Vacancy details

Executive Director - Investment and Growth

Reference W009-18
Location West Yorkshire
Closing Date 19 January 2018
Contact Kevin Dodd, Chief Executive, on 01977 724620
Notes Competitive Salary plus car allowance and attractive benefits

WDH is a platinum accredited European business award winner, renowned for its customer service. So as you see, we set our bar very high with expectations of being best-in-class and forward thinking. We do not just do things; we try to do the right things and reward hard work and dedication.

This is a rare opportunity to be involved in leading the delivery of WDH’s vision for more new build, major regeneration and ensuring our assets are secure and safe. Our ambitious growth plan is to build more than 600 new properties a year as well as continuing to substantially invest in our existing portfolio.

WDH now has more than 44,000 properties that are either owned, repaired or improved throughout the Yorkshire region. We employ 1400 employees, with an estimated turnover of over £150m.

WDH is on a journey to create a more agile organisation by investing in a new digital infrastructure as well as increasing our customer focus.

To be considered for this role you will have an impressive record of achievement at a senior level, in a complex organisation, be highly ambitious and understand the challenges of delivering our business strategy and plans in an uncertain landscape.

Up-to-date knowledge of legislative frameworks, regulatory requirements and key issues relevant to the post will also be important, as will the ability to work at Board level and a wide range of stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will be performance driven, able to think strategically but also understand operational delivery. You will have experience of taking organisations through large-scale transformation and be effective at leading and managing change.

We are looking for someone with a commercial mind who has a good grasp of key financial drivers and strong contract management skills. You will also have excellent leadership skills to manage delivery across the business and embed new ways of managing delivery at pace.

Applicants must be educated to degree level or equivalent, and be a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) or Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), as well as a relevant management qualification and excellent communication skills.

So, if you feel this role is for you and you can make a difference at WDH, please contact Kevin Dodd, Chief Executive on 01977 724620 or Tracy Tallant, Director of Organisational Development on 01977 724675 for more information.

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail.

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