Head of Development

CCO Group are thrilled to be exclusively partnered with a property developer to bring in their new key hire of Head of Development to lead on projects from inception to completion, in conjunction with the MD and overseeing a team of three. The role will be to work across residential-led sites typically, from appraising potential sites, to taking them through due diligence, planning and design phases, through to working with construction partners on the delivery of these sites.

This firm has an enviable position in the market of having secure funding, and direct access to sites. It has ambition and yet a social conscience and purpose. All sites are surplus to the requirements of its shareholder, rather than external private or agent sources.

Based in Hertfordshire, with a culture of honesty and dynamism, and an efficient yet challenging work-environment – the team want another self-starter to join, with a keen eye for detail. More concerned with attitude and aptitude than “who you know”, this role would suit someone with strong planning, development management and cradle-to-grave project management skills and the ability to manage a team. This is an excellent opportunity for someone either from a consultancy background, and or someone who is in a client-side environment but with good technical ability.

A brief outline of the role will be to:

  • Manage numerous residential-led developments from inception to completion
  • Oversee a team of three Land and Development Managers
  • Manage planning applications through the development process and liaising with local authority officers, key stakeholders and planning consultants
  • Undertake feasibility and viability appraisals and due diligence
  • Manage delivery phases, contract negotiations, tendering for contractors, budgets and keeping the projects on time
  • Project manage consultants, design team and contractors, as well as liaising with stakeholders and land-owner institutions through acquisition process.

Again, while we can share a technical specification for the role – apart from the obvious of needing to have worked on residential schemes within planning, development or delivery roles – in terms of “you” – please contact us if you:

  • Enjoy a challenge, with no two-days being the same
  • Have experience managing a team
  • Often get the “bigger picture”, enjoying strategy as well as detail
  • Have excellent technical ability, keen to roll your sleeves up and get involved where you may not already have experience
  • Have strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Have an interest in working within a small and tightknit team – working together to achieve goals.

This is going to be an excellent opportunity to be part of this growing and innovative team, and therefore likely to be popular – so do not hasten to get in contact as soon as possible.

Please apply here or give me (Kate) a call on 07749 707060 to discuss.

If you do not hear anything back within one week, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion, but I will retain your details for future roles.

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