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Head of Client Development Chartered Institute of Building

Do you have experience of engaging with built environment clients? Or are you someone with senior level experience within the built environment such as the commissioning of large scale building projects? Are you interested in a challenging new role focusing on supporting others in this field?

  • Location: Homebased in the UK (potential for international working)
  • Salary: To be discussed on enquiry

The Chartered Institute of Building, the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership, are currently recruiting for a new and exciting role – Head of Client Development.

As someone who has a proven track record working for, or engaging with, clients in the built environment, you will work on a global scale with colleagues, stakeholders and strategic partners to develop an offering that will transform CIOB to become the professional body of choice for clients in the built environment.

Reporting to the CEO with an organisational wide remit as part of the SMT, you will be highly visible internally and externally advising and working closely with all levels of the organisation as well as Trustees, Members, affinity networks, relevant sector bodies and partners, and other key stakeholders.

The Head of Client Development role will require you to have excellent project management skills to work independently to design, plan and manage complex programmes to agreed timescales whilst also identifying and mitigating risks.

You will be key in discovering what products and services clients in the built environment may want and need through engaging with them, and manage the development of these including digital initiatives.

You will have credibility within the sector in order to influence and network to really understand the bigger picture and put this into practice.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Kristina Preston | kristina@peridotpartners.co.uk


If you would like to know more about this role please contact Kristina Preston

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The Chartered Institute of Building is at the heart of a management and leadership career in the built environment.

We are the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership.

We have a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society, and we’ve been doing that since 1834.

Our members work worldwide in the development, conservation, and improvement of the built environment. They represent the entire lifecycle of a built asset and in the infrastructure, we utilise in our everyday lives.

We stand for the science, ethics and practice of built environments across the world. Everything we do is to improve the quality of life for those using and creating the built environment.

Our Vision

Improve the quality of life for the users and creators of our built environment.

Our Mission

We drive up professional standards, push forward innovation, influence political decisions and strengthen talent across the CIOB global community.

Our Values

Professionalism – We champion standards and professional ethics in the science and practice of building and construction.

Integrity – We strive for equity and fairness in our decision-making and treatment of others.

Excellence – We pursue the highest standards of quality in everything we do.

Respect – We consider the impact our actions will have on individuals and the public good.

We, at the Chartered Institute of Building,  understand that different members of the community have different access needs, and have made some modifications to the way we do business in order to accommodate people from diverse communities and abilities.

We offer the following amenities:

  • Our buildings and facilities have step-free access
  • Accessibility dogs are always welcome on our premises
  • Papers and materials can be presented in different formats if needed
  • We would be happy to source a sign language interpreter if required
  • We provide a flexible working environment, including locations

If you have any further needs around accessibility, please get in touch with Kristina for a confidential chat on how we can best fulfil your needs.


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    For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

    Kristina Preston | kristina@peridotpartners.co.uk

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    Closing date: Monday 25th April 2022


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