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Development Manager - Housing and Regeneration

Employer
Joshua Robert Recruitment
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£49153 - £55322 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2022
Reference
BH-1898-1

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Sector
Property
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Specialism
Planning and Development
Business Type
Public Sector
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Job Details

Joshua Robert are working in partnership with West Midlands Combined Authority who are seeking 4 Development Managers to join their expanding Birmingham team.

Development ManagerSalary: £49,153 – £55,322Directorate: Housing & Regeneration

Roles Purpose:WMCA is committed to building a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands. This is their vision.
Their values are central to how they work and interact with their wider partners and their stakeholders.

They encourage their colleagues to:
Be Collaborative, Be Innovative, Be Driven, and Be Inclusive
This specialist real estate role will lead on the development and delivery of effective acquisition, investment, and disposal strategies for sites across the West Midlands region – requiring huge tenacity and drive to make things happen where for decades development may have been stalled or unviable.
This will mean working across the Housing and Regeneration Team and in close collaboration with the wider Combined Authority including dealing directly with the Mayor of the West Midlands, senior council leaders and other senior public and private sector partners; excellent stakeholder engagement is crucial, as is technical due diligence to mitigate and minimise risk where possible.

Responsibilities include:
  • Providing expert advice to identify opportunity sites for acquisition or investment by WMCA where delivery can be expedited
  • Leading on technical due diligence, including instructing valuations and development appraisals and prepare reports to WMCA Investment Board where WMCA acquisition or investment is sought
  • Working closely with Local Authorities, LEPs and other public sector bodies, and private sector partners including developers, investors and agents to be a single point of contact for all acquisitions and disposals – including representation at steering groups, project boards and internal WMCA boards as appropriate –
    adopting a collegiate approach to site enabling, and building strong and purposeful delivery partnerships
  • Preparing de-risking strategies (e.g. securing planning, carrying out demolition works, delivering infrastructure), commissioning external consultancy advice as appropriate, aimed at making sites development-ready for developers
  • Identifying opportunities to utilise appropriate funding to lever in and broker private sector investment
  • Producing accurate, concise reports, business plans and briefings summarizing complex financial and development issues; providing clear recommendations for consideration by the Mayor, Combined Authority leadership and its partners; accessible to those from both property and non-property related backgrounds.
  • Ensuring that acquisitions and disposals align with the relevant frameworks, funding opportunities and Corporate Plan
  • Negotiating terms for the purchase of identified sites with landowners and agents
  • Ensuring that the Combined Authority’s commercial interests, and those of Local Authority partners, are properly represented and protected when negotiating and entering into strategic development partnerships and joint ventures, and in their subsequent operation
  • Devising creative disposal strategies which seek to promote the development of sites at pace
  • Managing competitive developer procurement exercises based on the agreed site disposal strategy
  • Leading on the procurement of consultant teams and other relevant advisors to support the work of the team, including the pro-active management of consultants e.g. legal due diligence, contract negotiation, site due diligence, master planning, marketing;
  • Managing risk by way of appropriate reporting and mitigation, and in particular to ensure public money is safeguarded
  • Representing the Combined Authority to advocate the organisation’s role in driving up housing supply, improving quality and delivering inclusive growth
  • Promoting the work of the team across the WMCA to strengthen and expand the team’s professional contacts, network of key influencers and decision-makers
Required skills
  • Background in real estate, from development through to delivery
  • Experience of identifying and appraising sites with development potential
  • Experience in creating business cases to support projects, including funding, risk management and delivery strategy for land acquisition, disposal and grant investment
  • Experience of negotiation of transactions, which may include acquisition and disposal of land for development or joint ventures with developers, landowners and public sector bodies
  • Ability to problem solve and deliver projects with challenging  conditions including contamination, access, new
    infrastructure, sustainability, viability and similar technical issues
  • Able to work with and deliver results through collaboration with multiple stakeholders and meeting expectations of multiple organisations with differing priorities
  • Experience of leading/working within a multi-disciplinary professional team e.g. co-ordinating and managing the work of external consultants
Desirables 
  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent in a subject relevant
    to the role
  • Appropriate professional membership, or working towards,
    such as RICS
Rewards
  • £49,153 – £55,322
  • Flexible Working Hours –
    • Designed to provide flexibility over start, finish and lunch breaks allowing people to better balance their work and home commitments.
  • 27 days annual leave
    • Plus public holidays, which increases after 5 and 10 years of service
  • Local government pension
  • Annual Salary Progression
    • Progression is on 1 April each year provided performance is satisfactory and you have completed six months of service within the post. Increments are applied where no other salary increase has been received six months prior to 1 April.
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Free breakdown cover for essential car users
  • Discounted Gourmet Society membership
  • Free approved professional development
  • Occupational health support
  • Free Yoga sessions
  • Cycle to work scheme

Company

Joshua Robert Recruitment is a progressive partnership of likeminded, experienced property recruiters, who passionately believe that when people thrive, organisations succeed. Our aim is to provide successful talent attraction strategies, offer innovative support and become an extension of our client’s businesses.  Joshua Robert was created with the ambition to think differently about property recruitment. 

Joshua Robert’s mission is to be become the partner of choice for real estate recruitment. We believe our candidates are the lifeblood of our business. Therefore, we always put our candidates first, and at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on remaining flexible, thinking differently, and continuing to be ambitious for our customers, candidates and colleagues, every step of the way.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
0121 582 0877
Location
The Big Peg, Vyse Street
Birmingham
West Midlands
B18 6NF
GB
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