Assistant Development Manager

Posted 4 May by Vistry Group PLC

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Role overview

  • ID: 2024-5462
  • Entity: Vistry
  • Region: Vistry East London
  • Department: Company Secretariat, Legal, Audit & Risk
  • Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
  • Job Location: Brentwood, Essex
  • Date Posted: 03.04.2024

We have a great opportunity for an Assistant Development Manager to join our team within Vistry East London, at our Brentwood office in Essex. As our Assistant Development Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the Land & Development Managers in the pre-construction phases of their development projects, including feasibility, legal, design, planning and health and safety related activities.

  • Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you...
    • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
    • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
    • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
    • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
    • Private Healthcare
    • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
    • Competitive contributory pension scheme
    • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
    • Share incentive schemes
    • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits...
  • In return, what we would like from you...
    • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
    • Degree level educated, or ability to demonstrate relevant experience in a similar position.
    • Proficient in MS Office programmes; particularly Excel, Word and Outlook
    • A general background knowledge in property combined with a relevant qualification
    • Experience in a Development Trainee role or similar
    • Organised and methodical, with good attention to detail
    • Highly numerate with the ability to undertake feasibility appraisals
    • Highly literate and able to understand and interpret complex legal documentation
    • Able to work under own initiative, having good decision making skills and a keen sense of responsibility Ability to follow and lead change management programmes
    • Firm commitment to accountability, performance management, target setting and monitoring
    • Professional manner
    • Able to work as part of a team as well as autonomously.
    • Ability to communicate well with individuals at all levels

    Desirable –

    • A desire to continue with further education
    • Experience in a Development role within the Construction industry; ideally in either Affordable Housing or Property Development
  • More about the Assistant Development Manager role...
    • Assist others in the assessment of new business opportunities.
    • Research and review planning applications, in conjunction with others to identify site constraints and opportunities.
    • In collaboration with the team undertake feasibility assessments using group software.
    • Financials – Responsibility to support Development Manager in their responsibility to ensure overall financial viability of development is maintained and controlled at all times
    • Update and manage development cash flows
    • Assist the team to prepare consultant appointments and collateral warranties, and to co-ordinate signatures, scan and circulate documents as required.
    • Assist the team to complete paperwork and reports in order to gain internal approvals and ensure audit compliance.
    • Assist the team to procure suitable supporting information e.g. surveys, reports, assessments etc. required to support the planning process and enable sufficient pre delivery planning/design. This may include placing orders and dealing with invoice enquiries.
    • Assist the team to approve invoices via the company financial systems
    • When required organise and administrate meetings and provide information as requested to do so.
    • Provide support to the team at external meetings and events, e.g. pre application planning meetings and public consultation events. This may require out of hours working.
    • Resolve problems in collaboration with other team members
    • Maintain project folders in order to ensure accurate record keeping and audit compliance.
    • Management of several small projects, with the support of a Development Manager, to enable development and career progression.
    • Collaborate with colleagues as required to share information and ensure successful delivery of schemes.
    • Promote and represent the company when appropriate in order to maximise development opportunities and the reputation of the company.
    • Any other task deemed necessary to the role.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us...

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.



Agile Working

Offers a flexible way of working.

Annual Leave

Enjoy 28 days’ holiday plus all UK Bank Holidays. There are options to carry leave forwards and buy up to 5 days.

Pension with Legal & General

Eligible employees are auto-enrolled. You contribute 4%, we contribute 6%. Salary Sacrifice and options to increase contributions available.

Volunteer Days

With 2 paid volunteer days a year, you can give back to communities and charities.

Why Vistry

Joining Vistry is just the start of building your perfect career. In return for your passion and skills, we invest in your future, providing all the support and training you need to thrive in your career and realise your potential. Our work is rewarding in itself, but we also offer a range of financial, lifestyle, health and wellbeing benefits, plus plenty of recognition incentives. We value you and everything yo

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