Development Project Manager job at Cheltenham Borough Homes

Your role

We are looking for a candidate with the right skills, qualifications and abilities to join our development team at an extremely exciting time.

Our development program is expanding in line with our ambitious business plan which will see us deliver an additional 500 affordable homes by 2026. During this period we are also committed to improving our existing homes, which will involve areas of regeneration to insure the houses we provide. are safe and secure, and that we help our communities thrive. In partnership with CBC, we are working on the development of the ‘Golden Valley’ in West Cheltenham, where the Council has acquired 45 hectares of land, which over the next decade and beyond will see the delivery of a new national cyber-innovation center as well as around 800 new homes.

The Development Project Manager will play a key role in delivering our pipeline of development opportunities, managing a range of projects from inception to defect completion. Working closely with development managers and colleagues at new ventures, you will be responsible for providing a wide range of development opportunities, ranging from field, S106, to project focus that seek to make the most of existing assets, including garage site developments. These developments will provide exceptional new homes to meet current and future customer needs.

This is an exciting opportunity to take our business to the next level and make a real difference to the residents of Cheltenham. If you’re delivery-focused, always looking to the future to stay ahead of the game, and someone who enjoys working collaboratively across the business, we want to hear from you.

Location: Cheltenham. You must be able to work in Cheltenham/on site as required. We recently adopted an agile working approach that will allow you to have greater flexibility to work where, when and how you choose, whenever possible, based on business needs.

Main areas of responsibility

Manage the delivery of projects within the organization within agreed time, cost and quality parameters from inception to defect completion.

Appoint contractors, consultants, attorneys, appraisers, site surveys, etc., in accordance with CBC’s procurement code.

Oversee the preparation of design work and the planning process for new developments.

Take a flexible approach to ensure the development program and pipeline progress and our ambitious goals are met.

Provide excellent customer service to all stakeholders, including customers, internal colleagues and external partners.


Experience in leading new construction projects from start to finish to fix defects, delivering projects on time, with high quality and within budget.

Experience leading/coordinating a wide range of development programs, including S106 opportunities, and stock optimism improving existing assets (garages and properties), managing resulting projects.

Project management and finance skills are required. Must be delivery and customer focused and have experience successfully managing projects.

Experience delivering to Homes England standards requirements and procedures.

Knowledge and experience of procurement and contract management

Knowledge and understanding of the development process, including sustainability principles and evaluation issues, from a public and/or private sector perspective.

Ability to produce development evaluations and experience in managing large project budgets within strict objectives and parameters.

Good numeracy, communication and literacy skills and attention to detail.

Computer literacy and proficiency in common software such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and Powerpoint

Flexible, autonomous and able to manage own workload.

This role currently requires you to have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle available for work.


Knowledge and experience of using development assessment software (SDS Proval and Sequel or other similar cash flow assessment and management software).

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