• Bedford
bpha is a dynamic and ambitious 18,000 unit Housing Association based in Bedford and operating throughout the Oxford to Cambridge growth corridor. The organisation employs 400 people, has an annual turnover in excess of £120m and a development programme that will see it build around 3,000 new homes over the next five years making it one of the top 25 of developing associations.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Partnership Manager to join our head office in Bedford. The main purpose of this role is to take a strategic lead on negotiating and managing all third party housing and property management contracts, promoting successful relationships and ensuring that our income is maximised. Exploring opportunities to develop the business and grow income streams, you’ll formulate and drive a consistent approach towards partnership management, ensuring that high performance standards are achieved, professional relationships are maintained and contracts remain viable.

You will set, agree and manage budgets, ensuring that all third-party providers remain compliant with regard to their obligations under the contract / lease.

The successful candidate will have worked within a similar role previously and will be highly skilled at contract management and negotiation. You’ll have strong people management skills with the ability to lead and develop others where necessary and you’ll have strong project management skills with the ability to stay up to date with relevant policy and legislative changes. Experience of setting and managing budgets is a must.

Our ideal candidate will have a commercial approach in achieving set objectives, will be driven and outcome focussed and will have the ability to deliver results. Some travel may be required so a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes is essential.

The closing date for this role is midday on Monday 23 April. Interviews will be held on Friday 27 April and Thursday 3 May 2018.