Construction Director - Wakefield

Closing date: 30/07/2024

Competitive Salary & Discretionary Performance Bonus & Company Car Plan/Cash Allowance & Holidays (Buy, Sell and Accrual Scheme) & Company Pension & Private Healthcare & Life Assurance & Benefits

With lots of exciting plans in the pipeline, there’s never been a better time to join Avant Homes, let us tell you why…

Avant Homes is a housebuilder operating in Scotland, the North East of England, across Yorkshire and the East and West Midlands, with eight regional offices employing over 600 people.

We have ambitious growth plans and are looking for passionate individuals to help us achieve them. Our mission is to provide affordable yet aspirational homes to our communities, ensuring that new homes are accessible and attainable for all with a product suitable for everyone.

Avant Homes are proud to employ local people across our developments and within our regional offices, teamwork is key to everything that we do.

We are looking for people who want to be a part of something special, so why not start the foundations and build your career with us today?

Due to continued success and future business growth, we have an exciting opportunity for a Construction Director to join our West Yorkshire team based at our head office in Wakefield.

The Role

Are you an experienced Construction Director looking for your next role with a growing housebuilder? Do you aspire to lead a high performing team, with a focus on building quality yet affordable homes? If the answer is yes, then look no further, your next career could be with us!

Joining our team as Construction Director, you will be responsible for driving performance along with the effective leadership and management oversight of the West Yorkshire Construction team. Reporting to our Managing Director, you will be responsible for defining, leading, implementing and monitoring the region’s Construction strategy.

You will also be accountable for all Construction related matters ensuring that as a business we deliver the highest quality homes.

Key duties and requirements

You will also be responsible for but not limited to;

  • Providing leadership to the Construction department ensuring the effective management, compliance, control and deployment of the team.
  • Defining and embedding the regional Construction strategy to ensure the smooth delivery of the regional business plan.
  • Ensuring that Construction activities are effectively managed within budget and reported on as per Group standards.
  • Overseeing the working partnerships with Housing Associations, third party providers and Sub-Contractors to ensure that all contractual terms are met.
  • Ensuring that the Construction department is fully engaged in the process of determining and agreeing development and site start programmes, quality standards and timescales.
  • Ensuring that each of the roles within the department are undertaken in accordance with the relevant job description.
  • Working closely with the Land Department to provide Construction related advice and produce comprehensive Construction reports for inclusion in Land Appraisals.
  • Ensuring the department maintains and delivers its predictions in accordance with budgets, forecasts and cash flow.
  • Actively manage communications with internal and external stakeholders to achieve the regional business plan.
  • Providing effective leadership to the Construction team and in conjunction with the Sales and Customer Service departments, to promote a customer focused culture.
  • Providing key status reports and updates on all KPI’s relating to the Construction function.
  • At all times comply with responsibilities under the Company’s Health & Safety and Environmental and Corporate Responsibility Policies.

Who are we looking for?

To be successful as our Construction Director, you will hold relevant Construction management experience within the housebuilding industry along with experience of people management. You will ideally be working as Construction Director however, we would consider candidates at Senior Contracts Manager or Construction Manager level, looking to progress.

You will also possess;

  • A minimum of 2 years’ senior management experience within Construction management for a new homes’ developer.
  • Departmental planning and strategy experience.
  • Excellent relationship building skills.
  • The ability to showcase inspirational leadership skills and the mentoring of team members.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.

What will you get in return?

  • Discretionary bonus
  • Company car plan/cash allowance
  • Buy, sell and accrual holiday scheme
  • Private Health care
  • Company Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Other Benefits including our exclusive Avant discount platform

If this sounds like you, join us and be a part of Avant’s future success!


Apply now