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  • Location: Cambridge  Ref.: VA57

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    Novus Property Solutions Ltd

    Job Description

    Position Title:                      

    Apprentice Painter & Decorator 

    Reporting To:                      

    Supervisor 

    Summary:

    Carry out relevant trade duties on responsive & planned works as requested to Client Specifications and Novus standards.

    Carry out preparation and painting of internal & external woodwork, walls, doors, fencing and gates as directed.

    Work at height using ladders and scaffolding as directed and in accordance with the Company’s safe systems of work.

    Use authorised equipment provided with due care and attention and as supervised

    Work as part of a team and use materials safely

    Load and unload materials and equipment as directed.

    Work flexibly across the repairs and maintenance service 

    Build and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, customers and managers to ensure the effectiveness of the repairs and maintenance service.

    Demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity by taking account of the needs of colleagues and service users and by treating other people with dignity and respect.

    Demonstrate commitment to excellent customer service by being polite, showing respect for customer’s homes, maintaining expected standards of work, and tidying up at the end of a job.

    Be aware of risk assessments and method statements relating to own area of work and to work in safe manner taking account other people’s health and wellbeing. 

    Follow Health and Safety policy and procedures including the wearing of personal protective equipment when necessary.      

    Undertake health and safety training as required.

    Raise any safety concerns with a manager or supervisor.

    Take part in the apprentice review process and complete any training required, and be capable of working independently in the final year of the apprenticeship.

    Represent the company when required at national competitions & career fairs and support CSR activities

    Undertake such other duties as are commensurate with the apprentice role, as may be reasonably required at the initial place of work or at other locations in the company..

     

  • Location: Stoke  Ref.: VA78

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    Site Manager

    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 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
    • Mobile phone & Laptop
    • Bupa
    • 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: Glasgow  Ref.: VA81

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    Contract Agent/Small Works

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic 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 Contracts Agent to work from our Glasgow office.

    Benefits

    • Salary £35 - £40k 
    • Fleet car/van
    • Bupa
    • Pension
    • 24 Days Hols & BH (Pro rata)

    Summary – Contracts Agent/Small Works

    The role of the Contracts Agent is to ensure the smooth operation of a number of designated contracts/sites, managing small work from enquiry to completion working closely with both Quantity Surveyors and delivery operatives.

    Responsibility for the control and management of a number of Site Managers the Contract Agent 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.

    Managing multiple small contracts which will range from £5k to £500k works will also be in multiple areas not only central Scotland .

    Main responsibilities – Contracts Agent/Small Works

    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 and Qualifications

    • Must be able to work with Self deliver contracts and subcontractors
    • Relevant experience looking after multiple small contracts at any one time
    • Experience within Refubishment, maintenance, cyclical works a distinct advantage 
    • Hold an appropriate, valid CSCS Card.
    • 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: Stoke  Ref.: VA90

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    Supply Chain Co-ordinator

    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 Supply Chain Co-ordinator to work from our Stoke on Trent Head Office.

    Benefits

    • Salary range £18,000- £23,000
    • Laptop
    • Bupa
    • Pension
    • 24 Days Hols & BH

    Summary – Supply Chain Co-ordinator

    Supply Chain Coordinator will;

    • Maintain a regime of compliance to Novus rates from the supply chain.
    • Investigate, source and tender company deals.
    • Maintain the Novus SharePoint Supply Chain page & Price Control Database.
    • The role is heavy on the analytical side including producing indepth Excel reports  

    Key Responsibilities – Supply Chain Co-ordinator

     Invoice Administration

    • Identify a manageable amount of invoices to check each month, minimum 500.
    • Investigate the paid invoice checking scheme for the Preferred Suppliers to ensure their charges are in line with those stated in their price files.
    • The companies are then chased for credits and / or enquired to lower prices where cheaper prices have been charged.
    • Follow the chases through and document the savings / results.

    Procurement Activity

    • One category of supply per two months (initially). Following the 7 procurement steps to present a company deal to the Supply Chain Manager for review and potential publication.
    • Ad-hoc buying for the office, and potentially other functions to support the business.
    • Order profile analysis & negotiate improved prices for inclusion to the price file

    Leakage

    • Monitor company deal leakage.
    • Set out the leakage report in an agreed format for presentation to the Supply Chain Manager.

    SharePoint & PCD

    • Ensure the company deals are presented in a uniform and understandable format and are up to date.
    • Wherever possible publicise the usage of the page to Novus staff.

    Monthly Reports

    • Chase the Preferred supplier monthly reports.
    • End of month report, summarising the achievements of the month and report to the Supply Chain Manager
    • Create and distribute Live Hire Reports
    • Create and monitor a monthly Rebate Prediction and report to the Supply Chain Manager.
    • Assist with the creation and maintenance of the Novus Buying guide.

    Key skills

    • Confidential IT skills, essential to have advanced level Ms Excel experience.
    • Must be an enthusiastic self-starter with confident communications skills.
    • Must 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: Leighton Buzzard  Ref.: VA87

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    Quantity Surveyor                                                                    

    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 Quantity Surveyor to work from our Leighton Buzzard office.

    Benefits

    • Salary range competitive -  dependent upon experience
    • Company Car/Car Allowance
    • Mobile phone & Laptop
    • Bupa
    • 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. Site working/visits in and around the Bedfordshire area. 

    We would consider a fully experienced Quantity Surveyor as well as Intermediate and Assistant level. 

    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.
    • 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.

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  • Location: South East  Ref.: VA86

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    Business Development Manager - South East & London        

    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.

    Benefits

    • Salary range £40 – £45k (dependent upon experience).

    • Bonus – up to15% of salary. 

    • Car / car allowance.

    • Mobile phone & laptop.

    • Bupa.

    • Pension.

    • 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

       

      Summary – Business Development Manager – South East & London 

      We are looking for a Talented and Motivated Business Development Professional based in the South East, to secure future tender opportunities with existing, lapsed and new clients. The successful candidate will be expected to have medium/long term focus on opportunities that are a good strategic fit for the business. However quick wins are always welcome

      The successful candidate will have experience selling painting & decorating, planned maintenance and refurbishment services into social housing, commercial, education, healthcare, retail and leisure sectors.

      An understanding of the above sectors and knowledge of modern procurement methods along with experience of dealing with end users, architects & consultants is essential.

    Main Responsibilities: - Business Development Manager

    • Sell NPSL services to new and existing clients in line with strategic objectives/target market.

    • Present a professional image of the business to new and existing clients.

    • Ensure that all administrative tasks, reporting and recording on the CRM system, are completed and submitted to a high standard within timescales.

    • Attend and participate at regional & national sales meetings, networking events and seminars where required.

    • Maintain a strong awareness of competitor activity as well as changes within our key markets.

    • Work closely and communicate effectively with operational teams to identify & target prospective clients.

    • Work closely with the marketing department to assist with development of case studies, literature and targeted marketing campaigns.

    • Work closely with the bid team providing valuable input to the bid and approved list processes.

    • Achieve company standard of performance in all areas where service standards exist.

    Key skills Business Development Manager

    • Pragmatic, determined self-starter who is self-motivated and driven.

    • A result orientated individual who relishes challenges.

    • Confidence to talk with and influence people at all levels.

    • Proven track record in a similar role.

    • Contractor background would be beneficial.

    • Strong IT and Presentation skills, including the use of MS Office and CRM systems.

    • 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: Glasgow  Ref.: VA116

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    Modern Apprentice - Administration Assistant

    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.

    Summary – Apprentice Administration Assistant

    The Administrator will:

    Ensure the office is tidy and approved from Health and Safety

    Provide administration assistance for Branch Administrator/Other Administrators

    Ensure all support documentation is produced accurately and on time, deal with contract correspondence appropriately and efficiently to ensure the requirements for compliance are met

    Modern apprenticeship – fulfil tasks and document each duty carried out

    Main Responsibilities – Apprentice Administration Assistant

    Administration

    • Using the latest company I.T systems to provide administration assistance in the ordering of goods, materials and services to enable the requirements of compliance are met
    • Support of contract managers and other staff members
    • 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

    Personnel

    • Continuously develop your own learning and development
    • Ensure identified individual development/training needs are met

    General

    • Support Staff in meeting the business needs.
    • Deal with Client / Customer queries and or communications professionally and efficiently.
    • Ensure appearances and actions are professional and reflect the Companies image

    Customer Service

    • Ensure the Customer Care Policy Charter and standards are maintained
    • Ensure support and information is provided to enable the Customer Care training and annual Quality Programme to be delivered

    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: Stoke  Ref.: VA110

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    Quantity Surveyor                                                                    

    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 Quantity Surveyor to work from our Stoke on Trent office.

    Benefits

    • Salary range £30 - £40k
    • Company Car/Car Allowance
    • Mobile phone & Laptop
    • Bupa
    • 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 projects/contracts. Whilst liaising with Contractors, Suppliers and Clients to ensure information, costs, profitability and value meet the requirements of designated project/ contracts. Site working/visits in and around the area.

    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 have a minimum of 3 years experience as a Quantity Surveyor
    • Ideally have experience in Schedules of rates
    • Mush have worked within Social Housing Sector.
    • Must have 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

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  • Location: Warrington  Ref.: VA105

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    Receptionist/Administrator

    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 ReceptionistAdministrator to work from our Warrington Office.

    Job Description: - Receptionist/Administrator

    The role of the Receptionist/Administrator is to have responsibility for ensuring all incoming communications, visitors and deliveries are dealt with efficiently and professionally.

    Ensuring that central services departments have a point of contact to assist them with administrative duties, providing a flexible and adaptable approach to assisting the needs of the business.

    Always remain professional, courteous and friendly to internal and external visitors.

    Main Responsibilities - Receptionist/Administrator

    • Deal with external telephone communications.
    • Deal with internal/outgoing telephone communications when necessary.
    • Ensure visitors to site are greeted, registered and dealt with in a professional manner.
    • Sort incoming post and prepare outgoing post for collection by Royal Mail.
    • Receive and distribute facsimile communication promptly.
    • Carry out a variety of administration / clerical duties as requested
    • Ensure related administrative duties are carried accurately and within time constraints.
    • Flexible approach to workload so that to assist all departments as and when required with their administrative tasks.
    • Monitor and order stationery in line with company policy.
    • Raising online order numbers as required using the internal database system.
    • Photocopy, prepare files and distribute as required.
    • Overall responsibility of the board room bookings, arranging refreshments and/or buffets as required and cleaning down the board room at the end of meetings, ensuring that the room is always kept in a clean and professional state.
    • Book hotel rooms as required by the business, ensuring order numbers and/or overhead cost centres are noted.
    • Book external transport, events and hospitality as and when required.
    • Support of contract and support staff, including recording of commercial data to bespoke reporting documents

    Key skills

    • Confidential IT skills.
    • Must be an enthusiastic self-starter with confident communications 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.

    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: Warrington  Ref.: VA97

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    Quantity Surveyor

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic 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 Quantity Surveyor to work from our Warrington office.

    Benefits

    • Salary range £35 - £40k
    • Company Car/Car Allowance
    • Mobile phone & Laptop
    • Bupa
    • Pension
    • 24 Days Hols & BH

    Summary – Quantity Surveyor

    The role of the Quantity Surveyor is to obtain and evaluate information to ensure a realistic cost for the supply of works, goods, materials and services for designated projects/contracts. Whilst liaising with Contractors, Suppliers and Clients to ensure information; costs, profitability and value meet the requirements of a designated project/ contracts. Working for both Public and Pirvate Sectors wthin Refurbishment, Maintenance and Planned Works.Site working/visits in and around the North West area.

    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
    • Relevant experience within a similar
    • Experience of working in Refurbishment, Maitenance and Planned Works essential
    • Estimating experience would be beneficial
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
    • Must be an excellent organiser with proven time management skills
    • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel
    • 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.

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  • Location: Manchester  Ref.: VA112

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    Site Manager/ Working Joiner Foreman

    We are NOVUS. We are a dynamic, socially and environmentally responsible, national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions.

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

    Our mission is to continually develop a safe workforce that places outstanding quality of work, sustainability and a commitment to the wider community above all else.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Site Manager/Working Joiner Foreman in the Manchester area to liaise with contractors, suppliers and clients to ensure information, costs, profitability and value meet the requirements of designated projects with both public and private sector organisations, experience of working in a Hospital environment is preferred.

    The successful candidate will be client facing and have strong Site Supervisory/Joinery experience (preferable) gained in Refurbishment, Decent Homes, in particular, Kitchen and Bathrooms, Window/Door and Small Refurbishment programmes

    Must have SMSTS, First Aid and Asbestos Awareness, a good knowledge of Health & Safety and be flexible in their approach.

    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, generous benefits and a Company Van the 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.

    Cv's from Agencies will not be accepted.

  • Location: Stoke  Ref.: VA115

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    Quantity Surveyor                                                                   

    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 Quantity Surveyor to work from our Stoke on Trent office.

    Benefits

    • Salary range £40 - £45k
    • Company Car/Car Allowance
    • Mobile phone & Laptop
    • Bupa
    • 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 build projects/contracts. Whilst liaising with Contractors, Suppliers and Clients to ensure information, costs, profitability and value meet the requirements of designated build project/ contracts. Site working/visits in and around the area.

    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 and carrying out sub-contractor procurement
    • 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
    • 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

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  • Location: Bathgate  Ref.: VA96

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    Quantity Surveyor                                                                    

    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 Quantity Surveyor to work from our  Bathgate office.

    Benefits

    • Salary dependent upon experience
    • 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 and Planned Works contracts.  Site working/visits in and around the East Coast. 

    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.

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  • Location: Southampton  Ref.: VA98

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    Site Liaison Officer

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic 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 Site Liaison Officer to work in the Southampton and surrounding areas.

    Summary – Site Liaison Officer

    Responsible for carrying out Contract Liaison duties for improvement works projects on site. Day-to-day responsibility for managing social value team objectives and for representing Novus at a site level with customers / clients and the wider community. 

    Main Responsibilities – Site Liaison Officer

    Social Value Teams objectives

    • To lead on delivering all added value contractual commitments
    • Responsible for managing and delivering social value
    • Responsible for managing and delivering customer service
    • Additional operational support where required
    • 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 site your Liaison role supports.

    Identify Social Value and Customer Service requirements for each site and manage, deliver and report against.

    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.

    You will be required to communicate in person with people in all areas of the business including client representatives, customers, colleagues and trades operatives, subcontractors, suppliers and others.

    Establish an effective communications system to keep the site team informed and maintain good relationships with the client, contract team and wider community.

    You will coordinate the distribution of information regarding upcoming works and maintain information concerning improvement works.

    Ensure that information from all parties is communicated to guarantee the best and most efficient service is delivered.

    Carry out site by site or property by property visits with customers who may be involved in improvement work activities.

    Promote all good news stories and all initiatives to ensure that we are capturing the good work we do.

    Providing an overview of current and proposed improvement works.

    Dealing with queries, responding to complaints and resolving concerns.

    Initiate / generate technical instructions, site notes and other site observations.

    Management of weekly and monthly reports.

    Manage Customer Satisfaction Questionnaires from site and report to through team structure to generate KPI reports for each project. 

    Key skills and Qualifications

    • Holds the relevant qualifications

    • 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: Dundee  Ref.: VA117

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    Qualified Electrician x 2

    Novus are looking for a fully qualified experienced electrician to join our electrical team. The successful applicant must be able to undertake all aspects of electrical works the works will be mainly reactive and planned works. Working in and around the Dundee/Perth locations.

    Experience / Skills need .

    • Electrical Installations
    • Inspection & Testing
    • Maintenance and repairs
    • CSCS / ECS Card. 17th Edition
    • Full driving licence required
    • Good communication skills and willing to work as part of a team
    • Beneficial if worked for Select or NICEIC approved contractor.
    • 3 years Electrical experience.
    • City & Guilds 17th Edition

    Competitive package and development opportunities for the right candidate

    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 Business of the Year and winner of the Construction News ‘Employer of the Year’ award.

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

    No Recruitment Agencies please.

     
  • Location: Dundee  Ref.: VA119

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    Qualified Plumber

    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 Plumbers to work in Dundee/Perth Regions. Applications are invited from qualified/experienced Plumbers who have experience in Kitchen & Boiler installation.

    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.

  • Location: Devon and Cornwall  Ref.: VA118

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    Painting Supervisor

    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 painting, decorating, 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 Painting Supervisors to work in and around of Devon and Cornwall.

    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.

    • A valid CSCS Card
    • Full UK Driving Licence.
    • NVQ/City & Guilds in Painting/Decorating
    • SMSTS would be an advantage

    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 painting 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.

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE.