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Jobs At Hodge
Closing Date:
21st of December 2021
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Due Diligence Specialist

  • Full-time
  • Permanent
  • Competitive Salary
  • Extensive learning and development programme
  • Generous, personalised benefits package
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Company pension contribution up to 15%
  • Flexible working options
  • Opportunities to get involved in our charity and community work

It’s all about ensuring we deliver for our customers, colleagues and company.

About Hodge

For over 50 years, we’ve shared the same simple mission: to really make a positive difference for our customers and communities. This ethos is in our DNA as we are 79% owned by a charity, the Hodge Foundation.

In order to continue to grow we have a clear focus on ensuring that we are operationally excellent. We understand that our operational teams are at the heart of our business and support our ambitious growth plans.  As Hodge continues to embark on its next chapter the Bank has already seen a large amount of growth both in terms of financial performance but importantly its colleagues. Our strategic vision is underpinned by our people and our investment in our colleagues. Our culture is what makes us special and ultimately what delivers our purpose to make a positive difference for our customers and communities.

Our aim is to open financial possibilities where options seem limited. Helping a family get a mortgage, saving for that dream or investing in or developing property. All of our customers get much more than just products: we give them simple solutions and support when they need it most.

The Role

As the Real Estate Lending, Due Diligence Specialist, you will have an exciting opportunity to develop both your technical and deal servicing skills in an established real estate team who focus on clients with typical borrowings between £1-10m in Specialist Residential and Development financing.

The successful candidate will provide assistance to the Property Relationship Team on all aspects of internal customer service and provide strong due diligence support.

Key responsibilities as Due Diligence Specialist will include:

  • Prepare commercial lending facility letters, liaising with Solicitors where appropriate.
  • Instruct Solicitors to provide relevant undertakings and undertake reports on title, complete and arrange the execution of the Banks required security documentation.
  • Review all the solicitors and third-party reports and correspondence to ensure they are acceptable from a risk perspective and appropriately fulfil the sanctioned conditions. Liaise where necessary with the Commercial Lending relationship team and Head of Credit.
  • Instruct Valuers and where appropriate monitoring Quantity Surveyors to undertake required valuations and development reports.
  • Review all the technical reports documentation to confirm to the relationship team that the due diligence is completed to a satisfactory standard.
  • Prepare and submit relevant documentation to the Relationship team to assist with completion.

Are you the one for us?

  • Professional, enthusiastic, flexible and committed with a strong work ethic
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Analytical
  • Effective team player
  • Desire to learn and improve performance of self and others
  • Ability to build rapport with people at all levels in the business whilst retaining a high level of professionalism
  • Experience in commercial property lending within a financial services environment.
  • Experience in a Secured Lending environment.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Submit your CV, along with a few paragraphs explaining why you think you’re right for the role along with your salary expectations.

Equality & Diversity

Hodge is an advocate of being an equal opportunities employer, We believe in promoting equality and diversity which is central to our lives today. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and recognises the value a diverse workforce brings to an organisation.