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Development Assistant

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
M33 6AG, Sale
£25,099 - £27,076 per annum
Closing date
16 Feb 2022

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Corporate Services, Administration
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Development Assistant at Trafford Housing Trust. Reporting to the Development Manager, the main responsibilities of the role are:

  • To provide administrative support to the Delivery team assisting with organising signatures for legal documents and ensuring the correct internal governance procedures are followed for the execution, signing and sealing of documents.
  • To support the team in completing their monthly cashflow updates, ensuring that data and intelligence from other internal teams is in place and readily available in a timely fashion.
  • To collate and provide handover information and to notify relevant internal colleagues of handovers as and when required.
  • To be responsible for the monthly reporting of unit handovers to the performance insight team.
  • To be responsible for monitoring and maintaining the Delivery team folder structure, ensuring that documents are being saved in the appropriate places. Highlighting any documentation that is missing to the relevant project manager.
  • Working closely with the Project Managers, being responsible for collating Homes England Audit documentation as when required
  • Being responsible for ensuring invoices received on a monthly basis are processed in good time and within the payment terms.
  • To be responsible for collating H&S information and providing the H&S lead to report to executive on a monthly basis.
  • To be the first point of contact for other teams with queries for existing schemes on site, working closely with the project managers to assist colleagues where required.
  • To be responsible for coordinating internal transfer documents between entities and working closely with the Project Managers to ensure that documentation is correct prior to being issued to the Development Manager for approval.
  • Working closely with the Project Managers to assist in collating information for the Sales Team.
  • To work closely with comms and marketing and sales teams to highlight new developments and raise the profile of the Delivery team.

The Candidate

It is essential that the candidate has the following:

  • Strong command of MS Office, excellent verbal and written skills. Strong communication and organisation skills required.
  • Experience of monthly reporting and working to tight timescales
  • Ability to problem solve and effective decision making.
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload and to adapt quickly to changing priorities.

It is desirable that the candidate has the following skills/experience:

  • Knowledge of the development process and the compliance elements is preferred.
  • Degree level qualification preferred but not essential if significant experience is met.
  • Experience of working within or alongside a development team is preferred.

A valid driving licence and access to a car is also preferred but not essential for this role.


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Find Us
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom
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