Audley Retirement Villages

Project / Development Manager Headhunters

The Business:

In 1991, Chief Executive of Beaumont Care Homes, Nick Sanderson, founded Audley Retirement Villages to develop his concept of private luxury retirement homes with care services in partnership with the care sector.

Audley are now operating from seven villages and are under construction on three further sites and the company will continue to grow substantially over the next five to ten years. At the heart of their business lies a commitment to achieving exceptional standards in design and delivery.

The Challenge:

In line with their expansion, Audley needed a new Project Manager to be responsible for managing the construction, fit-out and budgetary control of a number of projects.

They would also have to co-ordinate and manage the work of the professional design team and be expected to make a contribution to value engineering the design, without compromising the overall quality of the finished product.

Audley required a well-rounded strong communicator who could fit in to a business critical team consisting of their Internal Development Team, Land Director, Planning & Architectural Advisor and two fellow existing Project Managers.

Our Candidate:

Ultimately, Audley asked us to find somebody with experience in being responsible for the timely delivery of new projects from site evaluation through to project completion.

This responsibility in itself encompassed a number of duties such as liaising with local authorities with planning issues, monitoring and managing fees and appraisals, producing regular progress reports and negotiation of contracts with the Development Director.

So an individual with an expansive skillset was necessary.

Our Solution:

In their role at the time, the successful candidate was involved in the whole process of the development from inception to completion, making sure that a culture of high quality was driven for at all times and it was defect free.

They had extensive experience of working on homes and facilities for the retirement market in both their current and previous position.

This individual also came with the additional benefit of having previously worked in the construction industry so was able to use that experience and
knowledge to drive costs down and provide input to the design team on areas that might not work from the build perspective.

Knowing the Client:

For a client that has won awards for its quality, we had to deliver somebody who could uphold their very high standards and who cared as much about the service Audley strives to provide as its owners do. Although caring and considerate, they’re tenacious when it comes to commercial drive and our candidate fits this mould perfectly as well.

Identifying the Candidate:

With this headhunt we used our successful experiences in the care home and construction industries to source the best candidate for Audley’s Project Manager role. Although we are able to match candidates from any sector, in this instance it was imperative they had specific, industry related credentials.

Simply Bringing the Right People Together:

In a nutshell, this is what we do. We identified a number of suitable candidates who fit both the role and the requirements of the organisation as a whole. It was very rewarding for both the client and ourselves, that they found their ideal candidate within our shortlist, and the headhunt was a success. Why use Executive Headhunters? & What does is cost?  FREE eBOOK A Guide to understanding how headhunters work and the fees involved  We understand the frustrations associated with recruiting at executive level  and for technical positions or senior roles. Download our FREE guide for a  detailed insight on the journey you are about to begin. Simply complete the  form below and download our guide DOWNLOAD NOW!