Product Owner (Property & DM) - Flexible Working Available

Stratford and New Town, London (Greater)
£55,400 to £63,500pa depending on experience
03 Aug 2021
16 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Title: Product Owner (Property & DM)

Contract Type: 12 month fixed term contract
Location:  Reporting office Stratford, East London or Sidcup, Kent     
Persona: Agile, office based 20-40% (3-4 days WFH)
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week                                                                

Salary: £55,400 to £63,500pa depending on experience

 Closing date for completed applications: 16/08/2021

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

Role Profile Product Owner Property and DM.docx

Due to COVID19, colleagues in eligible roles are currently working from home in line with government guidelines

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advertisement and interview earlier than stated

Following changes to the structure of the Operations Division, we have created a number of new posts responsible for driving a step change to the service L&Q delivers to its customers.  These positions will play a pivotal role in delivering an updated range of high quality products that support the delivery of both new customer service processes and a newly agreed technical roadmap.

Successful candidates will bring a passion for improving service delivery, acting as the lead representative for product in our Property Services, Direct Maintenance and Repairs business areas.  Working with teams across L&Q they will be responsible for ensuring that the requirements of both customers and colleagues remain paramount during the development process.  As a driving force in the development process they will; translate requirements into clear user stories; act to motivate the agile delivery team; present a clear vision of goals at the each of each iteration cycle; manage the product backlog; and contribute to the future direction of assigned products.

 A large part of the upcoming work for L&Q is setting out to put in place customer facing and associated back office processes that are ‘digital-ready’, and the chosen candidate will be part of a wider L&Q team working to achieve this goal.  In particular, they will need to work closely with colleagues in the process review, IT architecture and development teams. Successful engagement with these teams and a wider range of colleagues across L&Q, will be the key to effectively embedding new systems.

Skills and experience: 

·      Experience of working within a digital product delivery environment.

·      Knowledge of working in a software development environment – delivering cross-functional customer facing products.

·      The capability to acquire in depth knowledge of L&Q’s business processes and systems.

·      Strong engagement skills, able to interact in a clear, sensitive but persuasive manner - high level influencing skills.

·      Well-developed problem-solving skills and an analytical mind-set

·      The ability to self-manage goals, targets and outputs

·      A sound grasp of project management techniques.

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in working for an organisation that can really make a difference to people’s lives, then please apply today or you may miss out.

Our commitments:

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them.  This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life.  Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing.  In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.

We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion.  We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.

L&Q is a regulated charitable housing association and one of the UK’s most successful independent social businesses. The L&Q Group houses around 250,000 people in more than 97,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East.

As a charitable organisation, our role goes beyond providing homes and housing services. We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We hope to build aspiration, opportunity and confidence in our communities through our £250 million L&Q Foundation and our skills academy. 

In response to the housing and affordability crisis, we will build 100,000 new homes over ten years. Of these, 60,000 homes will be built or funded by L&Q, whilst a further 40,000 will come through partnerships. Crucially, at least 50% of these new homes will be genuinely affordable, with a target of 60% in London.

Our vision is that everyone has a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose with commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of.

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