Gerald Eve

About the job

Associate – Development – P&D – Manchester

About the Team

Our Planning & Development team is one of the most respected in the UK. More than 100 people strong, based in London, Manchester, Leeds, and Birmingham, we offer one of the largest integrated teams in our sector. We are substantially investing in our National Planning and Development practice, and this is an exciting time to join our growing team. Our team is highly collaborative and forward thinking, working to ensure our clients receive first class, impartial advice and innovative, intelligent solutions to meet their objectives. We have a blue-chip client base and work hard to create long-term, enduring relationships that will generate added value for them. We are a highly experienced, personable team with real depth of skill, knowledge, innovation commitment and resource.

We are looking for an experienced individual to join the Development team in our Manchester office. Building on the exceptional track record of the Development teams in our London and Birmingham offices, we are now growing our Manchester business and are seeking to appoint an ambitious, commercially minded and technically excellent individual to work collaboratively in further establishing the Manchester Development team. The individual will take an active role in business development, leading projects and supervising junior team members.

About you

You will have an excellent track record in property and development, have strong relationships with your clients and demonstrate an ability to win new business. Ideally, you will have an existing client base comprising investors, developers, landowners and public sector organisations. You will have established connections and relationships in the North West that you can further build on, with an understanding of key drivers for growth in the region.

You will be able to demonstrate:

• A proven academic and career record to date demonstrating progression, technical ability, successful dealing with clients at all levels and a passion for quality and excellence of service.

• Excellent commercial acumen, networking skills and the ability to participate effectively in a business driven by providing a top-level client service. This includes the ability to identify key issues relating to a problem and identify creative options and solutions for addressing these.

• The ability to establish effective relationships at all levels within and outside Gerald Eve and translate these into business growth opportunities for the Firm as a whole.

• A good personal manner, calm and authoritative that instils confidence, particularly when dealing with clients, but also internally, e.g., when supervising Graduate Trainees and other junior members of the team.

• The ability to use knowledge and information to identify and develop creative but practical commercial opportunities on the client’s behalf.

• Experience in supervising, mentoring and training junior colleagues.

Salary and benefits

• Salary: competitive based on market, professional experience and qualifications

• Travel allowance

• Performance related staff profit share scheme

• 26 days’ holiday, plus Bank Holidays and days at Christmas and New Year.

• Pension scheme membership (after initial probationary period)

• Life and Accident insurance

• Group income protection scheme

• Private Medical Insurance

• Critical Illness Cover

• Wellbeing Allowance

• Access to Peppy for you and your partner

• 1 paid volunteering day per year to help give back to our local communities

• Interest Free Season Ticket Loan

• Interest Free Rental Deposit Loan

• Employee assistance programme

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay after two years’ service

• Professional subscription (MRICS/MRTPI) paid for by the firm

Alongside our competitive compensation and benefits package we offer all our staff the ongoing opportunities to learn and develop, through in-house CPD sessions, further education support as well as internal and external training programmes. Gerald Eve encourage pro-bono work and volunteering as well as regular social and sporting activities to engage with all your colleagues. Your progression will be supported and guided by managers and mentors using a transparent framework so you can clearly see what you need to do to get to where you want to be.

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