Head of Development

Location
HP2 4XH, Hemel Hempstead
Salary
£71,000pa
Posted
08 Aug 2017
Closes
08 Sep 2017
Ref
HD1567
Seniority
Head of services
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

About Us

Hightown is a charitable housing association transforming thousands of lives every year. We do this by building hundreds of much needed new homes and providing care and supported housing services for a wide range of people. We have high ambitions, a principled approach and a dependable, flexible team that delivers.

We currently manage over 5,000 homes and employ over 900 full and part time staff from our head office in Hemel Hempstead. We have an annual turnover of £60 million and a development programme that will deliver more than 1300 new affordable homes in the next three years.

About the Role

We currently have an opportunity for a Head of Development who plays a key role in the Senior Management Team and will assist the Director of Development to ensure that Hightown Housing`s development programme meets both its strategic plan and other corporate objectives. The Head of Development will identify and analyse new business opportunities and lead a Development Team. A key requirement of the role is to also develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships with the HCA, Local Authorities and other organisations..

About You

We are looking for individuals who have a thorough understanding of technical aspects of development and building as well as a comprehensive knowledge of a Housing Association`s current operating environment. You will have excellent leadership, communication skills and management experience in the development of homes with the ability to analyse financial and other information to make sound judgements and manage risk. We are therefore looking for individuals who demonstrate a compassionate, enthusiastic, respective and `can-do` approach.

You must be able to work as part of a team to deliver an excellent service to the people we support and be flexible in your approach to work. You will have a commitment to equality and diversity and take a positive approach to supporting others.

All applicants must hold a valid UK driving licence.

The Benefits

We offer a range of benefits which include:

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days per year, rising with service, plus statutory bank holidays

  • Workplace pension scheme

  • 45 pence per mile mileage for the first 5,000 miles

  • Life assurance of three times your annual salary

  • Comprehensive training and development support

  • Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance

  • Free on-site parking and gym

How to Apply

To apply for this position pleaseclick the link below and complete an online application form.

Please click below for a copy of the Head of Development job description.

Closing date: Friday 8th September 2017

Interview date: Monday 18th September 2017