Welcome Letter

Dear Applicant

Thank you for your interest in this exciting opportunity to work with the Pioneer Group in one of the following posts:

  • Housing and Customer Services Director (Castle Vale Community Housing, part of the Pioneer Group)
  • Director of Finance

Pioneer is a pretty unique place to work. We are a truly community focussed organisation that exists to ensure people and communities thrive and do not get left behind. Much of our work is in Castle Vale but we are now operating in a range of communities in Birmingham and North Warwickshire.

After 21 years I am leaving to take up the Chief Executive role at Bournville Village Trust. I am pleased to be handing over the reigns in the summer to the newly appointed Chief Executive, Simon Wilson. Simon was previously Housing and Customer Services Director at Castle Vale Community Housing.

Ian Evans, our current Director of Finance is retiring in 2018 and both posts will join a strong executive team, one that works collaboratively and draws on a range of strengths and skills to deliver the vision and mission of the Pioneer Group.

We are half way through our five-year Corporate Plan which has four strategic goals of providing great homes and excellent services; help people reach their true potential; empower communities and identify community driven solutions; build a strong and value driven organisation and the transition of Castle Vale Community Housing Association to the Pioneer Group.

We are proud of what we have achieved so far including delivering high performing housing services in Castle Vale at a low cost, we have a market rent brand through Pioneer Places and a development pipeline to deliver new homes. Our people-based services through Compass Support are bringing positive changes to peoples’ lives across Birmingham and we are supporting communities to build capacity and develop plans to improve their neighbourhoods.

The Director of Finance and Housing and Customer Services Director will join the team as we seek to embed the quality and efficiency of delivery through the remaining years of the Corporate Plan period. Continuing the focus on great homes and excellent services. At the same time we will start to consider the opportunities for our new plan from 2020.

This is an exciting time to join the Pioneer Group and the information in the application pack provides a clear picture of our work.

If you would like more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Ian Robertson at EMA on 01926 887272. I look forward to receiving your application, via EMA, by 27th April 2018.

Yours sincerely

Peter Richmond
Chief Executive

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