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Housing Development Officer


Dublin 1Dublin


Peter McVerry Trust

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Job Description:

The Housing Development Officer will be part of a dynamic team working on social housing delivery through acquisition, development, leasing and management programmes.

Peter McVerry Trust, is a specialist provider of social housing to people impacted by homelessness. The majority of those that we work with a single person households who make up the single biggest cohort in homelessness and on the social housing waiting list. The organisation is currently working on a Housing Development Programme on a nationwide basis.


Support the Housing Development Team to deliver social housing units

Ensure regular updates are communicated to internal stakeholders – Finance, Housing with Supports, Housing First, Property Maintenance teams

Liaise with third party suppliers, professional services and property partners to secure, surveys, valuations and technical services for new development leads

Assist with the preparation of internal housing development project appraisals

Assist with the preparation of acquisition and leasing arrangements

Assist in managing key stakeholder relations including local authority, housing agency, Dept of Housing etc.

Ensure housing development databases are up to date

Collate information and complete internal and external housing development reports

Develop and maintain appropriate filing systems for new housing development projects

Handle incoming queries and record new development leads

Assist members of the Housing Development Team with project management tasks

Assist with key external relationship ensuring appropriate flow and exchange of information on housing development projects.

Monitor and respond to correspondence from third parties

Attend site and development project meetings with third party partners

Any other duties as designated by the Housing Development Manager



Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills.

Excellent organisational and planning skills

Effective team working

Strong communications skills – oral, aural and written

Excellent Microsoft Word and Excel Skills

Experience of property management and project management database and systems

Commitment to providing the high quality and professional service

Respect for others

Openness to change

Professionalism & Discretion

Full driving license and access to vehicle are essential

At least 2 years’ experience in the area of housing, homelessness or property management.

A degree in housing management, property studies or housing development or related is essential.


The person must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

Commitment to providing the high quality and professional service

Respect for others

Flexibility and openness to change

Professionalism & Discretion


Permanent / Full-time

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