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  • Location: Stoke on Trent  Ref.: VA424

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    Commercial Auditor

    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 a promotion we are seeking an enthusiastic Commercial Auditor to ideally work from one of our North West or Midlands locations or alternatively HQ in Stoke on Trent.  The role will require national travel with regular nights away from home. 

    Benefits

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

    Summary: Commercial Auditor

    Undertake the commercial audit across operational offices to validate existence and accuracy of work in progress and historically reported valuations. Audit subcontractor procurement.

    Report audit findings to the local management, Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team recommending remedial actions as appropriate.

    Provide feedback and coaching to quantity surveyors to improve consistency and accuracy.

    Main Responsibilities – Commercial Auditor

    • Create an annual audit plan that ensures every office’s valuations are audited a minimum of once per year.
    • Undertake Commercial Audits in accordance with the agreed programme to ensure company policies and procedures are adhered to and commercial risks to the business is minimised.
    • Audits to incorporate checks on subcontractor engagement, work in progress validation, correct coding of costs, revenue maximisation.
    • Provide commercial teams with guidance and support in re-establishing correct procedures and revisit offices within three months where a routine audit identifies notable concerns.
    • Undertake targeted investigations / audit of contracts indicating abnormal results as instructed by the Board and promptly reporting findings.
    • Support the commercial and contractual risk management procedures and contribute to their development.
    • Provide guidance on the preparation and submission of monthly valuations and deliver training to managers and surveyors to ensure commercial procedures are followed as required.
    • Monitor and provide guidance on contract procurement activity including assessment of the financial impact of different procurement options.

    Skills and Experience – Commercial Auditor

    • Must have knowledge and previous experience of working as a Quantity Surveyor
    • Audit experience desirable but not essentail
    • Commercially astute
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Flexibility with regards to travel - remote working within a multi-sited, national role
    • A desire to reach informed conclusions through substantive work
    • Outstanding communications skills both written and verbal

    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.: VA434

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    Commercial Auditor

    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 a promotion we are seeking an enthusiastic Commercial Auditor to ideally work from one of our North West or Midlands locations or alternatively HQ in Stoke on Trent.  The role will require national travel with regular nights away from home. 

    Benefits

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

    Summary: Commercial Auditor

    Undertake the commercial audit across operational offices to validate existence and accuracy of work in progress and historically reported valuations. Audit subcontractor procurement.

    Report audit findings to the local management, Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team recommending remedial actions as appropriate.

    Provide feedback and coaching to quantity surveyors to improve consistency and accuracy.

    Main Responsibilities – Commercial Auditor

    • Create an annual audit plan that ensures every office’s valuations are audited a minimum of once per year.
    • Undertake Commercial Audits in accordance with the agreed programme to ensure company policies and procedures are adhered to and commercial risks to the business is minimised.
    • Audits to incorporate checks on subcontractor engagement, work in progress validation, correct coding of costs, revenue maximisation.
    • Provide commercial teams with guidance and support in re-establishing correct procedures and revisit offices within three months where a routine audit identifies notable concerns.
    • Undertake targeted investigations / audit of contracts indicating abnormal results as instructed by the Board and promptly reporting findings.
    • Support the commercial and contractual risk management procedures and contribute to their development.
    • Provide guidance on the preparation and submission of monthly valuations and deliver training to managers and surveyors to ensure commercial procedures are followed as required.
    • Monitor and provide guidance on contract procurement activity including assessment of the financial impact of different procurement options.

    Skills and Experience – Commercial Auditor

    • Must have knowledge and previous experience of working as a Quantity Surveyor
    • Audit experience desirable but not essentail
    • Commercially astute
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Flexibility with regards to travel - remote working within a multi-sited, national role
    • A desire to reach informed conclusions through substantive work
    • Outstanding communications skills both written and verbal

    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: Birmingham  Ref.: VA435

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    Commercial Auditor

    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 a promotion we are seeking an enthusiastic Commercial Auditor to ideally work from one of our North West or Midlands locations or alternatively HQ in Stoke on Trent.  The role will require national travel with regular nights away from home. 

    Benefits

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

    Summary: Commercial Auditor

    Undertake the commercial audit across operational offices to validate existence and accuracy of work in progress and historically reported valuations. Audit subcontractor procurement.

    Report audit findings to the local management, Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team recommending remedial actions as appropriate.

    Provide feedback and coaching to quantity surveyors to improve consistency and accuracy.

    Main Responsibilities – Commercial Auditor

    • Create an annual audit plan that ensures every office’s valuations are audited a minimum of once per year.
    • Undertake Commercial Audits in accordance with the agreed programme to ensure company policies and procedures are adhered to and commercial risks to the business is minimised.
    • Audits to incorporate checks on subcontractor engagement, work in progress validation, correct coding of costs, revenue maximisation.
    • Provide commercial teams with guidance and support in re-establishing correct procedures and revisit offices within three months where a routine audit identifies notable concerns.
    • Undertake targeted investigations / audit of contracts indicating abnormal results as instructed by the Board and promptly reporting findings.
    • Support the commercial and contractual risk management procedures and contribute to their development.
    • Provide guidance on the preparation and submission of monthly valuations and deliver training to managers and surveyors to ensure commercial procedures are followed as required.
    • Monitor and provide guidance on contract procurement activity including assessment of the financial impact of different procurement options.

    Skills and Experience – Commercial Auditor

    • Must have knowledge and previous experience of working as a Quantity Surveyor
    • Audit experience desirable but not essentail
    • Commercially astute
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Flexibility with regards to travel - remote working within a multi-sited, national role
    • A desire to reach informed conclusions through substantive work
    • Outstanding communications skills both written and verbal

    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.: VA436

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    Operations Manager (Painting)

    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 Bathgate Painting Operation.  The role will be working on various painting contracts and projects. Experience in cyclical works and Social Housing is essential.

    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.

    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.

    Using management skills to mentor, monitor and developing staff under their control.

    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 Painting contracts, projects and  cyclicial works essential.
    • Social Housing experience vital for the role.
    • A high degree of commercial/business acumen required.   
    • 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: Tiverton  Ref.: VA439

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    Painters

    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, 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 cover the Tiverton and Exeter areas. 

    Applications are invited from experienced Painters, ideally with a minimum of an NVQ level 2 qualification in Painting & Decorating. Must have a valid driving licence and their own transport and tools.

    Working rule agreement applies or price work.

    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.

    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.: VA443

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    Head of SHEQ – Stoke on Trent (with some national travel)

    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. As a socially and environmentally responsible family run business with a proud 121-year heritage, we are proud to deliver a range of bespoke services and solutions in a wide variety of sectors, including retail, social housing, health and education.  

    As a result of significant growth over the past five years, we are looking for an experienced Head of SHEQ who has the potential to really make their mark.

    You will be a key member of our SMT, working directly with fellow SMT members and our Board to design and deliver our safety, health, environmental and quality strategy, ensuring we create great environments for our colleagues to work in and deliver first class service to our clients and customers.

    Our benefits…

    Head of SHEQ - What we’re looking for… 

    • CMIOSH/Level 1 auditor ISO 9001 essential
    • Minimum 5 years senior management experience in SHEQ disciplines
    • Experience within the Construction sector essential
    • Designing and delivering strategic plans
    • Confidence to talk with and influence people at all levels

    For further information on our Head of SHEQ role please contact Clare Boulton  -   clare.boulton@novussolutions.co.uk / 01782 597733

    New colleagues joining Novus look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that has been recognised as Employer of the Year by Construction News and feels passionate that every part of its business should be a great place to work.

    As an Equal Opportunities employer, we welcome applications from everyone who feels they have the skills and experience we are looking for.

    Strictly no agencies please

  • Location: Dartford  Ref.: VA451

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    Contract Liaison Officer(3 Month role initially)

    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 an interim promotion we are seeking an enthusiastic Contract Liaison Officer to work for the Leighton Buzzard regional office, covering various locations within Kent and South East London. The role will require travel between the varying site offices. The role has the potential of leading to a permanent role but is initially for 3 Months.

    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: Stoke on Trent  Ref.: VA452

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    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 Quantity Surveyor to work from our Stoke on Trent office.

    Benefits

    • Salary range competitive
    • Company Car/Car Allowance
    • Discounted Healthcare Scheme 
    • 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/refit and planned works 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

  • Location: Preston  Ref.: VA453

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    Operations Manager (Reactive and Planned Maintenance)

    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 Preston Operation.  The role will be working on various contracts including Reactive, Refurbishment, Refit, Cyclical works and Void/Planned Maintenance.

    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.

    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.

    Using management skills to mentor, monitor and developing staff under their control.

    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, Refurbishment, Voids and Planned works contracts 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: Gateshead  Ref.: VA454

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    Supervisor 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.  


    As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Supervisor Joiner to work for our Gateshead office covering the surrounding area. Social housing and refurbishment experience is essential.   

    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 hand held Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and experience in using these devises would be beneficial although training would be provided. You will be required to visit sites and will be provided with a company van.

    Skills required:

    • The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of qualifications or training held
    • Minimum qualifications accepted for this role SMSTS, ACM & FA
    • Candidates with supervisor experience would be at an advantage
    • Sector experience within Social housing would be favourable including bathroom and kitchen refurbishments.


    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: Glasgow  Ref.: VA479

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    Apprentice Plumber

    Would you like to earn as you learn, in a friendly environment where gaining skills, teamwork and fun are equally important?

    Whether your aim is to become a trade professional or if you would like to progress a career with Novus, our Apprenticeship programme provides the skills and personal development you need and the opportunities for you to release your full potential. 

    What you can expect:

    • Rates of pay higher than national minimum apprenticeship - £5.70 per hour minimum
    • Working hours 39 per week (Monday to Friday) (inclusive of day release)
    • Day release to attend college
    • Early finish Fridays
    • On-the-job training
    • Accredited training leading to a qualification
    • Personal skills development
    • Apprentice Buddy Scheme
    • Your own personal mentor

    What we’re looking for:

    Having a successful track record of developing Apprentices for the past 80-years, we are a values-driven business and welcome interest from you if you share our ambitions:

    • Be Authentic
    • Work Together
    • Embrace Change
    • Nurture
    • Get it right
    • Be responsible

    Ideally, you will have a GCSE in Maths and English (Grades A* to C), however, more importantly, you will have a passion for learning, a desire to work in a practical hands-on role, a great work ethic and a real can-do approach to everything you do. 

    About Novus

    We are a dynamic, award-winning company that specialises in property maintenance, refurbishments and new builds. With over 1,000 colleagues across 26 locations, we combine local knowledge with the strength that a national business brings to deliver in a range of sectors including retail, leisure, social housing, health and education. 

    Joining Novus, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding future with a company that has been recognised as 'Employer of the Year' by Construction News and one that feels passionate that every part of its business should be a great place to work.

    Join our team today!

  • 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: Manchester  Ref.: VA474

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    Apprentice Painter & Decorator

    Would you like to earn as you learn, in a friendly environment where gaining skills, teamwork and fun are equally important?

    Whether your aim is to become a trade professional or if you would like to progress a career with Novus, our Apprenticeship programme provides the skills and personal development you need and the opportunities for you to release your full potential. 

    What you can expect:

    • Rates of pay higher than national minimum apprenticeship - £5.70 per hour minimum
    • Working hours 39 per week (Monday to Friday) (inclusive of day release)
    • Day release to attend college
    • Early finish Fridays
    • On-the-job training
    • Accredited training leading to a qualification
    • Personal skills development
    • Apprentice Buddy Scheme
    • Your own personal mentor

    What we’re looking for:

    Having a successful track record of developing Apprentices for the past 80-years, we are a values-driven business and welcome interest from you if you share our ambitions:

    • Be Authentic
    • Work Together
    • Embrace Change
    • Nurture
    • Get it right
    • Be responsible

    Ideally, you will have a GCSE in Maths and English (Grades A* to C), however, more importantly, you will have a passion for learning, a desire to work in a practical hands-on role, a great work ethic and a real can-do approach to everything you do. 

    About Novus

    We are a dynamic, award-winning company that specialises in property maintenance, refurbishments and new builds. With over 1,000 colleagues across 26 locations, we combine local knowledge with the strength that a national business brings to deliver in a range of sectors including retail, leisure, social housing, health and education. 

    Joining Novus, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding future with a company that has been recognised as 'Employer of the Year' by Construction News and one that feels passionate that every part of its business should be a great place to work.

    Join our team today!

  • Location: Manchester  Ref.: VA475

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    Apprentice Multi-skilled Operative

    Would you like to earn as you learn, in a friendly environment where gaining skills, teamwork and fun are equally important?

    Whether your aim is to become a trade professional or if you would like to progress a career with Novus, our Apprenticeship programme provides the skills and personal development you need and the opportunities for you to release your full potential. 

    What you can expect:

    • Rates of pay higher than national minimum apprenticeship - £5.70 per hour minimum
    • Higher rates of pay than the minimum apprentice rates
    • Working hours 39 per week (Monday to Friday)(inclusive of day release)
    • Day release to attend college
    • Early finish Fridays
    • On-the-job training
    • Accredited training leading to a qualification
    • Personal skills development
    • Apprentice Buddy Scheme
    • Your own personal mentor

    What we’re looking for:

    Having a successful track record of developing Apprentices for the past 80-years, we are a values-driven business and welcome interest from you if you share our ambitions:

    • Be Authentic
    • Work Together
    • Embrace Change
    • Nurture
    • Get it right
    • Be responsible

    Ideally, you will have a GCSE in Maths and English (Grades A* to C), however, more importantly, you will have a passion for learning, a desire to work in a practical hands-on role, a great work ethic and a real can-do approach to everything you do. 

    About Novus

    We are a dynamic, award-winning company that specialises in property maintenance, refurbishments and new builds. With over 1,000 colleagues across 26 locations, we combine local knowledge with the strength that a national business brings to deliver in a range of sectors including retail, leisure, social housing, health and education. 

    Joining Novus, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding future with a company that has been recognised as 'Employer of the Year' by Construction News and one that feels passionate that every part of its business should be a great place to work.

    Join our team today!

  • Location: Stoke on Trent  Ref.: VA464

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    QA and Environmental Team Leader/Administrator

    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 QA and Environmental Administrator/Team Leader to work from our Stoke on Trent HQ.  The role will include some national travel.

    Benefits

    • Salary competitive
    • Discounted Healthcare Scheme
    • Pension
    • 24 Days Hols & BH

    Summary – QA and Environmental Team Leader/ Administrator

    Reporting to the Quality and Environment Manager, responsible for leading a team of Administrators, allocation of work, developing the team and taking ownership of efficiencies

    Ensuring accurate and up to date records are maintained on systems at all times.

    Assisting in the audit process of all operations on an annual basis including following up on actions to closure stage from internal and external audits.

    Main Responsibilities – QA and Environmental Team Leader/Administrator

    • Leading a team of Administrators – allocation of work, ensuring deadlines are met.
    • Audit process to ISO standards
    • Data entry using both the COINS I.T system and excel
    • Processing of paperwork to ensure that a monthly deadline and targets are met or exceeded
    • Good communication skills to support daily contact with internal colleagues and also external parties
    • Using the latest Company I.T systems to ensure the sub-contractor database is maintained and the records are accurate and up to date
    • The updating of records on the COINS system on a weekly basis to ensure payments are made in a timely manner
    • Actively contacting sub-contractors to ensure Insurance documents and other information as required is up to date and reflected on the COINS system
    • Support the department when required to ensure smooth delivery of key objectives and targets
    • Monitoring of energy consumption and production of reports relating to this

    Skills and Experience

    • Experience of Quality and Environmental standards preferred.
    • Auditing to ISO standards would be beneficial to the role.
    • Team Leader experience vital
    • Must be experienced MS Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and internal systems
    • Be able to work under pressure, to deadlines and prompt turnaround times.
    • Must be flexible with 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: Manchester  Ref.: VA472

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    Apprentice Joiner x 2

    Would you like to earn as you learn, in a friendly environment where gaining skills, teamwork and fun are equally important?

    Whether your aim is to become a trade professional or if you would like to progress a career with Novus, our Apprenticeship programme provides the skills and personal development you need and the opportunities for you to release your full potential. 

    What you can expect:

    • Rate of pay higher than National Minimum Apprenticeship - £5.70 per hour minimum
    • Working hours 39 per week (Monday to Friday) (inclusive of day release)
    • Day release to attend college
    • Early finish Fridays
    • On-the-job training
    • Accredited training leading to a qualification
    • Personal skills development
    • Apprentice Buddy Scheme
    • Your own personal mentor

    What we’re looking for:

    Having a successful track record of developing Apprentices for the past 80-years, we are a values-driven business and welcome interest from you if you share our ambitions:

    • Be Authentic
    • Work Together
    • Embrace Change
    • Nurture
    • Get it right
    • Be responsible

    Ideally, you will have a GCSE in Maths and English (Grades A* to C), however, more importantly, you will have a passion for learning, a desire to work in a practical hands-on role, a great work ethic and a real can-do approach to everything you do. 

    About Novus

    We are a dynamic, award-winning company that specialises in property maintenance, refurbishments and new builds. With over 1,000 colleagues across 26 locations, we combine local knowledge with the strength that a national business brings to deliver in a range of sectors including retail, leisure, social housing, health and education. 

    Joining Novus, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding future with a company that has been recognised as 'Employer of the Year' by Construction News and one that feels passionate that every part of its business should be a great place to work.

    Join our team today!

  • Location: Warrington  Ref.: VA461

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    Operations Manager (Reactive and Planned Maintenance)

    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 successful Warrington Operation.  The role will be working on various contracts, mainly public sector, predominantly reactive maintenance.  The branch is a tier 1 contractor.

    Benefits

    • Salary 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.

    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.

    Using management skills to mentor, monitor and developing staff under their control.

    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 maintenance is essential.
    • Public Sector  and 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: Warrington  Ref.: VA476

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    Apprentice Multi-skilled Operative

    Would you like to earn as you learn, in a friendly environment where gaining skills, teamwork and fun are equally important?

    Whether your aim is to become a trade professional or if you would like to progress a career with Novus, our Apprenticeship programme provides the skills and personal development you need and the opportunities for you to release your full potential. 

    What you can expect:

    • Rates of pay higher than national minimum apprenticeship - £5.70 per hour minimum
    • Higher rates of pay than the minimum apprentice rates
    • Working hours 39 per week (Monday to Friday)(inclusive of day release)
    • Day release to attend college
    • Early finish Fridays
    • On-the-job training
    • Accredited training leading to a qualification
    • Personal skills development
    • Apprentice Buddy Scheme
    • Your own personal mentor

    What we’re looking for:

    Having a successful track record of developing Apprentices for the past 80-years, we are a values-driven business and welcome interest from you if you share our ambitions:

    • Be Authentic
    • Work Together
    • Embrace Change
    • Nurture
    • Get it right
    • Be responsible

    Ideally, you will have a GCSE in Maths and English (Grades A* to C), however, more importantly, you will have a passion for learning, a desire to work in a practical hands-on role, a great work ethic and a real can-do approach to everything you do. 

    About Novus

    We are a dynamic, award-winning company that specialises in property maintenance, refurbishments and new builds. With over 1,000 colleagues across 26 locations, we combine local knowledge with the strength that a national business brings to deliver in a range of sectors including retail, leisure, social housing, health and education. 

    Joining Novus, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding future with a company that has been recognised as 'Employer of the Year' by Construction News and one that feels passionate that every part of its business should be a great place to work.

    Join our team today!

  • Location: York  Ref.: VA477

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    Apprentice Multi-skilled Operative

    Would you like to earn as you learn, in a friendly environment where gaining skills, teamwork and fun are equally important?

    Whether your aim is to become a trade professional or if you would like to progress a career with Novus, our Apprenticeship programme provides the skills and personal development you need and the opportunities for you to release your full potential. 

    What you can expect:

    • Rates of pay higher than national minimum apprenticeship - £5.70 per hour minimum
    • Higher rates of pay than the minimum apprentice rates
    • Working hours 39 per week (Monday to Friday)(inclusive of day release)
    • Day release to attend college
    • Early finish Fridays
    • On-the-job training
    • Accredited training leading to a qualification
    • Personal skills development
    • Apprentice Buddy Scheme
    • Your own personal mentor

    What we’re looking for:

    Having a successful track record of developing Apprentices for the past 80-years, we are a values-driven business and welcome interest from you if you share our ambitions:

    • Be Authentic
    • Work Together
    • Embrace Change
    • Nurture
    • Get it right
    • Be responsible

    Ideally, you will have a GCSE in Maths and English (Grades A* to C), however, more importantly, you will have a passion for learning, a desire to work in a practical hands-on role, a great work ethic and a real can-do approach to everything you do. 

    About Novus

    We are a dynamic, award-winning company that specialises in property maintenance, refurbishments and new builds. With over 1,000 colleagues across 26 locations, we combine local knowledge with the strength that a national business brings to deliver in a range of sectors including retail, leisure, social housing, health and education. 

    Joining Novus, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding future with a company that has been recognised as 'Employer of the Year' by Construction News and one that feels passionate that every part of its business should be a great place to work.

    Join our team today!

  • Location: Southampton  Ref.: VA467

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    Apprentice Multi-skilled Operative

    Would you like to earn as you learn, in a friendly environment where gaining skills, teamwork and fun are equally important?

    Whether your aim is to become a trade professional or if you would like to progress a career with Novus, our Apprenticeship programme provides the skills and personal development you need and the opportunities for you to release your full potential. 

    What you can expect:

    • Rates of pay higher than national minimum apprenticeship - £5.70 per hour minimum
    • Higher rates of pay than the minimum apprentice rates
    • Working hours 39 per week (Monday to Friday)(inclusive of day release)
    • Day release to attend college
    • Early finish Fridays
    • On-the-job training
    • Accredited training leading to a qualification
    • Personal skills development
    • Apprentice Buddy Scheme
    • Your own personal mentor

    What we’re looking for:

    Having a successful track record of developing Apprentices for the past 80-years, we are a values-driven business and welcome interest from you if you share our ambitions:

    • Be Authentic
    • Work Together
    • Embrace Change
    • Nurture
    • Get it right
    • Be responsible

    Ideally, you will have a GCSE in Maths and English (Grades A* to C), however, more importantly, you will have a passion for learning, a desire to work in a practical hands-on role, a great work ethic and a real can-do approach to everything you do. 

    About Novus

    We are a dynamic, award-winning company that specialises in property maintenance, refurbishments and new builds. With over 1,000 colleagues across 26 locations, we combine local knowledge with the strength that a national business brings to deliver in a range of sectors including retail, leisure, social housing, health and education. 

    Joining Novus, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding future with a company that has been recognised as 'Employer of the Year' by Construction News and one that feels passionate that every part of its business should be a great place to work.

    Join our team today!

  • Location: Guildford  Ref.: VA456

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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 Southampton Operation in and around Guildford, Horsham and Dorking.

    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: Nottingham  Ref.: VA468

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    Apprentice Painter & Decorator

    Would you like to earn as you learn, in a friendly environment where gaining skills, teamwork and fun are equally important?

    Whether your aim is to become a trade professional or if you would like to progress a career with Novus, our Apprenticeship programme provides the skills and personal development you need and the opportunities for you to release your full potential. 

    What you can expect:

    • Rates of pay higher than national minimum apprenticeship - £5.70 per hour minimum
    • Working hours 39 per week (Monday to Friday) (inclusive of day release)
    • Day release to attend college
    • Early finish Fridays
    • On-the-job training
    • Accredited training leading to a qualification
    • Personal skills development
    • Apprentice Buddy Scheme
    • Your own personal mentor

    What we’re looking for:

    Having a successful track record of developing Apprentices for the past 80-years, we are a values-driven business and welcome interest from you if you share our ambitions:

    • Be Authentic
    • Work Together
    • Embrace Change
    • Nurture
    • Get it right
    • Be responsible

    Ideally, you will have a GCSE in Maths and English (Grades A* to C), however, more importantly, you will have a passion for learning, a desire to work in a practical hands-on role, a great work ethic and a real can-do approach to everything you do. 

    About Novus

    We are a dynamic, award-winning company that specialises in property maintenance, refurbishments and new builds. With over 1,000 colleagues across 26 locations, we combine local knowledge with the strength that a national business brings to deliver in a range of sectors including retail, leisure, social housing, health and education. 

    Joining Novus, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding future with a company that has been recognised as 'Employer of the Year' by Construction News and one that feels passionate that every part of its business should be a great place to work.

    Join our team today!

  • Location: Derby  Ref.: VA460

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    Project 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 Project Manager to work from our Derby office, covering all surrounding areas. 

    Benefits

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

    Summary – Project Manager

    Ensure the smooth operation of a designated site including supervising site personnel (inc. sub contractors).

    Liaison with contractors, suppliers and clients to ensure information, costs, profitability and value meet the requirements of designated projects. The successful candidate will be client facing and have strong experience gained in Refurbishment, Maintenance, cyclical works and Re-fit Contracts, within Commercial, Education, Hospital, Retail, Social Housing and Leisure environments.  Some estimating experience would be beneficial.

    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.

    Act as the Customer Service Champion on site.

    Main Responsibilities – Project Manager

    • Site Supervision
    • Assist in the selection and formation of site personnel teams (inc. sub contractors) as determined by the requirements of the designated site
    • Supervise site personnel, work activities and resources to meet the requirements of the designated site
    • Carry out specific trade duties as required (see Trade Operative)
    • Control individual contract progress towards completion
    • Control individual contract budgets
    • Ensure all necessary contract documentation / reports are accurate and produced on time
    • Ensure site personnel (inc. visitors) are aware of their own Health, Safety and Welfare requirements
    • Supervise and or carry out the identification of site hazards and ensure assessments and risk control methods are implemented
    • Undertake or ensure a competent person(s) undertake site specific inductions for with both DLO, Subcontractors and site visitors for each project.
    • Complete weekly inspection forms for each live project.
    • Ensure all information written and verbal is legible accurate and recorded or passed onto the appropriate person on time.

    Key skills and Qualifications

    • Holds the relevant qualifications
    • Must be an experienced Construction Project or Contract Manager
    • Experience of working in live environments a distinct advantage
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office and MS Projects
    • 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: Tiverton  Ref.: VA469

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    Apprentice Painter & Decorator

    Would you like to earn as you learn, in a friendly environment where gaining skills, teamwork and fun are equally important?

    Whether your aim is to become a trade professional or if you would like to progress a career with Novus, our Apprenticeship programme provides the skills and personal development you need and the opportunities for you to release your full potential. 

    What you can expect:

    • Rates of pay higher than national minimum apprenticeship - £5.70 per hour minimum
    • Working hours 39 per week (Monday to Friday) (inclusive of day release)
    • Day release to attend college
    • Early finish Fridays
    • On-the-job training
    • Accredited training leading to a qualification
    • Personal skills development
    • Apprentice Buddy Scheme
    • Your own personal mentor

    What we’re looking for:

    Having a successful track record of developing Apprentices for the past 80-years, we are a values-driven business and welcome interest from you if you share our ambitions:

    • Be Authentic
    • Work Together
    • Embrace Change
    • Nurture
    • Get it right
    • Be responsible

    Ideally, you will have a GCSE in Maths and English (Grades A* to C), however, more importantly, you will have a passion for learning, a desire to work in a practical hands-on role, a great work ethic and a real can-do approach to everything you do. 

    About Novus

    We are a dynamic, award-winning company that specialises in property maintenance, refurbishments and new builds. With over 1,000 colleagues across 26 locations, we combine local knowledge with the strength that a national business brings to deliver in a range of sectors including retail, leisure, social housing, health and education. 

    Joining Novus, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding future with a company that has been recognised as 'Employer of the Year' by Construction News and one that feels passionate that every part of its business should be a great place to work.

    Join our team today!

  • Location: Exeter  Ref.: VA470

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    Apprentice Painter & Decorator

    Would you like to earn as you learn, in a friendly environment where gaining skills, teamwork and fun are equally important?

    Whether your aim is to become a trade professional or if you would like to progress a career with Novus, our Apprenticeship programme provides the skills and personal development you need and the opportunities for you to release your full potential. 

    What you can expect:

    • Rates of pay higher than national minimum apprenticeship - £5.70 per hour minimum
    • Working hours 39 per week (Monday to Friday) (inclusive of day release)
    • Day release to attend college
    • Early finish Fridays
    • On-the-job training
    • Accredited training leading to a qualification
    • Personal skills development
    • Apprentice Buddy Scheme
    • Your own personal mentor

    What we’re looking for:

    Having a successful track record of developing Apprentices for the past 80-years, we are a values-driven business and welcome interest from you if you share our ambitions:

    • Be Authentic
    • Work Together
    • Embrace Change
    • Nurture
    • Get it right
    • Be responsible

    Ideally, you will have a GCSE in Maths and English (Grades A* to C), however, more importantly, you will have a passion for learning, a desire to work in a practical hands-on role, a great work ethic and a real can-do approach to everything you do. 

    About Novus

    We are a dynamic, award-winning company that specialises in property maintenance, refurbishments and new builds. With over 1,000 colleagues across 26 locations, we combine local knowledge with the strength that a national business brings to deliver in a range of sectors including retail, leisure, social housing, health and education. 

    Joining Novus, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding future with a company that has been recognised as 'Employer of the Year' by Construction News and one that feels passionate that every part of its business should be a great place to work.

    Join our team today!

  • Location: Plymouth  Ref.: VA471

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    Apprentice Multi-skilled Operative

    Would you like to earn as you learn, in a friendly environment where gaining skills, teamwork and fun are equally important?

    Whether your aim is to become a trade professional or if you would like to progress a career with Novus, our Apprenticeship programme provides the skills and personal development you need and the opportunities for you to release your full potential. 

    What you can expect:

    • Rates of pay higher than national minimum apprenticeship - £5.70 per hour minimum
    • Higher rates of pay than the minimum apprentice rates
    • Working hours 39 per week (Monday to Friday)(inclusive of day release)
    • Day release to attend college
    • Early finish Fridays
    • On-the-job training
    • Accredited training leading to a qualification
    • Personal skills development
    • Apprentice Buddy Scheme
    • Your own personal mentor

    What we’re looking for:

    Having a successful track record of developing Apprentices for the past 80-years, we are a values-driven business and welcome interest from you if you share our ambitions:

    • Be Authentic
    • Work Together
    • Embrace Change
    • Nurture
    • Get it right
    • Be responsible

    Ideally, you will have a GCSE in Maths and English (Grades A* to C), however, more importantly, you will have a passion for learning, a desire to work in a practical hands-on role, a great work ethic and a real can-do approach to everything you do. 

    About Novus

    We are a dynamic, award-winning company that specialises in property maintenance, refurbishments and new builds. With over 1,000 colleagues across 26 locations, we combine local knowledge with the strength that a national business brings to deliver in a range of sectors including retail, leisure, social housing, health and education. 

    Joining Novus, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding future with a company that has been recognised as 'Employer of the Year' by Construction News and one that feels passionate that every part of its business should be a great place to work.

    Join our team today!

  • Location: Edinburgh  Ref.: VA478

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    Apprentice Painter & Decorator

    Would you like to earn as you learn, in a friendly environment where gaining skills, teamwork and fun are equally important?

    Whether your aim is to become a trade professional or if you would like to progress a career with Novus, our Apprenticeship programme provides the skills and personal development you need and the opportunities for you to release your full potential. 

    What you can expect:

    • Rates of pay higher than national minimum apprenticeship - £5.70 per hour minimum
    • Working hours 39 per week (Monday to Friday) (inclusive of day release)
    • Day release to attend college
    • Early finish Fridays
    • On-the-job training
    • Accredited training leading to a qualification
    • Personal skills development
    • Apprentice Buddy Scheme
    • Your own personal mentor

    What we’re looking for:

    Having a successful track record of developing Apprentices for the past 80-years, we are a values-driven business and welcome interest from you if you share our ambitions:

    • Be Authentic
    • Work Together
    • Embrace Change
    • Nurture
    • Get it right
    • Be responsible

    Ideally, you will have a GCSE in Maths and English (Grades A* to C), however, more importantly, you will have a passion for learning, a desire to work in a practical hands-on role, a great work ethic and a real can-do approach to everything you do. 

    About Novus

    We are a dynamic, award-winning company that specialises in property maintenance, refurbishments and new builds. With over 1,000 colleagues across 26 locations, we combine local knowledge with the strength that a national business brings to deliver in a range of sectors including retail, leisure, social housing, health and education. 

    Joining Novus, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding future with a company that has been recognised as 'Employer of the Year' by Construction News and one that feels passionate that every part of its business should be a great place to work.

    Join our team today!

  • Location: Bathgate  Ref.: VA483

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    Apprentice Administrator x 2

    Would you like to earn as you learn, in a friendly environment where gaining skills, teamwork and fun are equally important?

    Whether your aim is to become an office professional or if you would like to progress a career with Novus, our Apprenticeship programme provides the skills and personal development you need and the opportunities for you to release your full potential. 

    What you can expect:

    • Rate of pay higher than National Minimum wage - £5.70 per hour minimum
    • Working hours 37.5 per week (Monday to Friday) (inclusive of day release)
    • Day release to attend college
    • On-the-job training
    • Accredited training leading to a qualification
    • Personal skills development
    • Apprentice Buddy Scheme
    • Your own personal mentor

    What we’re looking for:

    Having a successful track record of developing Apprentices for the past 80-years, we are a values-driven business and welcome interest from you if you share our ambitions:

    • Be Authentic
    • Work Together
    • Embrace Change
    • Nurture
    • Get it right
    • Be responsible

    Ideally, you will have a GCSE in Maths and English (Grades A* to C), however, more importantly, you will have a passion for learning, a desire to work in an office environment, a great work ethic and a real can-do approach to everything you do. 

    About Novus

    We are a dynamic, award-winning company that specialises in property maintenance, refurbishments and new builds. With over 1,000 colleagues across 26 locations, we combine local knowledge with the strength that a national business brings to deliver in a range of sectors including retail, leisure, social housing, health and education. 

    Joining Novus, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding future with a company that has been recognised as 'Employer of the Year' by Construction News and one that feels passionate that every part of its business should be a great place to work.

    Join our team today!

  • Location: Gateshead  Ref.: VA480

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    Apprentice Joiner

    Would you like to earn as you learn, in a friendly environment where gaining skills, teamwork and fun are equally important?

    Whether your aim is to become a trade professional or if you would like to progress a career with Novus, our Apprenticeship programme provides the skills and personal development you need and the opportunities for you to release your full potential. 

    What you can expect:

    • Rate of pay higher than National Minimum Apprentiship - £5.70 per hour minimum
    • Working hours 39 per week (Monday to Friday) (inclusive of day release)
    • Day release to attend college
    • Early finish Fridays
    • On-the-job training
    • Accredited training leading to a qualification
    • Personal skills development
    • Apprentice Buddy Scheme
    • Your own personal mentor

    What we’re looking for:

    Having a successful track record of developing Apprentices for the past 80-years, we are a values-driven business and welcome interest from you if you share our ambitions:

    • Be Authentic
    • Work Together
    • Embrace Change
    • Nurture
    • Get it right
    • Be responsible

    Ideally, you will have a GCSE in Maths and English (Grades A* to C), however, more importantly, you will have a passion for learning, a desire to work in a practical hands-on role, a great work ethic and a real can-do approach to everything you do. 

    About Novus

    We are a dynamic, award-winning company that specialises in property maintenance, refurbishments and new builds. With over 1,000 colleagues across 26 locations, we combine local knowledge with the strength that a national business brings to deliver in a range of sectors including retail, leisure, social housing, health and education. 

    Joining Novus, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding future with a company that has been recognised as 'Employer of the Year' by Construction News and one that feels passionate that every part of its business should be a great place to work.

    Join our team today!

  • Location: Liverpool  Ref.: VA481

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    Apprentice Painter & Decorator

    Would you like to earn as you learn, in a friendly environment where gaining skills, teamwork and fun are equally important?

    Whether your aim is to become a trade professional or if you would like to progress a career with Novus, our Apprenticeship programme provides the skills and personal development you need and the opportunities for you to release your full potential. 

    What you can expect:

    • Rates of pay higher than national minimum apprenticeship - £5.70 per hour minimum
    • Working hours 39 per week (Monday to Friday) (inclusive of day release)
    • Day release to attend college
    • Early finish Fridays
    • On-the-job training
    • Accredited training leading to a qualification
    • Personal skills development
    • Apprentice Buddy Scheme
    • Your own personal mentor

    What we’re looking for:

    Having a successful track record of developing Apprentices for the past 80-years, we are a values-driven business and welcome interest from you if you share our ambitions:

    • Be Authentic
    • Work Together
    • Embrace Change
    • Nurture
    • Get it right
    • Be responsible

    Ideally, you will have a GCSE in Maths and English (Grades A* to C), however, more importantly, you will have a passion for learning, a desire to work in a practical hands-on role, a great work ethic and a real can-do approach to everything you do. 

    About Novus

    We are a dynamic, award-winning company that specialises in property maintenance, refurbishments and new builds. With over 1,000 colleagues across 26 locations, we combine local knowledge with the strength that a national business brings to deliver in a range of sectors including retail, leisure, social housing, health and education. 

    Joining Novus, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding future with a company that has been recognised as 'Employer of the Year' by Construction News and one that feels passionate that every part of its business should be a great place to work.

    Join our team today!

  • Location: York  Ref.: VA485

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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: Bathgate  Ref.: VA488

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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: Basingstoke  Ref.: VA490

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    Operations Manager (Reactive and Planned Maintenance)

    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 Operations Manager to work on a recently secured contract from our Basingstoke Office.  The role will be working on a Reactive, Void and Planned Maintenance Social Housing contract.

    Benefits

    • Salary range competitive
    • Laptop & Mobile Phone
    • Discounted Healthcare Scheme
    • Pension
    • 24 Days Hols & BH

    Summary – Operations Manager

    Reporting to the Strategic Operations 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.

    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.

    Using management skills to mentor, monitor and developing staff under their control.

    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, Voids and Planned works contracts 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.: VA487

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    Assistant Quantity Surveyor

    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 Assistant Quantity Surveyor to work from our Bathgate office.

    Benefits

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

    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 Bathgate 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.

    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.: VA482

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    Apprentice Business Administrator

    Would you like to earn as you learn, in a friendly environment where gaining skills, teamwork and fun are equally important?

    Whether your aim is to become an office professional or if you would like to progress a career with Novus, our Apprenticeship programme provides the skills and personal development you need and the opportunities for you to release your full potential. 

    What you can expect:

    • Rate of pay higher than National Minimum Wage - £5.70 per hour minimum
    • Working hours 37.5 per week (Monday to Friday) (inclusive of day release)
    • Day release to attend college
    • On-the-job training
    • Accredited training leading to a qualification
    • Personal skills development
    • Apprentice Buddy Scheme
    • Your own personal mentor

    What we’re looking for:

    Having a successful track record of developing Apprentices for the past 80-years, we are a values-driven business and welcome interest from you if you share our ambitions:

    • Be Authentic
    • Work Together
    • Embrace Change
    • Nurture
    • Get it right
    • Be responsible

    Ideally, you will have a GCSE in Maths and English (Grades A* to C), however, more importantly, you will have a passion for learning, a desire to work in an office environment, a great work ethic and a real can-do approach to everything you do. 

    About Novus

    We are a dynamic, award-winning company that specialises in property maintenance, refurbishments and new builds. With over 1,000 colleagues across 26 locations, we combine local knowledge with the strength that a national business brings to deliver in a range of sectors including retail, leisure, social housing, health and education. 

    Joining Novus, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding future with a company that has been recognised as 'Employer of the Year' by Construction News and one that feels passionate that every part of its business should be a great place to work.

    Join our team today!

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