Director of Assets and Safety
Clerkenwell Road, Farringdon, England

Job reference: PMI-19336

Location: Clerkenwell Road, Farringdon, England

Closing date: 31/01/2022

Salary: Competitive

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Property Maintenance & Investment

Hours per week: 35

Duration: Not specified

We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Director of Assets and Safety to join our newly established team of enthusiastic and dynamic people!

This is a leadership and delivery role which ‘gets things done’ in terms of being responsible for the strong leadership and direction across the Planned Investment, Building Safety, Customer Safety and Compliance teams.  

It’s all about…

The delivery of the Group’s corporate plan to ensure the Group has the correct legal compliance framework, performance standards, operating systems, processes and support in place.

Ensuring the safety of our customers in their homes and making sure the Group’s buildings remain well maintained.

Living our values which are simply, ‘we do the right thing’, ‘we work together’ and ‘we get things done’. All Directors will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to our Group values and behaviours daily. This demonstrable commitment underpins our fundamental leadership aspirations for the Group and for the colleagues that we lead.

The role will be based at our modern, vibrant office in Farringdon; the cultural yet buzzing area of London which is easily accessible via various transport. However, we do have a hybrid approach, so you’ll have the opportunity to work from home or other locations for part of your working week.

We’re looking for a…

Subject matter expert with extensive experience of regulatory and legal issues related to property services in a Senior/Director level position

Chartered qualification holder (RIC’s/MCIOB), though we can consider a relevant degree-level qualification and those who are qualified by experience

Excellent communicator who can effectively engage at all levels and present complex information in an accessible way

Proven outstanding leader who leads by example, drives our values and coaches/develops team members to be the best version of themselves

Resilient, flexible and dynamic person who effectively manages and encourages change

We’re offering…

A competitive salary (negotiable and dependent on your skills and experience)

A full time, permanent contract although interim would be considered

Generous holiday entitlement with the ability to buy extra leave

Private medical insurance as well as a cash plan to claim back certain medical costs

Pension plan with excellent defined contribution rates

Flexible benefits to suit your needs

Agile working where you can work from any of our locations and from home, so we’ll provide you with the necessary equipment to enable you to do this

Care for your wellbeing and ensuring a good work life balance

…plus much more!

To apply: Please submit your CV and a detailed cover letter demonstrating how you meet our criteria and why you’re the perfect fit for this role to by the closing date.

Our customers come from all walks of life, and so do our colleagues. We actively encourage applications from people of any background who can bring an array of experience, skills and culture to our business, making us stronger and united. We celebrate our diversity and offer a safe environment where you can feel comfortable to truly be yourself. We’re proud to be part of various networks including BAME, The Women’s Network, PRISM – we’re also a Stonewall Diversity Champion, allowing those from within the LGBTQA+ community to feel empowered to express themselves freely without prejudice.

As a Disability Confident employer with disabled-friendly offices and remote working opportunities, we actively encourage everyone to come and work for us, regardless of any form of disability. As such, we’ll happily make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process to help you, should you need it. If you need additional support with your application due a disability, please contact us at and we’ll be happy to help. ​​​​​​​

Closing Date: 31st January 2022

Please be aware that due to the nature and sensitivity of some of our roles we are not always able to consider applications from Southern Housing Group residents.

Southern Housing Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note that colleagues who are at risk of redundancy due to the current business reviews will be given priority consideration for this role.  Applications from colleagues who are not at risk will be considered if there are no expressions of interest from ‘at risk’ colleagues.


The closing date for this job has now passed.