Development Roles

Portsmouth Office Base with extensive travel
Up to £58k depending on experience
08 May 2019
20 May 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

There’s a critical lack of affordable housing and we know there’s no quick solution.  Here at VIVID, our plan is to use our financial strength and development expertise to build more new homes than ever and maintain them to a high standard.  We’ve secured £88m of Homes England funding through our new Strategic Partnership and plan to build 17,000 homes over the next 10 years.

We’re recruiting for 3 roles within our expanding Development Team on a full time, permanent basis, working 37 hours per week. These roles will be required to regularly travel throughout our operating area in Hampshire, Berkshire, West Sussex and Surrey.  Due to the nature of these roles, a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle is required.

Development Manager

Up to £58k depending on experience

If you thrive on delivering a range of projects as well as managing a small team, this is the role for you.  Your role will be a mix of project delivery and management of Project Managers and Project Officers.  You’ll have extensive project management experience as well as the skills needed to manage your team.

Project Manager

Up to £50k depending on experience

As one of our team of Project Managers, you’ll be responsible for delivering projects within our development programme, ensuring that our new homes delivery objectives are achieved in accordance with our financial plans and targets.

Managing and motivating external project teams, you’ll ensure that the programme is delivered in line with our culture, business plan and performance requirements whilst promoting a clear commitment to customer satisfaction.  You’ll also be responsible for health & safety and risk identification and mitigation on allocated projects.

The successful candidate will already have experience in a housing or construction related management role.  You’ll have a track record of successful involvement in affordable housing development programmes and as such will understand the social housing environment to include regulations and policy. 

As a strong project manager, you’ll have good commercial awareness and financial understanding relating to house building.  The role involves working closely with and line managing a Project Officer.  Whilst experience in development is essential for this role, further training is available and applicants seeking promotion to this level will be considered.

Project Officer

Up to £31k depending on experience

Working with the Project Manager, you'll assist with the delivery of on site development projects, ensuring that the new homes projects and other associated projects are delivered in line with our financial plans and targets.

You'll be assisting with the handover of new homes, attending site meetings, snagging and end of defects inspections, ensuring that new homes are handed over to internal departments to the required quality standard.  You will also be involved with defects management working closely with customers and contractors.

You'll also need to ensure that the required certificates and paperwork for internal/external purposes are correct, accurate and correctly filed. 

You'll be an experienced in administration within a fast-paced role and have good commercial awareness & financial understanding.  You'll be fully competent on computer systems and be able to learn new programmes quickly. As relationship building is key to this role, you'll be an excellent communicator who's confident to talk with customers and stakeholders on the phone and face to face.

It'd be highly advantageous if you have experience of project management and knowledge of the housing development programme delivery, however adequate training will be provided. 

Closing date 20 May 2019

Interviews will be held between 27 May and 7 June 2019

If you have any questions or if you need additional support, please get in touch with HR internally on 023 9289 6758 or email We’ll be happy to help.