Role details

Development Programme Manager

West London   •   £45,000 - £50,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Newly formed Development team

About Our Client

As London's second largest borough and home to Heathrow, the world's busiest international airport we have a challenging, high profile and unique agenda, against which we are committed to improving the service we deliver to our local residents.
As part of a major review, the Council has revised the service structure for the Development and Assets Directorate.
With around 1600 corporate buildings and Council managed housing stock of over 13,000 properties, the key objectives for this new team are to:
* Maximize the commercial opportunities of the Council's property and land assets
* Invest in schools to ensure that accommodation and facilities provide a good environment for learning for the increasing number of students, and
* Deliver a range of housing options for residents working closely with partners across the Borough.
As an employee of the London Borough of Hillingdon you will play a key and high profile role in helping us to meet any challenges, and to further enhance our reputation.

Job Description

To ensure that the Capital Programme carried out in accordance with the Council's Development Strategy across all residential and corporate stock including re-generation programmes; delivering schemes that meet the Council's design, quality and sustainability objectives in line with procurement and financial procedures.

A member of a commercially driven team, managing multi projects across the borough to deliver an improved return on significant assets working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve improved value for money and significant savings for the Department.

Responding to an evolving work programme, subject to demand, priorities and unforeseen activities/events.

Support, demonstrate and propagate new ways of working and actively participate in implementing organisational change within the Residents Services directorate and across the Council as a whole.

The Successful Applicant


-Construction/ property related degree or equivalent experience.
-Evidence of continued professional development.
-Relevant professional qualification in discipline covering building and construction e.g. RICS 


-Hold a current UK Drivers Licence or equivalent and have vehicle available for use at all times. 
-Able to fully access buildings/building sites/ rough ground in order to carry out aspects of the role. 
-A disciplined approach to time and workload management is essential.
-May be required from time to time to attend evening meetings


-Minimum of 3 years' experience in a managing a portfolio of new build development projects from initiation to delivery.
-Significant experience of the development process including land and property acquisitions, building contracts, design and technical standards. 
-Experience in procuring and managing consultants and contractors.
-Significant experience of identifying, engaging with and managing a diverse range of influential contacts within stakeholder and community groups and partner organisations. 
-Experience of contract management, project management and change control
-Experience of challenging silo attitudes to encourage effective relationship building inside and external to an organisation
-Evidence of involvement in change management and delivery of service and professional practice improvements.
-Experience of building collaborative relationships that engender a sense of teamwork. 
-Experience of developing and managing a strong customer service team.


-Thorough understanding of property development financial analysis. 
-Thorough understanding of HCA funding, regulatory standards and funding requirements. 
-Understands the complexities of political dynamics and use this to manage relationships and resolve conflict effectively.
-Understanding of the operational and strategic issues related to the development of both commercial and domestic properties. 
-Excellent verbal, written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, able to analyse information and interpret it for non-experts. 
-Strong influencing expertise, able to work intuitively and liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders 
-Highly numerate and IT literate, able to work effectively with the Microsoft Office suite of applications and a range of development appraisal systems. 
-Ability to assess risk and promote risk awareness without being risk averse. 
-Knowledge of the Councils standing orders and reports.

What's on Offer

Up to £50,000 per annum + benefits

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