Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a new opportunity for a Development Manager to join our team within Vistry South London, at our Stratford office in London. As our Development Manager you will be responsible for managing and ensuring overall financial viability of development is maintained and always controlled. You will support the Regional Development Director in the efficient running of the business, and lead and support the pre-construction process via the project team from handover to completion.

We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality.
  • Forecasting using the company’s financial systems, as well as proficiency in Excel.
  • Coordinating activities and third parties to meet deadlines.
  • Managing planning applications and planning amendments.
  • Undertaking financial appraisals and viability work.
  • Appointing and coordinating external consultants.
  • Experience in an Assistant Development Manager, Development Manager role or similar.
  • Strong commercial orientation supported by financial modelling and budget control, able to extract maximum value from each project.
  • Capable of working in a team of people and coordinating the different contributors to a project.
  • An ability to prioritise and delegate as appropriate, to ensure all aspects of the job are completed to standard and on time.
  • Ability to effectively negotiate, motivate and communicate to influence others to ensure that the required programmes are met.
  • A general background knowledge in property combined with a relevant qualification.

More about the Development Manager role…

  • Inspect and appraise land opportunities in conjunction with Land team and provide initial feasibility appraisals to enable a decision to be made whether to proceed with an offer.
  • Liaise with Land team in completing financial analysis of sites.
  • Complete land acquisition checklists and acquisition approval packs prior to site purchase for approval by Managing Director and Corporate Group.  Including preparation and supervision of initial contingency budgets and financial models.
  • Ensure that covenants within option / land agreements are complied with.
  • Oversee the commissioning of topographical surveys and commission any other technical investigations and reports to facilitate the completion of technical investigations.
  • Reconcile title plans against survey.
  • Seek technical advice on demolition, drainage, services, highways and foundations from the technical team.
  • In liaison with the Land, Sales and Legal departments arrange competitive quotes and sales of freehold reversion are to be arranged.
  • Maintain and manage predevelopment spend for option and appraisal sites in conjunction with Land Director.
  • Monitor progress of application drawings, distribute and collate Development team’s comments, to ensure the most cost effective and suitable design solution is provided.
  • Liaise with architect to ensure comments on drawings are communicated and monitor progress of drawings.
  • Manage the preparation and submission of planning applications / appeals.
  • Liaise with Local Authorities and provide information to architect to enable the design solution to be advanced.
  • Liaise with external Planning Consultants and architects to ensure that programme for planning applications (often set out within options) are complied with.
  • Responsible for co-ordination of multi-disciplinary specialist teams involved in the function of development proposals.
  • Check Section 106 agreements and other planning agreements.
  • Monitor and communicate obligations within planning agreements.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes, and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.


Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: Broadway Chambers,2 Broadway, London, E15 4QS

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