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Head of Development & Growth

Closing Date: 15/07/2022 00:00:00

Head of Development & Growth

Salary:  Circa £64k per annum + excellent benefits

Location: Hybrid working – our office in Speke, Liverpool, and home working

Hours: 35 hours – we are also ‘Happy to Talk Flexible Working’ to support any applicants looking for reduced hours/days.

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: Friday 15 July 2022

Our vision is Great homes. Strong communities. Bright futures.   

This vision supports our mission to provide homes and services to those in need. As a social landlord and a major stakeholder in the communities where we work, it is our duty to tackle societal issues, closing the gap on the multiple inequalities that our communities face. Fundamental to this is the provision of good quality housing that people are proud to call their home.

What will your role be?

You will be the primary source of advice on development to our Board and Executive Directors. Leading a small highly motivated team you will deliver our development and regeneration programme on time, within budget and in line with our development strategy. Under our 2022-27 corporate plan, we are committed to building more than 280 affordable new homes. In doing so, we will complete the final sites in our longstanding Speke masterplan, build new homes in Garston and explore opportunities outside of our core areas to grow the pipeline.

Please view the Job Description attached for further details.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking to recruit an experienced development specialist to become our Head of Development & Growth.

You will have experience leading on development and sustainability and have the expertise to help us determine future investment decisions, ensuring we take an effective approach to decarbonisation and sustainability.

You will have a track record in delivering housing association development programmes and have experience and practical knowledge of building, construction, contracts, and stakeholder management.

We are always working to increase diversity in our management team and seek people who can bring diverse thinking, who care about our purpose, and fully support our values and commitment to our customers. We therefore welcome applications from all diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences to support innovation, creativity, and to help us build balanced teams from all walks of life.

Please view the Person Specification attached for further details.

Why join us?

You’ll love being part of a fun, professional and innovative organisation that has been highly ranked as one of the UK’s Great Places to Work.  You’ll work with colleagues who feel happy, motivated and passionate about what they do as well as working for an organisation who will support and inspire you to do your very best.

The benefits you will receive

We’ll look after you with a fantastic holiday entitlement, a competitive salary, flexible working and even an extra day off to celebrate your birthday! See the ‘work for us’ section of our website to find out more about the benefits we offer

Key dates

Closing date: Friday 15 July 2022

1st Stage Interviews: Week commencing 25 July 2022

Final Interviews: Week commencing 8 August 2022 (held at our office in Speke, Liverpool).

All candidates will be asked to deliver a presentation and meet members of the Executive Management Team.

How do you apply?

Review the recruitment pack here.

We will shortlist from the information provided so it is essential that you outline your suitability for the post as detailed in the job description and person specification within your Supporting Statement. Don’t forget that the closing date is Friday 15 July!

  • an up-to-date CV which shows your full career history (explaining any gaps) we recommend that this is no longer than three pages
  • a covering letter with a supporting statement outlining your suitability for the post and the potential contribution you would bring. It is important that your covering letter highlights supporting evidence of how your previous experience and skills relate to the criteria outlined in the recruitment pack. We recommend that this should be a maximum of two pages.


All applicants must apply with a CV and Supporting Statement in order to be considered for this vacancy, if either document is not included then your application will not be progressed.

South Liverpool Homes are Disability Confident employers, if you wish to apply under this scheme please make sure you select "YES" to the relevant question on our online application form.

If you are a relative or close connection of any Board Members or employees of South Liverpool Homes, please declare this as part of your application.

If you are unable to attend on any of the identified dates for interview, please make this clear in your application.

Further information

For further information about this exciting opportunity please download the recruitment pack here. If, having read the recruitment pack, you would like an informal and confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact recruitment@southliverpoolhomes.co.uk to arrange an informal discussion with Angela Perry, Executive Director of Assets & Development.

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