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Head of Workspace

Location: Newcastle

Salary: Competetive

Job Type:

Job ID: 168493

NRG Executive are delighted to be recruiting for this brilliant opportunity. Home Group has recently given the go ahead to their Developer partners to start work on building their new Head Office in central Newcastle.

As one of the oldest Housing Associations in the country, Home Group are extremely proud of their heritage, but even more proud of being innovators, pushing boundaries, as well as being disruptors in the Housing sector! Home Group are keen to continue innovating with the development of not just their new Head Office but also all regional hub offices and workspaces.

The challenge

Leading the workspace approach, you’ll scope, design, and implement the exciting evolution of all of Home Groups workspaces across the UK. You’ll lead the creation of a blank canvas that can be adapted in a multitude of ways, where the group can facilitate all the users of that space in different unique, creative and quirky ways. They want you to help them fill in the blanks and show them what could be!

Workspaces shape behaviour, and can help to communicate a strategy, brand and culture. Using your skills and insights you’ll help Home Group maximise colleague engagement, wellbeing and productivity.

About You

You will be an established “workspace design” professional with an extensive and impressive portfolio of results. With relevant professional qualification or equivalent transferrable skills, you’re up to date on regulatory and legislative compliance for commercial buildings. You also understand current statutory compliance and accessibility requirements.

A fantastic collaborator, you’re comfortable operating at a senior level and building strong working relationships across different parts of a business. You're not just a great team player, you're also comfortable walking the fine line between challenging the status quo and your colleagues, without stepping on their toes (too much!). You know how to galvanise plans and groups of people to find solutions and to make things happen and you thrive on a challenge!

As an innovator, you appreciate there’s a time and place for using better-known or traditional approaches but thrive on finding new and exciting ways to work. You’re confident designing solutions that support the needs of colleagues, customers and third-party organisations or whoever uses our building.

It goes without saying that you are established at creating workspaces. Perhaps you have worked in the design field within an agency or been involved in setting up some of the cool co-working environments that are springing up around the country. You’re an established collaborator with the key players that make spaces like this work, such as Facilities, Technical, Design Teams and HR and external design partners.

Be yourself at Home Group

Home Group is committed to tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for their customers, but for their colleagues too! Home Group are super proud of their Internal Diversity Networks (Multicultural, LGBTQIA+ and Disability) which support colleagues from different backgrounds to be their true selves.  

We’re especially keen to encourage your application, if you are from a Minority Ethnic or Multicultural background (BAME), Female, if you identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBTQ+) or if you are registered or consider yourself disabled. 

We recognise and celebrate our differences, together we make Home Group a great place to work! 

Want to know more?

The role is being handled on a retained basis by Ray Williamson, Executive Search Consultant, NRG Executive; please apply via CV in the first instance to RayWilliamson@nrgplc.com

Please also visit the Home Group website at https://www.homegroup.org.uk/

Interview slots are available Late January and Early February. We look forward to hearing from you