We understand how important life is outside of work so, as well as competitive salary (plus London allowance if appropriate) and 33 days annual leave, we are totally committed to flexible working. We’ll support you, wherever possible, so that you don’t miss out on what truly 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 loads of great discounts with leading high street names.
Our range of network groups are also there to support you to truly be yourself at work and play a key role in helping shape our future.
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A bit about the role...
Working in a team with our Head of Equity, Joint Ventures and Partnerships and the Equity and Partnerships Portfolio Management team, the Portfolio Manager will play a critical role in in managing a portfolio of equity, joint venture and lending alliances. You will be joining our small but talented and experienced team , who are committed to making positive change in how we manage our high profile and complex equity investments and lending alliances and accelerate housing delivery. We work collaboratively to foster good decision making and problem solving in the team.
The role will require the robust management of high profile Equity transactions and Lending Alliance deals to enable the delivery of more homes using innovative funding structures with a diverse set of Investment Partners whilst unlocking further investment into the sector. Detailed commercial analytics and financial modelling will be a key part of the role, with a good understanding of risk management to enable to achievement of investment objectives, housing targets and milestones and to enable recovery of our investment through a successful exit strategy. Good understanding of the Shareholder / Partnership agreements will be critical to the role. The role also requires the provision of effective stewardship and management of key relationships with Investment Partners all the way to C-Suite. The role will give you exposure to some of the most senior people at Homes England as well as Government departments through the periodic committees and forums in which the portfolio reporting is presented. There are some exciting transactions to get involved with and this is an excellent opportunity to balance day to day delivery whilst bringing innovative solutions to the Equity and Joint Ventures offering.
This is a rare chance to shape the future of the housing market within England in a fast growing, national organisation with real social purpose. Working with key stakeholders and a professional real estate portfolio management team you will ensure excellent management of complex deals supported with efficient, consistent and effective resolution of any issues that need to be addressed and have the opportunity to help create a more balanced, diversified and robust residential sector.
A bit about you…
Whilst our day job is to deliver first class customer service to our stakeholders on a timely basis, you will be used to "spinning several plates" at once and will always be looking for ways to improve and innovate.
As a professional, ideally from the banking, accountancy or corporate finance sectors, you'll support the Equity and Partnerships Portfolio Management team with complex commercial issues and liquidity management which requires to demonstrate an understanding the different financing solutions and key risks in the residential sector. You will have strong report writing skills and be confident in navigating complex legal agreements (including but not limited the shareholder agreement). You will be proficient in Microsoft Excel and have good understanding of Financial Models and cashflows and key investor metrics such as ROI/IRR/NPV/Income Yields. You will have solid communication skills both verbally and in writing, and be comfortable presenting in senior forums.
Delivering on a mission as bold as ours isn’t always easy. You will be resilient and comfortable managing stakeholders at all levels, with the ability to negotiate and persuade, and your discussions will always be shaped by a good understanding of the commercial and operational impact of what we do as an Equity and Partnerships Portfolio Management team. You will understand how to manage colleagues and be able to demonstrate that you can work with others as part of a team in a collaborative, inclusive way.
Who are we?
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.
We would encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible as we may close vacancies early should we receive a high number of applications. We also encourage you to apply using the full application option as opposed to quick apply, this is especially important if you would like to indicate to us that you would like to be considered under the disability confident scheme.