Senior Development Manager - Large Sites

Homes England
CB24 3EN
£50,813 - £59,779
Closing date
9 Dec 2021

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Salary Band
Up to £30,000
Full Time
Organisation Type
Government organisation
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Senior Development Manager - Large Sites What we offer... 


We understand how important life is outside of work so, as well as competitive salary and 33 days annual leave, we are totally committed to flexible working. We’ll support you, wherever possible, so that you don’t miss out on what truly matters to you.


If you do ever need a little bit of extra help we have a great employee assistance programme, financial well-being support and access to loads of great discounts with leading high street names.


Our range of network groups are also there to support you to truly be yourself at work and play a key role in helping shape our future.


If you are a member of a professional body we’ll pay for your membership and once you get your top of the range digital kit you’ll be good to go in one of our great offices (or at home!)


A bit about the role...


Working in a team with Mike Goulding our Project Director, the Senior Development Manager will play a critical role in the delivery of Northstowe and potentially, other large sites. You will be joining our enthusiastic/friendly/talented/highly skilled/experienced team of 7 people, who are committed to making positive change in how Northstowe is being delivered. 


Mike believes in delivering a first-class customer service, resolving any issues informally wherever possible, taking an innovative and creative approach to delivery . Mike also believes in working in a collaborative/flexible way  to foster good decision making and problem solving within the team.


This is a rare chance to shape the future of delivering a New Town in a fast growing, national organisation with real social purpose. Working with key stakeholders and professional external consultant teams you will ensure efficient, consistent and effective delivery of serviced land parcels to the development market and the have the opportunity to help create something special. 


The role will support the design and delivery of key strategic projects around the South of England but will be mainly focussed on Northstowe. 


A bit about you…


Whilst our day job is to deliver first class customer service to our stakeholders, you will be used to "spinning several plates" at once and will always be looking for ways to improve and innovate.


You'll be comfortable supporting the Project Director and wider project team with complex development related issues, aiming to deliver a town of 10,000 new homes and associated strategic uses.  You will be proficient in all aspects of property development including disposals, acquisitions, planning, planning, technical etc .


Delivering on a mission as bold as ours isn’t always easy. You will be resilient and comfortable managing stakeholders at a senior level and your discussions will always be shaped by a good understanding of the commercial and operational impact of what we do as a project delivery  team. You will enjoy working in an innovative, fun and engaging way and be able to negotiate and persuade.


As an experienced property  professional you’ll understand how to manage colleagues and be able to demonstrate you can work with others as part of a team in a collaborative, inclusive way.


Who are we?


We are the Government’s national housing agency. Our role is to accelerate the pace of house-building across the country, particularly in areas where there are the most serious affordability issues – meaning people are struggling to find homes. 


We have the appetite, influence, expertise and resources to drive positive market change and meet the Government’s ambition to deliver 300,000 new homes a year. We are using our land, influence, funds and knowledge to increase the pace, scale and quality of new homes accelerating delivery in areas of greatest demand and helping create great places to live. Within the next few years, we will have invested over £27 billion across our programmes. To deliver against these aims we’re building a different kind of public service - join us to help make this happen.


We would encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible as we may close vacancies early should we receive a high number of applications. We also encourage you to apply using the full application option as opposed to quick apply, this is especially important if you would like to indicate to us that you would like to be considered under the disability confident scheme.


Homes England are a geographically diverse community. We are all working from home at the moment and so our new colleagues can be based almost anywhere providing that their commute to their relevant base office is reasonable when we come back together. Colleague well-being is our top priority.


Please note that Homes England are currently consulting on a pay and grading review.  We will share information with candidates about the outcome of this review and any impact that this may have on this role throughout the recruitment process. If you are an internal applicant you will be subject to our interim pay controls, details of which can be found on the intranet.


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