a range of projects, asset functions and workstreams.
  • Assemble, collate and communicate information relating to asset projects and programmes for internal and external use, including preparation of business cases/feasibility studies/executive and board reports.

What you’ll need

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Relevant sector experience delivering asset strategies.
  • Competent knowledge/experience/understanding of the issues impacting upon social housing (all tenures) in respect of design, construction, defect mitigation, building safety, funding streams and related legal issues.
  • Commercial acumen, able to effectively identify, analyse and mitigate risk.
  • Effective persuasion, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Competent IT skills and effective written/oral communication ability, together with accurate numerical skills, with financial/business understanding.
  • Self-motivated, able to problem solve and work without close supervision.
  • Team player able to work in a challenging fast paced environment across multiple workstreams, adopting a collaborative approach to their work.
  • Able to work under pressure to deliver outcomes against tight deadlines.

Technical / Professional Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.
  • CIOB or RICS membership or equivalent.


Our Values

Our core values are at the heart of how we work

  • Take the lead
  • Create energy
  • Build trust
  • Be generous
  • Stay grounded
  • Remember the little things

We're committed to the wellbeing of our people and in creating an environment that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Our benefits to you

  • Origin’s ways of working make it easier for you to balance work and home life.  You will benefit from flexible working which offers you the opportunity to work from where you are most effective, with the technology and equipment you need, as well as access to flexible space for collaborative working.
  • A generous 25-day holiday allowance plus bank holidays, that increases with time, with the opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Competitive salary of circa £88,442pa
  • 2 additional ‘giving something back’ volunteer days
  • A pension scheme with contributions up to 8% of your salary
  • Family leave, compassionate leave and enhanced maternity pay
  • Simply Health cash plan providing money back when you spend on health appointments including physiotherapy, dental and opticians
  • Interest free loans to help spread the cost of a season ticket or another big purchase
  • Annual staff conference, team away days and annual team meal allowance
  • Access to Perk Box for fantastic savings on everyday purchases and much more
  • Free employee assistance programme
  • Opportunities to join staff network groups
  • Refer a friend bonus

We’re also committed to ensuring that our people have access to an excellent range of learning and development opportunities including our induction programme, course sponsorship, leadership development, mentoring and talent schemes along with professional membership if it’s a requirement to your role.

Tell us your story

We are looking forward to learning about you. Please help us get to know you by sending your latest CV and covering letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the job description for Head of Assets and Sustainability outlined above.

Closing date for applications: 24 July 2024

Please note that suitable candidates will be invited to interview throughout the application window and therefore the vacancy may close at short notice. However, all candidates will be advised of the outcome of their application and therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.


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How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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  • Employer: Origin Housing
  • Reference: OH/24/286953
  • Published: Thu 11/07/2024, 10:29 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 24/07/2024, 10:29 AM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: c. £88,000pa
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Flexible, Euston, London , Camden

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