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Senior Development Officer

Hightown Housing Association Limited
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
£54,582 pa
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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Residential Development & Construction, Development / regeneration
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

We have an opportunity for a Senior Development Officer to join our busy Development team in Hemel Hempstead for someone who has the right values, behaviours and attitudes to be the difference which are:

  • Putting our residents and service users first
  • Treating people with respect, promoting independence and choice
  • Developing passionate and committed teams
  • Being cost effective without compromising standards or safety

If you share our values, we`d love you to work for us.

Who were looking for

  • Could you evaluate new land opportunities?
  • Do you have the experience of the financial appraisal of prospective new build residential projects along with the skills required to deal with land purchases and projects?
  • Can you manage the delivery of key housing projects?

Were looking for someone who:

  • Is passionate about housing development and delivery whilst understanding how a good home can transform residents lives and their communities
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Motivated to deliver great homes and fantastic customer service
  • Has experience of new build or refurbished property development

The successful candidate will be numerate and computer literate, with good skills in report writing. You will manage projects under your own initiative, while part of a good supportive team.

About the role

Hightown is one of the fastest growing housing association in the UK, increasing our total portfolio of properties by over 470 in the last year. You will be responsible for delivering development projects and building high quality homes in accordance with the Associations aims and objectives.

As a Senior Development Officer, you will support other members of the department in dealing with defects, administration and information and work with the Projects Manager to assist with the evaluation of new development opportunities and assess the financial viability of prospective schemes.

Based in pleasant offices, our `can-do` culture is lively and un-bureaucratic. Why not join us?

The Benefits

In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer a considerable benefits package. This includes:

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 33 days per year, including statutory bank holidays, rising to 35 days with service
  • £54,582pa for a 35 hour a week contract
  • Regular support from your line manager and colleagues
  • Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance
  • Monthly attendance bonus on top of your basic salary
  • Annual salary and cost of living review
  • Commitment to health and wellbeing with the Five Ways to Wellbeing
  • Ongoing professional development and support to deliver outstanding support
  • Workplace pension scheme and life assurance of three times your annual salary
  • Refer-a-friend scheme: Earn a £130 bonus for each friend you refer to work for us
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Employee assistance helpline
  • Mileage paid for car usage
  • Well-equipped on-site gym

Hybrid working

You will be able to work two days a week from home, with the other three days at our head office in Hemel Hempstead.

About Us

Hightown is a charitable housing association operating principally in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. We believe everyone should have a home and the support they need, so our aim is to build new homes and to provide excellent housing and support.

We currently manage over 7,700 homes and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff from our head office in Hemel Hempstead. We have an annual turnover of £90 million and a development programme that will deliver around 500 new affordable homes each year.

Closing date: Wednesday 1st June 2022

Interview date: week commencing Monday 13th June 2022

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Hightown is a charitable housing association transforming thousands of lives every year.

We do this by building hundreds of much needed new homes and providing care and supported housing services for a wide range of people. We have high ambitions, a principled approach and a dependable, flexible team that delivers.

We are a charitable association aiming to help people who cannot afford to buy or rent housing at market values. 
We currently manage over 7,000 homes (principally in Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire) and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff. We have an annual turnover of £90 million and a development programme that will deliver around 450 new affordable homes each year.


Building homes. Supporting people.


  • Put residents and service users first.
  • Treat people with respect
  • Be cost effective
  • Don't compromise standards or safety
  • Develop passionate and committed teams


Hightown’s aim is to provide as many homes as we can at below market rates and a wide range of housing and support for people who are vulnerable and/or disabled. Hightown’s history over more than 50 years shows our continuing focus on our strong social purpose.

We are rated highly for financial and operational performance; and have a high grading from the Regulator of Social Housing.
Hightown is committed to retaining its distinctiveness and its reputation for making projects happen which demonstrate Hightown’s values and contribution to society.

We believe that, by developing decent homes and supporting individuals to live with confidence, independence and choice, our work delivers a tangible positive impact for local communities

Please see our vacancies below:

Find Us
01442 292309
Hightown House
Maylands Avenue
Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead
United Kingdom
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