Development Officer

Ocean Housing Group Ltd
Construction and Property
St Austell, Cornwall
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Have you recently gained an understanding of social housing and the development of residential housing and are looking for your next step or new challenge?

Job Description

Do you want to work for an organisation who is brave, innovative and looking towards the future as a social landlord and provider of high quality homes in Cornwall? This role may be what you are looking for.

Ocean Group is a local housing provider based in St Austell, Cornwall who is the parent company for Ocean Housing and Gilbert & Goode. We manage over 4,500 homes and have ambitious plans to build 3,000 homes by 2030 and we are looking for a Development Officer within our Commissioning team on a permanent basis who will work with the Head of Commissioning to develop and implement the Company’s strategy for residential development.

The Role

You will be an active member of the Development department to support the work and tasks which include scheme openings, maintaining programme management information, carry out community consultations, managing defect processes and managing adoption processes.

In particular you will support Development Managers in particular schemes which would include deputising where appropriate at project meetings or performing the role of client representative through the development process.

In addition you would effectively project manage a portfolio of new build schemes from conception through to various approval processes, design stages, construction period and post scheme evaluation to ensure the development objectives are reached.

About You

You will have an understanding of social housing and an awareness of the development of residential housing and in addition understand the socio-economic and political factors as they relate to housing in the UK. You will be able to work in a methodical, accurate and systematic manner to enable all processes are complete effectively and efficiently and are able to work independently on specific tasks as well as within the team. A knowledge and understanding of risk as it relates to development and an understanding of regeneration is desirable but not essential.

The postholder would in addition need to have the ability to transport oneself to various locations around the county.

You will have an HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in any discipline. A degree level 6 qualification and an appropriate qualification in a planning, construction or development related discipline is desirable, but not essential.

Please click apply to be redirected to the Ocean Housing Group website where you can download the Person Specification and the Job Description

Company Description

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Ocean has a clear vision for its future, and we will gear all our activities towards achieving this vision

“To be an innovative provider of quality homes and services, with residents and staff at the heart of Ocean, and Ocean at the heart of the community”

As a Group we have five clear Golden Threads:

  • Have residents at the heart of everything we do
  • Maintain strong and effective Governance.
  • Provide good quality services, right first time
  • Provide innovative, energy efficient, good quality homes
  • Be an employer of choice, creating local job and training opportunities, recruiting and retaining the best people.

Ocean is committed to supporting the local community and education, through its commitment to the ‘Apprentice’ programme and we provide our local communities which careers from a wide range of industries including construction, trades, development, housing management, administration, finance and customer services.

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What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Entitlement to more than the statutory days paid holiday per annum plus statutory bank holidays
  • Family Friendly Policies
  • Work within an organisation with a comprehensive Health & Wellbeing strategy which includes FREE yearly Flu Jabs
  • Health and Wellbeing ‘Gold Award’ Winner 2019 and recognised as a ‘Mindful Employer’ on their Charter

Ocean is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  

Please click apply to be redirected to the Ocean Housing Group website where you can download the Person Specification and the Job Description

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