Development Sales Manager
An exciting opportunity for a Development Sales Manager
Competitive annual salary and attractive benefits package
About Our Client
Westminster City Council is an organisation like no other - a flagship local authority in the heart of a global city. Westminster is home to a quarter of a million people and it is also an international centre for government, business, tourism and culture that welcomes more than a million visitors each day.
This is an exciting time to join Westminster City Council's Development team. The development programme is in place to deliver 1,850 new affordable homes over the next 4 years and we are on track to meet this challenging target. Beyond this, a pipeline of additional sites has been identified for a further potential 2,000 new homes.
Westminster City Council has committed to the most ambitious affordable housing initiative for a generation, with plans to deliver high quality affordable housing across the city. The programme is running more than 50 live projects. These range from some of the largest and most comprehensive regeneration schemes seen in central London, where we are investing to make a lasting difference to the lives of our communities, to the smaller infill sites that transform unused space into homes for Westminster's residents.
If you are passionate about delivering high quality projects and world class design, then we want to hear from you. In return, we offer you the opportunity to work in some of the most historic and high-profile neighbourhoods in the country.
This is an exciting opportunity for a Development Sales Manager to join the Development team and be involved at the outset of establishing an appropriate disposals strategy for an exciting programme and growing a development sales programme pipeline within Westminster.
Day to day, you will have responsibility to establish an appropriate disposal strategy for each site. You will manage external sales agents and design teams where relevant and to assist in the ongoing evaluation of new schemes. This will include providing analysis of suitable disposal strategies, and to work with the development team and external agents to finalise the site, layouts, specification and tenure.
The role will also involve leading on the development of marketing strategies by scheme, working with all relevant departments, including ensuring timely provision of the seller's pack, working closely with the sales agent to sell off plan and disposing solicitor to achieve prompt exchanges. You will also work closely with the Client Care Manager and relevant departments to ensure handover to purchasers.
As the Sales & Development Manager, and day to day lead on at least two schemes launching in the next 12 months, you will play a key role in managing sales and marketing budgets, to manage external teams and to have direct stakeholder relationships.
The Successful Applicant
To succeed, you'll have extensive experience in the London new homes market with strong business knowledge and eye for competition in the market. Each site within the pipeline is different, and will call on excellent stakeholder management abilities, excellent communication skills, flexibility in approaching a wide range of tasks, always with a strong emphasis and focus on client management and support.
You will have excellent and demonstrable experience of developing and managing processes and procedures of the development sales programme. You will also need to be driven, enthusiastic and able to work as part of a delivery team and mentor junior members of staff.
The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. If you are from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background (BAME) and would like to self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments, please do so.
What's on Offer
- A competitive annual salary;
- Local Government Pension Scheme;
- 30 days Annual Leave per year plus bank holidays (plus an extra day for your birthday);
- Agile Working;
- A range of other benefits including On-site Occupational Health Service, Occupational Parental Pay and an inclusive Employee Benefits Platform.