Partnerships Manager

Location : Name
Vistry Division
Partnerships Division
Contract Type
Permanent - Full Time
Site Posting Location
Brentwood, Essex

Role Overview

In a Nutshell…

We have a new opportunity for an Affordable Housing Manager to join our team within Vistry Division, working across our Eastern & East London regions and based at our office in Brentwood. The Affordable Housing Manager will assist the Director in the delivery of Affordable Homes across the business, adhering to all contractual and planning requirements, budget and timescales to meet the overall objectives of the company. Key roles will include advising on achievable affordable revenues, negotiating contracts with registered provider clients and liaising with local authorities regarding housing requirements.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare 
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • Previous experience within a housing association, residential house builder/developer or local authority
  • Experience of negotiating Section 106 agreements and affordable housing contracts
  • Housing/Construction background within development team
  • A strong understanding of the sale and purchase process for land & property on a freehold and leasehold basis.
  • A thorough understanding of the housing development process.
  • Project management and financial skills.
  • You must be delivery and customer focused.
  • Strong financial and numeracy skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Understanding of social housing mix standards and funding of future programmes
  • A strong team player but also able to work independently to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage multiple key stakeholder relationships.
  • Preference for experience in delivering affordable housing contracts.

Desirable –

  • Degree level qualification required with a development related qualification (e.g. MRICS) being an advantage but not essential.

More about the Affordable Housing Manager role…

  • To negotiate contracts for the sale of affordable housing to registered providers and other affordable housing providers inclusive of PRS sector providers
  • To obtain and analyse affordable housing offers.
  • Provide a comprehensive affordable housing service to a number of regional business units.
  • Research and evaluate local authority housing requirements.
  • Negotiate affordable housing terms in Section 106 Agreements.
  • Build and maintain a network of registered provider client relationships.
  • Negotiate the sale of open market housing plots to registered providers as required to meet year end requirements.
  • Undertake scheme financial appraisals and viability assessments.
  • Advise business units on design requirements to meet client expectations.
  • Attend project meetings with business units, clients and local authorities to advise on affordable housing requirements.
  • Advise business units on the criteria and conditions associated with grant funding.
  • Prepare regular progress reports and board paper updates

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.




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