What we do
Dolphin Living creates affordable homes for working Londoners
London’s economy needs workers – and they need homes they can afford to rent.
We own 630 homes for rent and a further 200 are in construction. We aim to provide high quality, truly affordable housing, in desirable locations, near good transport links, for working Londoners on modest incomes.
We are working in nine inner London boroughs and we want to work throughout inner London.
We plan to buy development opportunities, existing property investments, new build stock and to help other developers deliver their affordable housing planning obligations.
In the last few years as a small London based housing charity, we have had the agility to pioneer a new approach to rent across some of our properties. In December 2014 Dolphin Living acquired the 96-apartment New Era Estate in Hackney where we took an approach to renting based on ability to pay (Personalised Rent Policy). In partnership with Westminster City Council, we have also set up the Home Ownership Accelerator Scheme.
Dolphin Living is part of Dolphin Square Charitable Foundation, an independent charity that was established with an endowment of more than £120 million in 2005. Our target customers are the people who make the City work – chefs, nurses, drivers, social workers, actors, police, restaurateurs, craftspeople, designers – all the people who need to live or work in town and who want well-designed homes at an affordable price.
We aim to keep building on that endowment, setting new standards in management and design for affordable housing in London.
Our Vision and Strategy
Dolphin Living’s mission is to provide high quality, truly affordable housing, in desirable locations, near good transport links, for working Londoners on modest incomes.
We help a wide range of London’s workers. Teachers, chefs, health workers, creatives and more – the people that make London work.
Read about our strategic plans
Olivia was appointed as Chief Executive in April 2017. Previously, Olivia was Finance Director at Dolphin Living, providing financial and commercial oversight on a wide range of property and related projects, including debt and fund raising. Olivia is a Chartered Accountant and has worked for more than 15 years in the property industry.
Alex is a Chartered Surveyor with over 10 years’ experience in the residential development sector working in both development consultancy and for affordable housing developers.
Alex is a director of our development subsidiary.
Asset Management Director
Mark has worked in the housing sector for 13 years and has experience in managing complex regeneration projects and improving performance in housing management services. Mark previously led the start-up and management of the affordable housing at East Village London, formerly the London 2012 Athletes’ Village.
Mark is a director of our Housing Association subsidiary
Peter is a CIMA qualified accountant with a Bachelors in Business and Commerce. Peter has eight years of experience across a variety of industries.
Sam is a qualified Architect with over 12 years of experience within the construction industry. He is responsible of the design and delivery of all of Dolphin Living’s projects from post-acquisition through to completion.
Sam is a director of our development subsidiary.
Corporate Services Director
Octavia has worked in the housing sector for 13 years and has a wide range of experience across a variety of areas in the sector. Previously Octavia led the Member Engagement and Relations team at the National Housing Federation. Octavia is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Work for us
We are a small team working in Central London. We offer an attractive employment package with an excellent range of employee benefits. We pride ourselves on recruiting and retaining outstanding people.
We are currently recruiting for an Operations Director to join the Executive Team. This role will report directly into the CEO and the key responsibilities include:
Working with the Chief Executive, implementing strategy relating to property management, customers and target beneficiaries
Reviewing, amending and managing an operating model for the occupied property portfolio and landlord services
Developing and implementing processes to achieve continuous improvement of the property management function
Overseeing the reactive maintenance service ensuring it achieves value for money and appropriately maintains assets
Working alongside the Development Director on the handover of new build developments and liaising with other departments, including regular reports to the Board and CEO
With direct links to major stakeholders and the ability to make an impact from day one; this is a unique position and an incredible career opportunity. If you are interested in discussing this further please contact Aleks Smolski or Josh Huggins at Social Housing Recruitment on 020 38000 888 for an informal and confidential discussion.