This is an exciting, new business, operating within the PRS, Student and Residential development sectors, which will provide high-quality, development products across the UK.
By bringing together an institutional investor and the companies experience within the Development industry they are uniquely placed to provide all services seamlessly from under one roof – from site identification and development through to sale and asset management of our schemes.
With an ambitious plan to deliver a series of development schemes during the terms of our five year fund, they are perfectly positioned for rapid expansion in this growing market place.
Your life as a Director of Development
Managing and working with a number of development partners, a key part of this role will be to develop and nurture these relationships. You’ll take ownership for driving the delivery of development schemes as well as driving forward the strategic growth and investment programmes, with ambitious plans to build a volume of units this year, your challenge will be to build and develop an outsourced team capable of pulling this plan off.
What You’ll do
You’ll take responsibility for all pre-contractual relationships, which will involve liaising with both Land Agents, Development Managers (PM/QS) and Contractors, visiting sites to assess and evaluate the viability of profitability of potential developments.
You’ll prepare draft development and financial programmes and due diligence reports, highlighting any associated risks and constraints regarding each sites locality and deliver comprehensive site risk mitigation profiling, reporting and recommendations for control and risk monitoring.
Seeking out profitable new business opportunities, and working closely with clients, legal and finance colleagues, you’ll be managing contract negotiations for both land purchases and Construction (JCT) and be responsible for the development and procurement process to ensure effective delivery of the ‘life-cycle’ of each development program to time and to budget.
You’ll also focus on maintaining and upgrading as necessary policy, procedure and briefing documentation relating to consultants and contractors, selection and compliance, and building design briefing matters, in addition to the other specific standards set by the Group.
Your relationship with the investors will be pivotal to the role and you’ll take ownership of preparing and updating end to end Investment Appraisals and site applications to achieve qualified project status sites with the funder.
Commercially focused will mean that you continuously review the performance of consultants and contractors (including employer’s agents) and take appropriate action to secure efficient performance, involving key stakeholders in the design and procurement of new developments together with title and search information.
What We’re Looking For
The Development Director will help deliver the Group’s ambitions to build on its reputation as an innovative and distinguished development housebuilder. You’ll build a development function to deliver high profile schemes and secure and create new business opportunities and you’ll be prepared to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in right from the start.
You should have a proven track record of successfully managing/running a large-scale development programmes including site and property acquisition. You’ll have a detailed understanding of contracts and procurement along with a hands on approach to project managing large capital projects including effective risk and budget management.
You’ll be able to evidence a career in securing new business, have significant experience within the construction industry, be suitably qualified along with demonstrating an excellent network of connections within the house-building and contracting sectors.
You’ll have a natural affinity to work effectively and establish positive relationships with all stakeholders in a way that establishes confidence, credibility and trust acting as an ambassador of our brand at all times. You’ll be an inspirational and innovative leader who will seize the potential of this role, be driven to deliver high quality solutions and services and embrace opportunities to maximise results.