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Life At Novus /

Our Benefits /

  • Security
  • Feeling of belonging to the team
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Family values
  • CSR programme
  • Competitive salaries

Voluntary opt-in packages to choose from:

  • Bupa care
  • Holiday buy and sell scheme
  • Health care benefit plan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Discount voucher initiative (including gym membership, care hire, attractions, holidays and kids pass)
  • Flexible working

Reward & Recognition /

Recognising your success is such an important part of The Novus culture. Not only does it provide motivation and reinforcement, it allows best practice to be shared as well as creating an ambitious and aspirational environment.
We believe in recognising each and every one of our employees and we reward those for delivering excellent service. Each year we have a number of award ceremonies which are specifically to reward Novus employees. These are:

  • Excellence awards
  • Valued service awards
  • Additional holidays gained for length of service
  • Regional social events

Employee Involvement - Supporting Good Causes /

Employee Involvement and being a responsible business is a daily part of working for Novus. As a business we want to involve our staff in supporting the communities we work across whether that is through volunteering on a community projects or raising money for a good cause.

Our Changing Lives campaign is our internal charity programme which aims to make a positive contribution to improving peoples’ lives by providing opportunities for employment, skills development and holding community projects to tackle a local issues. Since we launched this campaign in 2015 Novus employees have taken part in over 500 projects, helped change over 20,000 lives and donated over £100,000 to good causes. To view hundreds of case studies on how our employees have helped change all of these lives visit our web page: www.novussolutions.co.uk/our-approach/csr/changing-lives

The feedback from our employees who take part in charitable activities is that they not only enjoy taking part, but they also feel very proud to have made a difference whether that be to a vulnerable individual or through improving facilities for a community.

Our People /

  • Gemma Coulson
    Operative
    Gemma Coulson - Operative
    What do you do at Novus?
    Painting and decorating.
     
    Where do you work?
    Mostly site based - travel out occasionally. 
     
    What is your favourite part about working here?
    Working somewhere new for each project and meeting a variety of new people.
     
    Who do you most commonly come into contact with at work?
    Depends on the job.
     
    What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
    Relaxing with friends, playing video games and roller skating.

    What would you put in your room 101?
    Spiders!!
  • Randolph Simpson
    Operative
    Randolph Simpson - Operative
    What do you do at Novus?
    Painting and decorating.
     
    Where do you work?
    Site based.
     
    Who do you most commonly come into contact with at work?
    Clients, colleagues and residents.
     
    What is your favourite part about working here?
    Meeting new people.
     
    What do you enjoy doing outside of work?  
    Football, badminton, tennis and table tennis.
     
  • Michelle Long
    Operational Support Manager
    Michelle Long - Operational Support Manager
    What do you do at Novus?
    Operational Support Manager

    Where do you work?
    Scotland.

    What is your favourite part about working here?
    The people I work with, great sense of team work not matter what the challenge is. 

    Who do you most commonly come into contact with at work?
    Colleagues and Clients.

    What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
    I enjoy weekends away and spending quality time with my family and friends.

    What’s your biggest life lesson?
    Seize every opportunity! 
  • Chris Lear
    Quantity Surveyor
    Chris Lear - Quantity Surveyor
    What do you do at Novus?
    Quantity Surveyor - i quote various types of work and have overall financial responsibility of contracts including management on occasions of operatives delivering the work.
     
    Where do you work?
    Currently working in Birmingham and generally based in the office except on occasions where a tender requires a site visit for quotation purposes or agreeing and validating variations.
     
    What is your favourite part about working here?
    Working as a team.
     
    Who do you most commonly come into contact with at work?
    Generally day-to-day I will deal with clients and colleagues specific to each contract. On occasions I will deal with residents to understand there needs to enable a quotation to be adapted accordingly and presented to the client for approval.
     
    What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
    Outside of work I enjoy weekends away in my caravan with the family and occasionally enjoy fishing with colleagues.

    What’s your biggest life lesson?
    Having children.
  • Gemma Coulson - Operative
    What do you do at Novus?
    Painting and decorating.
     
    Where do you work?
    Mostly site based - travel out occasionally. 
     
    What is your favourite part about working here?
    Working somewhere new for each project and meeting a variety of new people.
     
    Who do you most commonly come into contact with at work?
    Depends on the job.
     
    What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
    Relaxing with friends, playing video games and roller skating.

    What would you put in your room 101?
    Spiders!!
  • Randolph Simpson - Operative
    What do you do at Novus?
    Painting and decorating.
     
    Where do you work?
    Site based.
     
    Who do you most commonly come into contact with at work?
    Clients, colleagues and residents.
     
    What is your favourite part about working here?
    Meeting new people.
     
    What do you enjoy doing outside of work?  
    Football, badminton, tennis and table tennis.
     
  • Michelle Long - Operational Support Manager
    What do you do at Novus?
    Operational Support Manager

    Where do you work?
    Scotland.

    What is your favourite part about working here?
    The people I work with, great sense of team work not matter what the challenge is. 

    Who do you most commonly come into contact with at work?
    Colleagues and Clients.

    What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
    I enjoy weekends away and spending quality time with my family and friends.

    What’s your biggest life lesson?
    Seize every opportunity! 
  • Chris Lear - Quantity Surveyor
    What do you do at Novus?
    Quantity Surveyor - i quote various types of work and have overall financial responsibility of contracts including management on occasions of operatives delivering the work.
     
    Where do you work?
    Currently working in Birmingham and generally based in the office except on occasions where a tender requires a site visit for quotation purposes or agreeing and validating variations.
     
    What is your favourite part about working here?
    Working as a team.
     
    Who do you most commonly come into contact with at work?
    Generally day-to-day I will deal with clients and colleagues specific to each contract. On occasions I will deal with residents to understand there needs to enable a quotation to be adapted accordingly and presented to the client for approval.
     
    What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
    Outside of work I enjoy weekends away in my caravan with the family and occasionally enjoy fishing with colleagues.

    What’s your biggest life lesson?
    Having children.