The Partnerships Manager will be a highly capable development professional leading on pre-contract
client management across land led projects.

As a Partnerships Manager, you will assess and report on the feasibility of new business opportunities
as presented by the Development Land teams, tender opportunities and work with clients and internal
colleagues to deliver optimised schemes. The role will require excellent communication and
negotiation skills, working closely with Development and Construction teams internally, along with
clients, Employer’s Agents, Solicitors, Local Authorities and Homes England externally.

This is a regional role, primarily based out of the Midlands offices, but will require attendance to other
locations, including the Head Office at Flaxby, on-site at ilke Homes schemes and to meet with external
stakeholders across the Midlands and North region.

Key aspects of the role:

  • Work with the regional Development Land lead to meet Executive and Group targets for business
  • growth.
  • Review and appraise opportunities for their suitability and potential partners then provide
  • feedback to the development team/head of partnerships
  • Support the Head of Partnerships with identifying potential new Partners and Strategic Partners
  • Prepare bid invitation and supporting information for land led schemes (supported by the
  • development team land lead).
  • Review and scrutinise bids to be able to make recommendations to the development team on the
  • chosen partner.
  • Support Head of Partnerships with negotiations on larger complex schemes
  • Support the regional Development Land team by advising on LA policy, RP development
  • programmes and funding within the region.
  • Work closely with Clients, Planning, Development and Design colleagues to create scheme
  • optimisation and advise on potential client concerns and wishes/feedback.
  • Partnerships Manager (Construction)
  • Work with Development, Commercial, Construction and Technical teams to co-ordinate
  • information required to assemble contract documents and agree contract appendices or proposals
  • Report and advise on key contractual triggers and notice requirements to the Development,
  • Commercial, Construction and Technical teams
  • Act as primary interface between clients on Land Led projects during the pre-contract and preconstruction phase and provide an effective handover to the construction Partnerships Manager
  • Co-ordinate and Chair meetings with clients on project progress during the pre-construction
  • phase.
  •  Develop and maintain relationships with Local Planning Authorities, Local Authority Housing
  • Officers, Registered Providers, Financial Institutions etc.
  • Provide feedback to the Development and Partnerships teams on leads, project progress, client
  • concerns, issues and solutions
  •  Prepare/assist with board reports for authority to proceed/exchange/operational
  • commencement

Person specification:
Qualifications & Training:

  • Educated to HNC or degree level, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Relevant professional qualification (MAPM/ MRICS desirable but not essential).
  • Experience:
  • House Builder or Registered Provider development experience (Essential)
  • Demonstratable project/development management skills (Essential)
  • Experience of working with Local Authorities, Registered Providers and Homes England (Desirable)
  • Experience in negotiating and administering Land Sale Agreements (Desirable)
  • Experience in negotiating and administering Build Agreements and standard form contracts (JCT
  • & NEC desirable)
  • Experience in residential development (Essential)
  • Experience in the use of Modern Methods of Construction (Desirable)
  • Experience in co-ordinating information from project teams (Essential)

Personal Qualities:

  • Project management skills
  • Established network of contacts from RP, PRS and similar organisations and the ability to quickly
  • form new contacts.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Financial acumen and commercially astute
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail and organised
  • Proficient with IT and MS office suite
  • Good people management skills
  • Ambitious, motivated and enthusiastic to meet business objective

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