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Principle Development Manager

  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 8112
  • Published: Wed 21/09/2022, 13:00 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 05/10/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £56380 - £70000
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Centre
Job Details

Principal Development Manager (Property) X2

£56,380 to £70,000 dependent on capabilities and experience (including a £7,579 MFS)


Grow your career and help transform our Borough.

The Strategic Property Development team at Enfield Council manages a varied, primarily commercial development portfolio, dealing with everything from industrial estates to mixed-use regeneration schemes, joint ventures and land promotion activities.

This role offers an opportunity to influence how Enfield Council optimises its development pipeline through effective development management strategies and hands-on project delivery.

We also work at pace, so if you are someone who enjoys working in a fast-moving dynamic working environment and believe that you have the vision, skillset and experience we are looking for, then it would be a mistake not to apply.

The Role

We are looking for 2 experienced Principal Development Managers, who will manage, develop, acquire and dispose of primarily commercial property and promote land for mixed-use development.

Duties will include negotiating development and conditional sale agreements, managing joint venture relationships, funding agreements, agreeing Heads of Terms for property acquisitions and disposals, instructing and monitoring external agents and working with the Council’s external consultant teams on promoting land for development through the Local Plan process.

The successful candidates will be responsible for a portfolio of projects and workstreams, working within a small, dedicated team which reports to the Head of Strategic Property Development.

You will work collaboratively with colleagues in Strategic Property Services, Legal, HRA, Finance and other departments, to maximise asset value and generate new revenue streams or capital receipts through the team’s external market-facing activities, raise standards and support service delivery.

The Team

Strategic Property Development is a small but growing team of property specialists, who are passionate about optimising Enfield Council's property assets and community dividends. We have an ambitious programme of projects, guided by the Council’s Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) to deliver on the Council's broadest corporate objectives including economic growth, environmental sustainability and expanding opportunities for new employment and housing in the Borough.

We are also growing the Council's capacity and capability in Geographical Information Systems (mapped data) and our aim is to have a property team, to provide Enfield Council with an exemplar professional property service.

The Requirements

You will be an experienced Development Manager with strong commercial acumen and proven competencies in a variety of project delivery models and asset types.

You will play a pivotal role in managing a diverse range of workstreams working with a variety of client group and will need to demonstrate a good understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing local government in relation to the optimisation of its property estate.

You must have a proven ability to generate new income and capital receipt opportunities, as well as the ability to manage expenditure whilst delivering projects on time and within budget.

The role may require you to supervise in-house staff, as well as managing external providers of professional services who support the development management team.


In SPD no day is the same and there are constant challenges, but we share a vision; which is to ensure that Enfield’s land and property assets are made the most of, for the benefit of local people.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.

How to apply:

This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.

1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.

2. Your CV which includes your full work history since leaving full time education.

Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.

Closing and Interview Dates

Closing date: Midnight 4th October 2022

Interview date: TBC

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Additional Information

To apply, please click on the link below.

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact David Childs on David.childs@enfield.gov.uk for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Debola Olufon on 0208 132 0619

  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 8112
  • Published: Wed 21/09/2022, 13:00 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 05/10/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £56380 - £70000
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Centre

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