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Senior Development Officer Radius Housing

  • Closing Date: 1 October 2023
  • Location: Belfast/Holywood
  • Salary: £35,411 (SP29) - £40,478 (SP34) per annum
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Job Ref: FHA03679
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The Senior Development Officer will assist the Senior Head of Development /Development Manager / Contract Manager in the delivery of the Development Programme from inception to completion, within agreed timescales and budgets and will be responsible for improving key performance indicators within the Development team, ensuring ongoing compliance with all audit requirements.


Hours:            37 per week


Location:        Radius Offices, Belfast/Holywood


Reference:     FHA03679


Salary:            £35,411 (SP29) – £40,478 (SP34) per annum


This role has been assessed as suitable for hybrid / smart working.


To access the full criteria and to apply online, please visit  Alternatively, application packs can be obtained by contacting the Holywood reception on 028 9039 7250.


The Association


Radius Housing provides quality and affordable social housing in over 80 towns and cities throughout Northern Ireland.  We provide a range of services from sheltered housing for the over 55’s and general needs housing for families and single people, as well as specialist care and support facilities for the frail, elderly, people with dementia and learning disabilities and other complex needs.


We are one of the major developer of homes in Northern Ireland and build and release around 400 homes every year, both properties for rent, and for private sale.


We incorporate design of community spaces that are designed to impact positively on residents and to support healthier lifestyles and create significant employment within the Northern Ireland construction sector.


Our aim is to be an employer of choice and to recruit employees who will embrace our vision and values and fulfil our performance standards within their role.


We are now looking for a Senior Development Officer who wishes to be part of our significant success, as we continue to create sustainable, energy efficient, innovative homes for the future.


To be shortlisted candidates need to provide evidence of the following as a minimum:


  1. Level six qualification (e.g. Bachelor’s Degree, Graduate diploma)


2 years’ experience as a key development person, preferably with a HA, NIHE, local

authority, HSC Trust, Developer or similar


5 years’ relevant experience as outlined above.


2. Project management experience with ability to meet targets and manage a range of projects simultaneously.


3. Demonstrable experience of carrying out feasibility studies, economic appraisals, project applications and overseeing programmes of audit compliance.


4. Computer literate with experience of spreadsheets, constructing budgets and cost forecasts.


5. Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to read drawings and appraise and comment on same.


6. A current full driving licence and access to a suitable form of transport*

(*where an applicant indicates that a disability prohibits them from driving, this criterion will be waived at the shortlisting stage. In such circumstances, consideration will be given in any subsequent offer of appointment to suitable alternative arrangements that the candidate may be able to put in place that would enable them to meet the travel requirements for the post)


In return we offer a range of benefits to employees including great on-job training, a contributory pension scheme, a health cash plan which can provide help with dental, optician and medical costs (including cover for dependent children in full time education up to 18 years of age), free employee health checks and a Cycle to Work scheme. Flexibility regarding working hours is also offered in some areas of the business.


For further information on employee benefits go to the employee benefits section of our website.


Closing date for applications is 1 October 2023 unless otherwise stated.


Radius reserves the right to enhance criteria to facilitate shortlisting.


Association wide waiting lists may be compiled for future same or similar vacancies permanent / fixed term which may arise.


Radius is an Equal Opportunities Employer.