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Business Development Manager - Land Acquisition / Housing (Agile / Home Working)

Long Stratton, Norwich, Norfolk
£40,000 - £45,000 per annum
Closing date
7 Nov 2021

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Business Development Manager - Land Acquisition / Housing (Agile / Home Working)

£40,000 - £45,000 per annum

Long Stratton, Norwich, Norfolk

Full Time, Permanent 


The Vacancy

Our client is recruiting for a Business Development Manager to join their Development team, to undertake business development activities, fostering strong relationships with developers and agents to secure developer-led opportunities to ensure they achieve their programme delivery targets. The role will also provide assistance to the Land and Planning Manager in identifying, securing and delivering land-led schemes.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking business development activities in relation to developer-led Section 106 affordable housing, working closely with national and regional developers and agents to identify and secure opportunities.
  • Preparing financial appraisals and the submission of bids for developer-led Section 106 opportunities.
  • Provide project management of schemes during the ‘pre-contract’ phase, maintaining a scheme file which complies with all regulatory and statutory requirements, including their own policies and procedures.
  • Assist with identifying land opportunities suitable for development, including liaison with landowners, agents, promoters, developers and Local Authorities.
  • Assist with assessing site feasibility and costs of various development projects and schemes.



Please see the full list of responsibilities on the Role Profile attached.


Their ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant knowledge of Section 106 affordable housing delivery and developer routes to market.
  • Possess technical knowledge of land and property purchasing, construction and development.
  • Possess knowledge of affordable housing delivery via Homes England funded programmes and an understanding of legislation and regulatory requirements applicable to housing development, and how they apply to Registered Providers.
  • A recognised construction related qualification at HNC level, an equivalent professional qualification in construction or a housing related discipline, or equivalent level of skills and experience is required.
  • Excellent time management skills, including the ability to prioritise and work effectively on several projects simultaneously, prioritising tasks accordingly.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, possessing the ability to liaise with various audiences both in writing and verbally, whilst raising the profile of their as a reliable and consistent partner for development and build further external opportunities for new business growth.
  • Ability to maintain and develop relationships with key partners and stakeholders such as landowners, land agents, site finders, solicitors, local authorities, consultants, developers, contractors, parish councils, and local authorities.
  • Intuitive with IT and possess good IT skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams.



The Company

Our client is a housing association based in Norfolk providing quality homes and services to people across the county and in Suffolk.


They manage over 6,000 homes including affordable homes for those in housing need who cannot afford to rent or buy in the open market.


They offer specialist homes for older and vulnerable adults and are committed to providing new homes to help solve the housing crisis.


They have a huge commitment to their employees. They want the team to be happy, empowered, motivated and feel proud to be part of the community. 


They work with and support their people to work in an agile way to ensure that they have the right work/life balance. They have the choice to work in the office, work from home, coffee shop, park or a combination of all. They have recently refurbished their offices to encourage collaborative, agile working.


As an inclusive employer, they are committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and have a zero tolerance policy relating to discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.


They aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join their Community.



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Find Us
(0) 1943 467 766
The Engine House
Wharfebank Business Centre
Ilkley Road
LS21 3JP
United Kingdom
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