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Property Project Manager - Business Operations Property


Are you passionate about providing outstanding property environments that contribute to an exceptional employee and client experience?


Would you like to use your proven experience to manage a range of property development projects in a high profile, AIM quoted leader in veterinary services?


At CVS Group we are one of the largest integrated veterinary groups in Europe with a turnover in excess of £400M and over 500 veterinary practice sites across the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands. Alongside veterinary practices, we also operate pet crematoria, laboratories, a distribution centre, an online business and buying groups.


Our property portfolio includes over 500 sites; ranging from long-established converted residential properties to new purpose built facilities, state of the art laboratories, leased and freehold offices and warehousing. Due to continued growth we are now looking for a Property Project Manager to join our team on an 18 month FTC.


As Property Project Manager, you will manage a number of concurrent projects that cover veterinary practice refurbishments, relocations and new sites. In the role, you will work as part of a close knit Property Projects Team, alongside experienced colleagues in our wider Property Department that, alongside Property Development, includes; Estates, Property Legal and Health & Safety.


Some of your key responsibilities in the role will include:

  • Project Management of  a small portfolio of veterinary practice refurbishments, relocations and new sites
  • Ensuring all pre work is carried out in line with regulatory and CVS requirements
  • Ensuing all documentation and financial sign off (such as CAPEX) for works is obtained and in order prior to the commencement of any project
  • Ensuring all projects are designed, procured and managed to best practice
  • Working closely with CVS stakeholders on projects to ensure the end result meets the needs of the business, our clinicians, our patients and our clients
  • Ensuring projects are completed within the cost and agreed completion dates, raising risks as necessary and producing solutions that ensure successful project delivery as required
  • Managing project costs, ensuring projects are delivered within the approved CAPEX
  • Driving continuous improvement to deliver project efficiencies and savings


To be successful in the role, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven experience delivering property projects to time and budget
  • A professional project management qualification, such as PRINCE2/equivalent
  • Sound understanding of building construction and M&E services
  • Membership of a relevant professional institute (RICS, CIOB)
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to gain buy-in from stakeholders
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills


Alongside a competitive salary and company car, by joining CVS you will receive a range of benefits that include:

  • Up to 7 weeks holiday a year + Bank Holidays
  • Generously discounted healthcare for your pets
  • Flexible benefits that include subsidised gym membership, cycle to work and savings & discounts through Perkbox


Location: This role takes responsibility for property projects in the South East of the UK and will require regular travel to project sites across this geography. On occasion, the role may also require working on key project further afield and there will also be the need to travel to team/department meetings and events in the UK (meetings will be monthly with events more infrequent), therefore, some overnight stays may be required. When not on site, the role will be home based, however, depending on your location, there may be the possibility for office space within a CVS veterinary practice close to you if preferred.



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Business Operations - Reading
Business Operations - Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
  • Salary:
    Attractive Salary + Car + Benefits
  • Practice:
    Business Operations Property
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  • Employment Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Application Closing Date:
    30 June 2021
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