Director of Development - Remote - Hands on

  • Location:

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Senior & Executive Appointments

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  • Salary:

    £65000 - £80000 per annum + Competitive

  • Contact:

    Kelly Morgans

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Kelly Morgans

Director of Development - Remote - Hands on - £80,000

Do you crave autonomy and room to grow? Do you want to make a real difference in a company with your contributions, and level up a small development team? This company are looking for a Director of Development, to bring their wealth of experience to influence the direction of the business. You will get the opportunity to shape and mould your role; depending on the level of hands on/hands off that you would like.


  • Contribute to driving strategic initiatives related to key business decisions involving people, infrastructure, commercial, software, culture and services.
  • Contribute to the evolution and direction of the business in the coming years by anticipating marketing direction, future market needs and emerging trends in tech.
  • Contribute to development of budgets year on year, helping to drive growth, attract new clients and retain current clients for the long term.

Development team leadership

  • Line management responsibility for the development team, with appropriate levels of support, guidance, and governance. Setting and monitoring KPI's across the department.
  • Take overall responsibility for the quality of work emerging from the development team. Providing feedback, mentoring and guidance to the development team as required.
  • Contribute to the development of business capabilities in all key areas of commercial activity by continually advancing and improving the techniques and processes used to deliver projects.
  • Incubate and lead a positive team spirit and culture.

Project contributions

  • Lead or contribute to client and stakeholder workshops both at proposal stage and at project milestones.
  • Receive and interpret briefs, present to, and elicit feedback from clients.
  • Evaluate business and user requirements on projects and apply the resources and write up specifications, user stories and other artefacts to ensure accurate briefing of the development team.


  • Experience of leading software teams within a commercial environment.
  • Experience with Dev Ops and hosting.
  • Software coding or technical architecture role experience.
  • Experience creating architecture and data diagrams and other technical documentation.
  • Experience engaging with and persuading non-technical stakeholders to make good technology and software choices.

The Company

They're a business that helps UK business' tell their stories and get to the top of their games. They're made up of a wide range of experts, giving their clients advice and support across the full spectrum, rather than niching into one small area; this means the work you will do will have a mega impact on the clients and how they're perceived by their customers. You will work in a team of experts from developers to testers, to UX designers, to front end developers and more! You will work on some large-scale projects and some of the best UK companies around. There is a real family feel for this place, what they are now looking for is a Senior Developer to come and take them to the next level!

Benefits: Remote working, flexible working hours, pension scheme, 25 days holiday + 8 days annual leave + Christmas shutdown, life assurance, salary reviews (annually), ongoing professional support

Director of Development - Remote - Hands on - £80,000

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