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Head of Architecture & Development KMH/CN/1193

Keepmoat Homes is a fast growing top 10 UK housebuilder. We design and build quality homes and create places where people want to live.

Our investment and participation helps transform communities and improves the lives of local people. We have a national presence combined with local knowledge and expertise in all aspects of housing – from finance, design and planning, to developing and building. Our comprehensive skills and capabilities give us a wider perspective across the whole housing lifecycle and we create lower risk ways of building homes people need.

For more than 90 years our work has been absolutely visible to local communities so being part of the community is in our DNA. We hire local suppliers and tradespeople and work with local communities to make sure that our plans meet their needs.

Job description

Main purpose of the role

We have a rare opportunity for a Head Of Architecture and Development to join us, based at our Doncaster head office with agile/hybrid working. Reporting into the IT Director, the successful candidate will work to understand the organisation’s ecosystem, interdependencies, and constraints, using this knowledge to shape a pragmatic and adaptable multi-year technology road map (covering applications, infrastructure, data, and technology) to shift to a position where technology is a source of strategic competitive advantage.

 

The Head of Architecture and Development will also influence and align the IT and Digital team and broader organisation around the roadmap, ensuring that it balances short term priorities with longer term objectives, is commercially sound, technically feasible and reflects Keepmoat’s operational risk appetite. They will ensure that the roadmap is implemented by putting in place appropriate formal mechanisms such as governance, accountabilities and objectives complemented with less formal methods such as influencing and visioning. They will lead the Development team to deliver effective systems design and configuration to achieve the roadmap.

HS&S Responsibilities 

To take care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your work and adhere to the Keepmoat Health, Safety and Sustainability standards.

Skills, knowledge & experience

We are looking for an experienced leader with a broad knowledge of architecture approaches who fits with our core values here at Keepmoat;

  • Passionate and energetic with the ability to build relationships and bring strategic oversight to our data management, analysis, and insight activities.
  • They will be collaborative with highly effective people skills, the ability to influence persuade and collaborate.
  • Creative with experience of developing architectural approaches and evidencing their value to the business.
  • Take a straightforward approach, with a high level of attention to detail, investigation, and analysis of problems with a methodical and disciplined.

Experience within the housebuilding/construction sectors and/or experience of modelling and graphical representation of architecture domains would be desirable.

If this sounds like you, please apply now. As the above is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, for more information including a full job description and person specification, please contact [email protected]

Why work for us?

At Keepmoat Homes we pride ourselves on being a great place to work. As the market leader in our industry we want to ensure that we attract, motivate and retain the best people who can deliver the best service for our customers.

  • Competitive rates of pay – We regularly check our pay against our competitors to make sure they reflect our position as market leader. We also review our pay every year.
  • Bonus Scheme – Our annual bonus scheme is linked to team and company performance.
  • Special offers for staff – We run a range of offers and discounts exclusively for our employees including holidays, health club memberships and days out.
  • Trust – We encourage you to come up with ideas and get the most out of your job with us.
  • Development – we offer genuine development opportunities to progress your career.

Our values

Our values are the foundation for our vision, the cornerstone of our culture and the benchmark for our achievement.

  • Straightforward - We get the job done in the most efficient and effective way. We are friendly, open and honest. It’s about being respectful and working in a transparent and honest way.
  • Collaborative - We work together in partnership to deliver the very best customer experience. Partnership working is key to our business. We work collaboratively to deliver the best results possible.
  • Passionate -  We care about what we do. We put pride and energy into delivering results. It’s important to us to do a good job.
  • Creative - We are proactive, flexible and resourceful. We listen, learn and deliver solutions. We don’t offer a one size fits all solution; we are flexible and will tailor our services to our customers’ needs.

Reference: KMH/CN/1193
Hours: 37.5 hours, Monday to Friday
Location: Doncaster, DN4 5PL
Employer: Keepmoat Homes, Central Services
Job type: Permanent, Full Time
Closing date: 31/07/2024

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