Development Officer

Maitland House, Southend-on-Sea
£31,705.92 per annum
05 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Based at Maitland House, Southend-on-Sea

35 hours per week | £31,705.92 per annum 

Estuary Housing Association has an exciting opportunity for a Development Officer to join our New Business & Development team. 

We have an established track record of delivering high-quality, affordable housing and services to meet housing needs across Thames Gateway and Essex. Our portfolio includes new build, regeneration, conversion and refurbishment.

Our development programme covers the eastern London boroughs through to Essex in the Thames Gateway. Our Development Team works closely with architects and planners to ensure that the highest standards are maintained on all schemes, whilst ensuring values are maximised and costs are properly controlled.


The role of Development Officer is to assist in the delivery of Estuary’s affordable housing programme throughout Essex and some London boroughs. A key focus of this varied role will be to work with a range of internal and external contacts, developing strong relationships at all levels. You will also work in partnership with external partners including the Homes & Communities Agency, Greater London Authority and operating Local Authorities.


The successful candidate will have expert knowledge and demonstrable experience of the full lifecycle of the development process, from inception through to completion. You will also possess:

  • a proven track record of ensuring scheme appraisals are managed and monitored throughout the development process, and in accordance with policy and procedure;
  • excellent communication and engagement skills;
  • the ability to influence and negotiate;
  • the ability to successfully organise and prioritise conflicting workloads.

Please note that access to a car and a full UK driving licence are essential for this role. You will be required to travel within the region and may be required to attend meetings outside normal office hours.

To find out more or to apply, please click the apply button to be redirected to the careers section of our website or call our 24-hour recruitment line on 01702 463268.

Closing date: Midday on Monday, 19th March 2018.

Safeguarding & Recruitment                                      

Estuary is committed to safeguarding and practices safer recruitment standards and expects all staff to share the commitment to safeguarding children and people with care and support needs. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Equality & Diversity

At Estuary Housing Association we value inclusiveness and we are committed to embedding equality and diversity at the heart of our work. We aim to be an inclusive organisation, where individual differences are respected, where staff, people who use services, as well as their families and carers, are treated with dignity and on the basis of their merits, abilities and needs, and where everyone has a fair opportunity to fulfil their potential without suffering discrimination or disadvantage.