Director of Development & Growth

Greenacre Recruitment
North West, Yorkshire & North East
£100,000 per annum (plus car allowance)
Closing date
29 Oct 2021

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Residential Development & Construction, Construction, Development / regeneration, Land acquisition
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Position: Director of Development and Growth

Location: Although our main hub is in Cheadle Hulme and that’s where we meet, you’ll need to be able to travel across our 3 regions

Salary: £100,000 per annum (plus car allowance)  

Duration: Permanent


Johnnie Johnson Housing (JJH) owns and manages over 5000 homes, currently within the Northwest, Yorkshire & Derbyshire and Northeast regions.  We are a sound business, proud of our G1 governance and V1 financial viability ratings.  We are market making in the world of Independent Living and work alongside our Astraline colleagues meaning our new homes can be different.  Our customers can have outstanding homes as well as outstanding services.

Our world of development is exciting but it’s important you want to part of a strong Executive Team – we are high performing, challenge and develop ourselves, to provide the best we can for our residents.

We have a ‘northern national’ footprint, but we have big plans to develop homes all over the UK.  Are you ambitious enough to join us and deliver our new development strategy and achieve our ambition of building circa 1000 new homes over the next 11 years?  We provide safe, warm and modern independent living with an ambition to seek innovation, pursuing future opportunities in the world of MMC/Modular.  What can you bring to develop the strategy in our homes for customers to thrive?

As well as new builds to achieve growth, you’ll lead on our Options Appraisal Plans.  We have Independent Living Schemes to be refreshed and re-designed to be sustainable for the next 30-40 years.  Lead the journey on making a significant impact to the quality legacy of our homes.

To help us deliver our ambitions we seek strong partnership providing expertise and innovation in Independent Living. We are a JV North Partner and partnership working is key for us.  We are about to start a process seeking out partner/s for our future - what can you bring to this new adventure?

The blend of experience required for this role means we’re open to applications from all related sectors, but you must be values driven, comfortable working at pace and most importantly always putting the customer at the heart of whatever you do. What are looking for proven ability and a track record of delivering multiple development schemes of various types and sizes and inspiring a team to deliver.

The last 18 months has shown everyone change and technology will continue to be the norm, so you’ll need to be comfortable with and embrace digital as it continues to help us improve and work in new ways.  


* Report to and work with the CEO to develop and deliver the development programme

* Inspire and create a culture that rewards hard work, a one team ethos and empower colleagues to be the best they can be

* Ultimate accountability for the development budget, with devolved responsibility for the day-to-day management and delivery of this through the Head of Development & Growth 

*Build and maintain relationships both inside and outside the sector to create opportunities via partnerships, ensuring value for money

* Strong knowledge of current legislation related to construction, net zero carbon, sustainability, and other building related law but also horizon scan for future change

* Have an accessible and robust network to access external expertise through partnerships and consultancy working 

* Be part of a high performing Executive Team to lead and drive the business

* Focus on continuous improvement to exploit new opportunities and maximise potential.

We know the UK has an ageing population that is growing exponentially, so the demand for independent living is only going to keep rising, this is an opportunity for the right candidate to be integral in playing a part in providing homes that are modern, safe and attractive. 

For an informal conversation and to receive the recruitment pack, please contact our Lead Consultant, Jonathan Skipp on 07715 658148 or


Applicants should submit their CV and Supporting Statement online.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Greenacre Recruitment Ltd who are operating as a recruitment agency and business.


Greenacre is a specialist recruitment business, operating across property services and asset management (public and private sector), housing services, registered care, development and regeneration and interim and executive level housing. We partner with a number of RPs, Local Authorities and ALMOs and we have begun to build strong links with maintenance contractors and consultants that supply to the social housing sector.

We marry expertise and excellent customer service with a straightforward and honest approach that produces quality outcomes faster and easier. We work beyond the average recruitment remit, providing a bespoke service which puts our customers first.

We believe our track record speaks for itself. Our founders remain deeply involved in the development of the company, which is reflected in our consistency, strong company values and our disposition to be innovative, yet considered in our approach.

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01462 429750
100 Hermitage Road

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