Property & Construction
This is a very exciting time to be joining Paradigm Housing Group. With 15,000 properties, a turnover of £115m and a substantial development and sales programme, we are making the most of our many opportunities in a challenging but rewarding environment.
We have a clear and ambitious view of where we are as an organisation and where we need to get to; providing more homes for people who need them by running an efficient and successful business.
The business: Paradigm Housing provide quality homes for people who may otherwise not be able to access suitable housing on the open market and our Development Directorate which employs around 35 people is where it all starts. As our Regeneration and New Business Officer you will join our small and very busy Land and Planning team, where your remit will be to identify, appraise and progress new business opportunities for the Group including opportunities on land in the Group’s ownership.
This is a great opportunity for you if you are looking for your second post-grad role in property or development, or maybe you have worked at a more senior level and you’d like to deploy your considerable experience but without the senior responsibilities or maybe you are in a similar role and you would like to work for a different organisation with a charitable focus? Whatever your reason/s, if you have the right qualifications, experience, skills and aptitude for the job we would like to hear from you.
We are G1/V1 rated by the Social Housing Regulator, 1 Star accredited from Best Companies and after receiving a credit rating of A+ from S&P (Standard & Poors) we have just issued a sustainable bond of £350m for investment in our existing properties and new developments.
The role: Reporting to the Assistant Director of new Business and Planning you will undertake a varied scope of work from regeneration to acquisitions, the successful candidate will build upon their existing skills and gain a broad and full understanding of bringing forward sites from inception, through planning and purchase to being ‘construction ready’. This is not just a desk job and will involve some time at site; and the position is a hands-on role where you will take the lead with multidisciplinary project teams. You will be part of a larger team of land and planning professionals who will offer guidance and support and move your career to the next level – if that’s where you want to go.
Your regular contacts will be Homes England, Greater London Authority, local authorities, housebuilders, contractors, solicitors, architects, employer’s agents, auditors, our Management Team and Board Members and other colleagues across the business.
You: Should have a relevant degree, experience of the land development process, a high degree of numeracy, a good networker; with the ability to maintain and develop effective working relationships with key stakeholders both internal and external. Negotiation skills are important as is familiarity with different types of building contracts and an understanding of legal contracts in relation to land acquisition.
A full driving licence and own transport are essential as travel to sites and other office locations is part of the role. Business mileage will be paid at prevailing rates (currently 45p per mile less home to work miles).
This is a great opportunity to join us at a time when you can have a real and personal impact on the future success of our business.
At Paradigm, we work hard, strive for excellence, in return we offer a great place to work an attractive range of benefits such as Health Cash Plan, Bonus potential, competitive Pension options and 25 days Holiday on starting in addition to 3 days closure at Christmas as well as supporting flexible ways of working. We welcome applications from all sections of the communities we work in.
Shortlisting will be conducted in line with the essential and desirable criteria set out in the person specification.
We reserve the right to close this role earlier than the published date should a suitable candidate be identified.