Scottish Borders Housing Association
£42,031 – £46,479
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SBHA is a Registered Social Landlord which owns and manages over 5,600 homes across the Scottish Borders area. SBHA provides affordable rents across its communities and invests in its properties to ensure tenants have high quality homes. SBHA are delighted to be investing £50m over the next 5 years to maintain these high standards and lay the foundations for a successful and community-focused future serving the Scottish Borders.
Following a successfully implemented restructure, SBHA are excited to appoint an Asset Manager to manage the asset planning functions of the organisation. SBHA recognise the critical importance of excellent asset information, and the incoming Asset Manager will be responsible for the collection, maintenance, and analysis of all asset data to support the development of asset investment and improvement strategies. To enable this analysis, the successful candidate would be expected to have a good understanding of the technical challenges in replacing multiple elements within the housing stock. Further, they will hold procurement responsibilities and work in collaboration across the business to deliver agreed outcomes. As is standard in housing, excellent compliance to regulatory standards is a key tenet of the role, as is the upholding and championing of all internal policies and standards.
The incoming Asset Manager must have an interest in data and asset information, as this will form the core element of the role. It is important to note that the practical repairs and maintenance are carried out in the Programme and Delivery arm of the Property Services function, and so the Asset Manager, reporting to the Asset Planning Lead, will have an information-driven role alongside the management of their team. The Asset Manager will work collaboratively with our Programme and Delivery colleagues on any technical challenges and therefore good experience of how to manage this is required. Under the new structure, the role will have an Asset Analyst, an Asset Ownership Officer and Stock Condition Surveyors reporting to them and supporting the delivery of their objectives. The Asset Manager will have full line manager responsibility for this team.
Direct social housing experience is not essential, as long as candidates can evidence experience in asset investment planning and delivery in a regulated environment and a level of technical experience. The role will have a significant IT component to it, utilising asset management software to track and analyse information, so a good degree of computer literacy is required. The ideal candidate will be customer-focused, a great team manager and an effective communicator both in-person and through other media.
SBHA offer a competitive salary, good pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, life assurance, wellbeing support and working in a great location.
For a confidential discussion please call Nigel Fortnum or David Currie at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.
To apply please submit a CV and supporting statement / cover letter (combined in one document), indicating your interest in working with SBHA and how you meet the criteria for the role.
Closing date: Wednesday 15th November