Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Assistant to join our team within Vistry Cornwall South West, at our office in Exeter. As our Commercial Assistant you will assisting the commercial department by undertaking the administration of customer care payments and assisting in recovering costs/contra charging where applicable, raising orders, and paying consultants for pre-construction work, maintaining tracker documents for payments and POs, assisting the buying department with the raising of plant PO’s. The role also involves tracking and filing main contract and subcontract order documents, assisting subcontractors with their CQMS registrations, and assisting the commercial management team with reports when required.


We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • 3 GCSE’s or equivalent qualifications including Maths and English
  • Experience working in a commercial business environment
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook
  • Experience in working in a fast paced, changing environment where priorities can change daily
  • Excellent analytical skills and organisation
  • Strong mathematical and IT ability
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work to high degree of accuracy
  • Good telephone manner
  • Excellent communications skills
  • A good communicator/listener
  • Good team working skills
  • Willing to work extra to meet deadlines as and when the business needs require it


  • BTEC diploma or certificate in administration / finance
  • Experience working for a residential house builder ideally within a payment processing environment
  • Basic understanding in using COINS housebuilding software

More about the Commercial Assistant role…

  • Processing of customer care and preconstruction consultant invoices on monthly basis.
  • Check invoices are correct for VAT or materials/labour deductions for tax purposes.
  • Raising plant POs alongside the buying team.
  • Management of customer care cost recovery.
  • General administration tasks related to the commercial function as noted by the department heads.
  • Maintaining necessary systems to efficiently file and retrieve contracts/subcontracts and to allow others to do likewise in accordance with the Business Management System.
  • Assist with the issuing of sub-contract orders in accordance with Group Policy.
  • Dealing with general enquiries from other departments within the business.
  • Assisting QS’s with payments if required.
  • Attend departmental meetings as required.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes, and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.


Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: Camberwell House,Grenadier Road, Exeter Business Park, Exeter, EX1 3QF

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