Development Programme Manager

Accent Group
Baildon, Shipley
05 Apr 2019
22 Apr 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Development Programme Manager


Who are Accent?

We own almost 22,000 houses across the north, east and south of the country.

They are home to over 35,000 customers. We exist to improve lives, providing people with high quality homes, affordably. Whatever their housing need, whether family, single, older or more vulnerable – our customers come first. They are always at the very heart of our business.

If you feel great about putting customers first, then we feel great about you joining the Accent team.

And we are a team. We live and breathe our values – we are smart, we are driven, we are caring and we are energetic – are you? If you can do what’s right and challenge what you think is wrong, relish the opportunity to work with some fabulous colleagues to improve the customer experience and make sure we keep to our promises, then you are the person we are looking for.

Come and join us and start your own journey with Accent. We aim to be number one, and you could help us get there.

You will be joining Accent at an exciting time. Our new 3-year Corporate Strategy ‘With you for your Journey’ sets out an ambitious and exciting agenda for the future that will establish Accent Group as a sector leading organisation.           



  • Shipley


The spot salary for this post is £47,997 per annum for applicants who fully meet the requirements of the post. Applicants, who do not meet all of the requirements of the post, will start 5% or 10% below the spot salary.

Car Allowance

£1,250 per annum paid monthly (subject to TAX and NI deductions, non-pensionable)


The Role and Person

  • Permanent                    
  • 35 hours


Accent Group are embarking on an ambitious strategic plan for growth through the development of new affordable homes for rent, shared ownership and open market sale. You will be part of a dynamic and productive team who perform to the highest standard. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career.

As Development Programme Manager, you will be the principal point of contact with the Homes England in each operating area. You will work closely with the Head of Development for Delivery to prepare and develop effective programme management systems to monitor and report on the progress of the Consortium and Partner development programme.

You will be responsible for agreeing start of year Consortium targets whilst monitoring the progress of the consortium programme against the Homes England targets.

You will be used to managing large-scale projects and therefore be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Project Management approaches and methodologies.

Excellent influencing and negotiating skills will be essential; you will be working with Consortium Chief Executives, Community Groups and other stakeholders, including local authority members. Therefore, an understanding of central and local Government policy related to housing and implications to Housing Associations is essential.

You will need to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills; report writing and presenting are an important expectation of this role.

You show empathy for others, and be able to develop effective working relationships with all members of the Development and Growth team, as well as other internal agencies.

Working closely with Finance and procurement you will be proficient in the management of budgets and cost control.

As a Development Programme Manager, you will exhibit clear leadership, inspiration and direction across the Development team to ensure that the team functions well and works together to achieve clearly defined objectives in an effective and efficient fashion.

You will promote good staff relations ensuring that the principals of the Accent on Management charter is delivered consistently and effectively.

It is essential that you have knowledge of the development, planning, legal, construction processes, and an excellent understanding of the housing market.

You will have the ability to work well under pressure and be a lively and collaborative member of a team.

Proficient user of Microsoft Office products including Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint.


  • 28 days paid holiday per year rising by 1 day per year up to a maximum of one working week
  • Option to purchase additional holiday of up to 2 of your working weeks (at managers discretion)
  • Flexi-time scheme
  • Salary based contributory pension
  • Scheme with Life Assurance cover or a defined contribution pension
  • Scheme (SHPS)
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme


Notice Period

  • 2 Months                     

Interview Date

  • TBC