Novus Property Solutions contract win brings new jobs to Greenock

  05 SEPTEMBER, 2017
Novus Property Solutions contract win brings new jobs to Greenock

We have been appointed to provide maintenance services to Greenock-based Oaktree Housing Association and Cloch Housing Association.
 
The five-year contract will create a number of jobs at Novus, and we are immediately looking to recruit a new contracts manager and an apprentice painter as well as looking for those working in all building and maintenance trades to join our team in Greenock. Further afield, we are searching for a helpdesk co-ordinator, a trainee helpdesk  co-ordinator and a quantity surveyor in the company’s Bathgate office.
 
We are hosting a recruitment event at Greenock Morton Football Club on Wednesday 13th September to meet with people from the area who may be the right fit for the company.  Those interested in applying for the roles on offer can speak to Novus’s management team from 3pm to 7pm to find out more about the company and our culture.
 
Commenting on the new roles available in Greenock, Novus’ strategic operations director, Derek Ferguson, said: “The five-year contract with Cloch and Oaktree Housing Associations means that we are now operating from the west coast of Scotland to the east, and will create a number of jobs throughout the course of the contract.  We’re very happy to be selected and look forward to working in the area over the next few years.

“The contract has created several opportunities for talented people from Greenock to join a successful national company with an excellent record of employee development.  I would encourage anyone searching for a role for the construction and maintenance industry to come to the event on 13th September to learn more about us and what we can offer.”
 
The recruitment event takes place at Greenock Morton FC on Sinclair Street, Greenock PA15 2TY from 3pm-7pm on 13th September.  Email amber.law@novussolutions.co.uk to register for the event and for more information on the roles on offer, visit https://employment.novussolutions.co.uk/vacancy.

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Novus were already working on a building refurbishment contract at Horton Lodge Special School in Rudyard, where 3 respite overnight bedrooms were in need of redecoration. Novus and supply partner Dulux were happy to donate materials to the cause.  Horton Lodge Community Special School Situated in the picturesque lakeside village of Rudyard in Staffordshire, lies Horton Lodge School. As a special school, it aims to "provide high-quality teaching and learning where children are challenged and every individual is valued." The school caters for children aged from 2 to 11 years with physical disabilities, with many of the pupils experiencing additional learning difficulties, complex communication needs, and visual and / or hearing impairments. As the Stoke Sentinel reported in September, Horton Lodge was one of five Staffordshire schools that stood to lose funding for children’s overnight stays from this term before the funding cuts were ultimately put on hold. The refurbishment contract Horton Lodge has a residential provision known as "Kiplings" so named due to its proximity to Lake Rudyard. Kiplings is designed and managed to provide a homely environment for the school's children and young people.  The provision is designed to help build independent living skills as children learn to feed and bathe themselves, read to each other, and take part in creative activities. As part of the works, 3 bedrooms within Kiplings were in desperate need of refurbishment and redecoration, as the windows tended to leak into the rooms causing damp damage to the flooring and skirting. Novus were awarded the contract to carry out the refurbishments on the school, these works included: Refitting windows and doors to bedrooms Replacing the carpets Roof repairs Boiler replacement Shower refurbishments When complete, the refurbishments were described as a "real boost" to the school by the Headteacher. Donation of materials At the time, Horton Lodge were asking for donations of paint and curtains to redecorate their bedrooms in time for the return of the children after the summer break. Novus sourced the curtains and window tracks from a local Staffordshire supplier and donated them for use in the bedrooms. Supply partners Dulux also kindly donated the paint required to redecorate the bedrooms, which equated to over 65 litres free of charge. The school caretaker then decorated the bedrooms himself. Chris Lear, Senior Quantity Surveyor at Novus Property Solutions said: "It was our pleasure to donate these materials to Horton Lodge, the work they do with young people here is inspirational and we hope the children enjoy their new bedrooms."

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