Development Manager job in Pontypool at Monmouthshire Housing Association Limited

Development Manager

Company: Monmouthshire Housing Association Limited


Date Posted:May 10, 2018

JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB TITLE:Development ManagerDEPARTMENT:Property ServicesPOST NO:MHA345RESPONSIBLE TO:Head of DevelopmentRESPONSIBLE FOR:Project Managers x 3SALARY:Band 9.3 £39,750(new employees will be appointed onto 95% or 100% of this depending on experience until successful completion of probation)HOURS:37 hours per weekBASED AT:Mamhilad, MonmouthshireDATE LAST REVIEWED:April 2018MAIN PURPOSE: To support the delivery of MHA’sHousing Development aims as stated within the Corporate Plan, Asset Management Strategy and Development Policy:Support and report to the Head of Development.To deputise for the Head of Development including full supervision of the whole team during times of absence.To support the Head of Development, including identifying and realising newdevelopment opportunities and funding streams using appropriate procurement methods and effective contract and project management.Effective operational management of the project managers to ensure effective delivery of new schemes.To manage and support the professional development of surveyors, project managers, trainee / graduate trainee surveyors to enable them to become proficient development surveyors / project managers. Provision of advice, informationand reports to the Head of Development or Director of Property Services in preparation for same on to The Board, Committees and Senior Management Team in connection with this role.ACCOUNTABILITIES:STRATEGIC: Support the Head of Development with the strategic direction of travel and service planning process for the Development team. Contribute to the effective management and delivery of MHA’s development programme in accordance with the aims set out in the Corporate Plan and the Affordable Housing Development Strategy; to ensure delivery of development projects on time, to budget and to good quality standards  SERVICE: Contribute to the development and implementation of a performance management culture that exceeds regulatory and statutory obligations. Develop and implement service standards, aims, policies, strategies and targets to support the implementation of the MHA business plan.Effectively manage and deliver MHA’s development programme in accordance with the aims set out in the Corporate Plan, AMS and the Development Ppolicy; to liaise with funders and partners in order to secure as much funding from the various streams available.Accountable for the cycle of delivery of new build schemes from concept through to occupation and defectsLAND & DEVELOPMENT: Identify and evaluate new development opportunities that meet local housingneed and the Association’s objectives; to assess the financial viability of prospectiveschemes; to complete deals to acquire land; to utilise, control and monitor the appropriate procurement and tendering processes to deliver new housing to good quality standards.LEADING THE TEAM: Recruit, lead, develop, motivate, and support service and project teams that gives the highest possible standards of service to internal and external customers and stakeholders; and to carry out appraisals, one to one supervisions, performance management, and training and development.Ensure effective contract and project management to achieve required outcomes.VALUE FOR MONEY: Negotiate with contractors, developers, agents and Local Authorities to deliver planning conditions and permissions, contracts, build programmes and prices that represent value for money to MHA and are in line with Financial Regulations and Standing Orders.RELATIONSHIPS: Liaise with Local Authorities and the Welsh Government and other funders to align all development opportunities with funding streams, including the management of Section 106 agreements.STAKEHOLDERS & REPORTING: Prepare reports and supporting information for Head of Service, Director, SMT and the various Boards and attend meetings when required; to update the Development Schedule and to undertake internal reporting on a regular and timely basis; to maintain effective liaison with all internal stakeholders; and to update the Finance Department on the cash flow requirements for projects.AUDIT: Provision of statistical, financial and other information as required by Board, SMT, regulators, auditors, funders and other staff and interested parties.Maintain detailed scheme files for internal and external audit and ensure the development database is kept up to date. In conjunction with the Property Services Team:To ensure the organisation’s diversity and Equal Opportunities policy is implemented in respect of both employment and service delivery.To ensure that responsibilities in respect of Health and Safety legislation are fulfilled.To carry out any other duties as directed by the Director of Property Services in furtherance of the organisation and individual objectives and policies. GENERIC ACCOUNTABILITIES: Effectively manage barriers and risks surrounding your service area in accordance with MHA Group’s Risk Management Process, ensuring significant risks are escalated through the Risk and Business Assurance Manager.  Responsible for the effective setting and management of budgets in order to maximise the most efficient use of financial resources and value for money.  To contribute to service development reviews and support Continuous Improvement  and performance management activity in relation to areas of work. To work within budget guidelines, ensuring expenditure is properly authorised in line with Financial Regulations and Standing Orders. To actively support the delivery of the organisation’s Engagement & Empowerment strategy and work to ensure that tenants’ and other customers’ views are taken into account when making decisions that affect them.All staff are required to undertake Tenant Insight responsibilities as set out in MHA’s Tenant Insight Procedure and report any concerns they have regarding a tenant to the appropriate Neighbourhood Officer.To maintain safe working practices for self and others, in accordance with the Association’s policy statement on Health and Safety at Work.   To actively support the principles and practice of equality of opportunity as lead down in the Association’s Equality & Diversity Policy.   GENERAL: The purpose of this job description is to indicate the general level of responsibilities of the post.  The duties may vary from time to time without changing their character or level of responsibility. Closing date:  Friday 25th May 2018Interview date:Stage 1 Candidates - On line Psychometric Assessment deadline: Sunday 10th June 2018Stage 2 Candidates – Interview/Assessment date: Wednesday/Thursday 13th/14th June 2018 For an informal discussion about this post please contact: Jeremy Baker, Head of Development  Telephone: 01495 767184   email:  TRAINING REQUIREMENTSCore TrainingRole Specific TrainingInductionCustomer CareManual HandlingEquality & DiversityHealth & Safety (IOSH Working Safely)Sustainable Communities InductionReporting Complaints & ComplimentsCorporate BrandingData ProtectionEnvironmental AwarenessAppraiseeBuilding Individual Resilience through Work Life BalanceDriving Awareness (for roles requiring driving) Managers:Recruitment & SelectionManaging Attendance & Managing StressCustomer Care – Team LeaderILM management course (or similar)Coaching & MentoringAppraiser   Project ManagementManaging ProgrammesPERSON SPECIFICATIONEssentialDesirablePERSON SPECIFICATIONHow Tested JOB TITLE:  Development ManagerDEPARTMENT:  Property ServicesApplication FormInterview??1.  QUALIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE??? Relevant Degree (e.g. Surveying, Construction) or equivalent level gained through relevant training and/or work experience? ? Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (or equivalent) or equivalent experience? ? Proven management skills ?? Cost management and financial skills ?? Microsoft office applications ?? Thorough knowledge of legislation, statutory regulations and best practice relevant to new homes development ?? Development of knowledge / evidence on ongoing CPD ?? Knowledge of health and safety legislation ?  2.  EXPERIENCE  ? Development, procurement and works experience?  ?Collaborative/partnership working?  ?Previous management experience?  ?Construction experience?  ?Change management experience? ? Programme and Project management to include building contract documentation and administration? ? Directing consultants?  ?Knowledge of RSL funding methods and grant procurement requirements?   3.  SKILLS   ?Ability to speak and write in welsh? ? High level of oral and written communication skills, including report preparation and presentation??? Negotiation skills ?? Be able to drive and embrace change ?? Ability to lead, manage, motivate and inspire staff ?? Well-developed organisational and time management skills; ability to remain flexible within a climate of change and remain calm under pressure ?? Strong analytical skills ?? Business awareness ?? Well-developed organisational and time management skills; ability to remain flexible within a climate of change and remain calm under pressure ?  4.  ATTRIBUTES  ? Team player ?? Able to work on own initiative ?? A customer focused approach ?? Able to demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities principles and practice ??  5.  SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES   ? Must possess a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle?      Generic Competency BehavioursCustomer Focus Putting the customer (internal and external) at the forefront of everything we do.  Planning, Organising and Achieving Making the best use of resources; time, people and finances.  Achieving goals and maintaining and improving standards through an ability to think ahead, plan, prioritise and schedule activities and monitor and manage outcomes effectively.Team Working The ability to work within and make a contribution to a team, accepting responsibility for one’s actions and the consequences of tHead of Servicee actions.  Seeking to support other members of the team to reach the team goals.Communication and Influence The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others taking into account their needs and expectation and the ability to persuade, influence and convince others.  Change Orientation The ability to initiate and support change as required.  Continually striving to improve work processes in line with own role and business needs.Respect and DiversityThe ability to recognise the fact that issues of diversity impact on ways in which staff and managers interact and should dictate how services are delivered.  The ability to recognise differences between people and take them into account in day to day work practice.Management Competency BehavioursLeading and Developing Others  The ability to lead a team or number of teams in ways which build morale, generate ownership, and harness energies and talents towards achieving a common goal.  Initiating and managing change in an uncertain and challenging environment to achieve agreed objective.Strategic Vision and Commercial Awareness  The ability to demonstrate an understanding of the broader local and national business issues and ability to interpret the impact of economic conditions on services and the organisation’s business plan.  Able to maintain a broad overview of organisation challenges, driving it towards long-term goals while realising short-term strategies.Strategic Analysis and Decision-MakingAbility to assess the extent and scope of a given problem or issue and decide what action to take.  MHA VALUES: Open… We will act honestly and with integrity and our decisions will be made inclusively and transparently Fair…We are committed to delivering services with an even-hand and ensuring equality of opportunity for everyone FlexibleWe will be innovative and proactive and view change as opportunity Achieving…We will seek and reach ambitious goals and targets   View full job description
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