Posted 1 month ago

Our client is the UK’s most awarded care home provider, with 150 homes across England, Wales, and Scotland. Guided by their company values of care, passion, and teamwork, they work together to create environments for individuals to live fulfilling, rewarding, and happy lives. If you are looking for a rewarding role to further your career while having a positive impact on the community, our client would be the perfect fit.

As they look to help more individuals across the UK, they are looking for a Lead Development Manager to join their team and ensure effective delivery of new build Care homes to agreed standards, specifications, timescales, and budget on a national basis.



  • You will lead and oversee the end-to-end development process for care home projects, including new builds and extensions.
  • You will manage external support resources and consultants for successful project delivery.
  • You will collaborate with architects, engineers, and developers to ensure design and operational requirements are met.
  • You will propose and implement construction methods for efficiency and cost reduction.
  • You will monitor industry benchmarks and identify opportunities for increased efficiency and value.
  • You will establish and review design criteria, introducing quality standards for all builds.
  • You will produce detailed build programs for contract bids and business development.
  • You will control build cost estimates, negotiate contracts, and manage payment processes.
  • You will develop and review build specifications, ensuring consistency and long-term maintenance considerations.
  • You will deliver projects meeting performance objectives in accommodation, specification, quality, cost, and timescale.
  • You will manage multiple projects concurrently, ensuring successful outcomes.
  • You will oversee all development issues from land purchase to handover and defect liability period completion.
  • You will enforce building regulations, standards, and safety measures in all developments.
  • You will maximize building efficiency with consideration for sustainability and corporate responsibility.
  • You will provide technical advice and support to the facilities management team.
  • You will review previous projects for continuous improvement opportunities and incorporate them into new schemes.
  • You will offer professional guidance to internal colleagues and manage relationships with contractors, consultants, and suppliers.
  • You will attend progress and design meetings as the Client Representative.
  • You will liaise with internal colleagues to achieve design freeze timescales and relay information to contractors.
  • You will communicate progress and financial updates internally and externally.
  • You will develop the capabilities and performance of the development team to ensure effective program delivery.


  • The Lead Development Manager must have a relevant degree in BSc or Msc in the Built Environment Sector. (RICS/CIOB Chartership desirable)
  • The Lead Development Manager must have a full UK Driving Licence and their own vehicle.
  • The Lead Development Manager must have experience in Healthcare, Carehomes, or relevant sectors.
  • The Lead Development Manager must have construction project management experience on projects of min. £5m value.
  • The Lead Development Manager must have knowledge of Planning, Building Control and CDM Practices.
  • The Lead Development Manager must have experience managing multidisciplinary consultant teams.
  • The Lead Development Manager must have experience dealing with technical submissions, contract negotiations, and budget management. (Understanding of JCT Contracts desirable)


Location: Remote (Regular Nationwide Travel)


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Remote with Nationwide Travel

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