Development Manager

DT1 1AA, Dorchester
Salary £42,000 per annum plus 5k car allowance
28 Jun 2018
18 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Development Manager

Maternity Cover – Temporary 6 Month contract –  (with potential to extend)


Salary £42,000 per annum

£5,000 car allowance per annum

35 hours per week

26 days annual leave per annum

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is midday on 18 July 2018. Interviews will be held on 25 July 2018.


The Client

Hastoe owns and manages over 7,500 homes across the South of England.  We are the leaders in the provision of affordable rural housing. Customer service and innovation are our watchwords across the organisation.

At Hastoe we develop high quality homes, leading the field in rural housing, sustainability and innovation. We have a significant development programme across the South West of England. We’re looking for a talented Development Manager to cover a temporary maternity contract to help us push forward and develop our work in the South West.


The Role

Working within the South West Development team, you will build partnerships with local communities, contractors and consultants to bring forward new business opportunities.

You will have a portfolio of projects with responsibility for delivering them on time, to budget and addressing risks.

You will work closely with local communities, parish councils and local authorities. You will generate new schemes; represent Hastoe at public meetings, including community consultations.



You will be enthusiastic and have a strong record of achievements in construction project management, have delivered new business and show an understanding of rural housing and innovative construction.

You must have:

  • Previous experience of working within the building sector, with a thorough knowledge of the related regulations and legislation
  • Experience of negotiating building contracts and maintaining good working relations  with a range of people
  • Experience of attending site meetings and ensuring quality of product at handover
  • Able to work to set budgets and deadlines
  • Able to build and maintain good working relations with a range of people
  • Experience of appraising new development schemes and working with consultants to secure planning permission and other statutory approvals for new projects

Candidates applying for the role will have a good working knowledge of housing development and have a valid driving licence and use of own vehicle.


How to Apply

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There are two ways to apply for this role.

  1. Click the apply button and follow the instructions.  You will be directed to their career page where you will be required to complete an application form. 
  2. If this looks like the role for you, visit the job vacancies and careers section of our website at to apply.  Alternatively, call us on 0208 973 0435 or email for an application pack.