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New Business Manager


Dublin 1Dublin


Clúid Housing

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Job Description:

Clúid Housing is an equal opportunities employer and proud to be 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. You can meet some of our team by clicking here. 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 & 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.


Work as part of the New Business Supply Team to develop and implement Clúid’s New Business Strategy in line with our Corporate Business Plan.

Work as part of the New Business Supply Team to design and implement comprehensive marketing strategies to create awareness of the company’s business activities and drive new social housing opportunities to the business.

Build and maintain Relations with key stakeholders such as developers, estate agents, contractors and other organisations involved in the housing market.

Build and maintain relationships with the Department of Housing, local authorities and other housing agencies at a national and local level.

Identify and source new development opportunities through your network of key stakeholders.

Develop procurement strategies that support new opportunities.

Produce reports and deliver presentations to internal and external stakeholders to support the marketing function of the post.

Work with the communications team to develop marketing material to support the marketing of the organisation as a leading social housing provider and Co-ordinate public events, promoting projects in conjunction with our communications department.

Assessing opportunities

Negotiate with key stakeholders to acquire or develop property that meet the core needs of the organisation in terms of high quality product while achieving value for money.

Carry out detailed risk assessment and feasibilities to determine the viability of potential projects including costs, schedules, specifications, design and risk.

Negotiate with internal business functions; Housing Services, Property Services. Legal and Finance departments to ensure that all proposed social housing projects are socially, physically and financially sustainable and in compliance with all our internal and external best practice and statutory requirements.


Take overall responsibility for driving new opportunities through the assessment, approval and delivery processes in line with our processes and procedures.

Set up and manage project teams including all relevant supports from across the business for all projects.

Lead the project team and implement handover of areas of the work to the delivery team as required.

Implement the workflow process and oversee the administration of the scheme approval process for all projects. Ensure that the scheme appraisal process is fully implemented for all projects and that all necessary internal and external approvals are in place when required.

Supervise and support the work of Development Officers to support the delivery of projects.

Work with Quantity Surveyor and design team to ensure that all costs are included in feasibility assessments including but not limited to cost of acquisition, works required to bring properties to an acceptable standard, on costs and opportunity costs.

Work with the delivery team on the procurement and management of teams of consultants and contractors on the delivery of social housing projects.

Work with Clúid’s in house design team to ensure that contractual arrangements with third parties comply with statutory requirements, Clúid’s financial and committee regulations and contract procedures.

Ensure all necessary legal agreements are in place prior to scheme starting on site including but not limited to title of site, licences, loan agreements etc.

Instruct solicitors on the purchase of properties, land and entering into contracts of any kind.

Manage the handover of new units to the housing services department and work with development officers to ensure all handover procedures are adhered too.

Ensure that projects are achieved within schedule and budgets, quality standards and agreed procedures.

Monitor project progress through the project lifecycle and report on measures and metrics as required.

Ensure necessary contract documentation and insurances are collated and maintained throughout the project.

Keep internal and external stakeholders informed of progress and expected hand-over of property dates.

Ensure all handover documentation required by Clúid is available on practical completion and made available to Housing Management.

Through project review processes and consultation with Housing Officer / Tenants obtain feed-back on design, specification standards and handover procedures.

Assist in the review and maintenance of the Association’s development process documentation.

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 Clúid 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 the Association in all activities

Any other duties which are consistent with your role



Industry Knowledge

Collaboration and motivation

Communication and Negotiation



Education/ Qualifications:

Minimum of Honours Degree required in related area

Project management qualification



Specialist role related knowledge, property acquisition, construction processes

Marketing and Stakeholder management skills and experience

Influencing skills

Knowledge of social housing funding processes or funding property projects

Knowledge of design and construction processes



3 + Years’ experience in a similar role

Developing opportunities and assessing feasibility of property development projects

Experience in property acquisition



Role Overview: The primary function of your role will be to work as part of the New Business Supply Team who are tasked with developing and implementing the organisational strategy for the identification of new business opportunities for the supply of social housing. Your role requires you to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and developing innovative proposals for delivery of new housing stock through the preferred funding channels. The role requires you to generate a long term pipeline for the supply of new units and to support the delivery of the current pipeline of social housing projects.


Permanent / Full-time

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