About Network Homes
We are a charitable housing association driven by social objectives to make a positive impact on the places we work in, for the long-term. We have an ambition to build a thousand new homes a year, deliver first class customer service and strengthen our residents trust in us as a landlord.
We own and manage over 20,000 homes across London, Hertfordshire and the South East and are a sector leader amongst the G15 group of London’s largest housing associations. We fundamentally believe in the importance to everyone of a safe, secure, and decent home.
We foster a positive working culture because we’re passionate about our people. Recognised as a Sunday Times 100 Employer in 2019 we have outstanding levels of engagement amongst our people. And we’re focused on becoming even smarter, better, faster, and stronger with our digital transformation programme as we look forward to our recent move into our brand new, modern, stylish offices which we moved into in July 2020.
Network Homes is firmly committed to making sure that our organisation and the communities in which we work are safe places for people to be who they are and live the way they choose. The commitment was recognised at the Housing Heroes awards 2019 where our Equality and Diversity Engagement Group picked up a key award and is demonstrated by us being founding partners for Leadership 2025, the initiative to increase the ethnic diversity of housing’s leadership, and Pledge Pioneers for House Proud, a scheme designed to ensure Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer residents can enjoy their homes without fear of discrimination.
About the role
Are you looking for an opportunity to learn on the job whilst studying for a qualification? Are you intrigued by the Real Estate Development sector and looking for an opportunity to get your foot in the door?
If so, we have a great opportunity for you!
We are looking for a Development Apprentice (New Business & Partnership). As our Development Apprentice your principal role is to complete the part time Real Estate BSc Honours degree! Whilst you complete our structured apprenticeship programme you will have the opportunity to gain real on-the-job training which will lead you to gain some valuable work experience and potentially an opportunity to secure a full-time job with us.
You will be assigned a mentor during your apprenticeship to assist you throughout your time with us.
You will be working within the Partnerships and New Business teams to develop an understanding of the land and development markets with the aim of becoming a chartered surveyor at the end of your term.
You will support our land managers and senior land managers working on speculative residential and mixed-use projects to include market research to support the assessment of new opportunities.
You will get involved in the bid writing and assist the project management of individual schemes that progress through the bidding and acquisition process. You will attend design team meetings and help to instruct consultant teams and ensure consultants are complying with the scope of appointments. You will attend project meetings and complete key actions delegated by line managers.
You will have a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points (2017 Tariff) or 230 UCAS tariff points (2016 Tariff) or have an equivalent level of attainment through recognised qualifications and have GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England)
You will be passionate, enthusiastic and a motivated individual who can demonstrate a track of academic success. Preferably you will have had some work experience within the real estate development sector, if not, then we would like for you to be able to demonstrate a clear passion for and, interest in, land acquisition and property development and a desire for a long-term career in the sector.
You will be able to work collaboratively and be able to work as part of a team to achieve successful outcomes.
So, what can we do for you?
We will provide you with an exciting role with a clear route for progression within a high-performing team of one of London’s top Housing Associations.
You will be given the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the real estate development sector and develop the skills to take sites from inception, through acquisition and planning.
Finally, you will achieve a degree in surveying accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and paid for by Network Homes. You will also undertake the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence leading to registration with the RICS as a Chartered Surveyor.
If you are on a journey, looking for something new and willing to gain some valuable experience whilst getting paid and studying then this is the opportunity for you, please apply now as we would love to hear from you!!
Rewards and Benefits
We’re committed to making Network a really great place to work. As well as offering a positive culture we offer a generous pay and benefits package, some of which are listed below:
We really care about personal development so this role will offer an excellent opportunity for you to develop your career, but also to make a real impact and difference to the service we provide to our customers.
Disability Confident Commitment
We are committed to equal opportunities. We guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for our post.
Circle Back Initiative Employer
We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to responding to every application