Head of Development


South East

  • Location

    South East

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    18 November 2018

  • Client


Ref: GSi47159

Head of Development

Fixed Term Contract – 12 months

£80k salary plus benefits

We are looking for an experienced housing development professional to manage a live and ambitious programme for a London based Housing Provider. They require someone with expertise in programme monitoring and managing; development delivery; scheme financial appraisals; procuring, contract managing and delivering land-led schemes in consultation with residents, the community and wider stakeholders including the local council, politicians, and funding agencies.  

The development team also deliver a programme of acquisitions, refurbs and asset re-development and supported housing initiatives and is charged with identifying and taking forward innovative approaches to securing and delivering new high-quality affordable housing.

Overview of responsibilities:

Assist the Director of Development in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and review of the organisation’s Development Strategy and action plan

Report on team progress in delivering programme and project objectives/milestones on a monthly and quarterly basis and provide performance reports to the Director of Development, Leadership Team, be fully aware of legislative and best practice requirements in respect of development activities, and to research development and procurement related issues, initiatives and methods.

Identify and deliver development opportunities in line with the Development Strategy Committee or others as required

Oversee the timely delivery of an existing programme of c 400 units

A full job description is available and will be provided on receipt of CV’s to candidates who have previously had similar roles within the Housing Sector and can demonstrate a track record in delivering Housing Development Programmes.

The closing date is the 21st September, please email your CV to louise.simington@Gatenbysanderson.com if you wish to be considered.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Louise Simington: 0113 205 6294