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  • 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: 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: Derby  Ref.: VA647

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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 124-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 Derby team, we are seeking an enthusiastic, ambitious Quantity Surveyor  to continue to facilitate the successful running of works from our Derby 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 refurbishments/planned works and Hotel and Leisure. We require a good all round Quantity Surveyor with sector specific experience.

     Site working/visits in and around Derbyshire/South Yorkshire.

    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 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: Birmingham  Ref.: VA650

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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 124-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 Birmingham team, we are seeking an enthusiastic, ambitious Quantity Surveyor  to continue to facilitate the successful running of works from our Birmingham 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 refurbishments/planned works. We require a good all round Quantity Surveyor with sector specific experience.

     Site working/visits in and around the West Midlands.

    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 Compnany.

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

  • Location: Stoke on Trent  Ref.: VA655

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    Environment and Quality Manager

    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 124-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 Environment and Quality Manager to work from our Stoke on Trent Head Office.

    Benefits

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

    Summary – Environment and Quality Manager

    Overall responsibility to provide functional leadership to the business on Environmental and Quality related issues supporting and maintaining the company ISO 9001 and 14001 management systems 

    The role holder will report to the Head of SHE-Q providing assurances that the company operates within its legal parameters and maintains certifications in line with the business top level objectives.

    Line management responsibility for the Compliance Managers and the department administration team, whilst also working closely with Novus Operations and external awarding bodies to provide advice, support and direction whilst ensuring assurance to the business through effective monitoring regimes.

    Effective promotion and monitoring of environmental issues throughout the Company with the assistance of the Lead Health & Safety Manager and SHE Advisors

    Main Responsibilities – Environment and Quality Manager

    • Manage and support the Quality and Environmental Department and budget
    • Formulate annual Quality and Environmental Business Plan in line with the top level objectives as set out by the board
    • Manage the BS EN 9001 and BS EN 14001 Company Management System
    • Management of all third party external Audits in relation to Quality Certifications
    • Implementation and Management of company sustainability policies
    • Co-ordination of company resource use, energy management, waste management and environmental risk
    • Delivery of Quality and Environmental specific training at all levels within the business
    • Overall management of the company supplier and sub-contractor approval process to ensure compliance to applicable legislation and promotion of responsible sourcing of products and materials
    • Conducting all Internal Audits of the company satellite locations to ensure compliance to the Company Management Systems
    • Follow up of corrective actions for both Internal and External Audits
    • Development of business improvement strategies to improve and promote lean working practices

    Key skills and Qualifications

    • 5 years experience within a similar role and work environment
    • Environmental Management Diploma or equivalent, with membership of IEMA
    • Lead Auditor qualified
    • Training qualification, i.e. PTLLS, Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET)
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
    • Must be an excellent organiser with proven time management skills
    • Must be flexible in hours of work and hold a full UK Driving Licence, you will be required to travel around our UK locations

    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

  • Location: Burton  Ref.: VA656

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    Qualified Electrician – Domestic Social Housing / Commercial  

    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 Qualified Electrician to work for our Burton office.

    Working in and around the Burton areas, undertaking electrical works within domestic social housing properties and communal areas / client commercial properties including offices and public buildings, undertaking electrical works including but not limited to rewires, new circuits, circuit alterations, upgrades, consumer unit replacements, fault finding, replacement of sockets, switches, fans and smoke alarms, completing condition reports (EICRs) and remedial works.

    The successful applicant must be able to undertake all aspects of electrical works.

    Minimum qualifications

    • Base qualification, C&G2356 C&G2330 or equivalent
    • 18th Edition C&G 2382-18
    • 17th Edition C&G 2382 Amendment 3 desirable
    • Completed time served apprenticeship including AM2
    • Test and Inspection C&G 2391 / C&G 2395
    • Initial Verification C&G 2392 / C&G 2394

    Minimum Experience and Desirable Skills

    • Electrical installation works, rewires, upgrades, additions and alterations within domestic properties / commercial properties
    • Test and Inspection
    • Electrical Installation Condition reports (EICRs) within domestic properties / commercial properties
    • Reactive and responsive works
    • Planned works
    • Fault finding
    • Boiler control systems (S and Y plan)
    • Completing electrical certification digitally
    • Full driving licence required
    • Good communication skills and willing to work as part of a team
    • Previous use of PDA’s, smart phones and tablets
    • Understanding of KPIs and targets
    • Use of Schedule of Rates books (SORs)

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

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

  • Location: Gateshead  Ref.: VA663

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    Operations Manager (Reactive/Planned Works/Social Housing)

    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 124-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.

  • Location: Gateshead  Ref.: VA665

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    Supervisor Joiner 


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


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

    Individuals will need to be comfortable undertaking all aspects of joinery work and the ideal candidate should be able to undertake additional trade skills such as; Roofing, Basic Plumbing, Patch Plastering, Patch Decorating; Groundworks.

    You will be required to visit sites and will be provided with a company van. 

    Skills required: 

    • The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of qualifications or training held including NVQ Level 2 or 3 in joinery and SMSTS
    • Previous Supervisor experience is essential
    • Sector experience within Social housing would be favourable including bathroom and kitchen refurbishments.

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


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


    NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

  • Location: Carlisle  Ref.: VA669

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    Assistant/Intermediate 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 124-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, based from our satellite office in Penrith. We are seeking an enthusiastic, ambitious Assistant/Intermediate Quantity Surveyor  to continue to facilitate the successful running of works.

    Benefits

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

    Summary  Assistant/Intermediate 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 refurbishments/planned works and Hotel and Leisure. We require a good all round Quantity Surveyor with sector specific experience.

     Site working/visits in and around Cumbria and North West

    Key Responsibilities - Assistant/Intermediate Quantity Surveyor

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

    • 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 Company.

    Strictly no agencies

  • Location: Gateshead  Ref.: VA670

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    Commercial Administrator                                                                     

    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 124-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    An opportunity has arisen to be part of our growing Gateshead team. We are seeking an enthusiastic, ambitious Commercial Administrator  to support the team to continue to facilitate the successful running of works.

    Benefits

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

    Summary  Commercial Administrator

    The role of the Commercial Administrator is to assist the commercial team in obtaining and processing information as required.  This will involve working to set commercial deadlines on a regular basis. The Commercial Administrator will be expected to liaise with Clients, the supply chain and business support services.

    Key Responsibilities – Commercial Administrator

    • Provide an administration service in the preparation, processing and selection of estimates, bids and tenders
    • Support the Commercial team in all contract administration; this will involve processing subcontractor applications/payments and raising sales invoices in line with company deadlines
    • Assist QS by updating all relevant Cost Value Reconciliation reports and data sheets
    • Update Clients Information systems with any necessary data to fulfil contract needs which is provided by the Novus operations team
    • Deal with external and internal communications and record and or report information as necessary
    • Ensure all necessary contract data is input correctly and that documentation and reports are accurate and produced on time including client applications and external valuations
    • Deal with Subcontractors/Clients/Customer queries and or communications professionally and efficiently
    • Attend meetings with work colleagues and or Subcontractors/Clients/Customers when necessary
    • Ensure the customer care is paramount and standards are maintained

    Key skills and Qualifications

    • Previous experience working in the social housing sector in a commercial administrator role (preferred) or background knowledge of the construction industry
    • Excellent IT Skills, particularly strong use of Excel and Outlook
    • Experience of working in a supply chain environment a distinct advantage
    • Must possess strong communication/customer service skills
    • Able to manage workloads in a fast-paced environment, working to tight deadlines with the upmost accuracy
    • Understanding of HMRC subcontractor CIS and VAT

    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

  • Location: Edinburgh  Ref.: VA671

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    SHE (Safety, Health & Environmental) Advisor 

    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 124-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    An opportunity has arisen to be part of our growing Health and Safety team. We are seeking an enthusiastic, ambitious SHE Advisor to cover the North of England and Scotland. Travel and over night stays will form part of the role.

    Benefits

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

    Summary  SHE Advisor

    Novus require our line management teams to take ownership of health, safety and environmental issues as they apply to their areas of the business.  The SHE Coach is an evolvement of the traditional SHE Advisor/Manager role with a focus on supporting the operational teams of Novus through mentoring, coaching, training and advising. 

    The role of SHE Coach is an in-field business support role to challenge and improve SHE performance through delivery of the company Safety Behavioural programme, driving SHE innovation and promotion of positive SHE messages. 

    The focus of the role will be to work proactively to improve our SHE performance, although there is still a place for site SHE inspections that will not just review what is happening at the time of the inspection, but will also consider future works and whether SHE issues can be improved.

    This is a Regional role working closely with operational teams and their workforce, including subcontractors.

    Key Responsibilities – SHE Advisor

    • To assist in the preparation and regular review of registers of legislation and standards, risk assessments, construction phase plans, environmental aspects/impacts registers, etc.
    • Conduct training and coaching at all levels to promote a positive health and safety culture throughout the organisation.
    • Be involved with operational teams to develop and maintain local forums to promote safety, health and environmental best practice.
    • Support operations management and supervisors on implementation of the company SHEQ Policies, Management Systems and Procedures.
    • Take the lead in any investigations relating to RIDDOR Reportable Accidents, Lost Time Accidents, High Potential Incidents and Environmental Incidents
    • Complete any other works related to the role of SHE Coach to support the wider SHE-Q function

    Key skills and Qualifications

    • Minimum 5 years experience within a similar role and work environment.
    • NEBOSH Certificate and Corporate Membership of IOSH (or working towards through CPD programme)
    • PTTLLS / AET qualification
    • IEMA Environmental Management Certificate
    • Negotiation skills with the ability to clearly and concisely deliver thoughts, initiatives and convincing argument to all levels of the organisation
    • Computer skills to enable the analysis of data, report writing and presentations.
    • Ability to self-manage workload, prioritise tasks and deliver to tight deadlines
    • Management of Asbestos in Buildings

    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

  • Location: Bristol  Ref.: VA672

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    SHE (Safety, Health & Environmental) Advisor 

    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 124-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    An opportunity has arisen to be part of our growing Health and Safety team. We are seeking an enthusiastic, ambitious SHE Advisor to cover the South of England/Wales. Travel and over night stays will form part of the role.

    Benefits

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

    Summary  SHE Advisor

    Novus require our line management teams to take ownership of health, safety and environmental issues as they apply to their areas of the business.  The SHE Coach is an evolvement of the traditional SHE Advisor/Manager role with a focus on supporting the operational teams of Novus through mentoring, coaching, training and advising. 

    The role of SHE Coach is an in-field business support role to challenge and improve SHE performance through delivery of the company Safety Behavioural programme, driving SHE innovation and promotion of positive SHE messages. 

    The focus of the role will be to work proactively to improve our SHE performance, although there is still a place for site SHE inspections that will not just review what is happening at the time of the inspection, but will also consider future works and whether SHE issues can be improved.

    This is a Regional role working closely with operational teams and their workforce, including subcontractors.

    Key Responsibilities – SHE Advisor

    • To assist in the preparation and regular review of registers of legislation and standards, risk assessments, construction phase plans, environmental aspects/impacts registers, etc.
    • Conduct training and coaching at all levels to promote a positive health and safety culture throughout the organisation.
    • Be involved with operational teams to develop and maintain local forums to promote safety, health and environmental best practice.
    • Support operations management and supervisors on implementation of the company SHEQ Policies, Management Systems and Procedures.
    • Take the lead in any investigations relating to RIDDOR Reportable Accidents, Lost Time Accidents, High Potential Incidents and Environmental Incidents
    • Complete any other works related to the role of SHE Coach to support the wider SHE-Q function

    Key skills and Qualifications

    • Minimum 5 years experience within a similar role and work environment.
    • NEBOSH Certificate and Corporate Membership of IOSH (or working towards through CPD programme)
    • PTTLLS / AET qualification
    • IEMA Environmental Management Certificate
    • Negotiation skills with the ability to clearly and concisely deliver thoughts, initiatives and convincing argument to all levels of the organisation
    • Computer skills to enable the analysis of data, report writing and presentations.
    • Ability to self-manage workload, prioritise tasks and deliver to tight deadlines
    • Management of Asbestos in Buildings

    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

  • Location: Stoke on Trent  Ref.: VA674

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    Plumbing and Heating Engineer

    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 experienced Plumbing and Heating Engineer to work as part of our busy responsive maintenance team. This role will be working from our Fenton based office, traveling across the midlands. 

    Skills required:

    • Experienced Plumbing and Heating Engineer, comfortable undertaking all aspects of domestic gas work including testing
    • Must hold a minimum of CCN 1, CPA 1, CHB 1 & CKR 1 Certification
    • The ideal candidate should be able to undertake additional plumbing works when required
    • Works orders will be planned and distributed via a handheld Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and experience in using these devises would be beneficial although training would be provided
    • An Out of Hours service is provided to our client and will be required on a rota basis 
    • Predominantly the sector that the individual would be working on is Social Housing within Midlands area and therefore experience of this sector would be favourable.

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

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

  • Location: Stoke on Trent  Ref.: VA675

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    Window and Door Fitter

    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 Window and Door Installer to work out of our Stoke office, and we can offer an immediate start. Performing the installation and repairing of Composite and Upvc Doors and Windows, competency and accuracy is essential to this role as it will involve some surveying.

    Skills and experience required:

    • Individuals will need to be comfortable undertaking all aspects of installation and repair work
    • Ideal candidate should be able to undertake additional trade skills such as; Patch Plastering
    • Experience using a hand-held Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) would be beneficial although training would be provided
    • A successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of qualifications and /or significant experience within this role
    • Predominantly the individual would be working within Social Housing type properties within the Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme areas and therefore experience of this sector would be advantageous
    • You may in the future be required to work on an out of hours rota, wiliness to comply with this would be favourable.

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

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

  • Location: Wrexham  Ref.: VA679

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    Apprentice Administrator

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

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

    What you can expect:

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

    What we’re looking for:

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

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

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

    About Novus

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

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

    Join our team today!

  • Location: Stoke on Trent  Ref.: VA680

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    Helpdesk Planner

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

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Helpdesk Planner to work from our office in Fenton, Stoke on Trent.

    Benefits

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

    Summary - Helpdesk Planner

    Helpdesk Co-ordinators ensure that the contractual commitments for each contract are met by efficient planning and scheduling work so that targets are completed on time.

    The overall aim is to provide excellent customer service on a contract by contract basis, helping Novus achieve exceptional customer and client satisfaction.

    Main Responsibilities – 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: Dorset  Ref.: VA681

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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 in the Dorset 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 paining and decorating
    • Previous experience within social housing 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: Warrington  Ref.: VA683

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    SHE (Safety, Health & Environmental) Advisor

    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 124-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

    An opportunity has arisen to be part of our growing Health and Safety team. We are seeking an enthusiastic, ambitious SHE Advisor to cover the North West. Travel and over night stays will form part of the role.

    Benefits

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

    Summary  SHE Advisor

    Novus require our line management teams to take ownership of health, safety and environmental issues as they apply to their areas of the business.  The SHE Coach is an evolvement of the traditional SHE Advisor/Manager role with a focus on supporting the operational teams of Novus through mentoring, coaching, training and advising. 

    The role of SHE Coach is an in-field business support role to challenge and improve SHE performance through delivery of the company Safety Behavioural programme, driving SHE innovation and promotion of positive SHE messages. 

    The focus of the role will be to work proactively to improve our SHE performance, although there is still a place for site SHE inspections that will not just review what is happening at the time of the inspection, but will also consider future works and whether SHE issues can be improved.

    This is a Regional role working closely with operational teams and their workforce, including subcontractors.

    Key Responsibilities – SHE Advisor

    • To assist in the preparation and regular review of registers of legislation and standards, risk assessments, construction phase plans, environmental aspects/impacts registers, etc.
    • Conduct training and coaching at all levels to promote a positive health and safety culture throughout the organisation.
    • Be involved with operational teams to develop and maintain local forums to promote safety, health and environmental best practice.
    • Support operations management and supervisors on implementation of the company SHEQ Policies, Management Systems and Procedures.
    • Take the lead in any investigations relating to RIDDOR Reportable Accidents, Lost Time Accidents, High Potential Incidents and Environmental Incidents
    • Complete any other works related to the role of SHE Coach to support the wider SHE-Q function

    Key skills and Qualifications

    • Minimum 5 years experience within a similar role and work environment.
    • NEBOSH Certificate and Corporate Membership of IOSH (or working towards through CPD programme)
    • PTTLLS / AET qualification
    • IEMA Environmental Management Certificate
    • Negotiation skills with the ability to clearly and concisely deliver thoughts, initiatives and convincing argument to all levels of the organisation
    • Computer skills to enable the analysis of data, report writing and presentations.
    • Ability to self-manage workload, prioritise tasks and deliver to tight deadlines
    • Management of Asbestos in Buildings

    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