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Development Manager

Aster Group
Hampshire & Berkshire
£63,000 per annum
Closing date
2 May 2024

The Opportunity

Do you have the potential to lead a team of Project Managers to secure opportunities and oversee a development programme within Hampshire and Berkshire? 


What you’ll be doing

The Development Manager role leads on predominantly developer-led opportunities within Hampshire and Berkshire (other areas if required). 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 applicants who work 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. 


What’s in it for me

We invest in our colleagues because we know if they have a better day at work, the service our customers receive will be better. The Aster Offer is our offer to our colleagues to ensure they have a great day at work and includes things like:

  • Flexible working – whilst some roles need to be carried out in a specific place at a specific time, where possible we encourage our colleagues to work to their own schedule at a location that suits them, their team and our business’ needs
  • A focus on colleague wellbeing – workshops, an employee assistance programme offering counselling and support, mental health training and a health cash plan
  • We invest in colleagues’ careers and development through our leader and colleague development frameworks
  • Defined Contribution Pension and attached life assurance
  • Volunteering hours available to all colleagues to enable them to give back
  • Savings at cinemas, gyms, holidays, days out, various shops and eateries and lots more
  • Enhanced leave
  • We celebrate colleagues who go above and beyond with a range of personalised recognition initiatives, and monthly and annual awards.



Ready to apply?

To apply, please use information provided in the advert and role profile to let us know why you’d be good for the job. Please submit a copy of your up-to-date CV along with a supporting statement.

We create 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.

Interviews to take place Monday 13 May and second interview Thursday 16 May (if required).

Applications based upon part-time hours maybe considered.


Aster is not a sponsorship organisation and all candidates will be required to verify their right to work in the UK prior to commencement of employment with the Aster Group & it’s subsidiary brands.

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