Assistant Director - Policy, Processes and Major Projects

Homes England
Coventry, West Midlands
£87,138 - £128,144
29 Oct 2019
11 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The HtB equity loan product seeks to stimulate demand for new homes by improving affordability.
This contributes towards HE's delivery of 300,000 new homes per year & the objective of delivering home ownership products & providing an industry standard service to consumers. This role leads a team responsible for the end to end policy requirements of the programme, ensuring a fair customer outcome in line with the required standards. The role also leads the business management function for the HtB, ensuring consistency of approach across the service.
The role will take full responsibility for working with MHCLG & other key stakeholder for the exit strategy of the existing HtB scheme for 2021 and for the mobilisation plan, policy & documentation of the new scheme, drawing from lessons learnt. The role will work with first charge lenders & other key stakeholders ongoing and future scheme plans for management of the loan book & all current and future customer related policies. The role will ensure effective management of the scheme close down in 2023, ensuring ongoing review of customer policy. This role will lead a team on special projects such as procurement of third party vendors, changes to policies enforced by ministerial
direction & the associated dialogue with relevant policy teams & stakeholders internally &
externally. The role also leads on large, high profile, change projects such as digital transformation in line with its project responsibilities.

We are looking for:
Provides strong and inspirational leadership, promoting an inclusive culture with ambition, risk awareness, high performance, continuous improvement, innovation, creativity, and customer focus.
Ensures quality procurement of services, creating value for money policies and compliance guidelines for new scheme policies and stakeholders to function within.
Develops effective internal and external partnerships and collaborative working to achieve the new scheme policy outcomes and manage high profile change in an effective way.

  Our successful candidate will: 
Lead a team of inhouse permanent staff to deliver policy objectives and scheme policy
documentation to ensure the highest standards and demonstrate clear product understanding.
Manage the MHCLG policy team, ensuring ministerial requests regarding policy changes are made in line with Homes England's governance ensuring direct commissioning to the accounting officer.
Responsible for delivering high profile project management such as procurement of third party vendors, changes to scheme requirements and leading projects such as digital information.
Responsible for developing and implementing the exit project plan for the current Help to Buy scheme including internal and external stakeholders and team engagement.
Lead the team on internal scheme exit strategy for 2023. Designing plans and mitigations whilst supporting the team and corporate services with organisational impact and future structure.  

The skills we would like are:
Work collaboratively with leadership teams and stakeholders on the development of policy for the Help to Buy programme.
Produce creative ways of working to ensure best practice is achievable.
Take on new responsibilities and promote ambition in the team, building a continuous learning framework, ensuring that poor behaviour is managed and teams are treated fairly and with respect.

We are the Government’s national housing agency. Our role is to accelerate the pace of house-building across the country, particularly in areas where there are the most serious affordability issues – meaning people are struggling to find homes.  We have the appetite, influence, expertise and resources to drive positive market change and meet the Government’s ambition to deliver 300,000 new homes a year. We are using our land, influence, funds and knowledge to increase the pace, scale and quality of new homes accelerating delivery in areas of greatest demand and helping create great places to live. Within the next few years, we will have invested over £27 billion across our programmes. To deliver against these aims we’re building a different kind of public service - join us to help make this happen.

Working Flexibly

At Homes England we have a strong culture of flexible working and encourage all employees to have a healthy work/life balance.  We offer a wide range of potential working patterns, including part time, job share and compressed hours.

These need to be balanced with business needs so they will vary from job to job.  If you would like to know more please speak to the Recruiting Manager once you're contacted to discuss the position.

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