Development Manager

Zoek Pin Edinburgh, Scotland


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 31 days ago

We are Places Developments, part of the Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the . – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.

How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with collaborative people, commercial people and “big ideas” people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.

So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 209,000 homes, manage £ billion of assets, deliver £ in social value and teach 80,000 children to swim each week.

More about your role

As a Development Manager for our residential developments across Scotland (Central Belt) you will be responsible for supporting project cost, planning, marketing, programming, procurement and management under the direction of the Regional Director of Developments.

You will support in the delivery of a programme of development schemes including major projects, partnership /developer deals and land-led opportunities. You will be responsible for the whole life cycle of the development process from land acquisition through to pre-construction and the start on-site by either our internal construction team or external delivery partners and thereafter to build completion and handover. You will take an active role in ensuring the pre and post construction process mechanics are well planned and managed. Working to review appraisals and internal approvals, you will also play an active role by working with stakeholders including local authorities to agree, planning, section 75 and public consultation activities.

For more information, please download our job profile available on our website.

More about you

You will have a track record in delivering a scope of works related to residential projects, preference will be shown to Development Managers who have taken projects from land acquisition to construction and onwards to build completion and handover. It would also be highly advantageous if you have pre-existing relationships within Scotland and be able to call upon these to help identify land development opportunities or when working through complex planning with local authorities.

Ideally you will have broad experience of all housing of all tenures including housing for affordable rent, low cost home ownership, housing for outright sale, market rent, intermediate rent and key-worker accommodation. You will be highly numerate and as at ease analysing and making changes to complex financial models/appraisals as you are negotiating land deals.

This role is based in Edinburgh allowing you to collaborate with the development team. As we move out of lockdown we are trialling hybrid working, so you will be able to split your time between home and the office in Edinburgh.

The benefits

Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.

Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.

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