Associate Development Director

West Midlands Permanent £65,000 - £75,000
  • Expanding developer who champion Innovation and Sustainability.
  • Hybrid Director role, combining skills of Land and Development.

About Our Client

Ilke Homes has serious ambition, aiming to be the number one house builder within the next decade. These are no ordinary homes, built in a huge factory perfectly located just off junction 47 of the A1, using Modern Methods of Construction and the kind of technology applied in Formula One. They are also beautiful homes that help the environment, utilising the latest technology to make sure they are energy efficient and tread lightly on the planet.

All of which means ilke Homes is in a great position to help solve the UK's housing crisis, providing beautiful, sustainable and affordable homes, quicker and at no more cost than traditional builds. As a zero-carbon committed organisation, PageGroup is proud to be partnering ilke Homes with their major scale-up programme.

Now is the time to join this pioneering organisation, as they plan to recruit lots of new team members in the next year to support their growth plan. They are leaders too in their flexible approach to meeting growing demand for agile working and recognise the importance or work/life balance.

Job Description

The Associate Development Director will form a key part of the National Partnerships team, and play a critical role in progressing client led opportunities, namely homes only or turn key. In essence this is a land and development role and you'll be involved holistically from initial client through to pre-start meetings.

  • You'll liaise closely with relevant Design, Commercial, Technical and Build teams to manage and prepare bidding and contract documents and to bring the relevant Build Contracts/JCT's to a point of exchange.
  • You'll ensure prospective sites' opportunities' are mitigated and opportunities maximised across planning, civil engineering and architecture.
  • You'll ensure planning requirements are met and that proposed schemes are commercially viable.
  • You'll assume responsibility to ensure that project assumptions/information in the contract particulars are deliverable, viable and priced appropriately by the Commercial teams prior to entering into contract.

In addition to working on "immediate" opportunities, you'll have the freedom and flexibility to negotiate and secure partnership, predominately through pubsec delivery frameworks (notably Homes England). This will likely involve the above with a "higher-level"/"broader" overview, and require you to assess a frameworks potential for investment and ultimately secure a viable exit party.

N.B. full JD with key activities can be supplied upon request.

The Successful Applicant

If you have a precon background within volume residential development, and an interest in a broader role, you'll be great!!! A "speciaility" as such isn't mandatory although good preconstruction experience is, meaning you will likely have a land/planning/technical background with a keen interest in preconstruction holistically, if not already experience. Ilke Homes is particularly interested in speaking with candidates who can demonstrate:

  • A successful career to date within residential development, either house builder or registered provider.
  • Clear communication and excellent organisation are a must as you will be pulling together information from a range of people in different areas.
  • A balanced approach, combining the aspirations of clients as well requirements of the business, providing transparent and balanced development proposals.
  • Excellent coordinating and reporting skills, be adaptable and able to identify risk and opportunity with a keen understanding of development viability and management.

What's on Offer

This is big role with a big package whereby you'll receive a starting salary of up to £75k with package including £6k car allowance and 30% bonus potential, 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays, private pension scheme. You will enjoy hybrid working from both home and the office, currently hubbed from Tamworth.

This role will operate nationally with a focus across the Midlands and NHC, and as such you will live in either the West/East Midlands or across the NHC/M4 corridor.

Please note, if you wish to submit an application for this role, please consider the following information:

  • PageGroup are ilke Homes exclusive recruitment partner for this vacancy and all applications, whether internal or external, will be forwarded to them.
  • If you're successful, you may be subject to all or some of our client's standard pre-employment checks.
Rosalia Samus
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