Development Manager

  • Reference: Muir Group Housing Association - Chester
  • Application closing date: 14 May 2021 00:00

Job Description

We are a value-orientated Housing Association working together to create communities where people want to live. We manage circa 5,500 homes over a wide geographical area and our residents include families, older people and those in need of special care and support.

Development Manager

Location: Chester – with travel across the region and other group locations

Salary: Up to £55,000.00 per annum, plus car allowance of £3,800.00

Permanent, Full Time (35 hours per week)

Additional Benefits Include: DC Pension Scheme with employer’s contributions up to 10%; 25 days annual leave (rising to 28 after 4 years’ service); flexi time and flexible / agile working options; payments of professional subscription fees, opportunities for learning, training and professional development.

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and experienced development professional to be a strong lead in the delivery of our new, ambitious development programme.

To be successful in this role you will be a champion of good practice and committed to challenging and enhancing the way Muir works, as we move to a bright future. You will have experience of managing complex, mixed tenure Development programmes, working to tight budgets and timescales, reporting to key stakeholders and managing people. 

You will have responsibility for overseeing the delivery of our programme of new homes, supporting the team to deliver on time and within budget.  You will be responsible for monitoring performance, budgets, and risk, reporting to key internal and external stakeholders and ensuring full compliance with Homes England, policies, procedures, funding and audit requirements.

By developing and maintaining a full understanding of the varied housing markets in which we operate, you will work closely with the Assistant Director of Assets and Growth and other key stakeholders, playing a key role to identify and deliver new business opportunities through the procurement of land, Section 106 deals and land and build package deals. 

You will be responsible for carrying out financial appraisals, securing approvals and leading on contract negotiations. In addition, you will be responsible for options appraisals on our existing assets, evaluating and maximising their financial and social return.

Overarching everything, you will have a demonstrable background and experience in development as well as a strong understanding of the legislative framework relating to this area of work and its practical application.

You may be an existing manager or someone who has developed the required expertise and is confident in managing others. You will be able to clearly demonstrate your skills along with your commitment to improving Muir Group.

If you’re passionate about our sector and the work that we do, this is a gr eat chance to join an exciting, rewarding organisation and we’d love to hear from you!

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please visit and register to express your interest.

Please upload a CV and written statement detailing how your skills, experience, abilities, behaviours and work-related qualities make you a suitable candidate for this role. Alternatively, to find out more about the role, please contact 0300 123 1200 or email

Closing date: 9am, Friday 14th May

Interviews: Friday 4th June, Monday 7th June (To be confirmed)

Employment Details

  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Pay: £55,000.00 Annually