Senior Development Officer

Wokingham, Berkshire
£ 35,000
10 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Developer / contractor

Wokingham Housing (WHL) is looking for a Senior Development Officer to join this thought leading organisation in achieving its objectives of building more affordable housing for local people on the housing register whilst generating a financial return for our shareholder, Wokingham Borough Council. This role combines taking developments from concept through to completion and hand over to our sister organisations.

We are passionate about making a difference to the housing opportunities available to local people, while not compromising the beauty of the area we develop homes in. WHL is at the vanguard of how Local Housing Companies are used by their sponsoring local authority.

The successful applicant will report to the Head of Development and Operations to deliver a strong programme of development and help build our future pipeline. The post holder will be able to contribute to the pipeline direction of the organisation and in doing so will be able to build a business case for the role’s permanency.

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to meeting the ever increasing need for a range of social and affordable houses and apartments in the Borough. The post holder will be an instrumental part of the development delivery team.

In return we offer highly flexible working conditions within a small, friendly team, which is enthusiastic and clear about what we are delivering and working towards.

We are seeking someone with experience in development from initial feasibility to submission of planning applications and overseeing of on site design and build contracts. This is a fantastic opportunity to build upon your existing experience in a team that encourages personal growth and development. The successful candidate will have acute attention to detail, an ability to oversee multiple projects at one time and who is looking to grow within the sector.

Closing Date: 28th April 2019

To apply for this vacancy, please first consult the job description, including person specification, attached at the end of this advert. Please then apply by email by clicking the Apply button on this page and completing the steps prompted to attach your CV and covering letter. Please ensure that your covering letter explains how you meet the criteria of the person specification. 

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