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Operations Director KMH/YE/276

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

  • This role reports to the Regional Managing Director and in his absence will deputise for him/her in both internal and external meetings when required.
  • The main purpose of the role is to contribute to the region’s delivery goals i.e. both financial and business targets, to liaise with other department heads to ensure budgeted objectives are met with a commitment to build and motivate the team and their continued development.
  • To support all functions to ensure the region operates effectively and efficiently as a team; to work with the RMD to underpin the delivery of the financial performance to enable the profitable growth of the business; support the RMD in embedding a strong customer focus that delights our customers and achieves and sustains 5-star Hallmark status.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage the daily operations of the business if the RMD is absent
  • To be the key contact for the Company and Group Executive as and when required
  • Support all functions in the Regional business to help deliver its targets and ultimately exceed budgets
  • Work with function heads to coordinate operational delivery of targets set
  • Provide support to each function when under pressure or in need of a second opinion
  • Identify areas of risk within the business and take action to address them
  • Work with all departmental heads to help build experienced, competent teams
  • Drive cross department working across the whole business
  • Have the flexibility and ability to drive key areas of the business as and when required
  • To actively participate in the growth strategy for the region and liaise with relevant Department Heads/Managers in relation to identifying new opportunities

People Management Responsibilities

  • To lead and build a motivated and engaged team
  • To recruit the right talent into the business
  • To develop team members by enabling and motivating them to be the best that they can to build a strong talent pipeline to support the growth of the Business; completing Talent Mapping and Succession Planning bi-annually ahead of the mid-year and year-end Performance Development Reviews and discussing the outputs with individuals and as a management team to inform resource planning
  • To undertake bi-annual Performance Development Reviews with your team members and effectively manage any concerns that arise relating to these and to support team members Personal Development Plans
  • To address confidently and competently performance, behavioural and absence issues in a supportive manner and taking the necessary actions to improve these while ensuring team members understand their personal responsibilities in these areas

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

Skills, Knowledge, Experience


  • Technical experience: Proven and demonstrable experience in sustaining business growth by development and management of business plans, working with Board Members to develop solutions to deliver future growth. To ensure delivery on financial profits and cash targets and that revenues are maximised, and all costs controlled. Experience of overseeing financial reporting outputs to ensure accuracy, deliverability and suitable level of challenge.  Adherence to Health & Safety Legislation and ensuring that safe working practices are in place. NB: This is not an exhaustive list of the technical experience that we seek in this role, but what we consider to be critical to the success of this role
  • Skilled and experienced leader confident in managing capability, conduct, absence issues; providing feedback and holding challenging conversations
  • Flexible and agile approach
  • Skilled in relationship building and stakeholder engagement
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, solutions focused approach
  • High degree of resilience and proven ability to work under pressure and at pace
  • Able to work as part of a team or independently, at all levels and be hands-on where necessary
  • Highly effective communication and influencing skills
  • Prepared to work within a large geographical area
  • Excellent level of numeracy and skilled in verbal and written comms
  • High level of computer literacy in MS Office


  • Knowledge of people management tools and techniques e.g. talent mapping; succession planning etc
  • Covered a more senior role to support upward management experience

Education & qualifications

Education and Qualifications


  • Relevant functional industry requirements, for example Degree educated in Construction; Quantity Surveying, Finance etc


  • Coaching or Mentoring Qualification for example ILM at level 5 or higher

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/YE/276
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Location: Doncaster, DN4 5PL
Employer: Keepmoat Homes, Yorkshire East
Job type: Permanent, Full Time
Closing date: 30/06/2022

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