Development Manager

Development Manager

Salary: £42,000 per annum + £5,000 car allowance per annum

Location: Hybrid working with one day per week office attendance in Saffron Walden, CB10 (Essex)

Hours: 35 hours per week

At Hastoe we develop high quality homes, leading in the field in rural housing, sustainability and innovation. We have a significant development programmre across the South of England. We’re looking for a talented Development Manager to help us push forward and develop our work in the South East.

The Role

Working within the South East Development team, you will build partnerships with local communities, contractors and consultants to bring forward new business opportunities. You will have a portfolio of projects with responsibility for delivering them on time, to budget and addressing risks. You will work closely with local communities, parish councils and local authorities. You will generate new schemes; represent Hastoe at public meetings, including community consultations.

About you

You will be enthusiastic and have a strong record of achievements in construction project management, have delivered new business and show an understanding of rural housing and innovative construction. You must have:

  • Previous experience of working within the building sector, with a thorough knowledge of the related regulations and legislation
  • Experience of negotiating building contracts
  • Experience of attending site meetings and ensuring quality of product at handover
  • Able to work to set budgets and deadlines
  • Able to build and maintain good working relations with a range of people
  • Experience of appraising new development schemes and working with consultants to secure planning permission and other statutory approvals for new projects


Candidates applying for the role must have a good working knowledge of housing development and experience of S106, S104, S38. You must have a valid driving licence and use of your own vehicle.

Job description and person specification

How to apply

Please send your CV to by midnight on Sunday 29th May 2022.

(Due to the high volume of applications we’re receiving, we may close this advert early if we have a suitable amount of candidates)



Annual leave
Family friendly policies and benefits

25 days + 1.5 days complimentary leave + the option to purchase additional leave.

Employer contribution of 5%, giving a total combined contribution of 8% of salary (minimum employee contribution of 3%).

  • Flexible working
  • Discounts for local shops, restaurants and gym membership
  • Cycle and Car Leasing Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (advice service)
  • Health Cash Plan (a type of health insurance)

For an informal discussion about the role please get in touch with Isobel Wright, Regional Development Manager on 07919 334641. For enquiries about the application process please contact the HR Team at or call 020 8973 0435.

This post is subject to background checks.

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