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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire Vistry Group PLC

Role overview

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  • Entity: Vistry
  • Region: Vistry Northern Home Counties
  • Department: Technical
  • Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
  • Job Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Date Posted: 13.02.2024

We have a new opportunity for a Development Manager to join our team within our Vistry Northern Home Counties region, at our Milton Keynes office. As our Development Manager you will be responsible for the pre-construction phases of development projects, assisting in legal, design and planning issues and coordinating with estimating, mobilisation and construction teams.

  • Let's cut to the chase, what's in it for you
    • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
    • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
    • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
    • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
    • Private Healthcare
    • Competitive contributory pension scheme
    • Life assurance - 4 x your annual salary
    • Share incentive schemes
    • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits
  • In return, what we would like from you
    • Behave in line with our company values - Integrity, Caring and Quality
    • As a minimum, educated to A level standard or equilavent, or ability to demonstrate relevant experience in a similar position.
    • Proficient in MS Office programmes; particularly Excel, Word and Outlook
    • Experience in a development role within the Construction, Property Development or Housing Industry
    • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and lead the development process.
    • Good geographic knowledge of the area
    • Organised and methodical, with good attention to detail
    • Highly numerate with the ability to undertake feasibility appraisals
    • Highly literate and able to understand and interpret complex legal documentation
    • Strong time management skills with an ability to prioritise
    • Able to work under own initiative, having good decision making skills and a keen sense of responsibility
    • Building and maintaining internal and external relationships
    • Contract & commercial awareness
    • Good time management with ability to multi task.
    • Professional manner
    • Able to work as part of a team as well as autonomously
    • Ability to communicate well with individuals at all levels
    • Able to travel on a regular basis throughout the area, with access to a vehicle on a daily basis
    • Good technical knowledge and skills.
    • Experience in the social/affordable housing and healthcare sectors.
    • Willing to work extra to meet deadlines as and when the business needs require it

    Desirable -

    • A desire to continue with further education
  • More about the Development Manager role
    • Assist the land department in the assessment of new business opportunities.
    • Research and review planning applications, in conjunction with others to identify site constraints and opportunities.
    • Assist with the preparation of land and build contracts, to ensure land is secured and contracts are entered into in line with agreed timescales.
    • Assist the team to prepare consultant appointments and collateral warranties, and to co-ordinate signatures, scan and circulate documents as required.
    • Assist the team to complete paperwork and reports in order to gain internal approvals and ensure audit compliance.
    • Drive the progress of each project by active management and mitigate against slippage, to ensure the Development Programme is delivered to set timescales.
    • Prepare reports and risk registers to gain internal approvals.
    • Prepare reports for external partners.
    • Identify and mitigate against risk and work with colleagues, partners and stakeholders to manage risk pre start on site.
    • Maintain excellent communication with the project team and internal stakeholders to ensure relevant information is correctly shared and circulated, and all actions are progressed in a timely manner.
    • When required, organise and lead/ attend client meetings acting in a professional manner to positively represent the company at all times.
    • Management of several projects, being the lead person in the department to interface with client/Housing Association
    • Manage and collate information packages for handover of dwellings
    • Review and manage the Technical fee registers for a project to ensure budget is adhered to
    • Assist in the setting up of Management Companies for new sites

Finally, let's tell you a bit more about us

At Vistry Group, we build more than homes. We develop sustainable communities across all sectors of the UK housing market through our leading housing brands Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Countryside Homes. Delivered through Vistry Housebuilding, Countryside Partnerships and Vistry Works with the support of Vistry Services, our values of integrity, caring, and quality continue to shape all we do.

We're proud that our UK Green Building Council membership, 2021 Large Housebuilder of the Year award and status as a UK top-five housebuilder with a five-star House Builders Federation (HBF) customer satisfaction rating allows us to transform land into thriving spaces. We're also proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. From memories and communities to worthwhile careers, we're making Vistry.


Agile Working

Offers a flexible way of working.

Annual Leave

Enjoy 28 days' holiday plus all UK Bank Holidays. There are options to carry leave forwards and buy up to 5 days.

Pension with Legal & General

Eligible employees are auto-enrolled. You contribute 4%, we contribute 6%. Salary Sacrifice and options to increase contributions available.

Volunteer Days

With 2 paid volunteer days a year, you can give back to communities and charities.

Why Vistry

Joining Vistry is just the start of building your perfect career. In return for your passion and skills, we invest in your future, providing all the support and training you need to thrive in your career and realise your potential. Our work is rewarding in itself, but we also offer a range of financial, lifestyle, health and wellbeing benefits, plus plenty of recognition incentives. We value you and everything you help us build as we make Vistry together.

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