Graduate Assistant Development Manager

Home Group
Newcastle Upon Tyne or Leeds
Starting salary up to £25,700 per annum
09 May 2019
26 May 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Building our future through brilliant graduates.  That’s when it hits home.

At Home Group we’re building for the future.  We’re building homes, independence and aspirations supported by our brilliant graduates who are our next leaders and future industry thinkers. If you’re creative, collaborative and ambitious and want to be part of something brilliant then join us.

Starting in September 2019, if you’ve graduated (or due to graduate this year) and are looking for rapid career development, then our graduate programme is the perfect route for you!  It will only take you two years to become a fully qualified Assistant Development Manager where you’ll be winning new development opportunities for your region, from sourcing land to planning submission and completion of legal agreements.  You’ll be growing opportunities for new housing schemes within your region. 

We have an ambitious target to build 10,000 new homes and you’ll play a key role in helping us to achieve this.  Working within our award winning team (we’ll tell you a bit more about that later) you’ll work across Delivery, Development, Placemaking, Strategic Development/Partnerships, Build to Rent and Sales, working on live projects whilst learning your role.  In year two you’ll specialise in Development on larger scale projects, gaining practical experience and relevant skills.  We’ll also sponsor you to achieve MRICS (or an equivalent relevant chartered qualification).

These are brilliant opportunities to work on a range of schemes from affordable housing to our private sales and rental brand Persona.  With a tailored development plan, on-the-job learning, formal mentoring and in the know that our previous graduates all secured permanent roles with us, then what are you waiting for?

You’ll be reporting to Mark our Head of Development who spends his time working across both the North East and Yorkshire regions.  He’s a keen Newcastle United fan who can be a bit grumpy on a Monday morning if Newcastle haven’t won on a Saturday.  But great news, if they win, he’s buying team donuts!  (Make sure you keep us one Mark!   There’s a great team spirit in his team, especially when their buzzing off all that delicious sugary goodness!

Want to know more?

If you’re not reading this advert on our careers pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You’ll be able to download the job description and find out more about our development team. You can also find out more from our previous graduates talking about their experience in our short film.  We knowyou’ll want to know more about our award winning benefits and rewards package too.

About you

You’ll ideally have a 2:1 degree (or expected to achieve this) in Built Environment such as Construction, Town Planning, Land Economics, Property, Urban Design, Surveying or Project Management or equivalent.  You’ll be people focused and ambitious to build a successful career with us.  You’ll be eager to learn, collaborative and have a good understanding of the different deal structures required to deliver land new opportunities.  If you have an understanding of residential led development schemes and the commercial aspects relating to housing development then that would be the icing on the cake (or should we say the sold sign on the door!). 

A bit about us

We are Home Group, one of the UK’s largest developers of new homes and providers of houses for affordable rent.  We also provide long term integrated housing, health and social care housing.  We are proud of the difference that we have made over the last 80 years and we continue to work hard to support 120,000 customers in 55,000 homes across the UK.  With a turnover of £350m and more than 3000 colleagues, you will be joining a robust, dynamic and inclusive organisation with a strong social mission at its heart.

Oh, did we mention that we're 7th in the UK’s Best Large Places to work (Super Large Category), winners of Development Programme of the Year 2018 at the Housing Awards and Best House at the What House Awards 2018?

Working flexibly

It’s the team’s unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life, be your graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered. You can elect to fit these around your working day taking advantage of our agile ways of working. Our focus is on getting the job done, not your working hours!

The job for you?

Great, all you need to do now is upload a covering letter and your CV.  If you would prefer to have a chat about the role first, then contact us on our Home Group Facebook Careers page.  You can also find out more about how to apply (including our covering letter template) on our website at

You're unique!

Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination.  We want you to be yourself here and value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your race, sexuality, disability, religion, gender or even non-gender, we recognise and celebrate your differences.  Together we make Home Group a great place to work!  

Work Locations: Newcastle upon Tyne (Gosforth Park Way)  2 Gosforth Park Way Gosforth Business Park  Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8ET