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Development Operations Manager

Development Operations Manager

Up to £46,460 per annum

Permanent, Full-time

Location: Chelmsford

Ref: 26177

Essex Housing is the county's in-house public sector developer, responsible for delivering housing on surplus public sector land for general needs, as well as specialist housing for our most vulnerable residents.

We are looking for a new Development Operations Manager to join the team and take a lead on the successful delivery of housing projects, by ensuring detailed planning and monitoring across a portfolio of sites and development schemes. It will ensure consistently high quality of service and outputs are provided to ECC and its partners.

As an experienced individual with a project management background, or experience of working in a housing role, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with public sector partners, building contractors and consultants from inception through delivery to sales and aftercare. The role will involve working collaboratively alongside public service partners, building contractors and development service professionals to deliver agreed outcomes.


Provide support to a portfolio of sites being developed by Essex Housing to ensure a consistently high-quality service is provided to ECC and partners.

Work collaboratively with officers across ECC and partner organisations as well as with building contractors and associated professional services (architects, surveyors, planners, agents and engineers) to support the smooth running of projects

Responsible for managing specific workstreams to ensure able to keep critical information is managed, curated and updated. Accountable for monitoring progress and maintaining the effective operation of different projects for Essex Housing.

Provides support in managing the resource budget and monitoring spend for specific workstreams to ensure regular updates are provided to support budget management and efficient resource allocation.

Contributes to the development of business cases by providing information and undertaking research, where necessary, ensuring all governance documentation and reporting is drafted to a consistently high standard for both ECC and partner organisations.

Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent by experience.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.
  • Evidence of experience of working with external partners in the public sector in a local government and political setting.
  • Experience of working on capital projects and familiar with project methodology.
  • Experience of project financial management and within a budget.
  • An understanding of risk management and a commissioning framework.
  • Articulate and ability to communicate effectively and utilising such skills in developing a business case.
  • An ability to work independently and take decisions within a defined framework of delegations. (Qualification certificates should be brought to interview).

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained.


Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on our careersite.

Closing date: 20 February 2020.

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Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Development Operations Manager

Essex County Council
Chelmsford Rd, Brentwood CM15 8RB, UK

Published on 21 Feb 2020