Development Manager

£45,834 - £48,819 per annum
06 Nov 2020
10 Dec 2020
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

Would you like to be a part of The London Borough of Hounslow, whose diverse workforce are committed to making a positive difference for our residents and visitors by ensuring the quality of our services are maintained to a high standard?

The Council is embarking upon a major programme of change to modernise the way we work and reduce our carbon footprint. In April 2019 we moved to Hounslow House, a new landmark building located in Hounslow town centre, our new technology will enable staff to work remotely and flexibly to improve the service we provide to residents and to help our staff achieve a better work/life balance.

About The Team

The Housing Service is leading the way in providing good quality, affordable homes for our residents, as well as building vibrant and thriving communities. We are delivering on our housing 5000 pledge, and to keep us on track - we are embarking on the next phase of this process and have developed an Estate Regeneration programme which will deliver several hundred new homes.  

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join us as Development Manager to take a leading role in the delivery of community led regeneration proposals demonstrating exemplar design and sustainability standards. 

Key Responsibilities

  1. You will be responsible for the day to day effective planning and delivery of schemes within the Council’s Estate Regeneration programme in order to secure planning consent for 1,250 new homes to meet part of the corporate pledge target of 5,000 new homes to meet local housing needs within the borough, by March 2022.

  2. You will be responsible for budget setting, assembling the professional team and monitoring their performance and spend.

  3. You will be responsible for advising and supporting specialist housing teams to carry out consultations with residents and represent the Council at these events ensuring that developments are sensitive to the local community.

Your Skills

  1. You will have proven track record of project managing pre-development activities including appointment of multi-disciplinary consultants’ team to undertake design development to secure planning consent, site capacity studies, site investigations, financial modelling, and analysis of the appropriate delivery route, land assembly, CPO preparatory work, decanting and phasing strategy.

  2. You will have good experience of community engagement and working closely with residents to develop schemes which meet both resident aspirations and Council’s objectives.

  3. You will have good experience and ability of working in partnership with key stakeholders, including other Council departments, developers, registered providers, GLA and other Local Authorities to develop creative and innovative ways of funding and increasing cost effectiveness of new council housing developments.

Essential for the Role

You will have 3-5 years of experience of delivering complex new build and regeneration projects and managing delivery teams, with end-to-end programme and risk management, maximising delivery of affordable housing and capital investment return.

If you would like an informal conversation regarding the position please contact Archika Kumar on or 07970668072.

Interviews will be held during week commencing: 14 December 2020

Closing date: 10 December 2020

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