Lead Housing Development Specialist

Tandridge, Oxted
26 Feb 2021
14 Mar 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and proactive Lead Housing Development Specialist to help us deliver more affordable homes in Tandridge, Surrey where the aim for all the new housing is Net Zero Carbon compliance.

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the Council’s Housing programme including reporting to Committee, monitoring performance and budgetary control, ensuring compliance with standards and exercising proper Governance in relation to the programme. They will also be responsible for managing a small team that delivers new homes, taking projects from inception to completion. The team also works closely with the Council’s planning department, registered providers, and developers to help deliver a wider programme of affordable housing. The work of the team is vital in meeting the housing needs of the district, an area where a high proportion of residents cannot afford to rent or buy homes in the private market.

This exciting role will be responsible for,

  • Implementing the Council’s aspirations for more affordable Housing
  • identifying and facilitating Housing projects
  • recommending the acquisition of land and properties
  • expanding Tandridge’s Affordable Homes Programme

To be successful in this role you will ideally have full membership of a relevant professional body, be an experienced project manager who has an extensive record of delivering affordable homes programmes successfully and previous experience of partnership working. You will also have high-level project management and excellent negotiation skills, as well as the ability to critique and modify financial appraisals, manage costs, quality, timescales and risk. Report writing skills are also key to this role. Preferably you will also have a sound knowledge of construction.

You will also need to have a clear understanding of section 106 challenges and evaluation processes, knowledge of the Housing Revenue Account and other external funding options.

In return we can offer: -

  • Supportive working environment
  • Interesting range of work
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working

If you would like to find out more about the role please contact Alison Boote, Executive Head of Communities aboote@tandridge.gov.uk to discuss.

Interviews will take place on the week commencing 22 March 2021.