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Senior Development Manager

The Guinness Partnership
England, Greater Manchester, Oldham
Up to £76702 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Development Manager to join the Guinness Team. This is a permanent, full-time vacancy based in either our Oldham, Crewe or Sheffield office. We are currently working to a hybrid working style, working 2 days per week in the office and 3 from home. As such, it is a requirement for candidates to be able to work 2 days per week from any of the offices mentioned above.

The overall purpose of the role is to identify, secure and deliver a range of development projects on time, budget and to the required standards, in accordance with the Group Development Strategy. Alongside Identifying new business opportunities which sit outside the scope of the New Business Team.

What we're looking for

We know that how we do things is just as important as what we do, so you'll not only be highly self-motivated with the rigour to pursue goals, but you'll also be a confident collaborator, networker and relationship builder with a willingness to go the extra mile to get the job done.

You'll be able to demonstrate:


  • Significant project management experience in residential new build development, including experience of budgetary control, leading, managing and motivating large project teams, including technical teams.
  • Proven track record of acquiring land, property and new business opportunities through a wide variety of routes to market.
  • Excellent social housing market knowledge.
  • Proven experience of performance managing third parties and maintaining contractual provisions and standards.
  • Up to date knowledge of UK planning regulations, building regulations and standards, contract management and contract law.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work effectively in a complex and dynamic environment.
  • Sound understanding of funding models with the ability to provide credible analysis to the Development Management Team.
  • Understanding of national regeneration and development agenda.
  • Experience and understanding of social housing legislation and regulation including health and safety, risk management, and environmental and sustainability issues.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and project management software
  • Demonstrates the Guinness behaviours.
  • Demonstrates the Guinness Leadership and Management Standard.



  • Educated to degree level and/or relevant professional qualification in Project Management, Property, Architecture, Planning, or Construction


  • Accredited RICS, RIBA, RTPI, MCIOB or similar.
  • NEBOSH accredited or similar Health and Safety qualification.
About Us

The Guinness Partnership is one of the leading providers of affordable housing and care services in England. We build and manage homes and provide housing services for around 140,000 customers nationwide. Our vision is to deliver great service, provide great homes, to be a great business and to be a great place to work. Because everything we do is about our customers, our communities and our people, any profit we make is re-invested in new and existing homes and improving services.

The Guinness Partnership is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all colleagues, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Company info
0161 219 7312
Bower House
1 Stable Street
United Kingdom

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