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Croydon, London Optivo

We're one of the largest housing providers in the UK with over 45,000 homes across London, the South East and the Midlands, giving 90,000 people somewhere affordable to call their own.

At Optivo we understand the difference safe, secure and affordable homes can make to people's lives. We develop places with people, not profit, in mind, building homes and communities where people can thrive.

Job Title: Asset Project Manager

Type of Contract: Permanent

Hours: 36 hours a week, full time

Package: £47,646

Location: Croydon

Closing date for applications: 30 January 2020

Interview date: 12 or 13 February 2020


To assist the Head of Strategic Asset Management and the Strategic Asset Management Lead with in the implementation of complex performance assessment toolkits and analytics to provide insight into current and future asset performance. To identify efficiencies, trends and risks and to recommend and implement suitable actions that ensure portfolio financial efficiency by reducing in-management costs per unit and optimising the impact of investment.

Knowledge/ Experience:

  • Qualified to Degree Level within the property or financial sector
  • Expert user of project management software and methodologies, such as PRINCE 2.
  • A good understanding of relevant legislation and/or Codes of Practice i.e. Construction, Building Regulations, Disabled Access, CDM and all other Health & Safety/Compliance Regulations
  • Demonstrable experience of undertaking financial and qualitative analyses, including analysing complex and conflicting data and producing suitable recommendations
  • Demonstrable experience of managing external service providers to ensure service requirements are delivered
  • Experience of producing statistical and performance reports and use these to inform and implement strategic decisions
  • Experience of delivering excellent resident focused service
  • Knowledge and experience of working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to deliver improved services and performance
  • Good understanding of value for money principles

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent IT skills including Project Management methodologies, Asset databases, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • GIS mapping experience an advantage
  • Good understanding of value for money principles
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing with the ability to produce highly analytic written technical reports capable of influencing and informing strategy and the board
  • Adopts a One-Team approach and engages with everyone in a professional and courteous manner
  • Excellent ability to communicate well with tenants, external agencies and tenants' associations, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to prioritise to achieve ambitious targets and agreed deadlines
  • Pragmatic, creative approach to problem solving with emphasis on fast, practical solutions
  • Able to show an understanding of, and commitment to, high standards in: resident involvement, equal opportunities and customer care
  • Able to innovate by both conceiving and implementing new services or improvements to existing services

Internal applicants only:

Please apply via the intranet as you will be required to complete a longer application form if you continue. Please check your eligibility to apply.

What's in it for you?

  • Career Development- we provide excellent in-house training to develop your career.
  • Pension- You'll receive up to 10% of basic salary. You contribute from 3% to 5% and we'll will double your contribution.
  • Annual Leave - 27 days plus bank holidays. Your allowance goes up to 30 days with long service.
  • Birthday leave -You'll receive a day off for your birthday.Buy/sell annual leave -There's the opportunity to buy or sell annual leave to suit your requirements.
  • Life Assurance - Peace of mind for your loved ones, should the worst happen. Our scheme will pay three times your annual base salary to your nominated beneficiary.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Our team have access to a free confidential counselling service, offering support and advice on stress and anxiety, debt, lifestyle and relationships.
  • Healthcare - Cash Plan Claim back on the costs of healthcare including the opticians, dentist and more via Simply Health.
  • Discounts- Get discounts at your favourite retailers through Perkz including a variety of outlets, activities and more.
  • Cycle to Work- you'll have access to our approved cycle to work scheme, giving you the opportunity to buy a bike and accessories and saving tax contributions.
  • Season Ticket Loans- Interest free loans to purchase a season ticket or car parking pass for your commute allowing you to make savings.
  • Long Service Awards- We recognise, celebrate and thank our employees for their length of service with us, throughout their career.

(For more information please download the JD attached)

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