Development Manager

Gentoo Group
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
09 Aug 2019
02 Sep 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 competitive pay and benefits package, 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 Manager to identify and win opportunities to deliver Gentoo’s affordable development programme. You will be part of the team responsible for implementing our £117m affordable homes programme which will deliver more than 900 new homes over the next five years.

You will be part of the Development team who will secure our pipeline of development, managing projects from feasibility through to planning submission ensuring that our development proposals meet KPI’s and are of high design quality.

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 manager level. Strong financial and commercial awareness and with an understanding of development pressure relating to housing development in the region.

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.

If you can recognise 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 Brendon Ferguson, Head of Development on 07710 737040.

This post is subject to a basic DBS check.

Proposed interview date is 18th September 2019.