Development Manager

Posted 23 September 2021
Job type Permanent

Job description

The Housing Foundation is a charitable trust that delivers affordable housing options for working New Zealand households who are finding it difficult to buy a secure, warm, dry home. Established in 2001, Housing Foundation has project managed and financed the construction of over 900 homes since 2007 and also housed hundreds of families working closely with government agencies, iwi and community organisations and are determined to continue to relieve poverty by providing or assisting with the provision of affordable housing for low-income persons and households in New Zealand.
Due to continued growth the Housing Foundation is now recruiting a Development Manager to oversee a portfolio of housing projects from concept to completion based in Auckland.
The role will be reporting to the Senior Development Manager and be instrumental in driving the successful delivery of projects mainly in Auckland and elsewhere in New Zealand.
Key Accountabilities:  
  • Manage multiple projects and consultants to deliver housing developments.
  • Manage the full cycle of development, from concept to defects liability.
  • Work with other community housing providers, Iwi, Māori Organisations, Government.
  • Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with all stakeholders – internal and external.
  • Ensuring that all employees and contractors understand and accept their responsibility to promote a safe and healthy workplace.
  • Create a neighbourhood and a place that households are proud to belong to.
  • Be responsible for ensuing our households and customers receive high-quality service.
To be considered for this fantastic opportunity the ideal candidate will have experience as a development manager across residential projects from:
  • Preparing feasibilities and assist in analysing new development opportunities.
  • Preparing and present for approval development and construction projects.
  • Working closely with external stakeholders while managing the design, consent, procurement, of projects.
  • Managing the project programme and that all contractors and sub-contractors are working to timeframes set.
  • Prepare monthly development reports for Trustee meetings and attend Trustee meetings
Further essential skills and attributes as follows but not limited to: 
  • Relevant tertiary Qualification. 
  • Extensive stakeholder management experience. 
  • Innate commercial awareness. 
  • Strategic thinking/problem solving. 
The successful candidate will be joining a motivated and talented team that are collectively committed to creating neighbourhoods and places that people, families, and communities will be proud to be part of.
If your someone who is passionate with helping those within the lower socio-economic circumstance and committed to help provide affordable housing and households in New Zealand, then please apply with your CV attached to register your interest.
If you require more information, please contact Matt Donnelly on 0220197808. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.