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Head of Equity and Partnerships, Investment

Homes England
Bristol, Coventry, Guildford, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle or Northstowe
£60,696 - £71,406
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

Job Details


This is an exciting time to join Homes England, the government’s housing delivery Agency. We have the resources, influence, and diverse expertise to drive positive market change through our significant investment activity. The government has put housing at the heart of its agenda and the Agency is at the forefront of that commitment with a mission to intervene in the market to ensure more homes are built in areas of greatest need to improve affordability. Homes England will make this sustainable by creating a more resilient and diverse housing market, with a focus on quality.

To help achieve this aim, government has committed over £20 billion of capital to be invested and managed through Homes England. This includes direct lending, equity investment, guarantees, land assembly and the biggest affordable home building programme in a generation.  The Agency is increasingly exploring unprecedented initiatives to open the market and regenerate places. 

The role of the Product, Equity and Partnerships team is to attract new and additional capital and partners to the housing sector and create platforms that are a conduit for capital to deliver high quality homes in well-designed places.  This team has the appetite, aspiration and resources to shape the future of housing investment and is at the forefront of the Agency’s work exploring how we can work with partners to do this and drive  real social purpose. 

We do this by making selective equity investments into housing led delivery platforms including joint ventures, third party investment funds and partnerships.  These partnerships leverage wider investment, resources and skills to achieve outcomes that are a significant multiple of the Agency’s participation. 


A bit about the role...

This Head of position is part of the senior team in Product Equity and Partnerships working with the Assistant Directors Fay Mitchelson and Jennifer Murray.  The holder will contribute to setting and evolving the Agency’s strategy for equity and partnership transactions.  They will lead on the development and management of the team’s transaction pipeline, taking new investment proposals through our stakeholder approval process, undertaking due diligence, negotiating and contracting on new equity investments (into funds or SPVs with our partners sharing in appropriate risks and rewards of activity).


A bit about you…

You will be an experienced finance or real estate professional with the ambition to work creatively to improve the affordability and accessibility of housing of all tenures across England.   

You will be resilient and comfortable managing stakeholders at a senior level and your discussions will always be shaped by a good understanding of the commercial and operational impact of what we do.  You will be able to demonstrate that you understand how to manage colleagues and demonstrate you can work with others in a collaborative and inclusive way. You will enjoy working in an innovative and engaging way and be able to negotiate and persuade.

Comfortable undertaking financial analysis, you’ll also be confident reviewing legal documents and proposals, negotiating terms, identifying key issues and presenting arguments in a clear and reasoned manner.  You’ll show an enquiring mind and a willingness to think laterally and constructively challenge colleagues and partners.  

You will have a degree level qualification and or equivalent relevant accreditation / experience such as a professional qualification in surveying, accountancy, law or similar.  

Your career to date will demonstrate an understanding of some or all of: 


Real estate development and investment. 

Financing and delivery of large scale residential and regeneration projects.

The institutional investment landscape.

Government housing policy and the housing market. 

Investment structures and financing tools utilised within the capital raising spectrum.

Good corporate governance, risk identification, mitigation and management. 


What we offer... 

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer 33 days annual leave and are totally committed to flexible working. Our career average pension scheme comes with a generous employer contribution, and we’ll pay for your membership of a relevant professional body.  Our colleagues also have access to exclusive discounts and offers with leading high street names. 

If you do ever need extra help we have an employee assistance programme and financial well-being support.  Our range of network groups are also there to support you to truly be yourself at work and play a key role in helping shape our future.


Who are we? 

We are the Government’s national housing agency. Our role is to accelerate the pace of house building across the country, particularly in areas where there are the most serious affordability issues  meaning people are struggling to find homes. 

We encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible as we may close vacancies early should we receive a high number of applications. We also encourage you to apply using the full application option as opposed to quick apply.  This is especially important if you would like to indicate to us that you would like to be considered under the disability confident scheme. 


If your application is shortlisted to interview we will require you to provide proof of your right to work in the UK at that stage.

Homes England is a geographically diverse community. We are hybrid working spending some of our time working from home and some based at our offices which are spread across England. The wellbeing of our colleagues remains one of our top priorities. 


Homes England
The Housing and Regeneration Agency

We believe that affordable, quality homes in well-designed places are key to improving people’s lives. As the government’s housing and regeneration agency, we create thriving new places and transform urban areas, combining the full breadth of our powers, expertise, land, capital and influence to bring investment to communities and get more homes built.


We form long-term partnerships that bridge the gap between the public and private sector to meet local needs and aspirations. We use our influence to champion the creation of sustainable homes, communities and places that are brilliantly designed for the people that live there now, and in the future. And we use our funding and support to build a more resilient, diverse and innovative housing sector, helping new entrants in the market, encouraging modern methods of construction and design, and promoting the utmost attention to building safety.

Together with our partners, we’re accelerating the pace of house building, remediation and regeneration across the country, as we seek to deliver ever more affordable homes in places people are proud to call home for generations to come.

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