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  • Location: Guildford  Ref.: VA401

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    Multi Skilled Trade Operative

    We are NOVUS.

    We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate.

    As a result of our success we are seeking to recruit Qualified Multi Skilled Trade Operative to cover in and around the Guilford area. 

    Applications are invited from experienced Multi Skilled Operatives, ideally with an NVQ level 3 and a current valid CSCS Card.

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard. With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation, has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Small Business of the Year 2014 and is the Construction News Awards 2015 Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer.

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE THE FEES

     
  • Location: Portsmouth  Ref.: VA402

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    Multi Skilled Trade Operative

    We are NOVUS.

    We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate.

    As a result of our success we are seeking to recruit Qualified Multi Skilled Tradesperson to work out of our Office in Basingstoke, covering Portsmouth and the surrounding area.

    Applications are invited from experienced Multi Skilled Operatives, ideally with an NVQ level 3 and a current valid CSCS Card.

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard. With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation, has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Small Business of the Year 2014 and is the Construction News Awards 2015 Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer.

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE THE FEES

     
  • Location: Basingstoke  Ref.: VA403

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    Carpenter

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 121-year heritage and as a leading specialist in planned and responsive maintenance, refurbishment and new build we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    As a result of our success we are seeking to recruit Qualified Carpenter to cover in and around the Basingstoke area. 

    • Previous experience working as a dedicated Carpenter  
    • Applications are invited from experienced Carpenters, ideally with an NVQ level 3
    • Ideally FRA qualified
    • Preferred previous work experience within the social housing environment

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard. With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation, has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Small Business of the Year 2014 and is the Construction News Awards 2015 Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer.

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE THE FEES

  • Location: Stoke on Trent  Ref.: VA458

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    Site Manager

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 121-year heritage and as a leading specialist in planned and responsive maintenance, refurbishment and new build we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs. 

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Site Manager to work from our Stoke on Trent Head Office, covering a 50 mile radius. West Midlands – Cheshire – Derbyshire – Staffordshire. 

    Benefits

    • Salary Competitive
    • Company Car
    • Discounted Healthcare Scheme
    • Pension
    • 23 Days Hols & BH

    Summary – Site Manager

    The role of the Site Manager is to ensure the smooth operation of a designated site.

    With responsibility for the supervision of a number of site personnel including subcontractors, the Site Manager will ensure all site personnel carry out their designated tasks efficiently and effectively to enable the contract to be completed on time, with zero defects, within budget and with no risk to the Health & Safety of their operational team, the Client or the general public.

    The successful candidate will have strong experience in Refurbishment and New Build, working on both public and private sector.

    Main Responsibilities – Site Manager

    • Assist in the selection of site labour.
    • Assist in the procurement of materials and equipment Site Management
    • Assist in the selection of  subcontractors.
    • Manage site personnel, work activities and resources to meet the quality standards expected and programme set.
    • Ensure projects are snagged and defects remedied before handover.
    • Ensure site is safe and secure at all times.
    • Contribute to the control individual contract budgets minimising waste and maximising labour outputs.
    • Ensure all necessary contract documentation/reports are accurate and produced on time.

    Key skills

    • Must hold a current SMSTS.
    • Essential to have minimum of 10 years experience of New Build, traditionally procured and design build.
    • Must be an enthusiastic self-starter with confident communications skills.
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office & Project
    • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence.

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.     

     
  • Location: Bromley  Ref.: VA491

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    Contracts Manager

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.   

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Contracts Manager to work for our Leighton Buzzard Operation, working in and around South London and Kent.

    Benefits

    • Competitive Salary
    • Company Car/car allowance
    • Discounted healthcare scheme
    • Pension 
    • 23 days holidays & BH 

    Summary – Contracts Manager

    With responsibility for the control and management of a number of Site Managers the Contracts Manager will ensure contracts are completed to programme, with zero defects, within budget and with no risk to Health & Safety of their operation team, the client or the general public.

    The successful candidate will be client facing and have strong experience in Refurbishment, Refit, and Planned works in particular with Decent Homes and Public Sector Contracts. Estimating experience would be beneficial.

    Must be commercially aware, fully conversant with construction contracts with good Health & Safety knowledge.

    Key Responsibilities – Contracts Manager

    Pre-Contract

    • Assist in the preparation, processing and selection of estimates, bids and tenders.
    • Assist in the development of the procurement programme.
    • Assist in the presentation of the contract brief to the client.

    Contract

    • Manage the selection and formation of site personnel teams (inc. sub contractors) as determined by individual contracts.
    • Manage site personnel, work activities and resources to meet the requirements of individual contracts.
    • Control individual contract progress towards completion.
    • Control individual contract budgets.
    • Ensure all necessary contract documentation / reports are accurate and produced on time.

    Key skills

    • Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role and sector.
    • Holds the relevant qualifications including SMSTS, First Aid and Asbestos Awareness
    • Essential to have experience of Refurbishment/Refit construction contracts.
    • Must be an enthusiastic self-starter with confident communications skills.
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office.
    • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence.

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE ALL FEES 

  • Location: Edinburgh  Ref.: VA504

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    Painters 

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate. As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Painter on a 6-month contract to cover Edinburgh and surrounding areas.    

    You will be working on one of our social housing contracts and student accommodation both internal and external paint work.

    Skills and experience required:

    • Highly experienced painter ideally with a minimum NVQ Level 2 qualification in Painting and   Decorating
    • Previous experience within social housing sector would be ideal but not essential
    • Strong attention to detail who takes pride in their work

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.

  • Location: Stoke on Trent  Ref.: VA505

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    Assistant Quantity Surveyor

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 121-year heritage and as a leading specialist in planned and responsive maintenance, refurbishment and new build we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs. 

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Assistant Quantity Surveyor to work from our Stoke Head Office but working Nationally. The National Projects team looks after live refurbishment/refit projects throughout the UK.

    Summary – Assistant Quantity Surveyor

    The role of the Assistant Quantity Surveyor is to assist in obtaining and evaluating information to help ensure a realistic cost for the supply of works, goods, materials and services for a number of designated projects / contracts at our Warrington Operation.

    Liaise with the Contracts management team, Contractors, Suppliers and Clients to ensure information; costs, profitability and value meet the requirements of a designated project / contract.

    The Assistant role would be an ideal position for a Graduate with 1/2 years work experience, ideally to have experience of working in Social Housing/General trades. 

    Main Responsibilities – Assistant Quantity Surveyor

    Typically, the assistant, under the direction of the QS, or other designated supervisor, will be expected to assist with the following duties:

    • Assist in the preparation, processing and selection of estimates, bids and tenders
    • Assist in the development of the procurement programme
    • Assist in the preparation and monitoring of cash flow forecast for designated projects
    • Assist in the preparation of monthly valuation reports for Novus Property Solutions Ltd Senior Management
    • Submit invoices for certified value and ensure payments are received on time
    • Liaise with Contract Managers to establish the project specification and requirements
    • Liaise with Contractors, Suppliers and the Client to establish project specification and requirements
    • Attend and contribute to meetings with work colleagues and or Clients/Customers when necessary
    • Monitor the contract progress, assess and report any changes that may affect project costs and or time scale
    • Assist in the control of individual contract budgets
    • Ensure all necessary contract documentation / reports are accurate and produced on time

    Key skills and Qualifications

    • Holds a Quantity Surveying degree
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office
    • Experience of working within Social Housing a distinct advantage  
    • Willingness and enthusiasm to learn and develop skills to becoming a fully experienced Quantity Surveyor
    • A good knowledge of Maths is essential 
    • Further development will be provided for the right candidate
    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards  Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

  • Location: North London  Ref.: VA510

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    Contracts Manager

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.   

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Contracts Manager to work for our Leighton Buzzard Operation in and around North London and surrounding areas.

    Benefits

    • Competitive Salary
    • Company Car/car allowance
    • Discounted healthcare scheme
    • Pension 
    • 23 days holidays & BH 

    Summary – Contracts Manager

    With responsibility for the control and management of a number of Site Managers the Contracts Manager will ensure contracts are completed to programme, with zero defects, within budget and with no risk to Health & Safety of their operation team, the client or the general public.

    The successful candidate will be client facing and have strong experience in Refurbishment, Refit, and Planned works in particular with Decent Homes and Public Sector/NHS Contracts. Estimating experience would be beneficial.

    Must be commercially aware, fully conversant with construction contracts with good Health & Safety knowledge.

    Key Responsibilities – Contracts Manager

    Pre-Contract

    • Assist in the preparation, processing and selection of estimates, bids and tenders.
    • Assist in the development of the procurement programme.
    • Assist in the presentation of the contract brief to the client.

    Contract

    • Manage the selection and formation of site personnel teams (inc. sub contractors) as determined by individual contracts.
    • Manage site personnel, work activities and resources to meet the requirements of individual contracts.
    • Control individual contract progress towards completion.
    • Control individual contract budgets.
    • Ensure all necessary contract documentation / reports are accurate and produced on time.

    Key skills

    • Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role and sector.
    • Holds the relevant qualifications.
    • Must hold a current SMSTS.
    • Essential to have experience of Refurbishment Works Contracts.
    • Must be an enthusiastic self-starter with confident communications skills.
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office.
    • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence.

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE ALL FEES 

  • Location: York  Ref.: VA519

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    Painters 

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate. As a result of our success we are seeking experienced Painters to work on arrange of projects including social housing, new build, or public sector within the York region. 

    Skills and experience required:

    • Highly experienced painter ideally with a minimum NVQ Level 2 qualification in Painting and  Decorating 
    • Must have experience in all aspects of paining and decorating
    • Previous experience within social housing, new build, or public sector would be ideal but not essential
    • Strong attention to detail who takes pride in their work
    • Driving licence is an advantage but not essential

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.

  • Location: Gateshead  Ref.: VA541

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    Operations Manager

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning  property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    Following a recent promotion we are seeking an enthusiastic Operations Manager to manage our Gateshead Operation.  The role will be working on various contracts including Reactive, Planned works including Projects.

    Benefits

    • Salary range competitive
    • Company Car/Car Allowance
    • Discounted Healthcare Scheme
    • Pension
    • 24 Days Hols & BH

    Summary – Operations Manager

    Reporting to the Regional Manager the Operations Manager is responsible for their designated business stream, having responsibility for managing their operation to ensure that business plan targets are met.

    Having a high degree of commercial/business acumen, working with the business development manager to identify, plan and develop business development opportunities to meet sales and business plan targets within reactive/planned/projects works eg  minor works, refurbishment, projects, cyclical work packages

    Experience operating at a senior level leading teams to be high performing. Using management skills to mentor, monitor and developing staff under their control.

    Ensure that requests, reports, projections, KPI’s and monthly valuations are accurate and submitted on time to meet deadlines and that performance is reported accurately.

    Main Responsibilities – Operations Manager

    • Ensure contracts are completed to programme, client satisfaction is maintained and profit margins are met.
    • Ensure that sales invoices are submitted accurately and in line with delivery costs and client deadlines.
    • Assist with the production of their regional business plan along with the development of their specific operational plan.
    • Responsible for the accurate build up and submission of tenders/quotations within their area of responsibility
    • Ensuring that adequate pre-contract planning takes place so that contracts are delivered in line with profit requirements.
    • Continually monitor contracts to ensure delivery in line with cost plans.
    • Submit accurate monthly valuations built up from site progress reports to the Strategic Operations Manager.
    • Present to both external clients and at internal management meetings.
    • Manage the Health, Safety and Welfare on contracts, staff, clients and the general public.
    • Ensure the production and distribution of compliant health and safety information and plans and carryout training and development reviews.
    • Liaising with the human resources department, direct involvement in any disciplinary or redundancy process to ensuring that the company procedures are being met and adhered too.
    • Responsible for ensuring a safe working environment for all personnel engaged within their operation.
    • Responsible for monitoring internal H & S audits and ensuring implementation of the findings.

    Skills and Experience – Operations Manager

    • Operational Management experience within Reactive, Planned Works and Projects essential.
    • Social Housing experience vital for the role.
    • Experience of Schedule of Rates is beneficial but not essential
    • Must be experienced MS Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Be able to work under pressure, to deadlines and prompt turnaround times.
    • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.

  • Location: Bathgate  Ref.: VA546

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    Quantity Surveyor                                                                     

    We are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with 1,000 colleagues across 26 locations combining local knowledge with the strength that having a national footprint brings. We are a socially and environmentally responsible family run business with a proud 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    As a result of an internal promotion we are seeking an enthusiastic Quantity Surveyor  to work from our  Bathgate office.

    Benefits

    • Salary competitive
    • Company Car/Car Allowance
    • Pension
    • 24 Days Hols & BH

    Summary Quantity Surveyor

    The role is to obtain and evaluate information to ensure a realistic cost for the supply of works, goods, materials and services for designated refurbishment/maintenance projects/contracts. Whilst liaising with Contractors, Suppliers and Clients to ensure information, costs, profitability and value meet the requirements of designated project/ contracts.

    Working on Social Housing  Planned and Minor Works projects.  Site working/visits in and around the Central Belt.

    Key Responsibilities - Quantity Surveyor

    • Assist in the preparation, processing and selection of estimates, bids and tenders to demanding timescales.
    • Assist in the development of the procurement programme.
    • Prepare and monitor cash flow forecast for designated projects.
    • Prepare and submit monthly applications for payment to the Client/Client’s representative.
    • Prepare monthly valuation reports for Novus Property Solutions Ltd Senior Management.
    • Submit invoices for certified value and ensure payments are received on time.
    • Value and authorise payments to sub-contractors.
    • Liaise with Contract Managers to establish the project specification and requirements.
    • Attend and contribute to meetings with work colleagues and or Clients/Customers when necessary, building relationships and demonstrating excellent communication skills.
    • Monitor the contract progress, assess and report any changes that may affect project costs and or time scale.
    • Assist in the control of individual contract budgets.

    Key skills and Qualifications

    • Holds the relevant qualifications
    • Must be an experienced Construction Quantity Surveyor
    • Ideally to have worked with the public sector
    • Social Housing/Planned Works experience preferable 
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office
    • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.

     

  • Location: Bathgate  Ref.: VA549

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    NICEIC Qualified Supervisor

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 30 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 118-year heritage and as a leading specialist in both planned and responsive maintenance we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic NICEIC Qualified Supervisor to work from our Bathgate office covering areas throughout Scotland. 

    Summary

    The role of a Qualified Supervisor is to carry out a variety of work relating to their particular skill/trade whilst supervising other Novus Electricians

    The Operative has responsibility for ensuring all work carried out is completed on time and in line with Novus Property Solutions Ltd. and Industry standards. 

    The Qualified Electrician will carry out Electrical Installations, Inspection & Testing, Maintenance and repairs Must have or be working to CSCS / ECS Card. 17th Edition

    The role will be working in Social Housing within the Edinburgh/Glasgow and Dundee areas. 

    Main Responsibilities

    • To ensure all work carried is completed on time and in line with the recognised Novus and    Industry Standards.
    • To work in co-operation with other trades / occupations
    • To assist other trade / occupations when able and necessary.
    • To have proof of recognised Trade Qualifications
    • Carryout other reasonable duties as deemed necessary by management in meeting the Novus Property Solutions Ltd. business needs.
    • Attend meetings with work colleagues and or Clients/Customers when necessary.
    • Deal with Client / Customer queries and or communications professionally and efficiently.
    • Ensure appearances and actions are professional and reflect the Novus Property Solutions Ltd. company image.

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard. With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Business of the Year. 


    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. 


    NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

  • Location: Edinburgh  Ref.: VA551

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    Plasterer

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate. As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Plasterer to work on reactive maintenance and voids. This role will be working throughout the Edinburgh and Rosyth area.

    Skills and experience required:

    • Highly experienced plasterer with social housing experience
    • Experience in full wall plastering, skimming, jointing and other relevant duties
    • Previous experience of reactive maintenance and void properties advantageous
    • Able to work towards deadlines to a high standard

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.

  • Location: Burton  Ref.: VA553

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    Qualified Electrician

    We are NOVUS. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions to client needs. Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an Electrician to work as part of our busy responsive maintenance team covering the Burton. 

    Skills required:  

    • Individuals will need to be comfortable undertaking all aspects of domestic electrical work including testing, you will need to hold a minimum of Testing & Inspection, DEI (Part P) and 17th Edition Qualifications, being registered with one of the Government Approved Scheme Providers would be preferred but is not essential
    • Successful candidates must be able to provide evidence of qualifications or training held. A CSCS card would be required but could be arranged in the first few weeks of joining if not currently held
    • Works orders will be planned and distributed via a hand held Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and experience in using these devises would be beneficial although training would be provided

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard. With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Business of the Year. 

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. 

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

  • Location: Dundee  Ref.: VA559

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    Multi Skilled Joiner

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    At Novus we are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.


    As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Multi Skilled Joiner to work as part of our busy Responsive Maintenance Team covering the Dundee area. 

    Skills required:

    • Individuals will need to be comfortable undertaking all aspects of joinery work and the ideal candidate should be able to undertake additional trade skills such as; Roofing, Basic Plumbing, Patch Plastering; Patch Decorating; Groundworks
    • Works orders will occasionally be planned and distributed via a handheld Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and experience in using these devises would be beneficial although training would be provided
    • An Out of Hours service is provided to our client and is an optional extra to candidates
    • A successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of qualifications or training held. A CSCS card would be required but could be arranged in the first few weeks of joining if not currently held
    • Predominantly the sector that the individual would be working on is Social Housing Void Works within the Dundee area and therefore experience of this sector would be favourable.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.


     


     

  • Location: Stoke on Trent  Ref.: VA562

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    Site Manager

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning  property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    As a result of our success  we have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Site Manager to work from our Stoke on Trent office. The role will be covering between these two areas with a bias towards South Staffordshire. 

    Benefits

    • Salary Competitive
    • Discount Healthcare Scheme
    • Fleet Van
    • Pension
    • 23 Days Hols & BH

    Summary – Site Manager

    The role of the Site Manager is to ensure the smooth operation of a designated site.

    With responsibility for the supervision of a number of site personnel including subcontractors, the Site Manager will ensure all site personnel carry out their designated tasks efficiently and effectively to enable the contract to be completed on time, with zero defects, within budget and with no risk to the Health & Safety of their operational team, the Client or the general public.

    The successful candidate will have strong experience in Re-fit, Refurbishment and Maintenance.

    Main Responsibilities – Site Manager

    • Assist in the selection of site labour.
    • Assist in the procurement of materials and equipment
    • Assist in the selection of  sub contractors.
    • Manage site personnel, work activities and resources to meet the quality standards expected and programme set.
    • Ensure projects are snagged and defects remedied before handover.
    • Ensure site is safe and secure at all times.
    • Contribute to the control individual contract budgets minimising waste and maximising labour outputs.
    • Ensure all necessary contract documentation/reports are accurate and produced on time.

    Key skills

    • Must hold a current SMSTS.
    • Essential to have minimum of 5 years experience of Site Management.
    • Experience working within Social Housing a distinct advantage 
    • Must be an enthusiastic self-starter with confident communications skills.
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office & Project
    • Must be flexible in hours of work (as may be required to work nights as and when required), travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence.
    • Ipaf, Pasma and First Aid preferred

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.     

     
  • Location: Stoke on Trent  Ref.: VA564

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    National Bid Co-ordinator – (maternity cover)

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.   

    We are seeking an enthusiastic National Bid Co-ordinator to work from our Stoke on Trent HQ. The role is a maternity cover for approximately 12 Months.

    Summary – National Bid Co-ordinator - (maternity cover) 

    Reporting to the Bid Manager, responsible for the management and distribution of Client correspondence, management of web portal information, submission of price only tenders, communication of tender outcomes, and the general administration of the bid process. (On a daily basis receiving and managing around 200 emails)

    As a nominated point of contact for Clients, the National Bid Co-ordinator is also responsible for ensuring timely and effective communication of information between the Client and key Novus stakeholders - including but not limited to the distribution of tender documents, pre and post tender clarifications and the submission of responses.  

    Main Responsibilities – National Bid Co-ordinator

    • Communication of successful / unsuccessful notifications and distribution of weekly reports to Directors and Strategic Operations Managers (SOMs).
    • Management of price only tenders on behalf of local operational offices including distribution of documentation, communication of clarifications and submission via upload to web portal
    • Maintain timely and effective tender stage communication between Client and key Novus stakeholders including distributing and responding to clarifications.
    • Manage company accreditations / certifications in collaboration with the Quality and Environmental, and Health and Safety departments.
    • Manage company registration and access to Client web portals ensuring all information is current.
    • Provide general assistance and support to the Bid Manager and Head of Client Services where required to do so.

    Key skills

    • Confident IT skills, Microsoft office skills essential
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
    • Must be an excellent organiser with proven time management skills

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIVE THE FEE

  • Location: Birmingham  Ref.: VA569

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    Multi-Skilled Joiner

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    At Novus we are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Multi-Skilled Joiner to work as part of our busy responsive maintenance team working out of our Smethwick office.

    Skills and experience required: 

    • Individuals will need to be comfortable undertaking all aspects of joinery work and the ideal candidate should be able to undertake additional trade skills such as; Basic Plumbing, Patch Plastering; Patch Decorating
    • Works orders will be planned and distributed via a handheld Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and experience in using these devises would be beneficial although training would be provided
    • An Out of Hours service is provided to our client and the individual would be required to do call out on a ROTA basis
    • A successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of qualifications or training held
    • Predominantly the sector that the individual would be working on is Social Housing within the Black Country and surrounding areas, therefore experience of this sector would be favourable.

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard. With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Business of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. 

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

  • Location: Birmingham  Ref.: VA570

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    Multi Skilled Plumber

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    At Novus we are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Multi Skilled Plumber to work as part of our busy responsive maintenance team working out of our Smethwick office.

    Skills and experience required:

    • Individuals will need to be comfortable undertaking all aspects of Plumbing work and the ideal candidate should be able to undertake additional trade skills such as; Basic Joinery, Patch Plastering; Patch Decorating.
    • Works orders will be planned and distributed via a handheld Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and experience in using these devises would be beneficial although training would be provided. 
    • An Out of Hours service is provided to our client and the individual would be required to do call out on a ROTA basis.
    • A successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of qualifications or training held. A CSCS card would be required but could be arranged in the first few weeks of joining if not currently held.
    • Predominantly the sector that the individual would be working on is Social Housing within the Black Country therefore experience of this sector would be favourable.

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard. With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Business of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. 

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

  • Location: York  Ref.: VA571

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    Site Supervisor

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 121-year heritage and as a leading specialist in planned and responsive maintenance, refurbishment and new build we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    As a result of our continued success we are seeking an enthusiastic Site Supervisor to work from our York Office, covering the surrounding areas.

    • The ideal candidate will have previously worked in a similar position and be able to work closely with operational teams on a variety contracts in order to meet strict business deadlines
    • Must be SMSTS trained and be able to provide certificate 
    • Individuals will need to be enthusiastic self-starters, be able to build relationships and demonstrate excellent communication skills to work to demanding timescales within a team delivering a variety of Refurbishment/Planned works contracts.

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard.

    With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation, has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Small Business of the Year 2014 and is the Construction News Awards 2015 Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies

  • Location: Head Office  Ref.: VA586

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    Management Accountant - Qualified/Part Qualified - Temporary until Dec 2019

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 121-year heritage and as a leading specialist in both planned and responsive maintenance we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Management Accountant to work from our Stoke on Trent Head office. We would consider a candidate from 30 hours per week to full time.

    Benefits

    • Salary dependent upon experience
    • Pension
    • 24 Days Hols & BH

    Summary – Management Accountant

    The role of the Management Accountant is to ensure timely and accurate reporting of financial information, facilitate Budgeting and Forecasting, and assist in Cashflow Management.

    Key Responsibilities – Management Accountant

    •  Produce Management Accounts and Board Pack Reports.
    •  Lead annual budgeting process including the production of Operational Plans.
    •  Produce monthly reforecasts of P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement.
    •  Manage cash flow on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
    •  Provide ongoing support and coaching to Finance Analyst.
    •  Improve and maintain internal controls.
    •  Find and implement improvements to processes within the department.
    •  Develop additional and improved reporting to benefit Operations.
    •  Periodic reproduction of Balanced Scorecard.
    •  Oversight of Purchase Ledger, acting as point of contact from the supervisor.

    Key skills and Qualifications

    • Qualified or Part Qualified - CIMA/ACCA/ACA
    • Experience in the Construction sector beneficial but not essential
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office, in particular must worked to an advanced level in Excel

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance Company.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.

     
  • Location: Bathgate  Ref.: VA573

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    Bid Writer

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.   

    We are seeking an enthusiastic Bid Writer to work from our Bathgate operation. 

    Summary – Bid Writer 

    To support the acquisition of new business by project management of all aspects of the bid process in order to formulate bids on behalf of the company.

    Main Responsibilities – Bid Writer

    • Appraise each bid opportunity to identify key requirements; communicate on the requirements effectively with internal and external stakeholders
    • Obtain information required to produce bids from both operational and business services teams
    • Conduct client research in order to write bespoke bids meeting clients’ requirements in relation to service needs as well as their culture of working.
    • Liaise with clients to clarify any queries, clarifications and formulate answers for PQQ and ITT; ensure communication is in line with the company’s culture and approach to customer service
    • Continually update the information library for future bids
    • Effectively manage bid project milestones to ensure a timely submission for bids
    • Produce persuasive text based on the information gathered
    • Periodically meet with key members of the operational teams with the view to recognise operational ways of working and delivery of works
    • Appraise bid submissions to drive continuous improvement by suggesting changes/improvements
    • Ensure compliance with the defined bid process is maintained.

    Key skills/Knowledge

    • Proven track record of successful bid writing
    • Working in the construction industry including social housing(desirable)
    • Proven track record of working to agreed timescales
    • Able to manage workload in a fast-paced environment
    • IT Microsoft package, InDesign
    • Stakeholder engagement and management
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
    • Bid project management
    • APMP (association of Proposal Management Professional) foundation level (desirable)

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIVE THE FEE

  • Location: Gateshead  Ref.: VA587

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    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care to the communities in which we operate. As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Tiler to start mid-August on a 7 month contract. This role will be working out of our Gateshead office, covering the North East region. 

    Skills required:

    • Experienced Tiler with previous experience of tiling kitchens and bathrooms
    • Industry background including social housing would be ideal
    • Hardworking, dedicated and able to work towards deadlines

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.

  • Location: Gateshead  Ref.: VA588

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    Site Manager

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning  property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    As a result of our success we have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Site Manager on a contract to start mid-August for a period of 7 months, working from our Gateshead office. The role will be covering the North East region.  

    Benefits

    • Salary Competitive
    • Discount Healthcare Scheme
    • Fleet Van
    • Pension
    • 23 Days Hols & BH

    Summary – Site Manager

    The role of the Site Manager is to ensure the smooth operation of a designated site.

    With responsibility for the supervision of a number of site personnel including subcontractors, the Site Manager will ensure all site personnel carry out their designated tasks efficiently and effectively to enable the contract to be completed on time, with zero defects, within budget and with no risk to the Health & Safety of their operational team, the Client or the general public.

    The successful candidate will have strong experience in Re-fit, Refurbishment and Maintenance within social housing.

    Main Responsibilities – Site Manager

    • Assist in the selection of site labour.
    • Assist in the procurement of materials and equipment
    • Assist in the selection of  sub contractors.
    • Manage site personnel, work activities and resources to meet the quality standards expected and programme set.
    • Ensure projects are snagged and defects remedied before handover.
    • Ensure site is safe and secure at all times.
    • Contribute to the control individual contract budgets minimising waste and maximising labour outputs.
    • Ensure all necessary contract documentation/reports are accurate and produced on time.

    Key skills

    • Must hold a current SMSTS.
    • Essential to have minimum of 5 years experience of Site Management.
    • Experience working within Social Housing a distinct advantage 
    • Must be an enthusiastic self-starter with confident communications skills.
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office & Project
    • Must be flexible in hours of work (as may be required to work nights as and when required), travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence.
    • Ipaf, Pasma and First Aid preferred

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.     

  • Location: Bromley  Ref.: VA579

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    Site Manager

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning  property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    As a result of our success  we have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Site Manager to work from our Leighton Buzzard office. Covering around the Bromley area.

    Benefits

    • Salary Competitive
    • Discount Healthcare Scheme
    • Fleet Van/Company Car/Car Allowance
    • Pension
    • 23 Days Hols & BH

    Summary – Site Manager

    The role of the Site Manager is to ensure the smooth operation of a designated site.

    With responsibility for the supervision of a number of site personnel including subcontractors, the Site Manager will ensure all site personnel carry out their designated tasks efficiently and effectively to enable the contract to be completed on time, with zero defects, within budget and with no risk to the Health & Safety of their operational team, the Client or the general public.

    The successful candidate will have strong experience in Re-fit, Refurbishment and Maintenance.

    Main Responsibilities – Site Manager

    • Assist in the selection of site labour.
    • Assist in the procurement of materials and equipment
    • Assist in the selection of  sub contractors.
    • Manage site personnel, work activities and resources to meet the quality standards expected and programme set.
    • Ensure projects are snagged and defects remedied before handover.
    • Ensure site is safe and secure at all times.
    • Contribute to the control individual contract budgets minimising waste and maximising labour outputs.
    • Ensure all necessary contract documentation/reports are accurate and produced on time.

    Key skills

    • Must hold a current SMSTS.
    • Essential to have minimum of 5 years experience of Site Management.
    • Experience working within Social Housing a distinct advantage 
    • Must be an enthusiastic self-starter with confident communications skills.
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office & Project
    • Must be flexible in hours of work (as may be required to work nights as and when required), travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence.
    • Ipaf, Pasma and First Aid preferred

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.     

     
  • Location: Watford  Ref.: VA580

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    Site Manager

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning  property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    As a result of our success  we have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Site Manager to work from our Leighton Buzzard office, covering Watford and surrounding areas.

    Benefits

    • Salary Competitive
    • Discount Healthcare Scheme
    • Fleet Van/Company Car/Car Allowance
    • Pension
    • 23 Days Hols & BH

    Summary – Site Manager

    The role of the Site Manager is to ensure the smooth operation of a designated site.

    With responsibility for the supervision of a number of site personnel including subcontractors, the Site Manager will ensure all site personnel carry out their designated tasks efficiently and effectively to enable the contract to be completed on time, with zero defects, within budget and with no risk to the Health & Safety of their operational team, the Client or the general public.

    The successful candidate will have strong experience in Re-fit, Refurbishment and Maintenance.

    Main Responsibilities – Site Manager

    • Assist in the selection of site labour.
    • Assist in the procurement of materials and equipment
    • Assist in the selection of  sub contractors.
    • Manage site personnel, work activities and resources to meet the quality standards expected and programme set.
    • Ensure projects are snagged and defects remedied before handover.
    • Ensure site is safe and secure at all times.
    • Contribute to the control individual contract budgets minimising waste and maximising labour outputs.
    • Ensure all necessary contract documentation/reports are accurate and produced on time.

    Key skills

    • Must hold a current SMSTS.
    • Essential to have minimum of 5 years experience of Site Management.
    • Experience working within Social Housing a distinct advantage 
    • Must be an enthusiastic self-starter with confident communications skills.
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office & Project
    • Must be flexible in hours of work (as may be required to work nights as and when required), travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence.
    • Ipaf, Pasma and First Aid preferred

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.     

     
  • Location: Liverpool  Ref.: VA583

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    Operations Manager

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning  property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    We are seeking an enthusiastic Operations Manager  to manage our Liverpool Operation.  The role will be working on various contracts including Reactive, Planned works including Projects.

    Benefits

    • Salary range competitive
    • Company Car/Car Allowance
    • Discounted Healthcare Scheme
    • Pension
    • 24 Days Hols & BH

    Summary – Operations Manager

    Reporting to the Regional Manager the Operations Manager is responsible for their designated business stream, having responsibility for managing their operation to ensure that business plan targets are met.

    Having a high degree of commercial/business acumen, working with the business development manager to identify, plan and develop business development opportunities to meet sales and business plan targets within reactive/planned/projects works eg  minor works, refurbishment, projects, cyclical work packages including social housing, experience in these areas are essential to the role 

    Experience operating at a senior level leading teams to be high performing. Using management skills to mentor, monitor and developing staff under their control.

    Ensure that requests, reports, projections, KPI’s and monthly valuations are accurate and submitted on time to meet deadlines and that performance is reported accurately.

    Main Responsibilities – Operations Manager

    • Ensure contracts are completed to programme, client satisfaction is maintained and profit margins are met.
    • Ensure that sales invoices are submitted accurately and in line with delivery costs and client deadlines.
    • Assist with the production of their regional business plan along with the development of their specific operational plan.
    • Responsible for the accurate build up and submission of tenders/quotations within their area of responsibility
    • Ensuring that adequate pre-contract planning takes place so that contracts are delivered in line with profit requirements.
    • Continually monitor contracts to ensure delivery in line with cost plans.
    • Submit accurate monthly valuations built up from site progress reports to the Strategic Operations Manager.
    • Present to both external clients and at internal management meetings.
    • Manage the Health, Safety and Welfare on contracts, staff, clients and the general public.
    • Ensure the production and distribution of compliant health and safety information and plans and carryout training and development reviews.
    • Liaising with the human resources department, direct involvement in any disciplinary or redundancy process to ensuring that the company procedures are being met and adhered too.
    • Responsible for ensuring a safe working environment for all personnel engaged within their operation.
    • Responsible for monitoring internal H & S audits and ensuring implementation of the findings.

    Skills and Experience – Operations Manager

    • Operational Management experience within Reactive, Planned Works and Projects essential.
    • Social Housing experience vital for the role.
    • Experience of Schedule of Rates is beneficial but not essential
    • Must be experienced MS Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Be able to work under pressure, to deadlines and prompt turnaround times.
    • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.

  • Location: Cumbria  Ref.: VA585

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    Contract Liaison Officer

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 121-year heritage and as a leading specialist in planned and responsive maintenance, refurbishment and new build we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Contract Liaison Officer to work for the Preston regional office, covering various locations around Penrith and Cumbria. The role will require travel between the varying site offices.

    Benefits

    • Salary range Competitive
    • Fleet Van
    • 24 Days Hols & BH (pro rata)

    Summary- Contract Liaison Officer

    You will act as the ‘voice and face’ of Novus so demonstrable experience of delivering customer focused services in a demanding public facing environment is essential. Dealing with the various enquiries and issues our diverse customer base will have.

    The role will involve taking the lead in dealing with customer enquiries and issues relating to the various types of works our Operational team and Sub Contractors perform in our clients residents homes.

    The purpose of this role will be to support our Operational team in achieving customer satisfaction through liaison with customers and internal teams to ensure our repair and improvement work is carried out with minimal impact to the customer.

    Main Responsibilities – Contract/Resident Liaison Officer

    • To lead on delivering all added value contractual commitments.
    • Responsible for managing and delivering social value and customer service
    • Responsible for supporting site or contract with liaison between customers, clients and wider community.
    • Delivering Social Value and an excellent Customers Service are key parts of the overall service Novus provide to our clients, it is vital that you have a passion to go the ‘extra mile’ for each contract your Liaison role support.
    • The role will involve taking the lead on dealing with enquiries and issues relating to various types of works delivered by our site teams and sub-contractors. You will act as the ‘voice and face’ at a contract and site level, demonstrating experience of delivering social value and a customer focused service in what can be a demanding public facing environment.
    • Planning and diarising community, skills and employment initiatives to carry out for the whole year, trying to keep these in line with the Social Value Act.
    • Establish an effective communications system to keep all the site team informed and maintain good relationships with the customers and construction team.
    • You will coordinate the distribution of information regarding upcoming works and maintain information concerning contractual commitments.
    • Carry out site visits with client and customers who may be involved in improvement works.
    • Providing an overview of current and proposed improvement works.
    • Dealing with queries, responding to complaints and resolving concerns in a positive manner.
    • Initiate / generate technical instructions, site notes and other site observations.
    • Identify possible case studies where we have shown excellent Customer Service and Social Value impact to communicate to our clients and for use in tendering new contracts.
    • Manage any reporting required for the Contracts this role is responsible for supporting;
    • Promote all good news stories and all initiatives with Marketing to ensure that we are capturing the good work we do.

    Key skills and Qualifications

    • Must have confident presentation and communications skills.
    • Excellent IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office
    • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance Company.

    NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE ALL FEES

  • Location: Warrington  Ref.: VA576

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    Senior Helpdesk Planner

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.   

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Helpdesk Planner to work from our Warrington office.

    Benefits

    • 24 days holidays & BH
    • Pension
    • Discounted Healthcare Scheme

    Main Responsibilities – Senior Helpdesk Planner

    • Using the latest Company I.T systems to provide a Helpdesk support service.
    • Telephone enquiries.
    • Input orders on to company data base.
    • Keep a diary of requested/allocated work.
    • Liaise between, Clients, Managers and Operatives.
    • Check jobs are carried out correctly and on time.
    • Monitor active dashboard and interactive planner at all times.
    • Schedule all work onto PDA’s using the correct job lengths and within specified timescales.
    • Scheduling work to contractors.
    • Logging and following up of emergency call out orders.
    • Chase orders that are awaiting materials with the Contracts Manager/Quality manager/Contractors.
    • Rescheduling of follow-on orders and updating the clients.
    • Monitoring/acknowledging/reschedule rejected works from subcontractor.
    • Applying for work extension with the client.
    • Updating Impact with relevant notes.
    • Liaising with Contracts Manager regarding orders nearing completion target.
    • Monitoring orders to ensure completion within specified target.
    • Deal with internal and external communications and record and/or report information as necessary.
    • Ensure all necessary contract data, documentation and reports are accurate and produced on time.

    Key skills

    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office
    • Previous helpdesk planning experience essential
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
    • Must be an excellent organiser with proven time management skills

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance Company.

    NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE ALL FEES.

     
  • Location: Stoke on Trent  Ref.: VA577

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    Branch Administrator(Maternity cover)

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning  property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations/Operations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    As a result of maternity leave we are seeking an enthusiastic Administrator to work from our Stoke on Trent HQ, we are looking for someone to commence asap until approximately the end of 2019.

    Benefits

    • Salary Competitive
    • Pension
    • 24 Days Hols & BH (pro rata)

    Summary – Administrator

    The role is to ensure the smooth operation of the Whitbread area office, providing an administration service for contract personnel. Ensuring all support documentation is produced accurately and on time, deal with contract correspondence appropriately and efficiently to ensure the requirements of contracts are met.

    Main Responsibilities - Administration

    • Using the latest Company I.T systems to provide an administration service in the preparation, processing and selection of estimates, bids and tenders
    • Ordering of goods, materials and services to enable the requirements of contracts are met
    • Support of contract and support staff
    • Deal with internal and external communications and record and or report information as necessary
    • Ensure all necessary contract data, documentation and reports are accurate and produced on time
    • Attend meetings with work colleagues and or Clients/Customers when necessary.
    • Deal with Client / Customer queries and or communications professionally and efficiently.

    Key Skills

    • Previous Construction or Contact experience would be preferred but not essential

    • Must be PC Literate and highly accurate.

    • Articulate and excellent Communication skills essential.

    • Team work

    • Working under own initiative with a can do attitude

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE ALL FEES

               

     
  • Location: York  Ref.: VA581

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    Contract Liaison Officer

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 121-year heritage and as a leading specialist in planned and responsive maintenance, refurbishment and new build we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Contract Liaison Officer to work for the York regional office, covering various locations. The role will require travel between the varying site offices.

    Benefits

    • Salary range Competitive
    • Fleet Van
    • 24 Days Hols & BH (pro rata)

    Summary- Contract Liaison Officer

    You will act as the ‘voice and face’ of Novus so demonstrable experience of delivering customer focused services in a demanding public facing environment is essential. Dealing with the various enquiries and issues our diverse customer base will have.

    The role will involve taking the lead in dealing with customer enquiries and issues relating to the various types of works our Operational team and Sub Contractors perform in our clients residents homes.

    The purpose of this role will be to support our Operational team in achieving customer satisfaction through liaison with customers and internal teams to ensure our repair and improvement work is carried out with minimal impact to the customer.

    Main Responsibilities – Contract/Resident Liaison Officer

    • To lead on delivering all added value contractual commitments.
    • Responsible for managing and delivering social value and customer service
    • Responsible for supporting site or contract with liaison between customers, clients and wider community.
    • Delivering Social Value and an excellent Customers Service are key parts of the overall service Novus provide to our clients, it is vital that you have a passion to go the ‘extra mile’ for each contract your Liaison role support.
    • The role will involve taking the lead on dealing with enquiries and issues relating to various types of works delivered by our site teams and sub-contractors. You will act as the ‘voice and face’ at a contract and site level, demonstrating experience of delivering social value and a customer focused service in what can be a demanding public facing environment.
    • Planning and diarising community, skills and employment initiatives to carry out for the whole year, trying to keep these in line with the Social Value Act.
    • Establish an effective communications system to keep all the site team informed and maintain good relationships with the customers and construction team.
    • You will coordinate the distribution of information regarding upcoming works and maintain information concerning contractual commitments.
    • Carry out site visits with client and customers who may be involved in improvement works.
    • Providing an overview of current and proposed improvement works.
    • Dealing with queries, responding to complaints and resolving concerns in a positive manner.
    • Initiate / generate technical instructions, site notes and other site observations.
    • Identify possible case studies where we have shown excellent Customer Service and Social Value impact to communicate to our clients and for use in tendering new contracts.
    • Manage any reporting required for the Contracts this role is responsible for supporting;
    • Promote all good news stories and all initiatives with Marketing to ensure that we are capturing the good work we do.

    Key skills and Qualifications

    • Must have confident presentation and communications skills.
    • Excellent IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office
    • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance Company.

    NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE ALL FEES

  • Location: Liverpool  Ref.: VA572

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    Bid Writer

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.   

    We are seeking an enthusiastic Bid Writer to work from our Liverpool operation.

    Summary – Bid Writer 

    To support the acquisition of new business by project management of all aspects of the bid process in order to formulate bids on behalf of the company.

    Main Responsibilities – Bid Writer

    • Appraise each bid opportunity to identify key requirements; communicate on the requirements effectively with internal and external stakeholders
    • Obtain information required to produce bids from both operational and business services teams
    • Conduct client research in order to write bespoke bids meeting clients’ requirements in relation to service needs as well as their culture of working.
    • Liaise with clients to clarify any queries, clarifications and formulate answers for PQQ and ITT; ensure communication is in line with the company’s culture and approach to customer service
    • Continually update the information library for future bids
    • Effectively manage bid project milestones to ensure a timely submission for bids
    • Produce persuasive text based on the information gathered
    • Periodically meet with key members of the operational teams with the view to recognise operational ways of working and delivery of works
    • Appraise bid submissions to drive continuous improvement by suggesting changes/improvements
    • Ensure compliance with the defined bid process is maintained.

    Key skills/Knowledge

    • Proven track record of successful bid writing
    • Working in the construction industry including social housing(desirable)
    • Proven track record of working to agreed timescales
    • Able to manage workload in a fast-paced environment
    • IT Microsoft package, InDesign
    • Stakeholder engagement and management
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
    • Bid project management
    • APMP (association of Proposal Management Professional) foundation level (desirable)

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIVE THE FEE

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