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Assistant Project Manager

Posted: 1 Jul 2022 Closes: 15 Jul 2022
Flexible - Either Merseyside, Lancashire or Greater Manchester Competitive
Permanent & Full-time onward-housing/1630

Assistant Project ManagerAbout the roleWe are looking for an Assistant Project Manager – (1 post) to join our Growth & Development team. This is a home based role, where there is no daily requirement to attend an office with the flexibility to attend as required, but there will be a requirement to regularly visit our development sites across the region. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team to support the delivery of Onward's development programme of 5,000 new homes by 2030.  You will provide support with the appraisal of new development opportunities to assess if they meet our growth objectives and required financial parameters. Assisting with the delivery of new build development projects across the North West region by meeting agreed targets of build programme, value for money and quality. Maintaining liaison with internal and external client departments and partners to ensure excellent communication is maintained at all stages of the development process. What are we looking for?The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of the development of new homes and of financial appraisal systems. You will be expected to have effective risk management skills along with a demonstrable understanding of the development process across a range of property and tenure types. It is desirable that you are Degree qualified or have a Project Management qualification. 

What you can expect from us

We offer a competitive salary, a generous annual leave entitlement of 31 days plus bank holidays and a pension scheme with employer matched contributions of up to 10%. Your wellbeing matters to us, and we offer a health cash plan where you can claim back money for health care, access to a GP service and an employee assistance programme, along with access to discounts for you and your family to enjoy outside of work. 

We are passionate about our people, enabling their development, with learning opportunities to progress both personally and professionally. This includes access to volunteer in our local communities or learn a new skill outside of work.

We have created a flexible working environment, with Onward WorkSpace, which is our approach that focuses on work being the thing that we do that makes a difference to our customers, not the place we go.   You will be provided with all the ICT working equipment to enable you to undertake your role.   

About Onward

Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the North West, with 35,000 properties across the region.

We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building 500 new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads, we’re here to make a real difference.

In addition to creating positive spaces for our customers we continuously strive to create a positive and progressive workspace to enable our colleagues to achieve their full potential.

We embrace diversity and strive for diverse teams to create an inclusive culture which enables Onward to thrive and be representative of the communities that we serve. We want to ensure that everybody has an opportunity to be part of our recruitment processes and will therefore make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you with our recruitment process via the email address below.

If candidates have any concerns / questions in relation to Covid-19 and the role at any stage of the recruitment and selection process they can contact the HR team on and a member of the HR Team will be in touch.

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy early prior to the closing date.




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