Development Officer

New Business · Dublin 1, Dublin
Department New Business
Employment Type Permanent
Compensation €45,509 - €58,894

Role:                                       New Business Development Officer


Location                                          159-161 Sheriff Street Upper, Dublin 1 (Regional offices in Cork and Galway)

Reporting to                                     New Business Delivery Programme Manager


Contract                                           Permanent

Salary                                               €45,509 - €58,894 per annum


Probation                                         6 months


Hours                                               35 hours per week


Leave                                                22 days (+ 3 designated days over Christmas)


Travel                                                The post requires a category B valid driving licence and the use of a car for business purposes

                                                           Mileage allowance operates

Clúid Housing is the largest approved housing body (AHB) in Ireland, providing over 8,000 affordable, high quality homes to people in housing need. Our vision is for a society where everyone has a great place to live. This will be achieved by providing quality housing and services to enable people to create homes and thriving communities.

Clúid Housing is an equal opportunities employer and proud to have been recognised as a top employer in Ireland. At Clúid Housing we firmly believe that our success is down to our dedicated and growing staff body working in every corner of Ireland. Our company is made up of talented people who bring enthusiasm, confidence, expertise, professionalism, and respect to our business. Our staff consistently work towards achieving our vision of creating a society where everyone has a great place to live.

Our employees benefit from a great working environment, great learning opportunities, a supportive management team and an extensive benefits package:


  • Competitive Remuneration
  • Excellent and Continuous Training
  • Development Opportunities
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent Employee Benefits


If the above appeals to you, then keep reading.....and remember Clúid Housing is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 


The New Business Department

The New Business Development Officer will join the in-house New Business Team, which is tasked with managing an extensive development and acquisition programme. There are 28 people on the team which hosts a wide range of talented, experienced professionals who work on delivering homes. At Clúid we not only purchase homes; we also design and build them and as a result there is plenty of opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the sector by joining our team.

The New Business team focuses on two main areas of work: sourcing new business opportunities and the delivery of these social housing opportunities. Your primary role will be to support the team to deliver the current pipeline of social housing projects. The post requires excellent planning, report writing, organisational and collaboration skills as well as exceptional attention to detail. You will be required to be familiar with all stages of the development process from acquisition and design through to the delivery of homes. An ability to well as part of a team and the demonstrated ability to proactively communicate with project team members is key to being successful in this role.


Role Overview:

The New Business Development Officer will work as a key member of the New Business team by assisting the New Business Managers and Delivery team in delivering Clúid’s housing development programme. You will provide support to the wider team by taking responsibility for the management of the delivery of identified projects within the existing programme. As a result, you will be responsible for a range of delivery processes such as project administration, funding applications, internal and external approvals and liaising with Property Services and Housing Services for all projects.

The role requires significant travel as you will provide support for development activity nationwide. You will visit schemes during construction, close to completion and again on the closing date as well at other times as needed. You will participate in all necessary New Business Team meetings and activities. We envisage that this role will operate from our National Office in Dublin with a mix of site visits in any given week. A minimum of two years working on property acquisition and/or property development is viewed as essential skills to be successful in this role.


Key responsibilities

  • Support the New Business Managers and Project Managers in the delivery of social housing projects as per our internal development procedures
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders such as Property Services, Housing Services, Finance and Legal to ensure timely delivery of units into management
  • Support New Business Managers to develop initial feasibility of  projects
  • Manage and deliver feasibility exercises and project appraisals in conjunction with the Design team and submit these to internal and external stakeholders as required
  • Prepare internal appraisals for internal decision making in accordance with the project plans
  • Administer the progression of acquisition projects through to handover in conjunction with the New Business Managers
  • Organise valuations and surveys as needed
  • Obtain information from all stakeholders to complete and submit for various internal and external approval stages
  • Prepare submissions for external funding approval and submit them to external parties as required and as per procedures and project plans
  • Prepare and submit legal instructions when required and in accordance with project plans
  • Work with Legal and Finance teams to prepare and track funding applications and drawdowns
  • Keep Delivery Programme Manager appraised of all changes to project schedule
  • Maintain all project records as per Clúid’s procedures
  • Ensure that Clúid’s policies and procedures are adhered to at all times
  • Keep Housing Services and Property Services informed of progress and expected dates for delivery of new homes
  • Visit projects specifically nearing completion and snagging as required
  • Coordinate the handover of new units to Housing Management
  • Attend all meetings pertinent to your role
  • Where required assist with organising PR events for the department
  • Liaise with Property Services and Housing Management Services during the defects liability period ensuring that defects are dealt with by contractors/consultants
  • Ensure that Clúid’s expected level of customer service is maintained throughout the defects period
  • Assist in preparing post project reviews
  • Actively manage your personal development plan in consultation with your manager
  • Collaborate with colleagues and proactively work to ensure that New Business delivery a quality service to the business


Corporate Responsibilities

  • Ensure all activity is aligned to Clúid’s values and contributes to the mission of supporting the development of thriving communities
  • Adhere to all of Clúid’s policies and procedures at all times
  • To exercise discretion at all times
  • To fulfil all care and high standards regarding both Clúid’s and your own health and safety obligations



  • Adopt an approach of continuous learning and personal development
  • To positively promote Clúid in all activities
  • Any other duties which are consistent with your role


Key competencies required in the role

  • Industry Knowledge
  • Planning and Organisation
  • Relationship and Stakeholder Management
  • Team Work


Key Skills

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of illustrating in their application that they fulfil the following criteria. Examples that demonstrate the ability to fulfil the criteria should be included as well as the above competencies.



  • 2+ Years’ experience in a similar role (Essential)
  • Property Acquisition/Property development experience (Essential)

Education / Qualifications

  • Minimum of Degree required in related area (Essential)
  • Project Management training/qualification (Desirable)
  • Experience in working as part of a multi skilled team (Essential)


Knowledge / Skills

  • Specialist role related knowledge in property acquisition or property development processes (Essential)
  • Communication skills – verbal and written, report writing, presentation skills (Essential)
  • Stakeholder management skills and experience (Essential)
  • I.T skills to intermediate level (Essential)
  • MS project experience  (Desirable)
  • Project feasibility assessment (Essential)
  • Problem solving (Essential)

You will be asked a number of competency based questions as part of the application form, please be sure to refer to our guide for answering competency based questions which can be found here

The closing date for online applications to be submitted for this role is Thursday 17th June 2021 at 11.59pm.

It is anticipated that interviews for the position will be held week beginning 21st June 2021.

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  • Location
    Dublin 1, Dublin
  • Department
    New Business
  • Employment Type
  • Compensation
    €45,509 - €58,894