Estates Development Director

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  • Sector:

    Asset Management

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sean Cloherty

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  • Consultant:

    Sean Cloherty

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing the land and buildings owned or leased by the client with a particular emphasis on developing new opportunities, fundraising for premises development and maximising income from tenants or hirers.
  • Overall responsibility for managing the Estates Team.
  • To work with the CEO and the other Directors as a member of the Senior Management Team to ensure the organisation is able to meet its day to day needs and business plan

Work Demands

  • Able to plan and organise all activities of a large team in order to ensure objectives are being achieved
  • Develop new policy from existing practice, generating new ideas or concepts, or develop new approaches to policy or strategy formulation, providing vision and direction locally or within a professional function
  • Promote collaborative working, this could include establishing and leading networks, motivating, advocacy and high level facilitation, negotiation or promotional activities with the purpose of contributing to social change in the community
  • Uses communication skills for the purposes of education, policy development or strategic promotional activities
  • Provides line management and leadership including the provision of vision and direction
  • Responsible for managing the estates budget and any building capital fundraised.
  • Fundraising to meet the capital needs of the client in terms of maintaining and developing thier land and buildings.
  • Regular reports to the Board and any sub committees on all aspects of estate matters.


  • The post requires knowledge and experience in a specialist area, with a minimum of 5 years experience and strong evidence of having achieved positive outcomes in the required areas
  • A professional qualification is required which will be equivalent to graduate or post graduate


  • Responsible for the physical, mental and social well being of users but mainly by working through other managers and has day to day contact with a wide range of visitors to the organisation
  • Overall control of the budget of the organisation and influencing how the overall budget is spent within individual projects/work areas and the organisation
  • Responsible for securing funds to support the overall budget for the organisation and/or
  • Responsible for reporting progress against requirements to external funders/contractors
  • Responsible for the safe keeping of physical resources of the organisation
  • Responsible for more than four employees who require a high level of professional supervision and support resulting from their own job requirements

Mental Effort

  • The job involves long periods of mental effort analysing complex data in detail.
  • The jobholder is required to produce documentation of a complex and technical nature requiring creativity for use both within the organisation and also for external organisations

Physical Effort

  • The job requires occasional physical effort on an ad-hoc basis

Working Conditions

  • The job involves the occasional requirement to work unsocial hours and/or to be on call

Terms and Conditions

  • The role will be working from home with requirements to go into Bristol City centre and Kingswood
  • Hours can be worked flexibly over the week
  • The postholder will adhere to all work and equal opportunities policies.
  • The post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • 25 days of holiday per year excluding 8 bank holidays pro rata.
  • Probationary period of 6 months.

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of fundraising and management of capital bids.
  • Commitment to young people and charity development.
  • Good communication and teamwork skills
  • Good knowledge of common IT packages (Outlook, Word)


  • Knowledge and experience of buildings development to meet the growing aims of an organisation.
  • Experience of managing capital development programmes.
  • Knowledge and experience of buildings and property management.
  • Knowledge and experience of negotiating leases.
  • Experience of budget management.
  • Experience of personnel management.
  • Experience of senior management and contributing to strategic development.


  • Experience of working in the voluntary sector.
  • Knowledge and understanding of young peoples' issues