L&Q is one of the largest and most successful charitable housing providers in the country and a leading residential developer, with a plan to build 100,000 new homes over the next 10 years. Our vision is that everyone has a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose with commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of. We already house around 250,000 people in more than 95,000 homes, and in the last year The L&Q Group delivered turnover in excess of £1 billion and a record operating surplus of £420 million.
This is an exciting time for L&Q as we continue to build capacity around our land-led approach to development, and expand our footprint nationally, including a major new partnership in the North West.
L&Q’s Development Committee is a crucial mechanism for supporting the Group Board; ensuring an effective process of project appraisal for new products and major development and regeneration ventures, which includes first stage consideration of merger and stock transfer opportunities. The Committee also acts as the main focus for development performance monitoring through reports from the Internal Development and Sales Board.
We are now looking for an outstanding individual with extensive experience in residential development and regeneration to join our Development Committee as an independent member. This is an opportunity to play a key role in shaping our development strategy and be part of an organisation creating some of the most exciting, diverse and dynamic regions in the country.
This person will provide insight and constructive challenge regarding on a broad range of issues; including new service delivery models, information flows on risk and control, and the agility of the organisation to respond to risks. The work of the Committee also aids the development and delivery of the Group’s overall corporate and business plans.
We would welcome expressions of interest from people with strong experience of scrutinising project appraisals for major development and regeneration projects and of working with development committees in large or complex delivery organisations in either the public or private sectors. The role is remunerated and requires around 1.5 days a month in term of the time commitment.
We value diversity in all its facets, including gender, disability, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation and identity. When it comes to finding a diverse balance for our senior positions, we have decided to address gender and ethnicity first. As such we are committed to offering an interview to at least one BAME and one female candidate for all senior leadership positions if they fulfil the role criteria.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to L&Q on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference JAEAUA. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Wednesday 29 May 2019.