Development Manager
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: 393
  • Published: Wed 17/02/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 12/03/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Development Manager

Development Manager 
£45,834 - £48,819 per annum (up to £10k market supplement)

Newham is perhaps the youngest, most diverse and vibrant local authority in the UK. We are transforming how the Council works to put people at the heart of everything we do and to create better homes and neighbourhoods for our residents. This includes using our major land holding to build the most ambitious Council housebuilding programme in 40 years and focusing investment in our town centres to rebuild after the current crisis.

Over the last decade, Newham has already seen an unprecedented amount of external investment and growth in population, with c.7,500 people joining the borough in 2019 alone. However, despite this, Newham still has some of the poorest neighbourhoods in the country.  To address this head on, we have pledged to deliver 38,000 new homes and 100,000 jobs across the borough, with a commitment to start building over 1,000 new Council homes specifically for social rent by 2022; and have the second highest housing target of any London borough.

About Community Wealth Building

Newham is an ambitious Council looking to be on the front foot in collaborating with its residents and businesses to create a flourishing place. We are adopting a community Wealth Building agenda, underpinned by the principles of economic, social and environmental justice so that long-term prosperity, wellbeing and fairness for all our residents in the borough is achieved and our response to the Climate Emergency is progressed. 

Community Wealth Building is an exciting combination of creating the right conditions for residents and businesses to flourish: a stable home, a better neighbourhood, affordable workspace and the skills and access to opportunities to ensure that residents and businesses can make the most of the huge changes that are happening in the borough. We have one of the most ambitious house-building and regeneration programmes in the UK underpinned by significant land ownership, political support, and external and internal sources of funding.

About the Job

Reporting to the Senior Development Manager, the Development Manager will work to support the delivery of our social housebuilding programme at pace. In addition, you will manage and take a number of sites across the borough from inception through to planning approval, and will support the Delivery of the Council’s busy portfolio of wider capital projects, including some regeneration schemes, and maximising our commercial assets.

About You

A qualified and experienced professional with sound knowledge and understanding of project management in development projects including an understanding of viability appraisals and development economics in the public or private sector. You will be heavily involved in the delivery of Council-led schemes within the Affordable Homes for Newham programme and will ensure design, sustainability and best practice are achieved in line with project timelines.

You will lead a series of significant capital projects and will be responsible for the early identification of risks to timely project delivery; while swiftly implementing effective resolutions.
You will have a passion for the design and effective construction of new homes with the tenacity to deliver at pace and will demonstrate excellent project, people and stakeholder management skills to support the achievement of the Council’s Corporate Plan and priorities
If you can match our ambition and have the skills, resilience and experience to make a difference, we want to hear from you

If you have any queries about this important role, please contact:
We are also recruiting several other Development, Construction and Housing positions within our Delivery team. Please visit our microsite for further information about these exciting roles, visit

Closing Date: 12th March 2021

Please view Development Manager Job Description

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

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