Director - Home Ownership

Homes England
Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
circa £140,000 dependent on experience + benefits
01 Apr 2021
11 Apr 2021
Contract Type

Homes England is a national agency with 9 offices throughout England, of which 5 are in the north, and its Head Office in Coventry.  The successful candidate will be based in Coventry with travel to all offices, partner locations and sites on a regular basis.  If, at appointment stage it is appropriate for another office to be deemed as their base this can be accommodated across all of Homes England’s locations. 

The role 

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, commercially focussed professional to lead and shape our homeownership strategies across the agency. The role plays a critical part in enabling customers in the marketplace to access the financial support needed to buy a home.  This will involve building a strong market reputation for the Help to Buy product lines by externally developing and building the brand, ensuring a seamless digital customer experience for all clients establishing trust in our products and services.   

Working as a Corporate Director, this role will lead the strategy to manage and develop relationships with business leaders, building and sustaining a network of commercial support for homeownership initiatives. The role will proactively lead and manage key relationships with Government, influencing policymaking alongside our Executive team and Chief Executive Officer.  

A critical part of this role will be to ensure that effective strategies are in place to manage and mitigate the financial, compliance and security, and reputational risks associated with the Help to Buy programme. This will be achieved by overseeing the leadership and delivery of an efficient and effective, high-quality transactional service to customers via our third-party mortgage services provider and through the development and implementation of a seamless Help to Buy digital platform, with high levels of assurance. 

The role will oversee leadership of technical and operational infrastructure to support the development of innovative approaches to funding and portfolio management.  It will deliver a strong first-line risk process and provide high-quality information to critical stakeholders. 

This is a rare chance to shape the future of homeownership in a fast growing, national organisation. 

The individual  

You will be a highly accomplished strategic and inspirational leader with significant experience of the development and execution of public policy, ideally in a homeownership environment. You will have experience of leading an innovative team with a focus on capital, liquidity and Conduct of Business Regulation in the Banking sector. 

With experience gained in capital markets and institutional investment, you will possess highly developed commercial negotiating skills to enable the delivery of industry-standard customer outcomes. 

You will be comfortable in developing and managing a multi-billion-pound lending portfolio and therefore be highly numerate and risk aware with significant experience of technical risk concepts, models and metrics. 

You will have a demonstrable track record ideally gained in a commercial environment of delivering major organisational change programmes, including digital, cultural and operating model transformations to embed lending and operations best practice. 

This will be underpinned by a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion by ensuring our approach is at the core of everything we do. 

As an experienced and inspirational senior leader, you will bring a strong track record of positive, collaborative leadership and of creating and sustaining inclusive engaged teams. 

Delivering on a mission as bold as ours isn’t always easy. You will be resilient and comfortable influencing and communicating at board level and your discussions will always be shaped by a good understanding of the commercial and operational impact of what we do as an agency. You will enjoy working in an innovative and engaging way and be able to motivate a team to help deliver our strategic mission.  

Who we are 

We are the Government’s national housing agency. Our role is to accelerate the pace of housebuilding 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. 

What we offer

We understand how important life is outside of work so, as well as a competitive salary and 33 days annual leave, we are committed to flexible working. We’ll support you, wherever possible so that you don’t miss out on what matters to you.  

If you do ever need a little bit of extra help, we have a great employee assistance programme, financial well-being support and access to many great discounts with leading high street names.  

Our range of network groups are also there to support you to be yourself at work and play a key role in helping shape our future.  

If you are a member of a professional body, we’ll pay for your membership and once you get your top of the range digital kit, you’ll be good to go.  

Homes England are a geographically diverse community. We are all working from home at the moment and so new colleagues can be based almost anywhere, providing that their commute to their relevant base office is reasonable when we come back together. Colleague well-being is our top priority. 

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