Graduate Opportunity

Development Graduate

Construction/Civil/Building Surveying.

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At The Guinness Partnership, we own and manage around 65,000 homes, employ 2,800 people and provide services to more than 140,000 customers. Founded in 1890 to improve people’s lives and create possibilities for them, our purpose hasn’t changed. 

Who is the company?

We operate in 125 local authority areas across England. Most of our homes are homes for rent at prices significantly lower than those charged in the private market. And on tenancy terms which offer far greater security. We also provide affordable home ownership options and homes that people can purchase outright on the open market, recognising that the shortage of housing in this country affects those seeking to buy a home too.

Celebrating our award-winning staff

Our Star Awards are a chance to recognise the outstanding work that Guinness employees do every day for our customers.

The work that housing associations do is important, and there is an extraordinary demand for our homes and services. We want to do as much as possible to meet that demand, and to be here for as many people as possible.

Key responsibilities of the role:

  • Support Development projects and submissions for New Business opportunities, liaising with colleagues and stakeholders as necessary.
  • Provide support in processing certificates, invoices and approvals and assist with the submission of grant claims.
  • Work with the Programme team to maintain effective project and programme management information systems providing accurate and timely data.
  • Support the regular monitoring of the building defects management system, to identify and manage complaints and other client interactions.
  • Support preparation of consultant appointment documentation and assist in preparation of contract documents for signature.
  • Collate post-contract/post-project performance information and conduct reviews.
  • Maintain development records, submissions, and other relevant information.
  • Prepare audit and charging files.
  • Contribute to achieving the targets set out in the Development Strategy and Directorate Operating Plan.

What you’ll need in order to apply:

  • A degree in a surveying related subject such as: Building Surveying, Construction & Surveying, Construction, Construction Management, Construction Project Management, Civil Engineering
  • Ability to apply intellectual rigour and understanding, analyse, interpret, explain and summarise complex data and issues in a logical manner.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and ability to present succinctly.
  • Awareness of the importance of delivering high quality and customer-responsive services.
  • Analytical approach and ability to demonstrate effective problem solving and sound judgement.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrates the Guinness Behaviour.


  • 25 days' holiday & bank holidays (plus option to purchase 5 additional holiday days)
  • Simply Health Cashback scheme
  • Annual incentive scheme
  • Access to benefits portal offering everyday lifestyle benefits
  • Financial support to study relevant professional qualifications
  • Eligible for Thank you recognition scheme - by nomination
  • Tax-free cycle to work scheme

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Year 1 £26,072, Year 2 £28,158 (+£4,000 for London based roles) + benefits
  • All grades
  • London, Oldham (Manchester), Bristol and Crewe (Cheshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Building Services
  • Building Surveying
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying

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