Development Manager

London - Brock Street
£57,362 rising to £60,065 after 12 months
13 Jun 2019
20 Jun 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

About Us
Guinness was founded in 1890, so we have been providing homes and services for nearly 130 years. We’re proud of our heritage, and excited about our future. What we’re here for hasn’t changed – to improve people’s lives and create possibilities for them. We’re committed to providing great homes and services to our customers across the country.

Over the next 5 years Guinness plans to build 10,000 new homes across the country, and we’re expanding our team to help us do this. We’re looking for experienced and talented development professionals, who share our vision and values, to join our team and help us deliver our exciting new build programme.

About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Development Manager to join our Major Projects team in London on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will focus on the development and design of large, complex and innovative residential and mixed use schemes across London and the South East.

You’ll be joining the Development Team where planned growth includes the delivery of 1000-2000 homes per annum and a 2024 target of 10,000 homes across all tenures. The team is dynamic, fast moving, agile and commercially focused in its approach to development. Reporting to the Senior Development Manager you’ll be primarily responsible for:

  • Assisting in the development and design of large, complex, higher risk often mixed used projects; working on design, tender and/or construction phases (RIBA stages 1-7).
  • Working on capital projects with values over £100m, follow appropriate cash flow procedures, delivering Value for Money in procurement and assist with daily budgetary requirements.
  • Motivating, supporting and performance managing multi-disciplinary project and design teams to ensure the successful delivery of projects and a seamless handover to other teams within Guinness.
  • Overseeing the contract management for projects, ensuring compliance and providing analysis to assess performance against key indicators.
  • Assisting in performance managing project consultants and contractors, ensuring they perform in line with both their scope of services and Guinness standards and protocols.
  • Overseeing the budget management of projects against financial and funding targets, as well as grant requirements and report on variances.
  • Preparing and recording regular development reporting on programme, costs, risks, actions, and project team performance.

Essential Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years management experience in Development.
  • Excellent social housing market knowledge.
  • Proven track record of successful residential new build delivery.
  • Experience of working as part of large dispersed teams.
  • Experience of working with contractors.
  • Up to date knowledge of UK planning regulations, building regulations and NHBC standards.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work effectively in a complex and dynamic environment.
  • Experience and understanding of social housing legislation and regulation including health and safety, risk management, and environmental and sustainability issues.
  • Demonstrates the Guinness Behaviours.
  • Demonstrates the Guinness Leadership and Management Standard.
  • Educated to degree level and/or relevant professional qualification in Project Management, Property, Architecture, Planning, or Construction.

What’s on offer
We offer an excellent benefits package that helps to make The Guinness Partnership a great place to work. Benefits include but aren't limited to:

  • Competitive Salary of £57,362 (£51,362 plus £6K local job supplement per annum) rising to £60,065 (64,065 plus £6K LJS per annum) after 12 months
  • 25 days holiday & bank holidays (Plus option to purchase 5 additional holiday days)
  • Amazing career development opportunities
  • Access to Simply Health Scheme – claim back every day medical expenses.
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Access to Employee assistance programme
  • Access to Benefits Portal offering everyday Lifestyle Benefits
  • Professional qualification support & financial support for professional subscriptions
  • Thank you awards - by nomination
  • Aspire programme - £100 allowance per employee each financial year
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Training & E-learning courses

If you’re interested in joining us and would like to apply for this role, please review the role profile to view all of the key responsibilities and ensure you meet the essential criteria.

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