Senior Development Manager – Housing and Regeneration

Birmingham, West Midlands
£63,968 per annum + excellent benefits
02 May 2018
20 May 2018
Full Time
Job Level

Contract type: The role is for an initial 3 year period with the potential for extension subject to funding

We now have a fantastic opportunity to bring three senior managers into our new Housing and Regeneration Directorate and are looking for dynamic, commercially-driven individuals to lead in the unlocking of a pipeline of key sites across the West Midlands for the delivery of new homes, jobs and mixed-use.  These are delivery-focused roles, working with our partners to increase the scale, pace and quality of new housing delivery where it’s needed most.

About us

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration.  Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.

This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.

Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.  All our roles will have an impact on the whole of our region.

About the role

As one of our new Senior Development Managers, you will work closely with our Head of Land and Development to lead commercial negotiations with developers and investors.  This is an “end to end” role - identifying development opportunities, working up concepts followed by detailed plans, undertaking viability appraisals, engaging investment and delivery partners, and achieving expedited delivery on the ground.

To succeed in the role …

You will be able to build, lead and motivate project teams that bring together people and expertise from a range of sources.  In addition, you will be politically astute, with a strong record of delivering results through collaboration.

Above all, you will be an experienced enabler and problem-solver, recognised in the property industry as having strong commercial acumen, with excellent negotiation and influencing skills. 

This key role will give you the opportunity to leverage your breadth of experience in the property industry and take your career to the next level.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

To apply for this opportunity please click below where you will be taken to our website where you can register with our Online Recruitment System which is quick and easy. Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.

A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted and a CV alone will not be accepted.

Closing Date:              Sunday, 13 May 2018

We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment.  Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act.