Sanctuary Housing Association

Graduate Development Programme – Development (2 Year Fixed Term Contract)

Imagine contributing to the success of a huge, multi-million pound organisation, making decisions that have a positive impact on communities throughout the UK and developing to become a leader of the future. The Sanctuary Group Graduate Development Programmes will allow you to do just that.

Sanctuary is building more homes than ever before and we take our role of meeting the UK’s housing shortage seriously aspiring to build 30,000 new homes by 2027.  Our significant development programme will include homes built by our own in-house construction team. Ultimately, wherever we build homes we want to foster  strong communities as well as provide training and employment opportunities for our customers along the way.  This ambition to deliver takes forward our proud heritage as one of the leading developers of social housing nationally.   If you want to be part of our future ambitious development plans then this could be the scheme for you.

What is the Sanctuary Group Graduate Development Programme – Development?

This programme is based in our Worcester offices but may include a regional focus so flexibility to travel will be required.  You will complete up to four six month rotational placements across our Development business which could include: Sales & Marketing, Project Management, Land & Planning, Construction and Head Office Functions.

Following successful completion of the programme you would enter one of the main Development areas and follow a career pathway into management.

So what are we looking for?

Graduating in any subject you will be in your final year of study, or have finished your studies within the last three years, and you will need a 2:1 degree as a minimum.  You will also need to demonstrate an interest in the Development business but past experience / exposure is not a requirement.

Your personal skills will be just as important as your qualifications. Determined and focused, you will be a natural at building relationships and inspiring others. You’ll also need to be adaptable, show initiative, have strong problem solving skills and have confidence in your own ability. Above all, you’ll have the commercial aptitude and desire to take us forward. When completing your application, view our website https://www.sanctuary-group.co.uk/graduates  to explore the values and behaviours that are important to us.

What can we offer you in return?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer extensive development and training opportunities as well as a comprehensive reward and benefits package:

  • A generous contributory pension scheme (the company will match employee contributions up to 7% of salary)
  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days) plus public holidays
  • Voluntary Private Medical Scheme (employee funded)
  • Life assurance of 3 times final salary paid in the event of death in service
  • Personal advice and counselling services
  • On site restaurant and gym facilities
  • Family friendly arrangements
  • Tax efficient benefits such as cycle to work schemes and child care vouchers
  • A comprehensive employee benefits package through MyRewards.  This includes healthcare plans, an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), tax efficient salary sacrifice schemes, leisure and retail discounts and exclusive employee offers
  • Learning and development opportunities

What is the application process?

Early applications are welcome; however, our shortlisting will be completed shortly after the closing date below. A robust selection process follows for those that submit a successful application form, starting with an initial interview at the end of January 2019 and for successful candidates an assessment centre at our Worcester offices which will be held in early March 2019. Successful candidates will start on the programme in September 2019.

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