Job Title: Development Liaison Manager
Salary: £35-45,000 per annum, depending on experience + Competitive Package

Job Summary

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Project Manager with previous residential development or construction experience and good interpersonal skills to work with purchasers to progress them through the Graven Hill customer journey.

This unique role focuses primarily on purchasers taking the ‘Golden Brick’ self-build sale option. Purchasers taking this route will have bought a plot of land from Graven Hill designed to accommodate a detached house, with requirements and restrictions in a ‘Plot Passport’.

Graven Hill Village Development Company (GHVDC) will provide a serviced plot and construction the foundations and the ground floor slab to the purchaser’s design. The purchaser is free to design, procure and construct their own home. GHVDC will carry out wider site infrastructure and landscape works.

The main focus of the role will be to manage a portfolio of ‘Golden Brick’ self-build purchasers, ensuring that they progress through their ‘journey’ within the required timescales, providing support and assistance, establishing a positive working relationship and monitoring and reporting on progress.

In addition to this, you will be working collaboratively with colleagues, purchasers’ consultants, contractors and suppliers, as well as those employed directly by GHVDC. You will be expected to promote the organisations commitment to developing high-quality products and providing high-quality services in all areas of your work.

The role of Development Liaison Manager (DLM), sits within the Operations team alongside other DLM posts. You will report directly to a Customer Journey Delivery Manager, although as the project and organisation develops, the internal structure of the organisation may change.

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Key Experience and Skills

  • Extensive experience in construction project management
  • Knowledgeable and technically experienced, especially regarding construction principles, residential design and construction, project management and health and safety
  • Self-confident, decisive, resilient and able to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced, changing team environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including negotiating and influencing
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Drive and determination

To apply in confidence, please email a covering letter and a copy of your CV to: [email protected].

For an informal discussion, please contact Garry McCormack at [email protected] or phone on 01869 396 070.

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Closing date for applications: Sunday 8 July 2018
Interview date: W/C Monday 16 July 2018

About Graven Hill

Graven Hill is the UK’s first large scale self and custom build project and is leading the way to make building your own home mainstream. This ex-Ministry of Defence site, located to the southern edge of Bicester, Oxfordshire, will evolve over the next decade as a new community of up to 1,900 homes. It is expected that around 40% of these homes will be designed on built by the first residents themselves.

The project is being delivered by Graven Hill Village Development Company (GHVDC), a company wholly owned by Cherwell District Council. We are based at the Plot Shop in central Bicester, a five-minute drive from the site.

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