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Asset & Development Manager

14-02-2024 04:02
Cabhrú Housing Association (Cabhrú)

Job Description

Are you are looking for a career in Housing? Would you like to be part of a dynamic, evolving Approved Housing Body?

If so, Cabhrú Housing Association (Cabhrú) currently have the following full time permanent vacancy within our Team: Asset & Development Manager.

Cabhrú is a registered Approved Housing Body with the Approved Housing Body Regulatory Authority (AHBRA), a registered charity with the Charities Regulator, and a Certified Body with the Housing Finance Agency.

Cabhru provide social housing for Tenants who are usually over 55 years of age and who wish to live independent lives. Our 174 social housing homes are located in the Dublin City Council and Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council areas. There are plans in the pipeline for more than one hundred new home completions in the next 3-years

As a provider of housing for older people, Cabhrú believes in the need to provide age-friendly homes that support older people as they age, enabling them to remain living in the community for as long as possible.

About the Role/ Role Summary

This is a new role and marks the next phase of growth for the organisation. Cabhrú is entering a stage of significant property development and is seeking an Asset & Development Manager to manage a dedicated function within the organisation. The successful candidate will be focused on both asset management and property development. The role can be summarised under the following headings.

Asset Management
Cabhru currently has 175 units of housing. The Asset & Development Manager will be responsible for providing a high-level oversight to the Operations Manager and senior management team, particularly in the areas of statutory and regulatory compliance and also in regard to financial planning & reporting. The Asset & Development Manager will also be responsible to manage and report on the execution of all reactive, cyclical and planned maintenance, and to ensure that there are appropriate systems and procedures in place to do so.

Cabhrú currently has two schemes at tender stage, designed by the Employer’s Design Team, for a total of 39 new units. We also have two Developer led turnkey schemes, at planning permission stage, for a total of 87 new units. It is envisaged that the primary source of future new properties will be through the use of Developer led turnkey developments. The Asset & Development Manager will be responsible for overseeing all stages of the development process, including liaising with Developers, Design Teams and Contractors, from the initial feasibility stage, preparing funding applications, through all stages of construction to practical completion, liaison with Tenant Services during the tenanting period, and on to the end of the defect’s liability period.

Line management responsibility
Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Asset & Development Manager will manage the Building & Facilities Officer and any future posts that may be introduced as the organisation grows. The Asset & Development Manager and will be expected to work closely with the Finance Manager.

Main duties / responsibilities

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Asset Management

  • To ensure the effective management of all responsive repairs and planned works, as well as the out-of-hours maintenance service.
  • To develop and manage processes to enable the maximum performance from the asset management function.
  • To manage the periodic Stock Condition Survey, Planned Maintenance Plan, Cyclical Maintenance Plan and the Asset & Liability Register, ensuring that they are kept up to date.
  • To ensure that all properties meet Cabhrú Standards, relevant regulations and compliance.
  • To ensure that repairs and maintenance KPI’s are met, and that works are delivered in the most effective and efficient manner.
  • To ensure that periodic audits are carried out to ensure continued compliance.
  • To ensure prompt management of void apartments, ensuring that they are ready to re-let in line with KPIs.
  • To manage Tenant issues and complaints related to buildings and facilities, working in liaison with Tenant Services.
  • To approve all spending, working within the limit of authorisation.
  • To conduct inspections and audits of works, to ensure the quality of work and to address concerns as they arise.
  • To manage all property related contracts, ensuring they are being delivered on budget, on time and to the agreed standard, and that all required documentation is in place and is up to date, including contractor insurance and H&S documentation.
  • To evaluate historic repair data (both internally and externally) to inform future replacement and planned maintenance programmes.
  • To identify potential service improvements and lead in their implementation.


  • To oversee and manage all new property development schemes and issue periodic reports to the Operations Manager.
  • To manage key scheme tasks, with relevant approvals from the Operations Manager, including contract signing, CALF/CAS/HFA funding submissions, ensuring as far as practicable that all project milestones are met.
  • To collate/prepare information necessary for feasibility studies, risk assessments and project appraisals, incorporating detailed financial modelling, liaising with the Finance Manager.
  • To organise all relevant documentation required for new developments such as property valuations and surveys as necessary.
  • To lead on the preparation, in partnership with the Operations Manager and Finance Manager, of funding applications to SCHEP of CAS (the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage – DHLGH) and the Housing Finance Agency (HFA) or any other 3rd party funders.
  • To prepare the necessary documentation requesting approval on matters that require Board approval, in accordance with Cabhrú’s ‘Scheme of Delegated Authority’ and other Governance documentation.
  • To attend pre & post contract meetings with all stakeholders as required.
  • To co-ordinate scheme completions and handovers including liaising with Tenant Services.
  • To engage in community consultation exercises as required.
  • To support the Operations Manager in the identification of new business opportunities, in line with Cabhrú’s Strategic Plan.
  • To assist in the drafting and updating of Public Relations documentation including leaflets, adverts, etc. relating to new developments.


  • Senior Management Team Participation – to work closely with other members of the senior management team in meeting and furthering the organisations Goals and Objectives.
  • Reporting – Asset Management – Monthly and periodical reporting of activity and performance against; KPI’s, budget spend, Health & Safety to Operations Manager, Board and committee meetings.
  • Reporting – Development – To provide detailed project progress reports for the attention of the Operations Manager, senior Management Team, Board Committees and the Main Board, noting relevant activity and costs arising within a particular period.
  • Building and Development Committee – servicing the Building and Development Committee meeting.
  • People Management and Leadership – Demonstrate a strong and consistent leadership style exhibiting the values and Cabhrú. Support, educate and develop the team members as required to ensure the continuous improvement of the team.
  • Business Management – contribute to the business planning and strategic planning process.
  • Budget Management – Manage and report against budget as required; develop plans to achieve financial targets and cost controls.
  • Document Management – Ensure all required records and data are up-to-date, accurate and recorded on Cabhrú’s IT / housing management platform, and to provide reports as necessary to fulfil compliance with external regulation and Cabhrú standards.
  • Operational Controls – to ensure that all operational policies and procedures relating to Asset Management and Development are followed, reviewed periodically and where gaps are identified develop new controls.
  • Stakeholder relationships – To participate in developing and maintaining the relationships between Cabhrú and all its Stakeholders, including Tenants, local authorities, funding agencies, regulators, etc.
  • Innovation – Apply creative approach in regard to all aspects of the role for the betterment of Tenants and the Cabhrú, in its Vision to provide high-quality service for all.
  • Personal Development – Attend / request training appropriate to your role.

To apply and for more details

For a Job pack which includes; job description, person specification and how to apply check the following link:

If you are interested in the role, please submit your cv along with a supporting letter to by 12:00 pm on Thursday 29th February 2024.

If you have any queries around the role please e-mail

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