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- Specialism: Housing & Property Services
- Sector: Social Housing, Local Government and Charities
- Roles: Permanent, contract, temporary and interim
- Location: South Yorkshire and North East
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Durham, County Durham | Temporary
Strategic & Commercial Manager Temporary County Durham My client is a leading housing association and they are looking to recruit a Strategic and Commercial Manager to join their Asset and Compliance team on a temporary basis. Role Summary You will have overall responsibility and accountability for the management of all commercial activities and will have ultimate responsibility for ensuring that all responsive, cyclical, voids, facilities management residential leaseholder and planned investment budgets are properly financially managed to ensure costs do not exceed budgets. You will be ultimately responsible and accountable for the overall strategic planning and ascertaining the overall sustainability of the residential, garages, community hubs and open spaces property portfolio ensuring that a robust performance management system is implemented that effectively manages asset performance, both financial and non-financial. You will develop investment programmes for all sustainable housing stock ensuring that accurate stock condition information, responsive repairs data, demand data and local market factors is available and utilised. A key part of the role will also include preparing 30-year construction related services financial plans and preparing short and medium-term budgets and reports for all construction related activities including responsive repairs, cyclical, voids and planned investment works. The successful candidate for the role will have a commercial background with experience of working within the private sector preferably whilst also understanding asset management within social housing. You will have experience of managing large budgets in relation to investment and cyclical programmes ad be able to develop future business programmes. If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the role, please apply now Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice https://www.sellickpartnership.co.uk/data-processing-notice.
Blackpool, Lancashire | Temporary
£22.00 - £25.00 per hour + Competitive
Stock Conditioning Surveyor Lead Temporary - Permanent Lancashire Stock Conditioning Surveyor required to join a NHS organisation based in Lancashire. My client is looking for a reliable, flexible individual who is an experienced Stock Conditioning Surveyor to join their team on a full-time, temporary basis which will lead to a permanent role. As the Stock Conditioning Surveyor you will be working with the Estates team leading and building a team. You will be developing individuals and assessing and evaluating the quality of work undertaken. You will perform conditioning surveys and provide your technical expertise to the team you build to ensure targets are met Other duties as below: Key responsibilities of the Stock Conditioning Surveyor Lead: Responsible for the management, development and motivation of staff including recruiting and interviewing job applicants and training Develop and maintain effective relationships with customers and contractors and the Technical team to ensure that the service is delivered effectively and that customer requirements are met Ensure all work carried out fits within the parameters of service level agreements Monitoring of work, including site visits, inspections and reporting on contractor performance Carry out pre and post inspections to identify works needed to be carried out Ensure the works are carried out in line with timescales and budgets If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Stock Conditioning Surveyor Lead role, please apply now Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice https://www.sellickpartnership.co.uk/data-processing-notice.
Seaham, County Durham | Temporary
Income Officer Temporary, Full-time £Competitive County Durham Income Officer required to join a public sector organisation based in County Durham. My client is currently recruiting for an experienced Income Officer to join their team on a full-time, temporary basis. As the Income Officer you will be responsible for providing effective and accurate income services. Key responsibilities of the Income Officer: Reviewing a patch caseload Making appropriate arrangements to repay outstanding amounts Serving legal notices Preparing and presenting cases in court Attending evictions Working with vulnerable tenants who have high rent arrears Completing income and expenditure reviews with tenants Preventing at risk accounts from falling into arrears Showing initiative when supporting complex cases of arrears recovery, using appropriate legislation and knowledge Required skills and experience of the Income Officer: Previous experience within an income role within a social housing environment Proficient in in-house packages Possess a valid driving licence and own transport Enhanced DBS is desirable although not essential If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Income Officer role, please apply now Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice https://www.sellickpartnership.co.uk/data-processing-notice.
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear | Temporary
Project Surveyor Temporary, Full Time Newcastle Sellick Partnership are working with a Newcastle based organisation who are seeking an experienced Project Surveyor to join their team. Responsibilities of a Project Surveyor include: * Carrying out pre and post inspections of tenanted and void properties * Scheduling of works * Carrying out contract management where required * Carrying out stock condition surveys * Undertaking fire risk assessments * Assessing whether repairs are required * Supervising and monitoring progress of works carried out Required skills and experience of the Project Surveyor: * Experience of working as a Project Surveyor; dealing with responsive repairs of both tenanted and void properties * Experienced in supervising and monitoring works being carried out * Knowledge of fire risk assessments * Possess a valid Driving License and have access to a vehicle Apply now for immediate start Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.
This year Sellick Partnership are delighted to be sponsoring the Repairs & Maintenance category at the 2019 24housing Awards. Founded in 2013 the 24housing Awards provides an evening of celebration, reflection and recognition of the UK housing sector and its professionals. There are a total of 14 categories to enter including Repairs & Maintenance Provider of the Year, Affordable Housing Scheme of the Year and Chief Executive of the Year. Senior Manager, Claire Harrison is excited to be involved this year; “After attending the 2018 24housing Awards we knew we wanted to be involved in 2019 and jumped at the chance of sponsoring the Repairs & Maintenance Category this year. Events like this are really important to us as a business as they allow us to shine a light on the great work that is done every day within our specialist sectors. We work with many organisations within the Housing & Property Services sector, and witness the great work they do every day, so we felt like we wanted to do something to help promote and give back to the people that work so hard and make the sector such a success. “We have been working closely with 24housing over the last 12 months and seen how their publication and events allow housing association’s to share best practice and help them demonstrate how they add value by working collaboratively. This is another great example of how we can promote the work that these organisations are doing to make a difference within the sector and celebrate the success of those who go above and beyond.” Mark Lawrence, editor of 24housing Magazine is also excited for another massive year of the event and stresses the importance of awards like this to give credit where credit is due; “There has never been a more exciting or challenging time to work in housing. Reductions in government grants and changes to the benefits system have forced housing providers to think creatively about the type of organisations they want to be. “With an ageing housing stock, the need to keep homes up to a high standard has become key. The Repairs and Maintenance category, sponsored by Sellick Partnership in 2019, showcases those who have set the bar high, been innovative and wowed tenants. Last year’s winners, family-owned MCP Property Services Ltd, highlighted just how important this category is, going above and beyond to provide tenants with more than just a standard repairs service.” Judged by some of the industry’s most distinguished names, the 24housing Awards panel will be looking for entries that demonstrate value for money, best practice, successful outcomes and originality. Taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Thursday 10 October 2019, the 24housing Awards will be a night to remember, and we would love to see some of you there! Entries are now open and will close on Friday 26 July 2019. If you are interested in entering feel free to get in touch, or you can head over to the 24housing Awards website for full details. Or, to find out more about Sellick Partnership feel free to visit our website. Or, if you want to find out how we could help you attract the talent you need, or find your perfect role within Housing & Property Services, we would be delighted to hear from you. You can email Senior Manager Claire Harrison directly, or contact the Housing & Property Services recruitment team by calling 01332 542580.
Have you noticed the lack of readily available young candidates entering into the Housing & Property Services sector? We have, and if more is not done to attract these candidates we believe there could be an even greater talent shortage in years to come. In this blog, Senior Manager Claire Harrison looks at what she has learned while recruiting young candidates into the Housing & Property Services sector and how organisations can attract and retain them long-term. As the Housing & Property services jobs market becomes even more competitive, the need to attract and retain the very best young candidates is becoming even more important. The problem is that there are less young candidates deciding to choose Housing & Property services as a viable career option. So what can housing organisations do to solve this problem? Here are my top tips on attracting the best young minds into the Housing & Property services sector, and what housing leaders need to do to retain the very best young talent. Housing leaders need to promote Housing & Property Services jobs using the right key words and targeted job adverts Getting your job adverts seen by the right candidates is hugely important as recruitment becomes more digitally focused. If you want your housing jobs to be seen you need to think about the words you are using and where you are placing your adverts. The main thing you need to consider here is how well you know your market and the candidates you are trying to attract. Think about what they are going to search for, and use similar language when writing the job description. You need to describe things as simply as you can. For example, your job description. It is important to make sure this is easy to read and tells the candidate what the role is about. Every day I look at job specifications and adverts with complicated job titles, and lots of confusing words and terminology throughout. Strip this back and make sure your candidates understand the job and know exactly who it is you are looking for. Finally, promote your housing jobs in the right places! There is no point putting all of your roles on a job site that none of your candidates visit. Think outside the box, utilise your own website and promote your job advert in as many specialist outlets as possible to ensure you get the right candidates applying. Housing leaders need to engage with prospective Housing & Property Services candidates at school and university If you want to attract young candidates into the Housing & Property services Sector, you need to engage them as early as possible. Think about getting in touch with local schools and universities and ask them how you can get in front of some of their students. This may involve you giving a presentation on the housing sector or on a specific topic the students may be working on. Universities will also hold careers fairs throughout the year. These are a great way to get in front of students that are searching for their next career opportunity. It is important however to keep in touch with any talent you might encounter. Get their details, meet with them and ensure they remember you when they come to applying for their next role. Housing & Property Services organisations need to speed up their hiring processes to attract young talent Your success depends on building teams of skilled and highly talented Housing & Property Services professionals, so you need to act fast if you want to attract the best candidates or you risk losing them to the competition. Manual and tedious tasks such as sifting through hundreds of CVs and a lengthy interview process slow down your hiring and increase your time to hire. This can result in candidates dropping out of your process if it takes too long and they are receiving offers elsewhere. I have two key tips here to streamline your hiring process and make it quicker: Look at your hiring process and ask yourself are all the hiring stages really required – this will allow you to streamline your recruitment process. Does a formal interview process across multiple days really showcase the talent of individuals? Some of our clients carry out individual interview days which allows a candidate to meet with multiple employees over the course of the day and really allows the client to spend more time getting to know the candidates. Because this is all carried out in one day the turnaround time of the hiring process is much quicker. If this is something you feel you struggle with at the moment, I would be more than happy to help. Set expectations if you know your hiring process needs to be over a longer period of time – sometimes you need to have a lengthy hiring process so shortening it is not an option. A multi stage process is usually for senior permanent hires but it could happen when recruiting at the junior end. If this is the case, be honest with your candidates and ensure they are aware of each stage in the process. This should make them more engaged, and may stop them dropping out altogether. Housing & Property Services candidates are looking for an organisation that embraces diversity Successfully hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce has never been more important for the Housing & Property Services sector, especially when recruiting from the younger generation who view this as a vital factor when choosing an employer. Not only is it profitable, but it also fosters innovation, trust and problem-solving, three things young candidates look for in a prospective employer. Diversity and inclusion should be a big focus for employers because it ensures that all employees, regardless of their background and experiences are treated equally, creating a healthier, more successful team. Sell your company if you want to attract the best candidates into Housing & Property Services Possibly the most important tip I could give is to sell yourself, your company and the benefits of working for you at every stage of the hiring process. Remember, candidates are judging you as much as you are judging them, so it is important to get this right. Never lie, or fabricate anything, but instead give prospective candidates a feel for what it will be like to work for you. If the advice in this blog was not enough, and you are still looking for more information on getting the right candidates into your business, check out our employer resources. Our housing clients love the information on our employer resources section. It is full of information from building an inclusive workforce to getting your job description right. Alternatively, you can get in touch with me or my team directly to discuss your needs. We would love to help you attract the brightest young minds to your business
If you are a Housing & Property Services professional then it is important to keep yourself informed of all the latest developments and issues that could affect, and are affecting, your sector. This is particularly important if you are looking for your next career move, as more and more employers are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their knowledge of current affairs, trends and any upcoming legislation. Check out our list of the top Twitter accounts to follow, keep yourself up-do-date and ensure you are ready to impress and secure your next housing job. Twitter has fast become one of the most important social media platforms for followers to find up-to-date information, news, commentary and insights on pretty much any sector, and the Housing & Property Services sector is no different. By following the right Twitter accounts within the housing sector, you can gather valuable information, discover breaking news and read in-depth commentary and analysis on the issues of the day. Not only will this improve your knowledge of the sector, but it could help you impress at interview or even uncover an opportunity you think is perfect for you! However, with the number of Twitter accounts reaching over 270 million as of January 2019, it can be a challenge to unearth the right ones to follow. Fortunately, we have done the hard work for you! Read on to discover the top 18 Twitter accounts most useful for candidates in Housing & Property Services sector. @NHMFOfficial – The NHMF (National Housing Maintenance Forum) is the social housing sector's leading source of good practice in the fields of maintenance and asset management. @24housing – 24housing shares news and articles from the publication, which covers issues that relate to social housing and social housing tenants such as child poverty, prison reform, mental health and universal credit. @natfednews – The National Housing Federation is the voice of affordable housing in England. By following The National Housing Federation’s Twitter feed you’ll find out up-to-date information about issues that affect housing associations. @CIHhousing – The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the professional body for people who work in housing, with members worldwide. The CIH regularly tweets about industry news and reports, training and events. @insidehousing – Inside Housing is a leading weekly magazine for the UK social housing sector and is a great resource for news, analysis, data and expert opinion. @jules_birch – Jules Birch is the editor of Welsh Housing Quarterly, blogger for Inside Housing and also a freelance writer who specialises in housing and social policy issues. His Twitter feed is a great resource for accessing reading his articles, and those of his peers, in one spot. @HenryPryor – regarded as “the BBC’s favourite property expert”, buying agent Henry Pryor shares news and information about property, as well as providing market commentary, trivia and housing data. @PropertyJourn – Graham Norwood is a property writer who shares news and information affecting the housing sector from the letting and estate agency world. @ifmnet – This is the official Twitter feed for i.FM, a news and market intelligence site, which shares daily news, features, comment, research and information resource for facilities management and property professionals in the UK and Europe. @LQHomesMatter – LQ Home is a leading charitable housing association and developer that tweets about upcoming events, in-house news and research. @HomesEngland – Homes England is the government’s housing accelerator, with the goal of ‘Making Homes Happen’ to help improve neighbourhoods and grow communities. Follow the account to find out about company news and upcoming property development projects. @TimesProperty – If you were in need of some inspiration, you can follow the Times newspaper's award-winning homes supplement for “facts, figures and fantasies from the world of property”. @HousingMagazine – Social Housing is the housing sector's business magazine, and their Twitter account is a great resource for company news, events, data analysis and commentary. @PropertyWeek – Property Commercial is a news magazine that provides news, commentary, analysis and insights about the commercial and residential property market. Property Week’s Twitter account is a great place to dig deeper into this sector. @Shelter – The housing and homelessness charity that is currently campaigning for more social housing. Shelter’s Twitter account posts information about upcoming events, how to get involved, plus news and updates from the charity. @mhclg – The official account of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Govt. You can follow its Twitter feed to find out what they are up to in their mission to create communities where people want to live and work together, and to empower local people to shape what happens in their area. @RLA_News – The RLA (Residential Landlords Association) is the leading landlord association, owned and trusted by over 35,000 members. RLA’s Twitter account shares news and information about issues affecting landlords. @SellickGroup – no list compiling the Housing & Property Services accounts to follow would be complete without our own Twitter page! Be sure to follow us for the latest housing news, housing events, press and housing jobs. DId you find this useful? Our candidates also love the tips we have on our candidate resources page. Check it out for more content on how to use social media in your job search or to develop your online brand. Alternatively, to kick-start your career view our latest housing and property service jobs here, or contact a member of the team directly for a confidential chat!