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  • Apprentice - Markey Student Property Ltd / Student Digs

    Markey Student Property Limited
    (Student Digs)

    Job Description

    Job Title: Apprentice Administration Assistant
    Responsible to: Property & Customer Service Manager

    Markey Group consists of several specialist subsidiary companies including Markey Construction, one of the UK’s leading regional construction companies; Premiere, a manufacturer of kitchens and bedroom furniture and Student Digs, which manages and maintains high-quality student accommodation. With our unique combination of knowledge and experience, Markey Group is ideally placed to meet all property related needs.

    Dedicated to quality and service, the company operates across a broad range of sectors and our client-focused approach, coupled with our attention to service and quality has been the focus and drive of our success.

    Specifically Markey Group has its own portfolio of commercial and retail properties, which include five large student properties managed by our Student Digs business.

    Mission and Values
    Markey Group’s mission is ‘creating tomorrow’s environments’, which we regard as sustainable environments where people and businesses can flourish.

    Our mission is underpinned by three core values:-

    United in purpose – we strive to be clear in our goals, pulling together to deliver excellence and building effective and efficient teams
    Making a difference –we are committed to being the best, being distinct in our style and creating high standards.
    Serving each other – we believe in leading with respect, caring for individuals and building trust and reliability

    Our core values are further supported by three traits which we expect our teams to demonstrate: determination, perseverance and patience.

    Main Purpose of Role:

    To provide administration support to the Student Property Team.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Utility Management

    To cross reference & check utility invoices upon receipt against spreadsheet, prior to passing over for payment authorisation.

    Office Administration

    To control the process of the receipt of returned completed or partially completed tenancy packs:
    • To assist with creation of & issuing of tenancy packs to prospective tenants following receipt of applications
    • Updating spreadsheet.
    • Scanning & saving tenancy documents to the system.
    • Filing hardcopy tenancy documents.
    • Printing / emailing a mutually signed copy of tenancy agreement to tenant.

    Summer Lets

    • Check inventory of stock & arrange additional purchases where required.
    • Refresh of existing bedding stock.
    • Prepare budget & determine contents for QA welcome packs.
    • To assist with admissions on move in days.


    • To take & record full inventory of MSP stock at each property (furniture, appliances cleaning materials, maintenance spares etc) & update records.
    • To administer the release of student DPS records once a final property inspection has taken place.
    • To provide a first class service to the Customer base (Student, Residential, Academic Establishments, Office, Associated Companies / Parties).
    • To assist with the maintenance of the financial administration systems and procedures to the highest possible standard.
    • To assist with the development of the brand name and the companies image within the market place

    Person Specification:

    Skills and Qualifications E (Essential) D (Desirable)
    Good standard of general education, to include Maths and English GCSE at grade C or above E
    Good verbal and written communication skills E
    Ability to work in a small team environment E
    Ability to learn new tasks quickly and effectively E
    Proficient IT skills and working knowledge of MS Office programmes E
    Previous experience within an office administration environment D


    Cultural Specification
    Contribute towards the Markey Values
    United in Purpose
    1. Sets clear goals and aligns job objectives to the requirements of the business.
    2. Demonstrates flexibility by adapting work in line with changing priorities
    3. Demonstrates strong and thorough organisational skills
    4. Supports colleagues by responding effectively and efficiently to requests for help and information. Proactively provides data as needed.
    5. Questions and where appropriate challenges the status quo to ensure continuous improvement
    6. Actively participates in team working to ensure organisational and team goals are effectively met
    Making a Difference
    7. Can demonstrate understanding of personal strengths and development needs and works towards continuous personal development and improvement
    8. Sets challenging standards for self and others (where appropriate), seeking feedback and giving feedback constructively.
    9. Is aware of best practice in area of expertise and works towards this by demonstrating, applying and sharing knowledge.
    Serving each other
    10. Leads with respect by consulting as appropriate, empowering others through encouragement of ideas and building on these.
    11. Provides opportunities to communicate and does this regularly and in appropriate language for the audience. Encourages participation by using generative language.
    12. Builds trust and develops a reputation for reliability by following through with actions as agreed.

    Please contact hradmin@markeygroup.co.uk with your CV and covering letter to apply by 15 October 2016.

Markey Group
associated companies

  • Premiere
  • Park View Gloucester
  • Student Digs Gloucestershire
  • Markey Interiors
  • Markey Construction
  • Honeybourne gate


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