We work with Residential Developers, Affordable Housing Contractors, Main and Specialist Contractors, Developers and Funds across the UK.
We work across the full spectrum of MRG services offering Search, Permanent, Retained Campaign and Freelance services. We conduct campaigns for Directors and Senior Managers across Production, Pre-Construction Commercial, Technical, Land, and Sales & Marketing and Development Management at salary levels from £50,000 to £120,000 per annum.
See our online candidate information pack for the role of Post Construction Services Manager at UPP below;
The housebuilding industry in the UK has a big problem, a ticking demographic time bomb that could see the start of a new War for Talent in the sector. Around 20% of the workforce is due to retire in the next four or five years, and by definition those reaching retirement are typically the more senior individuals in a business. Depending on the make up any given company, this could be as high as 70%-80% of the company’s senior management structure. Natural attrition rates like this within business are nothing new, and in most circumstances, there are people coming through to succeed those hanging up their boots and swapping the office for the golf course or the beach. What makes the residential industry’s situation unique is what we saw happen in 2007-2008 because of the global financial crisis. Companies folded, regions closed, and those Companies that weathered the storm were reduced to skeleton staff levels almost overnight. Thousands of people were lost to the industry, and there then followed a fallow period for a number of years where limited new blood was brought in to the industry. This has resulted in a wide experience gap between the most senior people in the industry, and those looking to replace them. That is not to say that there aren’t good people coming through the ranks, but even with training and succession planning there just aren’t enough people with the right level of experience to fill all the holes that will soon start appearing at regional board level across the industry. There’s no substitute for experience, and that is especially true when problems arise. Whether it’s in Build, Technical, Commercial, Sales, or Land, experienced Directors are already a highly sought-after commodity, and soon they are going to be even more in demand. Employers need to be able stand out in a crowded and competitive market, companies that don’t regularly review their salary levels, or offer a better work life balance, could soon find themselves losing out when it comes to securing the best talent to fill those key senior positions. The housebuilding industry is heading in to unchartered territory and those companies that adapt their recruitment & retention strategies and implement effective management training & succession planning are going to be the ones best placed to diffuse the retirement time bomb. Nick Frost
National remit with a requirement to be in London 2 days per week
University Partnerships Programme (UPP) is the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic infrastructure. We have more than 35,000 rooms under management or in construction through long-term partnerships with 15 leading UK universities. With over 800 employees, since 1998 UPP has invested well over £2.5bn in the UK higher education sector and provided homes to over 310,000 students. Our unique partnership approach enables our university partners to develop their estates whilst reinvesting in their core services of teaching and research.
Having invested over £2.5bn to date, we intend to invest another £1bn delivering great services, in long term partnership with outstanding universities. As part of this investment and promise to deliver continued support services we are seeking to make the key appointment to the role of Asset Management Director.
Reporting to the Managing Director for UPP Management, the Asset Management Director will provide strategic leadership and oversight to ensure that UPP’s estate is attractive to students in order to secure the budgeted revenues throughout the SPV concession period. Using a range of asset data and perception measures the post holder will produce clear asset management analysis to inform investment decisions across the portfolio to maintain high occupancy levels.
We are seeking an individual with a proven track record in leading the development and implementation of asset management strategies to ensure that an estate portfolio is fit for purpose to support an organisation’s objectives. You will have experience of developing business cases for the investment in an estate portfolio and a comprehensive understanding of commercial, programme, compliance and risk issues.
It is essential that the appointed candidate possess excellent interpersonal skills, communication and presentation skills as a key aspect of the role is the capability to work successfully with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders including University Partners.
This is a key leadership role with significant impact across the business and will contribute to the integration, development and growth of UPP Management maintaining the highest standards in line with the Group’s vision, strategic aims and priorities.
The Candidate Brief can be viewed at https://online.flippingbook.com/view/367535/
For a confidential discussion please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Nicholas Coppard (email@example.com) at The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) on 0203 962 9900. Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to MRG.
Closing date for applications: 17th March 2019.