Development Manager

Posted 1 week ago by West Midlands Combined Authority
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Development Manager
Full time permanent
Hours of Work: 36.5 per week
Salary: £36,033- £40,556 per annum + excellent benefits per annum + exclusive benefits
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD

The Housing & Regeneration team at WMCA are looking for a recently qualified chartered surveyor, or an individual currently pursuing qualification through the APC, with at least two years of relevant development experience. The individual will be good at building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders and have a network of professional contacts to draw on to enable delivery of challenging brownfield sites. It will be vitally important for the individual to be able to work rapidly and think laterally in order to unlock development opportunities, which will often involve working collaboratively with the wider team.

We're committed to growing our team here at WMCA and we'll continue to recruit into our critical positions during this time. We understand this will take dedication on our part and commitment from anyone wishing to become part of our team. We want to make it as straight forward as possible and we understand the effort involved from our applicants. We'll be utilizing various means of video technology to conduct interviews and we have adapted our onboarding and induction processes for remote access.

Who we Are

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 with Coventry as City of Culture on the way in the next decade.

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is delivering an extensive programme of investment and activity, including a £350m package announced last year as part of a Housing Deal with Government for WMCA to support the delivery 215,000 homes by 2031.

By joining our Housing and Regeneration Directorate, you will be working on some of the biggest housing and regeneration projects in the country and play an integral role in a delivery-orientated organisation. We are focused on delivering high quality housing, commercial and mixed-use development at pace and scale, and are committed to working collaboratively to achieve inclusive growth for the region.

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.

About the role

Supporting our Housing and Regeneration programmes across the region and achieving leading-edge delivery on the ground, you will have strong project management and team working skills and have the opportunity to further develop your commercial expertise by working to unlock sites and schemes across the West Midlands. In addition, the ability to undertake detailed technical due diligence on sites and property the WMCA is considering acquiring or investing in.

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

How to apply:
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Closing date: 6th October 2020

This is predominantly a remote working opportunity until a date is agreed for the WMCA workforce to return to our usual place of work at 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham. There may, however, be a requirement for the successful applicant to provide on-site support, should the circumstances arise.

Our priority is to keep all our employees safe and well during this time. We will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, and we are doing everything we can to ensure all our employees can enjoy a comfortable remote working space.

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.

Required skills

  • Housing
  • 'Development Manager'
  • 'Housing Development Manager'

Reference: 40880472

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