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Development Manager

The Guinness Partnership
England, London
Up to £62201 per annum + £6,000 Inner London Supplement
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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

As Development Manager you will oversee the design of projects to develop efficient, cost effective, high-quality homes. Leading on the delivery of development projects, managing them at design, tender and/or construction phases (RIBA stages 1-7), working closely with the New Business Team as appropriate. You will coordinate and manage the submission of planning applications,
including negotiating the S106 and post approval work. Ensure projects meet all financial and funding targets, reporting on variances, and liaising with the Development Strategy Team for grant applications.

What we're looking for
You'll be an experienced Development Manager with a degree or qualification in relevant field, established in day-to-day project management and proven experience supporting residential developments at all stages. You'll also have exceptional stakeholder management and able to forge excellent relationships with customers, external agencies, partners, local authorities, and other Registered Providers to deliver corporate objectives whilst maintaining Guinness's reputation.

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 the below essential skills and experience:

  • Sound project management experience in Development.
  • Excellent social housing market knowledge.
  • Proven track record of successful residential new build development, working with contractors and managing development teams on site, maintaining contractual provisions and standards.
  • Experience of leading, managing and motivating large teams.
  • Knowledge and experience of budget and managing projects.
  • Up to date knowledge of UK planning regulations, building regulations, standards, contract management and 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.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and project management software
  • 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.
  • 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


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

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 week commencing 1st July, there will be a 2-stage interview process.

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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