Change Manager

Location: Eastleigh

Closing date: 14/08/2022

Salary: £31,126 - £35,795 per annum (plus comprehensive benefits)

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 37

About us 

We’re Abri, a housing association based in the south of England. One of the largest in fact. We've got 35,000 homes and 1,500 colleagues. And if all our 80,000 residents lived in the same place, we’d have a town roughly the size of Guildford. 

​​​​​​​We’re a passionate bunch. We think we can make a real difference. Homelessness, poverty, inequality, a lack of affordable housing. They’re all linked. They’re issues that affect so many, young and old alike. And we don’t think that’s right. We want to give people the chance to dream big and be who they want to be. Homes are at the heart of everybody’s lives. And we exist to help make good homes, and good lives a reality for everyone. 

About you 

We’ve all got different backgrounds, strengths and experiences. But we share the same values. It’s these shared values that bring us together as one team. 

​​​​​​​Our colleagues embrace these every day. Be the difference to our customers and colleagues, always curious and look for better solutions, achieve together by working in partnership with others, own it openly through working with others in an open and honest way, and finally embrace possibility and see changes and challenges as welcomed opportunities. 

​​​​​​​If you share our values and want to make a real difference in the world, you’re on to a winner and we’d love to hear from you!  

What you'll do 

We're looking for a Change Manager to join our Business Change team. Your office will be based either in Eastleigh or Yeovil and you'll work in an agile manner covering all locations. 

The Business Change team is a high performing, dynamic, and pro-active team of change expertise including programme and project delivery, change management and business analysis specialists and an enabling Portfolio Management Office (PMO). 

You'll be leading change management workstreams and delivering all elements of business readiness to ensure colleagues are willing, ready and able to adjust to changes. You'll work collaboratively as part of a project team and partner with stakeholders across IT, Comms, Learning & Development and HR to ensure projects are ready to land. You'll assess how changes impacts our colleagues and customers and be hands on in supporting in the lead up and after launch to make change stick.

You'll have experience of leading the people side of complex changes. It would be beneficial if you have have been part of the integration of two organisations systems, processes and ways of working, or led service improvement changes, ideally within the housing sector. You'll have a deep understanding of how to approach a cultural shift through change with a passion for taking colleagues and customers along the journey through your work.

No two days will be the same in this role, so a can-do attitude, highly organised and a genuine passion for always wanting to go the extra mile will be essential as you'll be delivering high-profile projects in large dynamic customer focused organisations. 

If you want to join a high performing, dynamic and a pro-active team of change expertise where we make a difference, we'd like to hear from you!

What you can expect from us 

We want our colleagues at all levels to be bold, inspiring and not afraid to speak up and be their authentic selves. 

​​​​​​​Your wellbeing is really important to us, so you can expect a competitive reward package to ensure you and your family are supported at work and at home.  You’ll receive 28 days of annual leave a year (pro-rata for our part time colleagues) with Bank Holidays on top as well as being entitled to our generous pension scheme. 

​​​​​​​We’ll work with you to help you reach your goals through personal development plans and our in-house People Development team. 

​​​​​​​Depending on your role you may need to work a set shift pattern, or you may have greater flexibility to choose when and where you work. Either way, we strive to ensure all colleagues have a degree of flexibility to attend life’s important events.  

Be yourself

Abri is committed to promoting an inclusive culture. We want our colleagues to bring their individual differences, life experiences and knowledge into the workplace and we welcome their contribution to our amazing company. Everyone is different, everyone is unique. 

Interviews will be held either via Microsoft Teams and/or at one of our offices.

To our agency friends​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​We already have a number of carefully selected agency partners who know our business well and who support our in-house recruitment team during exceptionally busy periods. We’re not looking to add to our preferred supplier list right now but if you’d like to be considered at a future date please don’t hesitate to register on our procurement portal. 


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