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Development Manager

Application Reference Number: 004
Function: Land and Planning
Location: Central London (Various Locations)
Position Type: Permanent
Application End Date:
Job Purpose: To assist the Land Director in the day to day running of a project as well as involvement in appraising new development opportunities.  



  • Provide support & assistance to Land in preparation of early feasibility studies & concept design.
  • Participate in selection of & manage in instruction, briefing and co-ordination of relevant consultants.
  • Provide planning appraisals/risk assessments for initial development proposals.


  • Manage strategic opportunities to optimise the value of individual projects.
  • Ensure planning process is strategically managed with clarity and purpose.
  • Prepare and execute appointments & fees with relevant professional consultants.
  • Manage design development of high quality through concept/feasibility/outline/ scheme design work stages.
  • Manage the preparation of, comment upon & submission of planning material.
  • Monitor, negotiate & advance planning applications, reporting progress regularly.
  • Manage production of all presentation including material for committee consideration & early marketing.
  • Attend & ensure the company is represented at pre-application, post consultation & committee meetings with Local Authorities. 
  • Devise & implement strategies for enhancing third party/neighbour/community relationships.
  • Attend & make presentations to local residents' meetings & respond to ongoing queries & complaints.
  • Negotiate S106 Agreements.
  • Ensure that all planning commitments, obligations, agreements & conditions are satisfied & approvals secured at earliest opportunity.
  • Ensure that all Berkeley Group KPI ie Sustainability/ Building for Life commitments are achieved and communicated as required. 
  • Seek & negotiate any necessary planning amendments, variations or additional consents deriving from changes.
  • Own, monitor & discharge all business schedules for applications, conditions & S106 obligations.
  • Own, regularly update and report on planning programmes and associated risk assessment.

Affordable Housing

  • Manage the integration of affordable housing strategy into emerging developments including the preparation of viability information.
  • Negotiate affordable housing content of proposed developments.
  • Participate in the selection of preferred RP's & assist in negotiation & completion of Development Agreements, Specifications and Leases. 


  • Co-ordinate internal departments - technical, commercial, production, Health & Safety, Sales, Finance to ensure effective & efficient interface between other departments and to ensure that the scheme evolves from concept to a more detailed design that the company wants and can build.
  • Ensure that the design progresses in unison with the financial evaluation.
  • Provide development advice and updates into the relevant business control documents i.e. Stacks, Planning Sign off Packs, Board Packs, Quarterly Reviews , Business Plans & other relevant business KPIs

Technical Competencies: 

  • MRTPI, MRICS or RIBA Qualified 
  • At least 5 years post qualified experience
  • Client side experience essential including residential and mixed use
  • Exemplar IT skills including memo writing and use and understanding of excel financial models 

Please note our standard working hours are 8am until 5.00pm Monday to Friday. 

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