Senior Development Manager

We are working with one of the largest housing associations to recruit an experienced Senior Development Manager to focus on delivering high profile, large, complex projects in London.  You will be responsible for leading a small team to project manage a portfolio of projects, as well as working on pipeline opportunities during the lead in to delivery.  Hybrid working between home and London office is available.

You’ll need to be proficient in foreseeing risk, problem solving and finding suitable solutions rapidly, while considering the financial and commercial impact. You’ll work with and across multidisciplinary teams to manage the time, cost and quality of your portfolio of projects.

It’s essential that you have a thorough understanding of housing development, project management and an awareness of statutory legal and regulatory requirements.  As well as the ability to demonstrate an awareness of the economic and political challenges that will be faced.

This role requires strong stakeholder management with internal stakeholder teams and external consultants, contractors and developers.  Your ability to work collaboratively will be critical to success, so we are looking for excellent communication, networking and relationship management skills.

Reporting skills are also essential, as your business plans and appraisal models will be used to update the business and inform important stakeholders of the progress of projects; ensuring they are ready for delivery within agreed targets and provide vital information if delayed.

 You will need:  

  • Experience of managing mixed tenure development projects ideally with a Registered Provider
  • First class development project management skills and proven experience in managing and delivering residential schemes within set targets
  • A thorough understanding of housing development including detailed knowledge of contract law and the ability to manage development agreements and build contracts
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines whilst maintaining focused attention to detail
  • Excellent financial and commercial acumen
  • Excellent presentation, networking and communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate, influence and negotiate with a range of stakeholders
  • A professional qualification such as RICS, CIOB or MAPM is desirable
  • Access to a car to travel to development sites

As well as a competitive salary you will also receive a range of employee benefits including 24 days holiday rising to 28 days with length of service, excellent Pension scheme doubled up to an employee contribution of 5%, an employee assistance programme, flexible working options and non-contributory life assurance.

If you’re excited about this opportunity but unsure if you have enough or relevant experience please get in touch for a confidential discussion on 023 8000 1153 or call Phil on 07881 784997.

Click here to download the SDM recruitment pack with full details about the role.

How To Apply

Please email your CV to

As a suitable candidate is required as soon as possible please do not delay with your application.

For full details of the role and person specification please download the SDM recruitment pack

Ocean Edge specialise in recruiting to the housing sector. If you are thinking about your future career options please email us or get in touch for a confidential discussion on 023 8000 1153.

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