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Development Manager (Property)


£ Competitive

1 | Management of projects undertaking the following tasks/areas of work include:

• Working with the Senior Property Development Manager and Directors in implementing project strategy
• Leadership of the project team to develop concepts into design solutions
• Co-ordination of commercial assessments and appraisals in conjunction with business team and engineering functions
• Preparation of Key Review reports, Board reports
• Management and chairing meetings
• Co-ordinating preparation, submission and determination of planning applications
• Co-ordinating the negotiation of planning or technical issues during the design and development phases
• Health & Safety co-ordination on the projects pre-construction; ensuring regular site inspections are undertaken, risk assessments put in place and regularly reviewed and reporting through the Property Health and safety management system.
• External project team establishment with clear briefs, scope of works and fee structures in place in line with the company procurement system and continued management of appointments, variations and quality of work produced.
• Project planning and programme management, to ensure clear reporting on project progress against business plan to the business team and Board directors.
• Determining briefs for teams/consultants with functional team managers
• Support the marketing and sales of development sites as and when required. Project administration

2 | Development of new property schemes identified through acquisition, planning and implementation

3 | Actively promote the project management philosophy within the organisation and ensure compliance with Project Management Framework, Key Review Structure and Group Systems.

4 | Ensure that all projects have objectives, time, budget and quality targets agreed with the Senior Property Development Manager and Directors.

5 | Ensure that monthly management information and KPM’s in respect of your projects are produced monthly to show progress against targets.

6 | Report to the Senior Property Development Manager and to assist in tasks as required on property projects within the programme.

Fundamentally contact will be with all Directors, Managers and staff within the Group, as well as external stakeholders including government bodies and communities.

You will be joining an established team who work in a collaborative environment where a desire to work to high standards and share skills, knowledge and new ideas is encouraged.


• Three years plus experience of managing development projects in the housebuilding or development industry. The successful candidate will have experience of working in a development role and have knowledge of the planning system and planning policy as well as the detailed processes involved in preparing a site pre construction.
• Formal recognised property-related Qualification (MRICS or MRTPI) or can demonstrate suitable alternative housebuilding experience. Aptitude for project management ethos, gained in a property sector related environment.
• High level awareness and understanding of a typical end-to-end housebuilding process.
• Able to lead multi-disciplinary teams to consistently high-performance levels.
• Lead, manage and motivate other professional team members to deliver business targets.
• High levels of numeracy and literacy, including report writing.
• Understanding of legal and statutory requirements regarding land, planning and Health and Safety.
• Ability to develop strategies for the delivery of complex projects while balancing the commercial risk and likelihood of planning success.
• Financial acumen and an understanding of valuation principal, appraisals and budget management.
• Full driving licence.
A knowledge of project management systems and processes including MS Project or similar.

• Commercially minded, with a clear understanding of the criteria that businesses use to assess project feasibility and acceptability.
• At ease working with senior management level within an organisation.
• Must have a natural affinity with people and a high level of self-awareness.
• High personal resilience when promoting changes to the status quo.
• Capable of handling several projects simultaneously.
• Good problem solver.
• Integrity, honesty and good team player.
• Ability to understand a wide range of technical issues and a general knowledge of all aspects of the development process.
• Excellent project planning, organisational and management skills.
• First class communication skills (written & verbal).

• Competitive salary
• Annual bonus depending upon Company and individual performance
• Continuing professional development, including training opportunities
• Generous annual leave plus public holidays increasing with length of service
• Company pension scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme
• E-voucher scheme – discount from major retailers, restaurants, travel agents and supermarkets
• Cycle2Work scheme
• Life assurance
• Health and wellbeing discounts
• Better Health at Work initiatives
• New car discounts with certain dealerships

The deadline for applications is 5 May 2023. Interview process comprises of first stage and second stage interview.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your relevant experience to: Human Resources, The Banks Group, Inkerman House, St John’s Road, Meadowfield, Durham, DH7 8XL. For further information contact The Banks Group Human Resources Department on 0191 378 6100.

The Banks Group is committed to equality of opportunity

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