SENIOR DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Countryside believes that where people live matters. They are passionate about creating places people aspire to live, that deliver enduring value and where people feel a true sense of belonging. Countryside values reflect the way they do business and what is important to them. Aspirational They build homes people aspire to live in and a company people aspire to be part of. Sustainable They ensure the long term future of their developments, their people and their company through their thinking and approach. Partnering They collaborate with their partners to achieve shared goals, mutual success and places of exceptional quality. Integrity They deliver our promises and hold themselves to a high standard of personal conduct. Respectful They respect everyone they work with, the communities in which they develop and the future they contribute to building. Excellence They strive for excellence and continuous improvement in every endeavour.
Countryside has long been synonymous with quality and integrity. For many years they have been at the forefront of the development industry looking for new ways to meet the demands of people’s changing lifestyles. Founded more than 50 years ago by Alan Cherry, Countryside has earned a reputation for high quality, sound governance & good management practices. These are certified to internationally recognised standards, and they have held Investors in People accreditation since 2000.
Their reputation for honesty, integrity and delivering value has enabled them to successfully partner with landowners, public agencies and major commercial organisations. In 2014 Countryside acquired Millgate, a leading developer in the South East of England. With an enviable reputation for vision, design & craftsmanship Millgate leads the way in creating bespoke luxury developments in some of the most sought after locations in the Home Counties. Countryside are looking to the future with excitement as they expand the business using their substantial financial resources and their experienced management team to create a legacy in which they can take great pride.
Countryside’s reputation is based on more than 55 years of experience in the development of housing for sale schemes ranging from small in ll projects to new communities and from the redevelopment of former industrial land through to the regeneration of existing housing estates. Countryside are frequently described as a ‘partnership housebuilder’; this reflects the fact that so much of the Group’s development and contracting programme is carried out in partnership with public and private sector partners. But it also reflects their passion for working in partnership.
They help their partners to secure socially sustainable communities in a wide variety of ways. They include: • The development of housing for sale as part of a mixed-tenure community The provision of new shopping, leisure and other employment generating oorspace to secure mixed-use and economic sustainability High quality masterplanning and design, creating environments with a distinctive local identity and sense of place • •
Integration with the wider neighbourhood Provision of, and revenue funding for, new community facilities Improvements in transport and accessibility Public places that are safe, usable and adaptable Establishment of local Community Boards and other structures to enable residents to be involved in decisions about their community and their homes.
Countryside have provided these services to their partners since the early 1980s, normally as part of a comprehensive ‘turn-key’ package that takes a scheme from planning concept to construction handover. In some cases they have also provided sales and marketing, legal-conveyance and administration services as well. Countryside’s consistent success at the Housing Design Awards re ects their undoubted ability as a place-maker and encourages them to keep moving forward, and they are also delighted to be the developer leading the eld with the most wins at these in uential awards. Throughout the planning and build stage of all their schemes, Countryside aim to create more than just homes, they want to create places of character and quality where people feel at home.
Senior Development Manager, London £Competitive + Excellent Package
The Company Countryside Properties creates places of character and quality, designed to strengthen people’s sense of belonging and build enduring value for all. We achieve this through creating new homes and neighbourhoods of lasting quality. Our business is focused on place making which we deliver through two complementary divisions, Housebuilding and Regeneration. The Housebuilding division develops sites that provide private and affordable housing, on land owned or controlled by the Group. It operates under the Countryside and premium Millgate brands. Our Regeneration division specialises in redevelopment of public sector land, delivering private and affordable homes by partnering with local authorities and housing associations. The Role The Regeneration Division of Countryside have been working in partnership with public and private sector organisations to redevelop housing estates and secure the provision of mixed tenure and mixed use developments for more than 30 years. The Regeneration Division is seeking to appoint a Senior Development Manager in response to our growing business. In essence you will create an overarching development strategy for each project and once agreed be responsible for delivering the agreed outcomes. The Development Manager will be expected to coordinate the skills and resources of each function within Countryside together with appointing and managing external consultants to ensure that each development is optimised through efficient management. The successful applicant will take responsibility for the progress and procurement of new developments through the technical, legal, planning, financial and sales stages from securing the project to project completion in accordance with the budget. On Offer Countryside has recently floated on the stock market, and has seen a strong demand in their core markets, which is commuter towns and outer London boroughs (Zones 3-6). This has resulted in a near 50% increase in sales values, and forward sales exceeding £200 Million. The business is in an exceptionally strong position and is forecasting significant growth. The Senior Development Manager will play a significant role as the business continues to grow. The successful applicant can expect an excellent salary, car allowance, private healthcare, pension and performance related bonus.
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Senior Development Manager
Outline Job Description Planning Applications
1. Negotiate legal documentation with our partners and ensure compliance throughout the development. Legal documents will include land assembly, construction, development management agreements and JV agreements. 2. Manage planning application. 3. Appoint and coordinate external consultants in order to deliver the planning applications. 4. Liaise with in-house technical disciplines to ensure a robust planning application. 5. Undertake detailed financial appraisals to review and monitor financial viability. 6. Liaise with stakeholders on the projects, including local authorities and residents. 7. Obtain internal approvals for projects. Post planning the successful candidate will be responsible for; 1. Ongoing monitoring of financial performance, reviewing and managing budgets and programme. 2. Liaison with in-house sales and marketing team to establish marketing strategy and values. 3. Liaison with in-house conveyancing team regarding unit sales. 4. Liaison with construction team regarding design and specification. 5. Attendance and contribution to site meetings. 6. Ongoing review of legal, planning and s106 obligations. General responsibilities will include; 1. Monthly financial updates. 2. Internal reporting. 3. Continuous risk management. Knowledge and Skills 1. Successful track record in managing complex non-standard residential developments through the critical elements of the development cycle. 2. Capable of creating coherent development plans. 3. Strong commercial orientation supported by financial modelling and budget control, able to extract maximum value from each project. 4. Capable of conceptualising projects and managing delivery of the key stages. 5. A track record in leading and motivating the work of multi-disciplinary teams of internal & external professionals. 6. Excellent leadership, communication and project management skills. 7. Pro-active style and drive, coupled with a real commitment to consensus and team work. 8. An ability to prioritise and delegate as appropriate, to ensure all aspects of the job are completed to standard and on time. 9. IT literate, especially in Excel. 10. Ideally holding a recognised degree or appropriate professional qualification.
Responsible to: Director of Project Management. Competitive salary plus bonus and a competitive benefits package.
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