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Senior Development Manager

Employer
The Guinness Partnership
Location
England, London
Salary
Up to £76702 per annum + £6,000 Inner London Supplement
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Development Manager to join our Development Team at Guinness on a full-time, permanent basis to be based in our London office. As Senior Development Manager you will lead the team to identify, secure, and deliver a range of complex development projects, on time, budget and to the required standards, in accordance with the Group Development Strategy

Reporting into the Head of Development you will represent Guinness at a senior level with customers, external agencies, partners, local authorities, and other Registered Providers to forge excellent relationships and deliver corporate objectives whilst maintaining Guinness's reputation. You will be expected to prepare excellent oral and written reports to Board, Executive Team and Project Review Group (PRG) to support Development activity.

What we're looking for
You'll be an experienced Senior Development Manager with a degree or qualification in a relevant field, with proven expertise in the project management of complex residential developments across the RIBA stages (1-7). You will need to be highly motivated and able to lead a team, whilst working closely with internal stakeholders and the New Business Team as appropriate.

We know that how we do things is just as important as what we do, so you'll not only be an experienced Senior Development Manager with the rigour to pursue goals, but you'll also be a confident collaborator, able to influence and motivate the team and strong relationship builder with a willingness to go the extra mile to get the job done. To be considered you will need to be able to demonstrate the below essential skills and experience:
* 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
* Full UK Driving Licence and access to own vehicle.

Essential Qualifications:
* Educated to degree level and/or relevant professional qualification in Project Management, Property, Architecture, Planning, or Construction
Desirable:
* Accredited RICS, RIBA, RTPI, MCIOB or similar.
* NEBOSH accredited or similar Health and Safety qualification.

Success in the role will be measured by your ability to support the team achieve the below:
* Projects are identified and delivered to the requirements of the Business Plan and Group Development Strategy objectives.
* Delivery of projects to time, budget, and quality requirements.
* Project delivery teams are engaged, productive and well managed.
* A proactive, coordinated approach to delivery including involvement from Asset Management colleagues.
* Compliance with HE/GLA statutory, regulatory, and funding requirements.

How do I apply?
Please review the role profile to view all the key responsibilities to ensure you meet the essential criteria. If you feel you have what we're looking for then we'd love to hear from you! The first step is hitting the 'apply' button and submitting your online application by uploading your CV and cover letter. Shortlisting is due to take place w/c 1st July, there will be a 2-stage interview process one of which will include a presentation.

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.

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