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Top job! Director of Development and Business Improvement

  • Full time
  • £67,199
  • Based in Edinburgh – travel required throughout Scotland
  • Closing 27th April 2020

  • Advertised from 6th April 2020
  • + £4,045 car allowance


ARK is a major provider of Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. As a housing association we are one of the smaller providers. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of ARK to enable them to live a good life and to provide the best quality of housing to our tenants, some of whom we provide support to.

As a member of the Executive Team (ET), reporting directly to the CEO, your role will be accountable for the delivery of ARK’s Business Development and Improvement plan which focuses upon of integrated strategic business development and improvement objectives. You will have a lead role to play in aiding ARK to achieve its vision of “inclusive communities where quality of housing and care enable people to thrive and live a good life” by creating a business development plan and business improvement plan that will deliver high quality housing and care solutions that are financially sustainable into the future.

This is one of two new roles at Executive team level following a major piece of work where ARK have reviewed and developed the Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This is an exciting time to join the team where you will have the opportunity to review and determine what resources you require to deliver your plans and work within an already well established Executive team.

The aim of the revised business plans is to:

• Have a reputation for excellence and be recognised as a high quality provider of housing and care

• Be known as an excellent employer where employees will enjoy rewarding careers

• Build our technological and digital capability to support a successful business

• Have in place Leadership to create a culture of excellence throughout the business

Your role will be critical in delivery of these aims and will lead the development of ARK’s Business Development and Improvement Strategy, which will focus upon the development of new build properties, improving quality in existing housing stock, redesign of existing stock for supported tenants, delivery of integrated business development priorities relating to housing and care, developing thinking on energy efficiency and ARK’s carbon omissions, creating an evaluation framework for diversification into other business areas and developing strategic partnerships to further the aims of ARK’s Business Plan.

We are looking for dynamic and passionate individuals that have significant prior experience operating at a senior management level in a Housing and/or Care related role with excellent knowledge of the regulatory environment in which ARK operates. If you have extensive experience in designing and delivering housing and care interventions that improves the lives of tenants and service users, then we would like to hear from you.

Application notes

If you believe you meet these requirements and are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity with a long standing, successful organisation, please send your application to by Monday 27th April 2020.

Please note, we are aiming to hold interviews around Mid May 2020, subject to change.