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Director of Development
Salary: Up to £75000.00 per annum
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date:
Job Reference: BBBH20948
Added: 07 Oct 2020
Job Description
Acorn Executive Search is working in partnership with Cardiff Community Housing Association (CCHA) to recruit a Director of Development, reporting to the Corporate Director of Central Services and Development you will be responsible for a high performing development team.

At CCHA no two days are the same! Your days will be filled developing and delivering new homes, leading and inspiring others and helping to make CCHA a great housing association! You will develop trust based relationships with our local authority partners, developers and constructors and other housing associations. Our core values of being trustworthy, respectful, caring, honest, brave, and genuine will be reflected in everything you do.

Our staff and tenants are diverse, each individual bringing their unique contributions, so you will be actively promoting our commitment to equality and diversity because together, we do.

Does this sound like you?

*As an experienced, values driven leader, you'll be motivating a high performing development team to successfully deliver CCHA's development programme
*A strategic thinker, you'll be able to plan and react to the changing external and internal context in which the service operates
*Understanding we build homes not houses, you'll strive to deliver the highest quality homes for our prospective tenants and work with tenants to improve livability and place making standards.
*An exceptional senior manager, you'll effectively manage all strategic and operational aspects of the development part of the business, seeking great tenant focused services and delivering value for money
*You're imaginative and innovative, and will bring new and creative ideas to the organisation, to maximize affordable home numbers
*A people person, you'll make and sustain long standing relationships based on trust and respect
*Commercially astute, you'll be confident in negotiating and establish credibility with potential development partners
*A team player, you'll work closely with your senior management team colleagues to deliver the corporate objectives and be part of an organisation that tenants, community members, staff and the Board can be proud of.

… If the answer is YES then we want to hear from you!

Role Profile includes…

*Work with the Corporate Leadership and the Board on setting the strategic pathway for development
*Lead the delivery of the emerging Development Strategy
*Lead a high performing, values based team delivering a large development programme
*Be the organisational advisor on all development related matters and activities
*Set the standards for design and quality, delivering homes that people want and are proud to live in
*Lead on all major development negotiations including land, collaborative and package deals for CCHA
*Oversee all financial planning processes and budgets associated with housing development
*Work closely with the Property Team to embed life cycle costing principles within development activities
*Act as the key contact for Senior Local Authority Officers on all development matters
*Oversee the effectiveness of liaison protocols with local stakeholders and tenants for new development proposals
*Lead a wide range of consultants to support the effective delivery of development schemes
*Seek new and innovative solutions to contribute the organization's wider strategic goals e.g. fuel poverty, decarbonisation, place making, value for money
*Work as part of the senior management team of CCHA to create an organization that everyone can be proud of
*Oversee and seek assurance that all statutory requirements are being met by all development practices
*i.e. health and safety legislation, Construction and Design Management (CDM) regulations, the Data Protection Act
*Act as an ambassador for CCHA leading on inter sector and intra sector initiatives
*Seek innovative partnerships with local authority partners, developers, constructors and other housing associations to maximize affordable home numbers
*Set and monitor key performance measures for development activities
*Contribute to the organisation's Risk Assurance Framework and embed risk management throughout the team

Full role requirements, benefits and criteria is available in the Candidate Information Pack - apply to receive it or contact Pavan Arora at Acorn Recruitment.

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.
Cardiff Community Housing Association

We have just under 3,000 homes, predominantly in the eastern region of Cardiff and we have plans for growth. We have a great team of staff ready to take forward CCHA’s vision.

Download CCHA Director of Development - Candidate Information Pack 

Pavan Arora
Director of Permanent Recruitment
Pavan manages our permanent, specialist and executive search recruitment teams which deliver innovative, retention focused talent solutions. An award-winning recruitment director with a candidate experience centric approach, ensuring our clients secure the best in class talent from across the UK & Europe.
07985 183 996
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