Frameworks and Commercial Manager (Development)

Employer
Notting Hill Genesis
Location
England, London
Salary
£55800 - £69000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Closing date
29 Aug 2022
Reference
nhg/TP/841/332
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Can you help us to deliver outstanding residential-led developments through successful partnerships with our contractors and professional consultants?

We’re seeking a motivated Frameworks and Commercial Manager to join our Development team. You’ll provide technical and commercial leadership and support on procurement, frameworks, supply chain management, and contracts.

Notting Hill Genesis is one of London’s leading housing associations and residential developers. We have an ambitious programme to build 1400 mixed-tenure homes per year. Our development pipeline includes a range of exciting projects that will deliver high quality new homes and create diverse and thriving communities. We are commercially minded whilst keeping our social purpose at the heart of everything we do.

This is an excellent opportunity if you are looking for a varied role where you can apply your existing skills and expertise to a new set of challenges, whilst developing your knowledge further within a friendly and supportive team. You can help improve the way we work, and have a positive impact by driving quality, regulatory compliance and value for money.

Main Responsibility

We create our own frameworks of contractors and professional consultants, who we work with to deliver our development projects – see our website for details: https://www.nhg.org.uk/building-homes/our-development-framework/.

You’ll be responsible for managing these frameworks and other approved supplier lists, to help achieve the best outcomes from suppliers on both cost and quality. This will include maintaining and developing professional relationships with existing and new consultants and contractors. You’ll also lead on the procurement of any new and replacement frameworks, with the help of our corporate Procurement Team.

Our development project managers are responsible for running selection processes and contracting with consultants and contractors for their projects.  You’ll support them in doing so, guiding and challenging your colleagues to achieve compliance and best practice.

You’ll monitor and oversee all tendering and contract activities across the Development department, develop intelligence on suppliers’ capabilities and performance, improve our suite of standard template documents and procedures, deliver training and guidance, and help colleagues with day-to-day problem solving.

The Ideal Candidate

We’re open minded when thinking of hiring the right person and we’d welcome applicants from a variety of professional backgrounds. The ideal candidate would demonstrate relevant experience and knowledge of tendering and contracts, together with an understanding of property development and/or construction. 

See the role profile for full details of the knowledge, experience and skills we’re looking for.

This role requires both strategic thinking and attention to detail, and both creativity and discipline. You’ll have to balance delivery of long-range projects and continual improvement initiatives with day-to-day demands.

You will need to be a clear and confident communicator to build great relationships and influence decision-makers.  You’ll be our trusted advisor, so excellent technical and commercial knowledge will be important to make your mark in this role, as well as a can-do attitude to problem solving. 

Benefits 

In return we offer a highly competitive salary, generous annual leave, flexible working opportunities, a generous pension scheme, enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay (qualifying periods may apply), health cash plan, staff discounts at major retailers, interest-free loans, season ticket loan, tenancy deposit loan and training loan; employee assistance service (free confidential advice and counselling services provided by independent specialist organisations); cycle to work scheme; life assurance..

The salary band for this role is £55,800 to £69,000 per annum.  The starting salary we offer you will depend on your capability and level of applicable experience.


How to apply

Applications close at 23:59 on Monday 29 August 2022.

To apply for this role, upload your CV and supporting statement. Please note a supporting statement is not a cover letter.

Your supporting statement must address the following questions.  When answering these questions, you will need to address the essential/desirable criteria listed on the role profile and provide examples of how you demonstrate the required knowledge, experience and skills.

  1. Why do you want to work in the residential development industry and why Notting Hill Genesis? (200 words max)
  2. What are your key skills, experience and traits that make you suitable for the Frameworks and Commercial Manager role? (400 words max)
  3. Give an example of when you have implemented an initiative to improve the way things are done. (300 words max)

If you are not able to apply online, please contact our HR team via jobs@nhg.org.uk to discuss your requirements.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview/assessment in September; dates are to be confirmed.

If you have queries about the role, you can contact the Recruiting Manager at Kylie.Bickford@nhg.org.uk.

 

About the Company

Notting Hill Genesis is now one of the largest housing associations in London and the south east. We own and manage more than 66,000 homes and employ around 2,000 staff. We provide homes across a range of tenures and are committed to continuing to deliver housing that is affordable to all. Our roots reach back to the 1960s when our legacy organisations were established by local people who shared a similar vision – to house west London’s working poor, providing them a home from which to build themselves and their families a secure future.

Our people

We value our people and both respect and celebrate their differences. We’re proud to say that our colleagues come from different backgrounds, with varied outlooks and are from all over the world. We encourage and are committed to diversity. We know that when people with varied experiences and unique points of view come together, it makes us a stronger organisation and more able to help the wide range of residents that we serve. We want all our colleagues to bring their full selves to work in a culture and environment based on respect and fairness, regardless of role, background or ability.

Our pledges

We are proud signatories of the G15 group’s diversity pledge to encourage more diversity in the boardroom and at senior level.  The pledge on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) diversity commits NHG to reflect the ethnic diversity of the communities we work in at all levels and particularly at senior managerial, leadership and board levels.

We have under-representation of BAME colleagues at this level and are keen to fill this gap. We welcome applications from everyone. For this role, we especially encourage BAME candidates to join us and be part of an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity, equality of opportunity and provides a place for you to grow your career.

We are also a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident employer and have signed up to Harry’s Pledge. We actively monitor the diversity of our workforce and strive to show equal representation throughout all levels of the organisation.

To find out more about Diversity and inclusion at NHG, please visit our website.

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