Regional Build Director

Vistry Group
25 May 2024
17 Jun 2024
Job Title
Associate Director
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a new opportunity for a Regional Build Director to join our team within Vistry South East at our Caterham office in Surrey. As our Regional Build Director, you will be responsible for leading the Production Team to achieve high standards of production quality to programme, to within budget, ensuring a high standard of health and safety is maintained at all times. You will be responsible for driving continuous improvement, ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction, and proactively identifying improvement.

We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.

  • Let's cut to the chase, what's in it for you
    • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
    • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
    • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
    • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
    • Private Healthcare
    • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
    • Competitive contributory pension scheme
    • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
    • Share incentive schemes
    • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits
  • In return, what we would like from you
    • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
    • HND or Degree Qualified, qualified H&S.
    • Proven experience in leading a high performing team for a volume House Builder with a proven track record of delivery.
    • the strategic plan for the business unit from a production perspective, and to deliver it
    • Entrepreneurial skills, breadth of view beyond traditional approaches
    • High standard of financial literacy and analytical skills
    • Leadership – embraces responsibilities fully, develops potential and inspires people to follow.
    • Communication – persuades, influences and inspires others gaining agreement and acceptance even from those who are not direct reports
    • Strategic thinking – identifies future needs and is proative in progressing from current practices
    • Customer focus – develops and inspires strong long term working relationships with all stakeholders
    • Entrepreneurial – identifies and creates innovative and successful opportunities to enhance business performance and results
    • Strong networker, totally committed to community involvement
    • Considerable drive and energy
    • High level of service delivery in a customer centric environment
    • Team Commitment – manages a strong team work ethic, promoting shared values with the ability to get the best out of others, whilst participating fully.
    • Influencing – builds and sustains positive and trusted relationships, coaching others to achieve their best
    Desirable –
    • Member of a recognized professional body
    • Various methods of construction ie Timber Frame/RC Frame
  • More about the Regional Build Director role
    • Ensure a rigorous Health & Safety plan is fully developed prior to any site start, for the entire development process from pre–start through to site completion, across the Region.
    • Ensure that the Vistry Health and Safety Procedure is complied with at all times and that any policy revisions are communicated to site management so their work practices are amended accordingly.
    • Carry out the role of Safety Co–ordinator within the region ensuring that all statutory requirements are met.
    • Qualify consultants, sub–contractors and suppliers to ensure they are competent prior to commencing work for Vistry Homes.
    • Liaise with Vistry Homes Health and Safety teams to ensure that monthly action reports are actioned.
    • Undertake periodic and regular safety inspections across sites, managing robust reduction of RI and continuously promoting safe behaviours.
    • Ensure site staff receive the requisite Health and Safety training.
    • Embed and drive a customer focused culture by driving sustainable improvements and sharing best practises as a consequence of customer feedback and insight.
    • Drive a continuous improvement culture which improves the customer experience and responds to consumer trends locally.
    • Manage customer complaints and disputes to ensure they are addressed in a timely and appropriate manner.
    • Maintain the 5 star NHBC rating and strive for continuous quality and customer journey excellence.
    • Carry out technical feasibility review of potential sites
    • Appraise the project buildability in conjunction with the Operations Director and other Departments and produce all construction programmes.
    • Attend pre planning, pre tender and pre start meetings to ensure all necessary construction issues are addressed prior to commencement on site.
    • Lead the Production Team to achieve the agreed build programmes, reporting any movement robustly and with focus on driving and achieving improvement in build rate and completion.
    • Manage the release of build and WIP following formal procedures upwards to the Operations Director.
    • Monitor and drive weekly progress and liaise with other department heads to resolve any delays or issues identified.
    • Ensure that a culture exists within the site construction team that guarantees the required quality of the build process is achieved.
    • Achieve a minimum of 2 PIJ awards for the Region per annum.
    • Liaise weekly with the sales team to review sales and production progress on a site by site basis, driving performance improvement to ensure deadlines met.
    • Undertake regular visits to site to review progress and adherence to company and HSE procedures.
    • Review sub contract and materials supplier performance, reporting continual problems and defects to the Commercial and Technical departments.
    • Lead the completion of developments including ensuring all roads, sewers and public open space adoptions are carried out in a timely manner.
  • Finally, let's tell you a bit more about us
    We're Vistry Group, the UK's leading provider of affordable mixed–tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership–led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they're needed most.

    You're probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there's nowhere better to build your career. We're proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.


    Agile Working
    Offers a flexible way of working.

    Annual Leave
    Enjoy 28 days' holiday plus all UK Bank Holidays. There are options to carry leave forwards and buy up to 5 days.

    Pension with Legal & General
    Eligible employees are auto–enrolled. You contribute 4%, we contribute 6%. Salary Sacrifice and options to increase contributions available.

    Volunteer Days
    With 2 paid volunteer days a year, you can give back to communities and charities.

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