Closing date: 15 August 2022
What we offer...
We understand how important life is outside of work so, as well as competitive salary (plus London allowance if appropriate) and 33 days annual leave, we are totally committed to flexible working. We’ll support you, wherever possible, so that you don’t miss out on what truly matters to you.
If you do ever need a little bit of extra help we have a great employee assistance programme, financial well-being support and access to loads of great discounts with leading high street names.
Our range of network groups are also there to support you to truly be yourself at work and play a key role in helping shape our future.
If you are a member of a professional body we’ll pay for your membership and once you get your top of the range digital kit, you’ll be good to go in one of our great offices.
A bit about the role...
Working as part of a team with Rina Begum, our Head of Equity, Joint Ventures and Partnerships, the Senior Equity Portfolio Manager will play a critical role in managing a portfolio of equity, joint venture and lending alliances.
You will be joining our small but talented and experienced team who are committed to making positive change in how we manage our complex and sometimes high profile investments and lending alliances to accelerate the delivery of new housing within England. Within the team we value diversity and working collaboratively to foster good decision making and problem solving.
The Senior Equity Portfolio Manager will be responsible for ensuring the robust management of high-profile Equity transactions and Lending Alliance deals to enable the delivery of more homes. Within the role you'll have the opportunity to use innovative funding structures and works collaboratively with a diverse set of Investment Partners to unlocking further investment into the sector.
A core part of the Senior Equity Portfolio Manager role will be detailing commercial analytics and financial using a solid understanding of risk management to enable the achievement of investment objectives and enable recovery of our investments through successful exit strategy planning.
The Senior Equity Portfolio Manager role will give you exposure to some of the most senior stakeholders at Homes England and Government departments through the periodic committees and forums in which portfolio reporting is presented. There are some really exciting transactions to get involved with and this role is an excellent opportunity to balance day to day delivery whilst bringing innovative solutions to the Equity and Joint Ventures offering.
This is a rare chance to shape the future of the housing market within England in a fast growing, national organisation with real social purpose. Working with key stakeholders and a professional real estate portfolio management team you will ensure excellent management of complex deals, supported by the efficient, consistent and effective resolution of any issues that need to be addressed in order to help create a more balanced, diversified and robust residential sector.
A bit about you…
As an experienced professional, ideally from the banking, accountancy, or corporate finance sectors, you'll be confident supporting in the resolution of complex commercial issues and liquidity management. You'll be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of financing solutions and development / construction risks.
You will have strong report writing skills and be confident in navigating complex legal agreements (including but not limited to shareholder agreements). You will be proficient in Microsoft Excel and have solid understanding of Financial Models and key investor metrics such as ROI, IRR, NPV and Income Yields. You will have excellent both verbal and written communications skills and be able to demonstrate experience of operating or presenting in senior forums.
Whilst our day job is to deliver first class customer service to our stakeholders on a timely basis, you will be used to "spinning several plates" at once and will always be looking for ways to improve and innovate the services we provide.
You'll have a solid understanding of Shareholder / Partnership agreements and how to provide effective stewardship and management of key relationships with Investment Partners.
Delivering on a mission as bold as ours isn’t always easy. You will be resilient and comfortable managing stakeholders at a senior level, with the ability to negotiate and persuade by always sharping your conversations through a good understanding of the commercial and operational impact of what we do as an Equity and Partnerships Portfolio Management team. You will understand how to manage colleagues and be able to demonstrate that you can work with others as part of a team in a collaborative, inclusive way.
Who are we?
We are the Government’s national housing agency. Our role is to accelerate the pace of housebuilding across the country, particularly in areas where there are the most serious affordability issues – meaning people are struggling to find homes.
We have the appetite, influence, expertise, and resources to drive positive market change and meet the Government’s ambition to deliver 300,000 new homes a year. We are using our land, influence, funds, and knowledge to increase the pace, scale and quality of new homes accelerating delivery in areas of greatest demand and helping create great places to live. Within the next few years, we will have invested over £27 billion across our programmes. To deliver against these aims we’re building a different kind of public service - join us to help make this happen.
We would encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible as we may close vacancies early should we receive a high number of applications. We also encourage you to apply using the full application option as opposed to quick apply, this is especially important if you would like to indicate to us that you would like to be considered under the disability confident scheme.
If your application is shortlisted to interview, we will require you to provide proof of your right to work in the UK at that stage.
Homes England are a geographically diverse community. We are all hybrid working at the moment spending some of our time working from home and some based at our offices which are spread across England. The wellbeing of our colleagues remains one of our top priorities.