Person Specification

Knowledge:

  • Ideally educated to degree level, or equivalent through relevant training and experience
  • Proven commitment to, and understanding of, the principles of good governance.
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, innovation and commercial activity, with specific experience in this discipline
  • Experience and knowledge of the regulatory and legal frameworks within which Salix Homes operates

Skills:

  • A strategic thinker who can identify and assess strategic options without bias
  • Ability to lead on multiple corporate projects to successfully deliver priority outcomes
  • An experienced leader who can inspire by being energetic, determined, positive, decisive and resilient and will challenge the status quo
  • Ability to anticipate future needs and changes and translate those into strategic and operational plans
  • A persuasive and effective influencer who can foster partnerships, work collaboratively across boundaries and is aware of how to maximise their influence to achieve performance and results through others
  • High level of political awareness and diplomacy, with an ability to operate with sensitivity in a political environment
  • Solid awareness of the Housing sector and proven ability to influence developments that affect Salix Homes
  • Ability to analyse asset data and survey information with skill to identify, test and consider alternative asset strategies and models.

Experience:

  • Solid experience of working effectively with Boards and Committees at a senior level.
  • Experience of strategic business planning with ability to apply expertise of operational and best practice.
  • A record of success in managing a diverse range of services and translating organisational ambitions into real achievements, delivering quality services within an organisation of similar complexity
  • Demonstrable experience of successful performance management in a customer focused service organisation
  • Experience of managing change in aid of organisational and cultural development to achieve successful outcomes for the organisation.
  • Experience of striving continuously to drive improvement for the organisation and the customer at a strategic level.
  • Experience of building effective relationships with key stakeholders which support the delivery of strategic plans
  • Previous experience of operating at a Director level.
  • High levels of experience in working in a complex regulated environment where constraints impact on policies and plans
  • Proven experience of effective of strategic financial management of significant budgets
  • Experience of operating financial and risk appraisals linked to business strategy.
  • A record of success in managing a diverse range of services and translating organisational ambitions into real achievements, delivering quality services within an organisation of similar complexity

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