Business Development Manager

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  • Sector:

    Construction, Trades & Labour

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  • Salary:

    £90k per year

  • Contact:

    Jen Radcliffe

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  • Published:

    24 days ago

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Business Development Manager 


Full-Time / Permanent 

The Role:

Reporting to Development Director


Up to 90K, 8k Car Allowance, 20% bonus, Contributory Pension Scheme

Business environment and location:

is an experienced and innovative Build to rent, business that has a track record of delivering high quality homes and healthy sustainable environments. We currently own and manage 1,400 properties across the North and have a target to grow the business to 6500 units within the next five years. Our focus on developing Place and improving neighbourhoods has enabled us to secure off Market opportunities by utilising our USP. We now need to continue this growth and further build on our established pipeline. The business is supported by by our Private equity Partner who are fully supportive of our growth aspirations. Our future growth will be generated through Construction of new Single-Family Housing and a blend of acquisition of new and existing portfolios across the UK.

The roles are peripatetic with the opportunity to work on a growing national portfolio. Based around the North and the midlands.

Purpose of the job:

We are seeking skilled and highly ambitious individuals to join a successful development team. Ideal candidates will have a real understanding of the uk housing market and have the ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders such as Local Authorities, Land Agents, and housebuilders. Land acquisition or partnership/relationship management background and experience will be a real advantage but passion and commitment will be essential.

Working closely with the development team, responsibilities will be to build strong relationships and secure off market opportunities which allow us to source land and sites.

Qualifications / Experience Required:

  • Hold a degree and professional qualification eg MRICS;
  • Demonstrable experience in development and/or partnership management and experience of identifying and introducing viable sites
  • Be an excellent networker and influencer
  • Be self-motivated, ambitious and target driven to achieve results
  • Proactively identify, develop and maintain key relationships with LA's, Agents and Landowners. This will be a fundamental aspect to the role
  • Have an understanding of the political environment in which PlaceFirst operates.
  • Be willing to travel

Key deliverables:

  • Actively source new land/site/opportunities
  • Prepare offers to pursue land/site/opportunities inorder to meet business requirements
  • Working with the development team; Director, Development Surveyor and Analyst and planning specialist to progress through to acquisition
  • Build and maintain good working relationships and strong leads with local authorities, agents, and landowners
  • Actively contribute to the development the business
  • Acquisition of property / land


  • Support the Development Director on preparation for Board meetings to report on opportunities
  • Support the wider development Team in assessing the Project Viability of new developments

Key relationships:

  • Local authorities
  • Agents
  • Landowners
  • Regulatory Bodies
  • Development Team
  • Investors
  • Senior management team
  • Finance

Please apply or contact Jen at Build Recruitment for further details.

We’ll take the time to understand your career history and motivations for a new role. We’ll also take references and may ask for proof of eligibility to work in the UK. We work with a wide variety of clients in the public and private sector, and we will work with you to identify clients in which your skills, experience and personality will fit. Once we submit you for a role you will receive support and regular communication throughout the interview process.  From there our commitment to you is all about being your career partner. We’ll identify suitable jobs, provide support, and career guidance and even provide regular salary benchmarking.

Build Recruitment Limited acts as an Employment Business for the supply of temporary workers and an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Build Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer.