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New Business Manager (Regeneration & Special Projects)
  • Employer: Optivo
  • Reference: EXT/135818
  • Published: Fri 16/10/2020, 15:51 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 08/11/2020, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £73,274 pa plus car allowance
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Croydon

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New Business Manager (Regeneration & Special Projects)

New Business Manager- Regeneration and Special Projects

Up to £73,274 pa plus car allowance

Croydon, London (currently working from home)

Closing date for applications: Sunday 8th November 2020, 23:00pm

Interview date: Monday 16th November 2020 (Interviews will be conducted via Video Conference)

If you have strong commercial awareness and understanding of the development process across a range of building and tenure types, join Optivo as a New Business Manager- Regeneration and Special Projects.

One of the largest housing providers in the UK, Optivo is also a member of the G15 group of London’s biggest housing associations. Currently, we’ve over 45,000 homes across London, the South East and the Midlands, giving 90,000 people somewhere affordable to call their own. And, we’re still growing. Indeed, with a target of 1.500 homes in development every year, there’s never been a better time to join us.

What you’ll be doing

Regeneration and Special Projects focusses on development opportunities arising from the London Development Partnership and other Public Land tenders, regenerating some of Optivo’s existing assets and working with commercial and local authority partners on larger scale Joint Ventures. You will be responsible for identifying and securing new development opportunities to deliver Optivo’s growth targets. You will lead on securing a programme of sites within a region for development for a range of tenures, including commercial operations. You will be responsible for the acquisition of land and securing planning consents and partnership deals, ready for the Construction team to procure construction contracts and build out where relevant.

What you’ll need

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to form long lasting productive relationships with vendors, developers, consultants, valuers, local authorities and other key partners. You will be skilled at securing new business opportunities in a highly competitive environment, being able to produce and interpret KPIs and Management Information to support the comprehensive growth of your team. You’ll have demonstrable ability to use and experience of appraisal and cash flow software (POD, Proval, Pamwin, Sequel or similar). You’ll have experience of negotiating site purchase, construction contracts and development agreements. You’ll have a track record of successfully taking complex schemes through the development process and into contract. You’ll have a clear operational understanding of local, regional and national planning policies.

You will work with a range of contractors and colleagues, so a positive approach to collaborative team working is essential. You’ll need to live our one team culture!

If you’re interested in having a conversation about this fantastic opportunity, please email our Talent Acquisition Team at

What’s in it for you?

You’ll enjoy a great salary and benefits package, including 27 days (rising to 30 days) plus bank holidays, and a day off for your birthday. You can also buy and sell leave up to 5 days. We have generous pension and life assurance schemes too, plus a cycle to work scheme and travel loans. Add in a healthcare cash plan covering dental, glasses, physiotherapy, vaccinations, 24 hour GP and more, plus various high street discounts, (not to mention flexible working and in house career development opportunities.