Head of Acquisitions


    Head of Acquisitions

    Location – Remote working  

    Salary: Competitive,

    A unique opportunity to join the UK’s leading provider of support for people with learning disabilities, autism and associated complex needs in the role of Head of Acquisitions.

    Achieve together is a leading provider of support for people with learning disabilities, autism, PLMD, deafness, hearing loss and associated complex needs in the UK.

    We are looking for an experienced Head of Acquisitions to bring your knowledge and expertise to work closely with the New Developments and Bids and Tenders teams to update on potential growth opportunities for the organisation

    Why work for us

    We are dedicated to empowering individuals, enabling them to develop skills for life and healthy relationships, as well as supporting them to boost their confidence and self-esteem. Our vision is to provide the best specialist support, inspiring a generation to ensure people live happy, healthy and meaningful lives.

    The role

    You will have proven experience as a Head of Acquisitions and have well established knowledge of Acquisition process and have particular expertise in appraising acquisition opportunities as well as leading operational due diligence and leading the acquisition control groups for acquisition target.

    You will work closely with the Head of Business Partnering to develop financial models, and liaise closely with the operations team in their sign-off of operational structures considering cost savings vs risks.


    The role will assist the local Operations team, Finance team, Quality & Compliance team, People team, IT team and other key functional representatives throughout the due diligence and integration process to ensure that each work stream is meeting project target timelines

    The successful person will have overall responsibility for pre-acquisition and post-acquisition plans and meetings whilst working with key member of the finance team, vendors of all target companies, assigned brokers and lawyers to ensure projects are delivered within agreed time scales.

    The successful applicant will have strong organisational skills, including multi-tasking and time management, able to prioritise conflicting demands to meet challenging deadlines, be exceptionally organised and able to work flexibly and autonomously taking responsibility for own work. Good leadership, project management and Team management are essential

    This is a remote working role.

    Please refer to the full job description for more information.

    Experience required:

    • Excellent IT literacy, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite
    • Excellent leadership and communication skills
    • Excellent relationship development and negotiation skills
    • Excellent time management skills, able to manage a busy diary and deliver against a challenging set of priorities
    • Excellent collaboration skills, able to develop relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders (internal and external)
    • Team Management experience
    • Project Management skills and experience
    • Experience in conducting and reporting due diligence and audits against policies and procedures

    There is a competitive salary in addition to the following:

    • 33 day holiday inclusive of bank holidays
    • Access Retail Discounts
    • Reward and recognition monthly and annual
    • Development and access to professional training
    • Access to counselling services
    • Continuous on the job training is provided
    • Contributory Pension Plan
    • Checks and Clearances paid for by Achieve together

    If this sounds like your next role and you are keen to work for a company that shares your values, where you can make a real difference to people’s lives, then we want to hear from you today!



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