Development Manager

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£43,857 - £45,859
14 Sep 2021
26 Sep 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Our vision at Kirklees is to create a district with a strong, sustainable economy that offers a great quality of life for all residents, leading to thriving communities, growing businesses, high prosperity and low inequality. Our ALMO transitioned into the council this year as our Homes and Neighbourhood Service. We’re looking for an inspiring Head of Assets and Development to join the team to help us deliver our ambitious investment plans.

Our assets include 21,500 council homes with 750 new build in the pipeline. We are seeking to employ a suitably experienced, proactive Development Manager to initially focus on supporting the Development Service Manager to deliver an ambitious £57 million improvement Programme relating to the Council’s High-Rise housing stock, including taking the lead role in a project to dedevelop two tower blocks for a new affordable housing scheme.

The Development Manager will also support the operational delivery of The Council’s ambitious House Building Programme. You will demonstrate effective leadership and management skills and be responsible for appraising and progressing new projects in line with the Councils Housing/Asset Strategy and agreed Service Plan. You will work closely with development professionals including legal, architects, planners, development consultants to ensure that the requisite development consents, demolition processes are in place at the optimum point in the programme/project plan to facilitate the scheme. Which will overall contribute to the development of approach to mixed tenure housing ensuring developments reflect a mixed economy while delivering diversity

It's an exciting time to join Kirklees as we emerge from the challenges of the pandemic recognising the strength and resilience of our teams and having brought into focus our priorities.

For an informal discussion about the job please contact Chris Kwasniewski (Service Manager – Development) on 07779775287. No agencies please.

Applications should be submitted before 11:55pm on Sunday 26th September 2021. The shortlisting results will be issued by 6th October 2021. Interviews are scheduled for Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th October 2021.

Closing date  

26 September 2021, 11:55 PM

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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