Business Development Manager

About The Role

At Saha, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, good quality housing services, support and resettlement.

The Business Development Manager will be responsible for the management and successful delivery of the organisation’s acquisition and disposal programme, including options appraisals and completion of financial appraisal models, identifying and accessing new income streams including grants for Property Services and Housing Services (Supported and General Needs).
What you will be doing: 

  • Managing the end to end process of acquisition of properties – identify suitable properties in relevant geographical areas, prepare the financial appraisals and board reports, liaise with third parties such as surveyors and solicitors, and ensure smooth handover to the operations and finance teams
  • Managing disposals in line with the disposal policy and procedure ensuring regulatory compliance with legacy grants
  • Identifying opportunities to assist the growth of the organisation including stock transfers
  • Monitoring and managing programme expenditure against budgets, including regular reporting of performance against financial targets
  • Producing and keeping up to date, short, medium and long term budgets for all development pipeline projects
  • Ensuring that appropriate compliance with legal, financial, technical and other regulatory standards is maintained for all operations relating to the role and that associated policies and procedures are reviewed and updated as necessary to reflect best practice and current legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Identifying and accessing grant funding for asset management and housing services
  • Assisting the regional services to access local grants

About The Candidate
What we're looking for:
Essential Qualifications / Memberships:
  • Degree level or equivalent qualifications and experience
  • Professional membership
Aptitudes / Abilities:
  • Business acumen and financial management skills including administrative control and budget management
  • Able to work on own initiative, organise own workload and that of others working effectively as part of a team and on own
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work & communicate effectively with people at all levels on behalf of the Association and to effectively represent the Association at meetings
  • Ability to produce timely, concise reports relevant to the reader
  • Numerate with an ability to develop and run a complex budget
  • Highly developed IT literacy.

    Proficient in use of MS Office software, in particular Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work across all teams in the organisation
  • Full driving licence
  • Flexibility to accommodate travel needs and travel to regional offices and projects around England
Experience / Interests:  
  • Experience of working in an affordable housing environment
  • Previous project and contract management experience
  • Experience of appointing and directing consultants and contractors
The benefits on offer
In return for helping to transform lives, we’ll give you access to some great benefits.

These include:
  • 26 days annual leave rising to 31 days
  • An extra day off on your birthday
  • A High Street discount scheme (great savings both on and off-line)
  • Pension with life assurance
  • Discounted private medical insurance
  • Loans available for financial emergencies
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • A full Induction package and training relevant to the role
  • Long service awards from 2.5 years
  • Support to learn and develop your career


About The Company
A registered social landlord and one of the leading providers of supported housing in the UK, Saha is dedicated to transforming lives by providing accommodation and support for some of the most vulnerable members of society - mainly people with complex needs and/or experiencing homelessness.

Our aim is to work with individuals to build on their strengths, creating person centred, individualised strategies and plans that transform lives, support recovery and enable positive behaviour.

In order to succeed, however, we need the right people in place.

Our workforce is one of our greatest assets, but only by recruiting the very best can we continue to deliver comprehensive, good quality housing services, support and resettlement.

services to our residents.

That’s where you come in.

As an equal opportunities’ employer, Saha is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We invite and welcome applications to apply for Saha opportunities without concern of bias or discrimination.

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