Housing Development Manager

1 Lancaster Circus, Queensway, B4 7DJ
£44,863 - £56,075
02 Mar 2021
16 Mar 2021
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Fixed Term Until 30/05/2022

The award winning Housing Development Team delivers a range of work including the development and delivery of new homes for sale & rent, neighbourhood planning, clearance of obsolete properties and the asset management of a Land and Property portfolio. This includes the management of diverse major housing projects that need to be coordinated and integrated with other programmes to achieve a range of corporate & strategic council objectives.

We require a Development Manager with significant experience and a strong track record of leading on and delivering challenging housing led regeneration projects. They will be responsible for managing a team of officers who may deliver any of the following services:

  • To manage major housing led regeneration development project at Druids Heath including establishing and maintaining effective project management processes.
  • To develop the Druids Heath Masterplan with the BCC Project group and Partnership Board and secure outline planning permission.
  • To undertake the procurement of development partner(s) for the delivery of the Druids Heath Masterplan
  • To lead on the management and delivery of the capital project in support of the citywide housing development programme.
  • To commission, monitor and evaluate the work of consultants and other service providers
  • To establish and maintain robust project management processes to ensure that the project is delivered to the prescribed programme, budget and quality targets.

Demonstrate integrity in upholding public service ethics and values; and in promoting equal opportunities. Have a personal and professional commitment to building diverse teams and encourage organisational responsibility towards the community and the environment. Demonstrate a strength in leadership: acting with energy, resilience & credibility; providing others with a clear direction; inspiring, motivating & empowering team members; recruiting staff of a high calibre; providing staff with development opportunities; setting appropriate standards of behaviour; and tackling under performance sensitively & effectively. Demonstrate a strength in team building; establishing good relationships with diverse stakeholders including elected members, customers, staff and partners; and communicate well with people at all levels. Ability to establish and maintain robust project management processes to ensure that projects and programmes are delivered to the prescribed programme, budget and quality targets


Interpersonal and negotiation skills, particularly with key stakeholders on the project.

Ability to lead, co-ordinate and process complex workloads.

Ability to lead and co-ordinate input from different disciplines.

Ability to manage within pre-determined budgets

Attendance at meetings outside normal office hours may be required and occasionally to work outside normal hours to meet deadlines. May be required to work from any location and undertake site visits. Must identify personal training needs and, in partnership with line-manager, develop strategies to meet the training needs in line with the objectives of the organisation. All of the duties listed in the job description must be carried out according to health and safety guidelines.

For informal enquires please contact Colette McCann, Head of Housing Development on 07500125401 or email colette.mccann@birmingham.gov.uk

Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information

Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead


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