Development New Business Manager – New Homes

Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust
Business Development & Sales, Housing & Homelessness, Project Management
Salary Details
£39,513 Per Annum
Contract Type
Hours per Week
37 hours per week
Closing Date
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced development professional to join our team. The New Business section of the Development team secure new homes by buying land or agreeing deals with developers to house those in need.

Job Description

Reporting to the Senior New Business Manager you will:

  • Identify and develop new business opportunities
  • Purchase and option land for development
  • Devise and promote schemes through planning
  • Work with developers on joint ventures and package deals
  • Purchase affordable homes from developers and others
  • Present formal reports and communicate on all levels
  • Forecast cash flow and maintain excellent records
  • Provide excellent customer service to external and internal customers
  • Represent the Trust professionally across a wide range of situations.

About You

We’re looking for someone who understands how to connect with people and has a working knowledge of residential construction, housing development, contract negotiation and property law. You will have experience promoting housing schemes though planning and understand the planning process and residential planning policy  

You will have skills and attributes that include:

  • Financial appraisal of land and property
  • Legal contract negotiation
  • Understanding of legal title land and property
  • Formal reporting writing
  • Excellent record keeping
  • Determination and self-motivation
  • Good communication
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work under pressure (for limited periods)

The minimum qualifications required are

5 GCSEs Grade C and above including Maths and English
A relevant Housing, Construction or Project Management qualification or the desire and commitment to complete one.

Benefits include

  • 28 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time)
  • Discretionary performance related payment
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Workplace Options Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee discount scheme

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E&D Commitment
Our Vision and Values express our commitment to becoming a leader in our field, providing quality affordable homes and investing in Aylesbury Vale’s diverse communities. As part of our continued commitment to our workforce accurately reflecting the community we represent, we welcome applicants from BAME backgrounds, and applicants who have status as an individual with a physical or mental disability, as part of our ongoing commitment to Equality and Diversity. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Closing date: 2nd August 2021-midday

Interview date: Week commencing 9th August 2021

Company Description

Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust is a ‘not-for-profit’ Registered Provider of affordable housing for nearly 20,000 people living and working in Aylesbury and across Buckinghamshire and beyond. 

  • We own and are responsible for over 8,500 homes,
  • Our annual turnover of over £45 million,
  • We have more than 270 employees,
  • We aim to make a significant social and economic contribution within the communities where we work.

Our Future

We are a dynamic organisation seeking to provide over 1000 new homes by 2025 while also increasing flexibility with the way we work and improving our environmental impact.