LHA is a charity providing affordable accommodation to young working people and students living in Central London. LHA operates 14 London hostels providing nearly 2000 bed spaces. LHA provides accommodation in the boroughs of Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Camden, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Hounslow and Islington. A structure of 70 paid staff and over 150 volunteers provide support services. LHA offers accommodation services, which provide a stepping stone to enable young people to advance their careers and education, whilst meeting residents’ reasonable needs and enhancing their well-being. The Director of Estates is required to develop the strategic 10-year plan, tasked with undertaking a full review of the existing portfolio, identifying opportunity for site acquisition and development of new build assets alongside refurbishment of current properties. LHA has ambitious growth plans, focused on growing both its bed numbers and social impact. In the short term, there is a requirement to increase bed spaces by 500 over the next 5 years. Also vital to the long-term strategy is creation of sustainability and environment deliverables across the portfolio. This appointment offers the opportunity to take ownership and be directly responsible for leading the continued evolution of the organisation’s ambitious growth portfolio in to further provide additional affordable accommodation in Central London.
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