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Assistant site manager

West Rainton

Do you want to be part of a successful family-owned North East business that has been helping to meet the changing needs of UK society since 1976? This role is working for a family-owned regional housebuilder creating beautifully crafted sustainable homes of outstanding quality in exceptional locations across the North East of England and Yorkshire.

We will build beautiful quality, sustainable homes for the future that meet the needs of modern lifestyles, bringing people joy and a sense of belonging.

As assistant site manager you will report to the construction manager / senior site manager and assist them in managing all aspects of a construction development site, ensuring the provision of safe, efficient and cost effective works at all times, while maintaining the highest quality of work and customer service to be delivered within agreed timescales.


As the assistant site manager you will support site management with:

  • The day to day running of the site development and provide clear direction to own workforce and subcontractors from commencement of works through to the completion of the site.
  • Managing the construction of new build site including rep and post housebuilding works, ensuring that targets are met regarding health and safety, delivery to build programme including quality, customer care and cost.
  • Ensure compliance on site at all times to the company health and safety standards and processes, NHBC standards, building regulations and overall quality standards.
  • Manage material levels on site to ensure the site programme is met and all labour is efficiently employed.
  • Ensuring that all plots are built to the highest standard of quality, complying with the NHBC Standards, Building Regulations, range specifications and best practice.
  • Undertaking company directed quality control procedures and inspections at the correct timings, and rectifying any defects so as not to incur additional cost, time delays to the programme, or reduction in the final quality.
  • Monitoring and controlling the cost, and approving payment to contractors and trades where appropriate.
  • Initiating and attending plot inspections with the local building inspector or NHBC, taking corrective action to ensure a minimum of RI’s/BRI’s.
  • Deliver a high standard of site presentation at all times.
  • Motivate, support and manage directly employed site staff, providing toolbox talks, training, inductions coaching and support as required to improve performance.
  • Carrying out New Home Tour with the sales advisor and customer(s) to give a good demonstration of the home, answering any questions, and rectifying any issues before Legal Completion.
  • Ensure that site records are maintained including but not limited to site managers reports, labour requirements, plant, materials, site inductions and health and safety records.
  • Showing a good behavioural example in all aspects of health and safety, organisation, conduct, quality of work, company values and professionalism.
  • Deputise for the construction manager as and when required.

You will work closely site management, head of construction and liaise proactively with the other internal departments i.e sales, marketing and commercial teams as well as externals suppliers and partners to ensure the build programme is achieved.

You will spend the majority of your time initially on site at West Rainton site. There maybe a requirement for you to attend meetings at head office in Meadowfield especially if deputising for site management.

You will be willing to be flexible in respect to day to day duties and hours worked and maybe required to travel to our other development sites, sometimes at short notice.



  • Previous proven experience of working with a high volume residential house builder.
  • Up to date knowledge of health, safety, and building regulations including quality standards
  • Previous experience of working in the trade industry
  • Basic IT competency especially in MS Office suite
  • Full UK driving licence


  • Previous experience of effectively managing teams
  • Must have as a minimum a valid SMSTS qualification
  • Valid CSCS card (or equivalent)
  • Valid first aid certificate


  • Customer champion – good listener, consistently delivers on their commitments and promises, and knows when to accept and when to challenge.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong attention to detail.
  • First class communication skills with the ability to liaise with senior management and technical functions.
  • Commercially aware and ability to build and maintain effective client relationships.
  • Work effectively to deadlines and competently work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Logical planning ability. Ability to concentrate on different tasks at the same time.

Competitive salary is only one part of the many fantastic benefits you will receive if you join The Banks Group. You will also receive access to the following fantastic benefits:

  • 33 days annual leave per year including bank holidays increasing with length of service.
  • Offices and sites close between Christmas and New Year.
  • Annual bonus scheme.
  • Pension scheme with employee and employer contributions.
  • Free parking available at all offices and sites.
  • There is a genuine commitment to developing our employees professionally and personally.
  • Lots of support for health and wellbeing, including discounted membership at local gym facilities, access to a free 24/7, 365 days of the year Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and access to a voluntary health cash plan which allows you to claim money back towards the cost of your essential healthcare, as well as providing access to valuable health and wellbeing services.
  • Cycle2Work scheme which helps you buy a brand new bike, cycling equipment or both with Tax and National Insurance benefits.
  • Generous life assurance scheme from first day of employment.
  • Discounts are available via our online benefits portal, including money off at supermarkets, high street retailers, eating out, the cinema and days out at various attractions.

APPLY TODAY by sending your CV and covering letter detailing your relevant experience to: applications@banksgroup.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday, 22 March 2024. Sometimes we close a job early, so don’t delay or you might miss out.

Interviews will comprise of a two stage process with profiling taking place at second stage.

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