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  • Location: Basingstoke  Ref.: VA403

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    Carpenter

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

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

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

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

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

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE THE FEES

  • Location: Stoke on Trent  Ref.: VA458

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    Site Manager

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

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

    Benefits

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

    Summary – Site Manager

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

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

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

    Main Responsibilities – Site Manager

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

    Key skills

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

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

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

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

     
  • Location: Bromley  Ref.: VA491

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    Contracts Manager

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

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

    Benefits

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

    Summary – Contracts Manager

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

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

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

    Key Responsibilities – Contracts Manager

    Pre-Contract

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

    Contract

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

    Key skills

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

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

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

    NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE ALL FEES 

  • Location: Stoke on Trent  Ref.: VA505

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    Assistant Quantity Surveyor

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

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

    Summary – Assistant Quantity Surveyor

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

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

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

    Main Responsibilities – Assistant Quantity Surveyor

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

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

    Key skills and Qualifications

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

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

  • Location: Gateshead  Ref.: VA541

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    Operations Manager

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

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

    Benefits

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

    Summary – Operations Manager

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

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

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

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

    Main Responsibilities – Operations Manager

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

    Skills and Experience – Operations Manager

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

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

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

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

  • Location: Bromley  Ref.: VA579

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    Site Manager

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

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

    Benefits

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

    Summary – Site Manager

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

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

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

    Main Responsibilities – Site Manager

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

    Key skills

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

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

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

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

     
  • Location: Watford  Ref.: VA580

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    Site Manager

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

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

    Benefits

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

    Summary – Site Manager

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

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

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

    Main Responsibilities – Site Manager

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

    Key skills

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

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

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

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

     
  • Location: Liverpool  Ref.: VA598

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    Painters 

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

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate. As a result of our success we are seeking experienced Painters to work on arrange of projects within the Liverpool area.

    Skills and experience required:

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

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

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

  • Location: Nottingham  Ref.: VA600

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    Painting Supervisor

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

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate. As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Painting Supervisor to work in and around the Nottingham area.  

    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.

    • Experienced Painting Supervisor with a background in managing painting and maintenance contracts
    • Suitable candidate much have a SMSTS Certificate
    • Full UK Driving Licence is required
    • NVQ/City & Guilds in Painting/Decorating

    Individuals will need to be enthusiastic self-starters, be able to build relationships and demonstrate excellent communication skills to work to demanding timescales within a team delivering a variety of painting contracts.

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

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

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

  • Location: Guildford  Ref.: VA606

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    Planned Works Operative

    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 to recruit Planned Works Operatives to cover in and around the Guilford area.

    With an opportunity to earn at least a minimum of CIJC rates based on 39 hours but working on price work giving you a greater earning opportunity and generous benefits.

    Applications are invited from experienced Planned Works Operatives, experienced in fitting Kitchens and Bathrooms within Social Housing. UPVC Window and Door fitting skills advantageous.  Ideally to have NVQ level 3 and a current valid CSCS Card. 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.

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

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE THE FEES

  • Location: Basingstoke  Ref.: VA609

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    Planned Works Operative

    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 to recruit Planned Works Operatives to cover in and around the Basingstoke area.

    With an opportunity to earn at least a minimum of CIJC rates based on 39 hours but working on price work giving you a greater earning opportunity and generous benefits.

    Applications are invited from experienced Planned Works Operatives, experienced in fitting Kitchens and Bathrooms within Social Housing. UPVC Window and Door fitting skills advantageous.  Ideally to have NVQ level 3 and a current valid CSCS Card. 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.

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

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE THE FEES

  • Location: Portsmouth  Ref.: VA610

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    Planned Works Operative

    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 to recruit Planned Works Operatives to cover in and around the Portsmouth area.

    With an opportunity to earn at least a minimum of CIJC rates based on 39 hours but working on price work giving you a greater earning opportunity and generous benefits.

    Applications are invited from experienced Planned Works Operatives, experienced in fitting Kitchens and Bathrooms within Social Housing. UPVC Window and Door fitting skills advantageous.  Ideally to have NVQ level 3 and a current valid CSCS Card. 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.

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

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE THE FEES

  • Location: Wrexham  Ref.: VA615

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    Contracts Manager

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

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Contracts Manager to work from our Wrexham office.

    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, Decent Homes & Cyclical Painting 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

    • Holds the relevant qualifications.
    • Must hold a current SMSTS.
    • Ideally have experience of Planned 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: Burton  Ref.: VA616

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    Multi Skilled Trade Operative

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

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

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate. As a result of our success we are looking to recruit a qualified Multi Skilled Trade Operative to cover In and around the Derby area. 

    Skills and experience required:

    • Experience work history of a Multi Skilled operative
    • Ideally NVQ Level 3 and a current valid CSCS Card
    • Previous experience within a similar background etc Construction, Building or Maintenance would be ideal
    • Hardworking with a fully reliable and committed approach to work
    • Ability to work as part of a team and independently

    Benefits:

    • Excellent starting based salary and generous benefits
    • Successful candidate can look forward to a varied and rewarding career within a company that has been awarded the Investors in People accreditation
    • Opportunity for development within the business including training

    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: Carlisle  Ref.: VA617

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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 Preston Operation, working in and around the Carlisle area. 

    Benefits

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

    Summary – Contracts Manager

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

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

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

    Key Responsibilities – Contracts Manager

    Pre-Contract

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

    Contract

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

    Key skills

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

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

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

    NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE ALL FEES 

  • Location: Carlisle  Ref.: VA618

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    Site Manager

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

    As a result of our success we have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Site Manager to cover the Carlisle area.

    Benefits

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

    Summary – Site Manager

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

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

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

    Main Responsibilities – Site Manager

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

    Key skills

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

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

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

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

  • Location: Carlisle  Ref.: VA619

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    Contract Liaison Officer

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

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

    Benefits

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

    Summary- Contract Liaison Officer

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

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

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

    Main Responsibilities – Contract/Resident Liaison Officer

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

    Key skills and Qualifications

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

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

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

    NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE ALL FEES

  • Location: Bristol  Ref.: VA620

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    Branch Administrator - Maternity cover

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic 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. 

    We are seeking an enthusiastic Branch Administrator to work from our Bristol office, to cover Maternity leave for approximately 9 Months.

    Summary – Branch Administrator            

    The Branch Administrator will ensure the smooth operation of an area office whilst providing an administration service for contract personnel.

    Ensuring all support documentation is produced accurately and on time, dealing with contract correspondence appropriately and efficiently to ensure the requirements of contracts are met

    Support the implementation of the Customer Service Charter and relevant training

    Main Responsibilities – Branch Administrator

    • Using the latest Company I.T systems to provide an administration service in the
    • preparation, processing and selection of estimates, bids and tenders
    • Ordering of goods, materials and services to enable the requirements of contracts are met
    • Support of contract and support staff
    • Deal with internal and external communications and record and or report information as
    • necessary
    • Ensure all necessary contract data, documentation and reports are accurate and produced
    • on time
    • Support Management in meeting the business needs.
    • Attend meetings with work colleagues and or Clients/Customers when necessary.
    • Deal with Client / Customer queries and or communications professionally and efficiently.
    • Ensure appearances and actions are professional and reflect the Company’s image

    Key skills

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

  • Location: Preston  Ref.: VA622

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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.  

    A commercial opportunity has arisen to be part of our growing Preston team, we are seeking an enthusiastic, ambitious Quantity Surveyor  to continue to facilitate the successful running of works from our Preston 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 a broad range of works including Social Housing,Kitchens/Bathrooms and Voids, Education and Publilc Sector refubishments and planned works, we require someone with good all round Quantity Surveying experience.

     Site working/visits in and around Preston.

    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 essential
    • 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: Wrexham  Ref.: VA623

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    Painters 

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

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate. As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Painter based in the Wrexham area to start immediately. 

    Skills and experience required:

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

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

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

  • Location: Wrexham  Ref.: VA624

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    Painting Supervisor

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

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate. As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Painting Supervisor to work in and around the Wrexham area.  

    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.

    • Experienced Painting Supervisor with a background in managing painting and maintenance contracts
    • Suitable candidate much have a SMSTS Certificate
    • Full UK Driving Licence is required
    • NVQ/City & Guilds in Painting/Decorating

    Individuals will need to be enthusiastic self-starters, be able to build relationships and demonstrate excellent communication skills to work to demanding timescales within a team delivering a variety of painting contracts.

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

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

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

  • Location: Swindon  Ref.: VA635

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    Plumber

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

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

    As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Plumber to work as part of our busy reactive maintenance team covering the Swindon area. 

    Individuals will need to be comfortable undertaking all aspects of plumbing work and the ideal candidate should be able to undertake basic additional trade skills.

    A successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of qualifications or training held. A CSCS card would be required but could be arranged in the first few weeks of joining if not currently held.

    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.

    STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

  • Location: Southampton  Ref.: VA637

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    Painter and Decorator

    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 an experienced painter and decorator to work from our Southampton office, covering the Dorset area.

    Applications are invited from experienced Painters, ideally with a minimum of an NVQ level 2 qualification in Painting & Decorating. Must hold a valid CSCS Card with asbestos awareness training completed. Ipath, Pasma, First Aid experience, along with a Full UK driving licence preferred.

    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: Bournemouth  Ref.: VA644

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    Carpenter

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

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

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

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

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

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE THE FEES

  • Location: Liverpool  Ref.: VA629

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    Contract/Resident Liaison 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 Contract/Resident Liaison Manager to work from the Liverpool office, covering North West locations. The role will require travel between the varying site offices. 

    Benefits

    • Salary range Competitive
    • Company Car
    • Discounted healthcare scheme
    • Pension
    • 24 Days Hols & BH

    Summary- Contract/Resident Liaison Manager

    Contract Liaison Managers ensure that the contractual commitments for each contract and the needs of customers on site are being delivered upon, not only for their contracts, but the Contracts of the Customer Liaison Officers in their Region.

    The overall aim is to lead, manage and deliver Novus’ social value objectives and provide excellent customer service at a contract by contract level (or site by site level), helping Novus achieve excellent customer and client satisfaction.

    The role holder will be the regional lead for the team to ensure the Social Value & Customer Service policies procedures and strategies are consistently adhered to.

    Main Responsibilities – Contract/Resident Liaison Manager

    • Identify Social Value and Customer Service requirements for each contract, develop action plan agreed with Operations team and manage, deliver and report against these commitments.
    • To examine / assess each customers ability to cope / deal with the identified work required.
    • To identify and arrange for any additional help / support required to enable Novus
    • to carry out the Contracted work.
    • Manage and Monitor compliments, dissatisfaction and complaints (adhering to Small Claims process), updating database with the view to address individual customer feedback, and identify any wider trends.
    • Attend Contract meetings with clients to provide overview of Contractual Commitments. Relaying information back at office communication meetings.
    • Ensure that operations / contract team is fully updated in the latest Social Value and Customer Service standards, documentation and procedures.
    • Gather information and provide regular reports to demonstrate project and overall company performance.
    • Assist in keeping manual and electronic records of all Works related to a Customer, dealing with Client/Customer queries and communication in a timely and professional manner.
    • Monitor / Audit live sites to ensure compliance with set agreed standards.
    • Support with planning, managing, coordinating all Novus Social Value initiatives, ranging from; community, charitable, employment and skills activities, incorporating these activities into an annual plan.
    • Deliver departmental projects and initiatives as identified in the business and departmental plans.
    • Attend win business interviews to relay Novus Property Solutions Ltd processes and procedures relating to Social Value and Customer Service.
    • Work with the bid department to formulate answers in relation to Social Value and Customer Service activities for PQQ and ITT submissions.
    • In your Region lead and provide guidance to Customer Liaison Officers to ensure their work activities and resources meet the requirements of individual contracts.
    • Deliver training to Novus colleagues with the aim upskilling and improving standards.

    Key skills and Qualifications

    • Previous CLO experience advantageous, Construction background essential
    • Confident presentation and face to face communications skills.
    • Proven track record in managing, motivating and developing colleagues
    • 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: Swindon  Ref.: VA634

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    Multi Trade Operative

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

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate. As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Multi Trade Operative to join our busy maintenance team based in central Swindon.  

    Skilled required:

    • Experience of bathroom installations, vinyl floor fitting and wall tiling is essential for the role
    • A successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of qualifications or training held
    • Previous experience within industry sector social housing is required

    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.

    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: Bristol  Ref.: VA633

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    Multi Skilled Trade Operative

    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 to recruit Qualified Multi Skilled Trade Operative to cover in and around the Bristol area. 

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

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

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

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE THE FEES

  • Location: Croydon  Ref.: VA631

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    Contract Liaison Officer

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

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Contract Liaison Officer to work for the Leighton Buzzard regional office, covering various locations around South Kent, Croydon and London areas. The role will require travel between the varying site offices. 

    Benefits

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

    Summary- Contract Liaison Officer

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

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

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

    Main Responsibilities – Contract/Resident Liaison Officer

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

    Key skills and Qualifications

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

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

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

    NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE ALL FEES

  • Location: Warrington  Ref.: VA628

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    Senior Helpdesk Planner

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

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

    Benefits

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

    Main Responsibilities – Seinor Helpdesk Planner

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

    Key skills

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

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

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

    NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE ALL FEES.

     
  • Location: National  Ref.: VA638

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    Goods In and Goods Out Person - National

    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 Goods in and Goods out person to work across the country on our Premier Inn refurbishment programme. 

    Summary

    Responsible for working on remote sites and running of storage yards and related facilities, including such duties as manually loading and unloading materials, operating mechanical loading equipment, preparing materials for tradesman and keeping accurate records of the receipt and issue of stores items.

    The role will require working away from home, possibly Monday to Friday, expenses will be covered.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    • To ensure the stock levels of the store are kept to a level as agreed with the Site management 
    • Prompt turnaround of incoming deliveries
    • Clean and tidy yard to include perimeter checks as necessary
    • Checks incoming goods against purchase orders
    • Assign materials to the correct yard/container location
    • Record all materials leaving the yard/containers
    • Unload and load incoming and outgoing vehicles
    • Maintain the yard stock
    • Willing to perform any duties as may be deemed necessary or as may be required by the Company
    • Operating forklift truck

    Legislation and Health and Safety

    • Carry out daily FLT checks
    • Ensure accidents are kept to a minimum and if in an accident report the accident as soon as possible and in compliance with the Company’s accident reporting procedure.
    • Follow and enforce company health and safety procedures

    Key Skills and Qualities

    • Good communication skills
    • Fork lift License (Desirable), Driving Licence essential
    • Experience of working in a similar role
    • A knowledge of good practice relating to Health and Safety Regulations
    • Methodical and organised and able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
    • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions
    • Excellent organisational skills  
    • Sufficient physical strength and agility to perform work required
    • Ability to travel and work across the country for 2 week durations at a time 

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

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

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

  • Location: Dartford  Ref.: VA643

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     Goods In and Goods Out Person - National

    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 Goods in and Goods out person to work across the country on our Premier Inn refurbishment programme. 

    Summary 

    Responsible for working on remote sites and running of storage yards and related facilities, including such duties as manually loading and unloading materials, operating mechanical loading equipment, preparing materials for tradesman and keeping accurate records of the receipt and issue of stores items.

    The role will require working away from home, possibly Monday to Friday, expenses will be covered.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities 

    • To ensure the stock levels of the store are kept to a level as agreed with the Site management 
    • Prompt turnaround of incoming deliveries
    • Clean and tidy yard to include perimeter checks as necessary
    • Checks incoming goods against purchase orders
    • Assign materials to the correct yard/container location
    • Record all materials leaving the yard/containers
    • Unload and load incoming and outgoing vehicles
    • Maintain the yard stock
    • Willing to perform any duties as may be deemed necessary or as may be required by the Company
    • Operating forklift truck

    Legislation and Health and Safety

    • Carry out daily FLT checks
    • Ensure accidents are kept to a minimum and if in an accident report the accident as soon as possible and in compliance with the Company’s accident reporting procedure.
    • Follow and enforce company health and safety procedures

    Key Skills and Qualities 

    • Good communication skills
    • Fork lift License (Desirable), Driving Licence essential
    • Experience of working in a similar role
    • A knowledge of good practice relating to Health and Safety Regulations
    • Methodical and organised and able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
    • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions
    • Excellent organisational skills  
    • Sufficient physical strength and agility to perform work required
    • Ability to travel and work across the country for 2 week durations at a time 

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

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

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

  • Location: Wrexham  Ref.: VA640

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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.  

    A commercial opportunity has arisen to be part of our growing Wrexham team, we are seeking an enthusiastic, ambitious Quantity Surveyor  to continue to facilitate the successful running of works from our Wrexham 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 a broad range of works including Social Housing - kitchens/bathroom and voids, Public sector - Education and Hospital refubishments/planned works. We require a good all round Quantity Surveyor with sector specific experience.

     Site working/visits in and around North Wales.

    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 essential
    • 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: York  Ref.: VA641

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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: Southampton  Ref.: VA642

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    Multi Skilled Trade Operative

    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 to recruit a Qualified Multi Skilled Trade Operative to work in the Hampshire area, on a new contract.

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

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

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

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE THE FEES

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