Development Director

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
19 Mar 2019
03 Apr 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Who we are

Gentoo is a housing association that owns and manages more than 28,000 homes. We believe that by putting people first we can build great homes and create strong communities. We are focused on delivering an outstanding service to our customers and as a responsible business, we pride ourselves on inspiring people to make a difference. We collaborate with key partners and other housing associations to influence things that affect our colleagues, customers and society. We are one of the largest employers in Sunderland and landlords in the North East. Gentoo's uniqueness and strength come from the dedication, skill and energy of our staff; they live our values daily and work to deliver Gentoo's vision. We are proud to have been awarded IIP Gold status in recognition for our commitment to our people.

What we offer

We know our success is down to our people. So we like to reward your hard work with great benefits, including a superb salary structure, a fantastic final salary pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and a range of flexible working arrangements. We also like to reward long service and recognise the continued staff contribution through an online employee discount and recognition platform.

About the role

Gentoo have a new and exciting opportunity for a Development Director to provide strategic and operational leadership to the Group’s affordable development agenda.As an inspirational leader, you will enthuse and motivate others to embed a strong customer focused culture and be committed to customer experience and satisfaction. You will lead on the effective delivery of the affordable development programme and ensure a pipeline of land and development opportunities is maintained in line with business plan objectives.

You will be responsible for contributing to the overall Group strategy by delivering on development objectives ensuring the organisation is able to respond positively and appropriately to challenges and opportunities.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a self-motivated, innovative and experienced individual with a successful track record of delivering housing development programmes at Director or senior management team level. Strong financial and commercial awareness and experience of continuous improvement to services to deliver increased social value is essential.

The successful candidate will have excellent stakeholder relationship skills and the ability to empower individuals through a shared passion for creating great homes, strong communities and inspiring people. As this is a demanding role, we are seeking a successful leader of people and projects who has personal credibility and will embrace the Group’s values.

If you can recognize excellent performance and celebrate these successes and you are interested in working with a driven and successful organisation then we would love to hear from you.

For an informal chat regarding this position, please call Michelle Meldrum, Executive Director, Operations on 0191 525 5208.

This post is subject to a basic DBS check.