New Business Manager- Counties
Land & New Business
Up to £71,301 pa plus car allowance
Kent or Croydon (team are currently working from home)
Closing date for applications: Sunday 22 November 2020, 23:00pm
Interview dates: Week commencing 30 November 2020 (Interviews will be taking place via video)
If you have strong commercial awareness and understanding of the development process across a range of building and tenure types, join Optivo as a New Business Manager - Counties.
One of the largest housing providers in the UK, Optivo is also a member of the G15 group of London’s biggest housing associations. Currently, we’ve over 45,000 homes across London, the South East and the Midlands, giving 90,000 people somewhere affordable to call their own. And, we’re still growing. Indeed, with a target of 1.500 homes in development every year, there’s never been a better time to join us.
What you’ll be doing
You will be responsible for sourcing and securing new development opportunities to deliver Optivo’s growth targets. You will lead on securing a programme of sites within a region for development for a range of tenures, including commercial operations. You will be responsible for the acquisition of land and securing planning consents and partnership deals, ready for the Construction team to procure construction contracts and build out where relevant.
What you’ll need
You will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to form long lasting productive relationships with vendors, developers, consultants, valuers, local authorities and other key partners. You will be skilled at securing new business opportunities in a highly competitive environment, being able to produce and interpret KPIs and Management Information to support the comprehensive growth of your team.
What’s in it for you?
You’ll enjoy a great salary and benefits package, including 27 days (rising to 30 days) plus bank holidays, and a day off for your birthday. You can also buy and sell leave up to 5 days. We have generous pension and life assurance schemes too, plus a cycle to work scheme and travel loans. Add in a healthcare cash plan covering dental, glasses, physiotherapy, vaccinations, 24 hour GP and more, plus various high street discounts, (not to mention flexible working and in house career development)
At Optivo we work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual. We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.