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    Interim Assistant Director of Development

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    Our client, a housing association, is currently looking for an interim Assistant Director of Development for a 6 month assignment.

    The Assistant Director of Development will support the Executive Director of Homes & Investment in the formulation and delivery of Development Strategies, provide clear leadership in inspiring high performance, responsibility, accountability, challenge, efficiency and cross-organisational working. To lead the development, delivery and continuous improvement of the approved development programme against agreed targets.

    Key responsibilities of the role include:

    • Lead the delivery of the organisations Development programme targets and growth aspirations
    • Lead the identification of new business and development opportunities pursuant to achieving strategic objectives and business plan targets
    • To generate new business and development opportunities
    • To develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships with Local Authorities, Homes England, GMHP, and the private sector
    • Lead the preparation of bids for funding, programmes land, new schemes and wider opportunities with agreed timescales and financial parameters
    • Lead on identifying a consistent land supply, to meet the long term requirements of the Development Programme
    • Work with the Assistant Director of Finance to ensure the impact of New Homes and Investment activity is deliverable within the Business Plan and is regularly monitored
    • Lead on communications for all development schemes including the approach to marketing and sales
    • Effectively manage finance for all areas of responsibility including setting, monitoring and controlling budgets in accordance with the business plan and standing orders
    • Manage and monitor appropriate performance targets for all employees within the Development Team, external consultants and monitor key areas of departmental activity to ensure continuous improvement
    • Ensure resident/customer involvement in development projects is effectively delivered and obtain resident feedback on new schemes

    The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

    • Demonstrable evidence of acquisition, development and delivery of residential accommodation and residential care in current or previous role
    • Experience of managing development process and delivering successful projects through an in-house team and a team of consultants
    • A demonstrable track record of identifying new land, acquisition and development opportunities
    • Significant experience in land acquisition and/or property development
    • Knowledge and experience of identifying and securing 'off-market' land, acquisition and development opportunities
    • Understanding of relationship and interdependence between Asset Management and Development
    • Knowledge and experience of bidding for land and development opportunities in formal and informal tendering processes
    • Demonstrable evidence in managing design / consultant teams
    • A track record of generating and delivering new business opportunities
    • Experience in financial budgeting / monitoring
    • Experience of building and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders, contractors and consultants
    • Experience of carrying out consultation with tenants / customers regarding significant building projects

    If you can demonstrate the above and would like to hear more, please register your interest below.

    Remuneration: up to £500 per day
    Duration: 6 Months
    Location: North West
    Reference: 176054_1554309218
    Type: Contract
    Discipline: Board and Leadership
    Date Added: 03 Apr 2019
    Closing Date: 01 May 2019

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