Junior Development Officer

Junior Development Officer

Salary: £28,150 - £31,040 per annum, plus £3,000 car allowance.
Location: Based at our Regional Office in Dorchester, with some home working
Hours: 35 hours per week

About us
Hastoe is an award-winning housing association that owns and manages over 7,500 rented, shared ownership and leasehold homes. We hold charitable status and support our communities by providing high-quality and sustainable housing across the south of England.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Hastoe’s West region Development Team. You will be part of Hastoe’s Dorchester team, playing a key role in supporting the delivery of the development programme. You will develop the skills to manage your own schemes and projects, and you will help to ensure a good aftercare service to residents, keep good and accurate records, research new business opportunities, and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, ensuring deadlines are met.

For full details on this role, please see the job description below.

About you

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An enthusiastic and ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Excellent administrative, writing, numeracy and research skills.
  • Experience of working in teams and be able to build and maintain good working relations with a range of people.
  • A willingness to learn and develop.

You must have:

  • Previous experience of working within the building sector, with a thorough knowledge of the related regulations and legislation
  • Experience of negotiating with land owners, agents and developers to acquire land and new homes and build contracts.
  • Experience of negotiating legal contracts in relation to development; S106, S38, S104, Nomination agreements etc
  • Proven experience of meeting budgets and deadlines

Previous experience of developing rural schemes is not essential but would be an advantage.

Job description and person specification

How to apply

Please send your CV to hr@hastoe.com by 5pm on Sunday 23 January.

Due to the high volume of applications we are currently receiving, we will be conducting interviews as the recruitment progresses and may close the vacancy early. Therefore we would recommend applying early.  Interviews will either be held in our Dorchester Office, DT1 3GX or via video conference. 


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 more information about the role or enquiries about the application process please contact the HR Team at hr@hastoe.com or call 020 8973 0435. For an informal chat about the role call Chris Meadows, Regional Development Manager on 07590 962067.

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