Group (Beaconsfield)

The Shanly Group of companies comprises of Shanly Homes, Sorbon Estates and the Shanly Foundation with the development of our first home in 1969. Privately owned and operated we have a total of circa 160 employees, including support functions providing business services to all of the companies.

We have a head office of around 60 people and we closely manage, using mainly in-house resources, most aspects of the business.  The size of our business and entrepreneurial spirit encourages increased responsibility and we like to think that anyone who works with us can make a difference.

What you'll be doing

With proven secretarial experience you will use this to provide proactive and organised support to our busy Legal Director who is also our Company Secretary. Flexible in your approach and able to look at ways in which you can assist the Legal Director further, the main purpose of the role will be to:

  • Create and maintain accurate and up to date files, both hard copy and electronic. Make sure all documents are easily accessible and respond to requests for information.
  • Support in preparing correspondence on varying legal matters, taking an interest in cases to develop your understanding.
  • Schedule in meetings, preparing agendas, typing and distributing minutes and co-ordinating responses for any subsequent meetings.
  • Co-ordinate gaining signatories for documents, ensuring that required individuals are available to meet deadlines for the return of signed documents.

You will also provide support to our Chairman on more personal tasks, such as booking appointments, responding to correspondence and general admin as and when it arises.

This role will ideally suit someone who has previous experience or a desire to learn about property law and/or the residential/commercial property world. It will be a great opportunity to build or develop this experience.


  • Highly flexible in approach and to unexpected issues as they arise
  • Reliable with a strong work ethic and a 'can-do' approach
  • Highly confidential and professional nature, with the ability to communicate in a confident and professional manner with people at all levels within the business
  • Good sense of humour with a great work ethic - must be down to earth
  • Excellent organisational skills - the ability to take responsibility for own tasks and prioritise work in a calm and efficient manner
  • Proactive and highly effective at planning and multi-tasking
  • Practical and cost conscious
  • Excellent attention to detail

What we can offer you

We expect the best from our employees and reflect this in the employment package that we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual and long-term bonus schemes
  • Additional annual leave with length of service up to 30 days
  • Free Life assurance

By becoming part of our team, you'll be given the opportunity to work in a unique environment that combines the friendliness of a privately-owned business with all the benefits of a financially-strong company that has stood the test of time. 

If this gets you excited and you feel that you might be the person we're looking for, we'd love to hear from you.



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Team Shanly work across a variety of disciplines:

  • Accounts/finance
  • Admin/secretarial
  • Architecture/building design
  • Commercial property (management and maintenance)
  • Construction (quantity surveying, buying, estimating, contracts management)
  • Customer care
  • Land acquisition
  • Marketing
  • Planning
  • Sales
  • Security/maintenance
  • Site management
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Grow with us

Shanly Group is passionate about investing in young people.

Be it via the support we provide through our charitable arm, the Shanly Foundation, or via our employment and training initiatives, we remain committed to attracting youngsters to the various professions within the construction industry.

We facilitate work experience opportunities and engage with our local schools through attendance at careers fairs and we work with schools to deliver on-site visits.

We also provide careers support to local children by taking part in mock interviews and giving advice on how to write an effective CV.

We provide a number of schemes to support school leavers, graduates and young people looking to get ahead in the construction industry and since 2017 we have launched the Shanly Group Academy. 

Academy trainees are provided with:

  • A one year fixed term contract 
  • An option to interview for permanent position
  • Review at end of each 2 month departmental placement
  • Ongoing support and guidance by senior members of staff
  • Continued professional development and opportunity to attend training courses
  • A working schedule of 2 months in each of the following departments:
  1. Land and Planning
  2. Sales and Marketing
  3. Build (site and office based)
  4. Technical
  5.  Commercial
  6. Customer Care
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