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Residential Development Manager

Location:- The Incubator , Alconbury

Salary Range:-  £51,622 -£56,862

Hours:- Full Time

Contract:- Permanent

Closing Date:- 18th July 2019

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Housing Team at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA)

The Authority was established in March 2017 as a result of powers being devolved to it by Central Government most particularly in regard to securing major developments and improvements in respect of Transport, Housing, Education and Skills across the region with a vision to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the leading place in the world to learn, live and work.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

To deliver service excellence in providing development management skills and solutions, predominantly for the assessment, processing, addition and delivery of residential schemes in the £170m programme.

 

  • Assist in the assessment of development opportunities, review appraisals, loan or grant applications for residential development schemes.
  • Assist in negotiations to enable progress of residential development opportunities, funding and agreements.
  • Assist in the co-ordination and appointment of advisers and consultants as required to support projects, including securing internal approvals.
  • Identify and co-ordinate property development solutions, potentially including office to residential conversions from inception through feasibility, design and planning stages to construction and completion.
  • Provide support to identify issues and critical paths, create property strategies for larger scale residential projects, new garden cities and regeneration schemes.
  • Ability to understand and present to Senior Management complex property issues and solutions.
  • Identify, review and provide all necessary technical information to assist in assessing applications for project loans or funding.
  • Ensure effective transition to scheme build phases, monitor scheme delivery and funding or drawdown requests.
  • Review and approve invoices and applications for approved grant and loan drawdowns alongside finance colleagues.
  • Identify, articulate and help to manage risks in all proposed development activity.

 

Key skills

  • MRICS status or on an intended route to seek to qualify, but with a minimum 2 years residential sector experience.
  • General Practice, Property Development or Investment related discipline
  • Good knowledge and understanding of development appraisal data and systems
  • Degree level or equivalent standard of general education
  • Creative business delivery and thinking
  • Good communicator and relationship
  • Highly professional – able to appreciate political contexts
  • Adaptable to changing circumstances and demands

 

 

Partnerships

 

Work in partnership with businesses, the private sector and with national and local public sector organisations to coordinate delivery of the CA’s Housing plans including:

 

  1. Employers and representative groups in the housing sector in the region and beyond.
  2. National Government – developing productive relationships that work for the region with national agencies and departments including the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
  3. Local Public Service Organisations – including Local Authorities, Health, Police, Fire, Universities and Colleges within the area, managing partnerships supported by a shared strategic agenda.
  4. Affordable Housing organisations and providers including existing and developing Community Land Trusts

 

For further information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact the HR Team on 01480 277180 or email hr@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk

Please submit CVs with a covering letter to hr@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk

 

Housing – Programme Manager

Location:- The Incubator , Alconbury

Salary Range:-  £51,622 -£56,862

Hours:- Full Time

Contract:- Permanent

Closing Date:- 18th July 2019

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Housing Team at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA)

The Authority was established in March 2017 as a result of powers being devolved to it by Central Government most particularly in regard to securing major developments and improvements in respect of Transport, Housing, Education and Skills across the region with a vision to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the leading place in the world to learn, live and work.

 

Key Responsibilities

To lead on the management and delivery of the affordable housing programme across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

Key Tasks

  • Lead the programme to source and deliver potential CPCA affordable housing investment opportunities across the CPCA area to deliver at least 2000 affordable homes by March 2022.
  • Pro-actively engage with partners in Partner Authorities, central Government, commercial developers and housebuilders, housing associations and community land trusts, consultants and advisors, health and other statutory agencies, residents and others as relevant to generate opportunities for investment.
  • Ensure complete probity in all dealings with Local Government, Registered Provider, Commercial and Private individuals, throughout the negotiation and scrutiny of potential grant or investment opportunities and subsequent award.
  • Ensure best value for money and / or return is obtained from the CPCA investment.
  • As a key member of the £100m Housing Programme the Programme Manager will need to show entrepreneurial flair and a talent for innovation in order to:
  1. To seek out, analyse, negotiate and recommend funding support for new investment opportunities across the CPCA area.
  2. Kick start schemes that have stalled.
  3. Tackle schemes that have poor viability resulting in reduced levels of affordable housing or where investment is required either in the form of infrastructure costs or land purchase to facilitate the progress and completion of a scheme.
  4. Manage investments opportunities to optimise the CPCA’s ability to create a fully revolving local fund that outlasts the 5 years of the Programme
  5. Managing our relationships with key stakeholders such as the Homes England, member local authorities, investment partners, and potential investment partners

 

For further information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact the HR team  on 01480 277180 or email hr@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk

Please submit CVs with a covering letter to hr@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk