Places for People
We are Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.
How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with Customer Focused people, Friendly people and Supportive people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.
So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 209,000 homes, manage £4.5 billion of assets, deliver £87.9m social value and teach 80,000 children to swim each week.
More about your role
Places for People works in partnership with the voluntary sector to deliver four strategic social impact priorities themes, building strong and resilient communities, supporting better health and wellbeing, sustaining tenancies, strengthening financial and digital inclusion, providing opportunities to access education and employment.
In order to support the delivery these strategies the you will:
Identify, develop and manage a portfolio of community investment projects Support and catalyse partner-led social impact activity in our neighbourhoods Build strategic relationships with regional stakeholders e.g. local authorities and key funders in order to leverage new opportunities
For more information please download our job profile available on our website.
Please note this role will cover most of the South of England including Milton Keynes, London, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Bristol.
More about you
You will have a proven track record in Project Management ideally in the charitable/social enterprise or housing sectors with an understanding of the challenges and barriers faced by our customers. To be successful you must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills coupled with highly developed organisational skills. Your role will be to develop and sustain effective working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders at range of levels and good networking skills. Experience of Multi-Agency working and knowledge of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is essential. Ideally you will have experience/ability to manage large budgets of £200K+ per annum.
Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that’s why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.
Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.
We know that there’s always more we can do to make you smile, that’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.