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(18-month temporary contract)

£32,500 p.a. full time

Office (Penzance), home or hybrid work base

Cornwall Community Land Trust (CCLT) is a successful charitable community benefit society, delivering high quality community-led affordable homes across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and providing professional development agency and advisory services. CCLT is a Community-led homes Hub for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly a Registered Provider of Social Housing and an Investment Partner with Homes England.

CCLT has a vacancy for an experienced and versatile Development Officer on an 18 month temporary contract from July this year. We are especially looking for an experienced professional with an excellent track record of housing and property-related development related work, including the delivery of all aspects of housing projects; especially and preferably of community-led housing projects. It would be an advantage for the applicant to have an appropriate housing, surveying or planning related qualification and to have a demonstrable commitment to the ethos of community-led, charitable and affordable homes projects.

Primary responsibilities: to assist a small team of development staff in the delivery of CCLT's affordable homes programme – supporting communities and CCLT colleagues in taking each project, from concept to completion; to secure new opportunities; and to assist in the development of CCLT's project pipeline.

Location: CCLT is based at an office in Penzance, though the post holder will be free to decide whether they would prefer to work primarily from home, as an alternative. For this reason, CCLT is prepared to consider applicants who may not ordinarily be geographically based in Cornwall, but can demonstrate they are able to fulfil responsibilities of the job remotely, and can attend site work and meetings in Cornwall/Scilly when necessary.

Please apply in writing by email to CCLT Chief Exec., Andrew George enclosing a c.v. and covering explanation re. why you are keen to take on this role and why you believe you are the right person for the job. Please also answer the following questions:

  • How many years of housing development, planning, property construction experience do you have?
  • Do you have a valid Surveyor, planning, housing construction, and/or other relevant qualification?
  • Why do you believe your qualifications and experience make you ideal to work in charitable community-led housing; working alongside development professionals, chartered surveyors, planners, conveyancing solicitors, ethical lenders and architects to deliver much-needed secure and affordable homes in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly?

Application deadline 5pm Friday 21st April 2023.

Interviews planned to take place on 27/28th April.

From £32,500 p.a. – Full Time – Temporary contract – 18 months

Working days – Mon – Fri

Working base – CCLT offices, The Penwith Centre, Parade St., Penzance, TR18 4BU or work from home or hybrid working

Job Description and Person Specification available below to download.