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Development Manager

LiveWest Homes Ltd
Exeter and Weston-super-Mare
£39,000 - £43,300 per annum plus car allowance
Closing date
13 Feb 2022

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

We have exciting opportunities for Development Project Managers to join our talented Delivery and Construction team.

Working as part of the team, reporting to the Senior Development Manager for your region, you will work within a team of Development Managers, Assistant Development Managers and New Business Managers to achieve our new homes targets on cost, quality, time, health and safety and customer satisfaction. As a Development Manager you will have project management responsibility for the delivery of new homes from the signing of contracts to handover to our customers and internal clients.

You will ensure our new homes meet our customers' expectations, high quality standards and stringent compliance requirements. You will liaise with our consultants and contractors and work collaboratively with colleagues in other teams to ensure that projects are delivered on time and are accurately forecast.

On a day to day basis, you will ensure our new homes are delivered safely and meet required standards of statutory compliance and safety, monitor and report on delivery of your schemes, manage and work with our consultants and contractors, manage budgets and ensure financial control of your schemes.

This is an exciting opportunity which requires you to collaborate, coordinate and communicate with our internal and external stakeholders to ensure successful delivery and handover of our new homes.

This role is being offered on a full time, permanent basis and a hybrid working style is an option.

We have 2 positions available, and can be based at our Exeter or Weston-super-Mare office. Please apply just once to the office location closest to your home address.

About The Candidate

To be considered for the role of Development Manager, you will have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the development process
  • Knowledge of post construction processes and construction practices
  • Knowledge of contract law and administration combined with practical experience of resolving contractual queries
  • Understanding of viability principles, risk management, land and property valuation
  • Knowledge of audit requirements of public bodies such as Homes England
  • Understanding of health and safety and CDM regulations
  • Experience of working within construction or property development, managing and delivering a portfolio of complex development projects
  • Experience of assessing project risks and an ability to demonstrate effective development of strategies to manage them
  • Experience of managing budgets, assimilating complex legal and financial information
  • Experience of using relevant business systems e.g. MS Office, SDS Sequel/Proval, Civica Cx

What we offer:

  • Defined Contribution pension scheme – employer contribution of 6% - 9%
  • Discretionary Bonus scheme
  • Death in Service benefit (3 x salary) 
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays with service related increase to your entitlement up to 30 days plus an option to purchase extra annual leave
  • Family Friendly policies
  • Health Cash Plan including dental and optical cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Health and Wellbeing programme which includes enhanced sick pay, monthly campaigns, training and yearly flu jabs  
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Car Benefit scheme
  • Learning and Development including coaching and professional qualification support
  • Volunteering days


LiveWest provides over 38,000 homes to over 80,000 people throughout the South West from Gloucestershire to the Isles of Scilly. We have plans to build over 6,000 homes in the area over the next five years, developing new homes of all tenures including low-cost rent and sale, market rent and sale, and a range of supported housing and intermediate housing products, creating choice and flexibility. 
As well as developing new homes, we continue to invest in existing properties and communities. Through the stability of good housing, we place better living for better lives at the centre of our mission both today and for generations to come. At LiveWest we believe in a home for everyone. 

As an Inclusive Employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all colleagues. For further information about our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy, please click here.

Find Us
01392 814476
1 Wellington Way
United Kingdom
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