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Development Manager

Aster Group
Up to £62,000 per annum subject to experience plus mileage allowance
Closing date
28 Sep 2021

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Residential Development & Construction, Development / regeneration
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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The Opportunity

Do you have the potential to lead a team of Project Manager’s to secure opportunities and oversee a development programme of circa 250 homes per year?  If so, this opportunity may be for you.

What you’ll be doing

The Development Manager role leads on predominantly developer-led opportunities within our Eastern patch of Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex.  You will be responsible for identifying and securing new business opportunities, acting as an ambassador for Aster and helping us to continue to be a partner of choice.  You will maintain a network of contacts and demonstrate an active knowledge of the geography you cover.  Being competent with undertaking development appraisals, you will lead on bids for affordable housing schemes and where successful, negotiate these through to de-risked and robust contracts. 

You will be responsible for ensuring your team of Project Managers oversee the construction of new homes to deliver good quality affordable homes to the business in line with projected forecasts and budgets.  You’ll need to understand the overall programme and the specifics of your team’s work to achieve the results needed to sustain the development programme for your patch. 

About you

We are looking for someone who works in an autonomous way and provide supportive leadership to their team.  You’ll need to have strong communication skills with the ability to influence internal and external stakeholders, alongside strong IT skills and financial acumen.

With a good understanding of all aspects of the development process and the current legislation, you’ll need to be able to identify, manage and mitigate risks and challenges that are typical of the process.

You’ll be working from home, but you’ll be required to travel across our operating area, so you’ll need a full, UK driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes. 

About Aster Group

We’re a not-for-dividend business established in 1990 and have over £1.6billion worth of assets. We own and maintain over 30,000 homes, provide services to approximately 90,000 customers and employ 1,300 people.  The Aster Foundation is our way of giving something back. It’s the work we choose to do over and above our landlord and development activities.

Ready to apply?

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and believe that creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.   So, do you have a ‘can do’ attitude? Are you flexible and able to fulfil the needs of our business? If you think you fit the bill and you’re ready for a new challenge we’d love to hear from you.

Please use the information provided in the advert and role profile to let us know why you’d be ideally suited for this job.

If you would like an informal chat about any aspects of this opportunity, please feel free to contact Edward Till, Head of New Business and Delivery on 07711425474 or via email;    

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