Development Assistant, Full-time – 12 months Fixed Term

Campus Living Villages

What’s on offer?

These include but are not limited to:

  • Fixed-term position (12-months placement)
  • Salary: £25,000 per year
  • 40 hours per week
  • 25 days holidays, 8 bank holidays and your Birthday day off
  • Bike2work Scheme
  • Seasonal Ticket Loan
  • Childcare Voucher
  • BUPA Membership
  • Life Assurance
  • 2 Paid Volunteering days a year
  • Group Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme


Who are we looking for?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Quantity Surveying student on their placement year or recently graduated, to join a dynamic business with ambitious growth plans. Proactively assisting the Development and Commercial Managers within the Commercial Team including liaising with the greater UK CLV team.

Reporting to the Development Manager this role will provide assistance to the Commercial Manager and Development Manager within the Commercial team. Our role is to progress new construction projects from bid to completion ensuring quality student rooms are delivered on time and to budget.


What will you be doing?

You will use your new and exciting experience gained from the first few years of your Quantity Surveying course to support and assist the Development Manager. You’ll get stuck into the management of on-site construction projects, pre-contract negotiation and bid writing.

There will be plenty of opportunities for you to gain valuable experience throughout your placement year, and we will definitely keep you busy. As the job title says, you’ll be providing assistance to the Development Manager by resolving and progressing tasks through managing construction contracts, which will be varied and deadline focused. Preparing reports will also be an important part of your role as these will include board reports, financial reporting and also reporting to our University Partners. Another interesting area of your role will be to complete work around procurement and risk management, along with working on cost analysis too.


What technical skills do you need to have?

  • Good planning and project management skills
  • Enthusiasm for the build environment
  • Good technical skills including being able to review spreadsheets, drawings and specification documents
  • Good report writing and proofing
  • Deadline focused
  • Ability to utilise training and learning from the Quantity Surveying course to the role
  • Passionate about construction
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Keen to work in a challenging yet rewarding environment
  • Willing to travel as required to attend site and various design meetings


Campus Living Villages – Core Values

Our goal is to CREATE a culture that we all enjoy working within by following the below values. It is expected for all Campus Living Villages employees to demonstrate the values listed below on a day-to-day basis:


Community: Be part of the ONE team and pursue the team goal.

Respect: Be tolerant and accepting of colleagues and customers and do not manipulate, demean or mistreat people.

Equality: Endeavour to treat everyone the same, regardless of their role.

Accountability: Work hard, work smart and do not blame others.

Trust: Be forthright, candid and deliver on your promises.

Enthusiasm: Be passionate in what you do and give 100%.


In addition to the Core Values listed above, Campus Living Villages expects a high level of professional behaviour in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

Please email your CV and Cover letter (optional), stating the position and location for which you are applying for.

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