South Devon Rural Development Manager

circa £45,000 per annum
02 Oct 2020
02 Nov 2020
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Welcome to South Devon Rural Housing Association (SDR) and thank you for the interest you’ve shown in joining us as our new Development Manager.

SDR was established in 1958 as Dartington Housing Association. Evolving over 60 years into a strong, community-based organisation, it has sound working links with local communities and an enviable reputation in South Devon for its quality housing and services.  We see ourselves very much at the heart of our communities, offering a uniquely personal and caring service to our residents. Our role as a ‘niche’ provider enables us to get involved in housing activities that may not be of interest to others, often in partnership with local authorities.

We are proud be a small rural housing association with local roots and are committed to developing and maintaining strong partnerships.  We value the benefits that collaborative approaches can bring particularly in promoting the development of Community Led Housing projects via our development subsidiary Rural Homes Ltd.  We also pride ourselves in the quality of care provided at our 25 bed residential care home in the pretty Devon village of Dartington.

Our new Corporate Plan clearly sets out our ethos, approach and ambitions for the next five years.  These ambitions are based around four key themes – working more closely with our residents, achieving our aspirations, transformation and innovation and independence. We very much see ourselves on a journey and we anticipate a bright future ahead, taking with us the best from the past and the present.

So, this is an exciting time to be joining SDR and this role is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled and highly motivated individual to strengthen the work of our development subsidiary and enhance service delivery in the homes of our existing residents.

For further information go to then call our retained consultant Denise Kirkham at Distinctive People on 07833 475669 for an informal discussion.

Applications should be submitted by no later than 9:00am, Monday 2nd November 2020 as per the guidance set out in the recruitment pack.