PARADIGM HOUSING GROUP LIMITED
                                JOB DESCRIPTION

POST:                   Project Manager

Direct Reports:         None

Regular Contacts: Regional Head of Development, Managing Director Development
                  (Delivery/Special Projects), Colleagues across the Development
                  department, Sales and Marketing Team, Area Housing Team,
                  Customer Services, Finance Department, asset Management,
                  Paradigm Residents, Board Members, Local Authority Officers,
                  External Consultants.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Regional Head of Development Delivery


1.       To be fully responsible for a variety of complex development projects
         from inception to completion with minimum supervision.

2.       To pursue development opportunities and develop effective working
         relationships with existing and potential business partners.

3.       To lead and manage project teams effectively.


The Post holder will be responsible for:

          Ensuring projects comply with Homes and Communities Agency funding
           requirements and procedures and with Paradigm Housing Group
           development standards and procedures.

          As a project co-ordinator, manage all development projects undertaken,
           including briefing, instructing and monitoring professional consultants and
           advisers and liaising with all parties concerned. Oversee detailed stages of
           development projects from feasibility to completion and act as a point of
           liaison between tenants, consultants, contractors and colleagues within the

          To develop development briefs and agree realistic project plans and
           effectively project manage to ensure delivery.

         Use sound judgement to make decisions regarding design quality,
          procurement, financial development modelling, tenure mix etc to effectively
          lead the development process.

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      Identify and appraise new development opportunities.

      To effectively liaise with the Homes and Communities Agency, other
       agencies including local authorities and RSL’s regarding project
       management, draw down grant and submission of bids.

      To effectively negotiate with planners, house builders, local authorities and
       other stakeholders in order to effectively deliver schemes to time
       constraints, cost budgets and quality indicators.

      Maintain communications with agents, developers, local authorities and the
       Homes and communities agency to facilitate the delivery of new projects.

      Effectively communicate with colleagues throughout the Group to progress
       projects, ensure that their essential requirements can be met and to provide
       them with professional and technical support relating to the development

      Plan and manage all other resources and assets including budgets, IT and
       communications systems to agreed standards and budgets, identifying
       improvements and efficiencies that lead to effective project management.

      Develop effective two way communications channels with customers,
       stakeholders, staff and colleagues that underpin our values and corporate

      Create and identify opportunities to develop own skills and knowledge.

      Identify learning outcomes from previous projects. Ensure that lessons learnt
       from previous projects are fed back into our procedures and systems to
       ensure that we are continuously improving.


      Project budget setting and budget management.

      Responsibility for authorising payment in line with organisation payment

      Making decisions to resolve project issues with support of professional project
       team. Where financial impact is within approved levels and within design

      Advising senior management of any variations to project expenditure or when
       board authority is likely to be exceeded, so that revised approval can be

Development Project Manager March 2012
Success in this post will be measured by:-

      Delivering projects with minimum defects which meet or exceed Paradigms
       design standards.

      Meeting Paradigm and HCA programme timing requirements.

      Demonstrate effective budget controls ensuring schemes are delivered at or
       below budget.

      Demonstrate active participation in progressing the organisation and the


Knowledge and Skills Required.

      Affordable Housing sector knowledge and experience. (P)
      Knowledge and understanding of the HCA capital funding procedure guide.
      Previous experience of managing residential development projects including
       an understanding of contract management, planning, legal aspects of
       development. (E)
      Experience of managing a team of external consultants. (E)
      Ability to deal with complex issues and to find pragmatic and common sense
       solutions. (E)
      Comprehensive knowledge of Risk Management and health and safety (E).
      Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to a high standard (E)
      Able to manage budgets (E)
      Strong negotiation and influencing skills (E)
      Excellent time management skills (E)
      Excellent Presentation skills (E)
      Able to use IT (E)
      Ability to build effective relationships with peers and senior colleagues (E)
      Professional Qualification as appropriate to this level of post (P)

The post holder will attend meetings regularly and therefore must be able to function
and communicate effectively in group situations. A current driving licence is
essential. There will be a requirement for occasional attendance at meetings outside
normal office hours, primarily on week day evening and some flexibility over working
hours is therefore necessary.

Development Project Manager March 2012

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