Development Manager

Posted 04 May 2022
Salary£60000 - £80000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Job type Permanent
DisciplineInvestment, Finance, Land, Development & Technical
Contact NameAustin Mooney

Job description

deverellsmith are delighted to have partnered with one of the UK most forward-thinking housing developers to assist them with the recruitment of their new Development Manager.

The business is in a period of substantial growth and currently have several new-build sites to get through planning and delivery. Within a lean team, you will be close to the Board and have a real chance to help steer direction. You will play a key role in ensuring the delivery of those projects - which are within the rapidly growing area of construction; modular housing. A real opportunity for significant career progression within an innovative and pro-active developer will be on offer to the successful candidate.

The successful applicant will be involved in the full development process from identifying and assembling sites, developing designs and obtaining planning permission, through to financing, project management of the construction process and the selling of the properties.


  • Supporting the acquisition and management of schemes through planning and on to delivery

  • Appointment and coordination of professional consultant teams, in house reporting and lead on project team meetings

  • Take ownership of the financial direction of the project, reporting project progress against development appraisal objectives throughout the lifetime of the project

  • Work closely with internal sales and marketing colleagues, ensuring that the product specification and offer is market facing and driving profitability

  • Represent the company where requested to various statutory authorities, professional organisations and to other outside groups

Candidate Profile:

  • At least two years' experience operating within a residential-led Development Manager role

  • Experience of the development stages, including; acquisition, planning and onwards to delivery on site, as well as a wider understanding of the wider development lifecycle including delivery, sales and customer care

  • Significant experience in managing internal and external stakeholder relationships

  • Autonomous by nature, driven to succeed and a team player

  • Superb communication and people skills are essential, a significant part of the role will involve building and managing relationships with senior internal and external stakeholders.

This role is a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial Development Manager to join a well-funded funded, multi award winning business. You will be left to manage your own time and have support when needed.

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