Director of Asset Management / Director of Built Environment (Agile Working)

Estuary Housing Association
Southend-on-Sea, Essex
£110,000 plus £2,000 Car Allowance & Excellent Benefits
11 Jun 2021
04 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of Asset Management / Director of Built Environment (Agile Working)


Salary £110,000 plus £2,000 Car Allowance & Excellent Benefits 

Permanent, Full Time 


We’re currently seeking a Director of Built Environment to provide strategic direction, vision and management of all activities included in the Built Environment directorate. This role has specific responsibility for building safety,  strategic asset management and development, whilst also leading on landlord health & safety compliance and reactive maintenance services. 


Working as an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team you will provide leadership to the whole of Estuary. 


This is a wide-ranging role that offers the ability to shape Estuary’s approach to our existing estate, as well as our future growth. 


You’ll need to feel comfortable being the Association’s expert in the following areas:

  • Leading the delivery of Estuary’s fire and building safety activities, including compliance and acting as the Association’s lead on Health and Safety.
  • Strategic asset management
  • Reactive maintenance and estate services
  • Development and growth activities, including stock rationalisation and regeneration.
  • Your work will have a huge impact on our residents so you should be comfortable putting their needs at the heart of everything you do, whilst being able to think strategically and see what can be achieved in the long term.   
  • You’ll also be at ease representing Estuary and building relationships with external stakeholders, to increase the profile of the organisation.


To be successful in this role you must:

  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent in business and/or management
  • Possess a relevant professional and / or business management qualification
  • Have commitment to continuous personal and professional development
  • Have knowledge of relevant legislation, statutory regulations and best practice
  • Understand the sector, political agenda, and regulatory landscape for social housing providers
  • Demonstrate best practice in asset management
  • Knowledge of sustainability and modern approaches to asset management 
  • Experience of acting as part of a leadership team and managing a large staff team


Values-based recruitment

Estuary has a value-based recruitment policy which means our selection process is aligned with our core values of Excellence, Care and Innovation - this ensures that, when recruiting, we find the right person with the right values and expected behaviours for the job, who will strive to provide excellent services to the people we support. This supplements our requirements for essential and desirable skills, knowledge and abilities for each role.


Safeguarding & Recruitment

Estuary is committed to safeguarding and practices safer recruitment standards and expects all staff to share the commitment to safeguarding children and people with care and support needs. The successful applicants will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.


Diversity & Inclusion

At Estuary Housing Association we are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work and everything we do. We aim to be an inclusive organisation, where individual differences are respected, where staff, people who use services, as well as their families and carers, are treated with dignity and on the basis of their merits, abilities and needs, and where everyone has a fair opportunity to fulfil their potential without suffering discrimination or disadvantage


Closing date: 4th July, 2021