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Head of Asset Management

  • Job reference: JAMC713
  • Location: Croydon, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management
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Job description: My client, a Housing Association based in South London is looking for a Head of Strategic Asset Management to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency contract and the successful candidate will have extensive senior management experience in a similar role, full qualifications and ideally chartered member status along with experience in housing projects.

The main purpose of the role is to lead on the 30 year business planning and budgeting process engaging regional Asset Teams, customers and partners along with consulting with other departmental heads and agree priorities within the departmental Business Plan.

The main responsibilities of the role will include the following;

To oversee the stock condition programme to ensure the client has robust information on its property assets to make effective investment decisions.
Lead on the development of a detailed five year investment programmes and monitor the delivery, and report performance to Property Leadership Team
To lead on the management and development of the Asset Management property database/s and information links to other systems. This includes stock condition data and programme modelling; planned maintenance module, compliance data, and energy data.
Lead on initiatives to enable smarter use of data to inform decision making, including data analytics using a variety of data sources
Ensure the client develops and implements an active asset management approach including the implementation of a new stock appraisal system to identify suitable properties for disposal, investment, remodelling or alternative use.
Develop a three year disposal programme ensuring cross departmental engagement and support and obtain executive and board approval for the programme.
Lead on the implementation of digital infrastructure projects for the property and asset directorate.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies/attributes;

A proven track record of successfully managing an asset management service within a comparable organisation.
The possession of a relevant academic qualification - desirable degree in building management, surveying or similar, (minimum RICS HNC level or similar), and/or professional qualification in relation to building, maintenance or surveying services. Member of RICS, CIOB, CIBSE or equivalent would be desirable.
Proven ability to collaborate effectively in creating and delivering a planned investment programme based on stock data to maximise performance of the organisations assets and to meet all statutory requirements and service standards.
Knowledge of and ability to manage an Asset Management database which hold stock data, energy data and compliance data.
Knowledge of social housing business planning, asset management activities and social housing management
Knowledge of stock appraisal tools and appraisal assumptions - financial , strategic and other performance fit criteria
Knowledge of life cycle costing in the context of stock condition survey data
Knowledge of relevant legislation and/or Codes of Practice i.e. Construction, Building Regulations, Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity
Experience of overseeing property condition surveys, analysing survey data and preparing reports on findings. Knowledge of life cycle costing in the context of stock condition survey data
Experience in commissioning and managing contractors and consultants

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such, are offering £350 - £390 p/day Umbrella Ltd (approx. £1,050 - £1,150 NET p/week after deductions) for the duration of the role. If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to jamal.cantwell@servicecare.org.uk or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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