Business Development

Development Manager

Development Manager Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Strategic Growth to deliver development programmes across multiple sites to meet RJA’s business plan and client’s requirements
  • Work with the Director of Strategic Growth and in close liaison with New Business, Sales Team, and Housing Management to progress Development opportunities from inception to completion
  • Liaise closely with Project Managers to ensure take up of schemes from New Business to enable schemes to progress in line with project budgets and ensure that these remain within approved parameters
  • Responsibility for ensuring accurate scheme forecasting and cashflow updates in consultation with EA’s, COW’s, and site cashflows/programmes: reporting early identification of slippage, cost increases etc to the Programme Management team in order to ensure all forecasts and scheme data is updated and monitored effectively and to agreed timescales
  • Responsibility for maintaining and developing the relationships with our clients and all associated administration. Reporting to the Director of Strategic Growth
  • Lead by example to manage and influence colleagues’ performance to ensure that expectations are clear. Poor, and mediocre performance is tackled, and strong performance is recognised
  • To ensure that all developments comply with the audit and other requirements of funders, including auditors, clients and internal management systems
  • To ensure all developments meet the required quality standards and that any consultants appointed when the scheme is within the delivery phase provide the required level of service and are appointed in-line with the Clients procurement requirements
  • To lead on communication with relevant internal services areas involved in the development process, such as Housing Management, Property Services, Sales and Aftercare teams to ensure effective overall management and delivery of schemes and associated information is provided
  • To represent the service stream at Management/ Board meetings and internal programmes meetings with EA and COW teams and to lead on the relevant and delivery of reports as required
  • To support and contribute to the review and formulation of key development policies and documents, such as the Consultants Brief, Development procedures, Development Strategy etc
  • Drive the quality and effectiveness of data stores with the ability to manipulate this into bespoke client outputs

Development Manager Requirements

  • To maintain a high level of written and verbal communication both externally and with colleagues and to be an effective ‘ambassador’ for RJA Consultants
  • To continuously innovate the services RJA provide to our clients and support the team in achieving and improving these services
  • To possess sound IT skills and be committed to improving skills in this and other areas through continuing training and development
  • Ability to work with multiple clients and adhere to their policies and procedures e.g., GDPR, Data Protection and Diversity Policies
  • To demonstrate and drive the values and behaviours of the business
  • Take all reasonable care to promote health and safety for all in accordance with our policies

Position Type

Full Time


Leicester or Nottingham

Annual Leave

25 days plus bank holidays


Competitive, with comprehensive benefits