What we offer...
We understand how important life is outside of work so, as well as competitive salary 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.
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 in one of our great offices.
A bit about the role...
The Development Finance Portfolio Manager will be responsible for managing a portfolio of typically between 10-20 Investment transactions for Homes England (portfolio size will vary depending on complexity) to ensure that homes and funding are delivered as planned in line with the risk appetite and annual budget of Homes England.
A key role of the Development Finance Portfolio Manager is to provide strong stewardship, risk management and effective client relationships with loan/partnership documentation as the core relationship document. It is also essential that regular monitoring, reporting and assurance is undertaken.
The Development Finance Portfolio Manager will identify deterioration in risk profile at an early stage and engage positively with customers to address and ensure this is managed professionally and in line with guidance, working with Risk and Distressed Investments where necessary to manage risk profiles.
The Development Finance Portfolio Manager role is critical part of the Investments directorate and represents a rare chance to shape the future of England's housing stock in a fast growing, national organisation with a real social purpose. You will be working with key stakeholders and professional counterparties to ensure to ensure efficient, consistent and effective delivery of our goals.
A bit about you…
You will be qualified to degree level and hold a professional qualification, or equivalent experience in a relevant related profession e.g. Banking, Accounting, Surveying, Law or similiar.
Whilst our day job is to deliver first class customer service to our stakeholders on development schemes, you will be used to "spinning several plates" at once and will always be looking for ways to improve and innovate our ways of working.
You'll be comfortable supporting the business on complex funding structure issues, able to review and comment on facility documentation and have a good understanding of Risk processes. Excellent excel skills will be essential for this role, ideally supported by a proficient understanding of cashflow analysis and financial modelling.
You will have demonstrable experience and a clear understanding of risk and client management within a portfolio of equity investments in the real estate sector, including understanding of deal execution documents (such as Shareholder Agreements or Loan Agreements).
Delivering on a mission as bold as ours isn’t always easy. You will be resilient and comfortable managing stakeholders at a senior level, displaying 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 a team. You will enjoy working in an innovative, fun and engaging way and have excellent organisation skills with the ability to prioritise your own workload to meet tight deadlines.
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.
If your application is shortlisted to interview we will require you to provide proof of your right to work in the UK at that stage.
Homes England are a geographically diverse community. We are all hybrid working at the moment spending some of our time working from home and some based at our offices which are spread across England. The wellbeing of our colleagues remains one of our top priorities.