Head of Development

£70000 - £75000 per annum
Built environment

Panoramic Associates are delighted to be supporting Elim Housing in finding their new Group Head of Development.

Group Head of Development



Responsible to the Group CEO, the successful Group Head of Development will take a lead role in the work of the development team. You will work closely with both Elim and LPV Boards and the Head of Asset Management in order to achieve the delivery of the Group’s development objectives

Purpose and outcomes

  • To lead on the identification and delivery of residential property developments for the Group, including Elim Housing and Lime Property Ventures
  • To be an ambassador for Elim Housing and Lime Property Ventures and represent thier values and aspirations in delivering services.
  • To prioritise effective communication with customers, stakeholders, and staff in delivering services.
  • To act as the Managing Director of LPV

As the Group Head of Development, you will lead on the identification of strategic development opportunities, including land led, S106, partnership and other residential build opportunities and to deliver the group development programme on target and to budget.

Other Key responsibilities include

  • To prepare financial appraisals, reports and other option evaluations, and to present these to SLT and the Group Boards/Committees to achieve sign-off for new projects
  • To lead on the management of the Group’s development programme including land finding; the achievement of planning consent and discharge of conditions; the agreement of construction contracts and property sales as relevant.
  • To work with the Head of Asset Management and the Group Finance Director to recommend the Group’s annual development and viability assumptions; and KPIs for EHA and LPV Board sign-off.
  • To develop LPV’s operating model, and to optimise the Group’s ability to work commercially through LPV to increase the level of profit generated through development activity, for the benefit of the Group.


The successful Group Head of Development will have experience of developing & delivering affordable housing schemes from land acquisition to completion of build. You will also have a demonstratable track record of appraising sites, the design and planning stages and a detailed understanding of the acquisition stage of the development process.

It will also be important to showcase the following.

  • Detailed understanding of the financial aspects associated with managing a development programme and have a clear understanding of existing and emerging funding regimes for affordable housing in England.
  • Demonstratable experience of managing and monitoring large projects and programmes from a works and cashflow perspective.
  • Up to date technical knowledge of the grant funding process for Development and Regeneration projects.
  • Robust knowledge and genuine interest in the Property sector including Regeneration.

You will be Confident and persuasive negotiator, able to think outside of the box to achieve successful outcomes. Demonstrating the ability to network and build positive working relationships and partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders is also key.

For a full Job and personal spec, please get in touch with Alex Miller or Narinder Kaur at Panoramic Associates

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