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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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South Yorkshire, England | Permanent
Director of Estates and Facilities Sheffield Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 + benefits Permanent Our client, a social housing provider in Sheffield is currently recruiting for a Director of Estates and Facilities on a permanent basis to ensure the effective delivery of their estate services. Duties will include but are not limited to: Managing a small team and ensuring the effective delivery of services including estates services, capital programmes, and facilities management Providing professional services including responsive repairs, investment projects and mechanical and electrical works Providing project management service for the organisation Taking responsibility for the strategic planning in connection with the clients property portfolio Providing an effective commercial management valuation and estates property service delivering valuations, disposals, acquisitions and negotiating transactions on leasehold properties Developing and delivering the portfolio rationalisation strategy The successful candidate will be educated to a degree level and hold a professional qualification in a property related profession. They will have previous experience of successfully delivering multiple functioning areas of work including capital programmes, portfolio rationalisation, land and property portfolio review and experience of delivering strategic reviews ideally within a social housing capacity Apply now for more details 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.
South Yorkshire, England | Contract/Interim
Support Worker Temporary to Permanent, Full time South Yorkshire Support Worker required to work with a South Yorkshire based association. My client are seeking an experienced Support Worker to join their team on a temporary to permanent, full time basis. As the Support Worker you will be supporting tenants to move to independent living. Responsibilities of the Support Worker include: Support tenants to move to independent living Support those with Mental Health issues Create support plans and carry out risk assessments Provide support with benefit claims Ensure safeguarding Required skills and experience of the Support Worker: 18 months previous experience Competent IT skills Must possess an Enhanced DBS If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Support Worker role, please apply now or contact Claire Harrison at Sellick Partnership. 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.
South Yorkshire, England | Contract/Interim
Housing Manager Temporary, Full Time South Yorkshire Housing Manager required to join a public sector organisation in South Yorkshire. My client is looking for an enthusiastic individual who is an experienced Housing Manager to join their team on a 3 month basis. As the Housing Manager you will be providing a strategic direction and leadership for the delivery of Housing Services. Key responsibilities of the Housing Manager: Ensuing Area Manager's and their teams are equipped to deliver effective frontline housing services Carrying out a prompt and effective turnaround of properties and a quality general lettings service Maximising income from current housing stock and the growth of the stock portfolio Providing overall responsibility for the provision of proactive debt reduction Ensuring compliance with the Regulator and for development of good practice in the context of the nature of housing Required skills and experience of the Housing Manager: A minimum of five years' experience in strategic roles within housing associations or local authority housing departments Knowledge of general needs housing, tenancy, lease law, arrears and void management, ASB and community engagement Enhanced DBS A full clean UK Driving License If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Housing Manager role, please apply now, or contact Claire Harrison at Sellick Partnership. We will be reviewing CVs on a weekly basis and shortlisted candidates will be contacted before the closing date on the 4th November. Disclaimer: 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. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. 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 which can be found in the footer on our website.
Blackpool, Lancashire | Permanent
Mechanical Fitter Permanent Blackpool A Mechanical Fitter is required to join a social housing organisation based in Blackpool. My client, is currently recruiting a Mechanical Fitter on a full-time, permanent basis to carry out Mechanical Engineering works. Duties of the Mechanical Fitter role will include: To provide an effective and efficient maintenance repair service to a high quality on a full range of building fabric, mechanical engineering and electrical services To provide the necessary maintenance skills to ensure a safe and continuous operation of mechanical engineering services Working with trade groups and contracts staff to provide an effective maintenance, repair and installation service, which is responsive to the users' needs and will involve the planning and organising of maintenance activities To demonstrate leadership skills across a range of technical engineering and building skill areas within Maintenance Demonstrating assessed competence, achieved through training and experience to undertake the role of Mechanical Fitter and must be able to fault find on complex systems, using cause effect analysis To provide an on-call service across the range of services within their remit based on the current rota at the time which is subject to change Working on a regular basis on wards and in patient environments The successful candidate will have: Hold a current DBS Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship or equivalent Previous estates functions experience NHS experience is desirable but not essential If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Mechanical Fitter role, please apply now, or contact Claire Harrison at Sellick Partnership. Disclaimer: 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. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. 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 which can be found in the footer on our website.
This year Sellick Partnership are sponsoring the Repairs and Maintenance Provider of the Year category at the 24housing Awards. This is one of the main areas we recruit into so we have a real in-depth knowledge of the sector and the struggle providers in this space regularly come up against. In this article Housing recruitment specialist Katy Whitehead takes a closer look at the repairs and maintenance sector and how providers in this space offer a valuable service to the housing & property services sector as a whole. The 2019 24housing Awards shortlist has been announced and there are eight incredible Repairs & Maintenance companies up for the Repairs and Maintenance Provider of the Year Awards that we are sponsoring this year. The eight lucky businesses are: Dunedin Canmore Property Services Homes for Haringey Metro Rod Orwell Housing Association Plentific STAR Housing Stockport Homes T Gilmartin Ltd Each of these businesses provides an invaluable service to housing & property services organisations across the UK. In this blog I take a look at what these providers do and give my thoughts on why I feel they are a vital resource for housing associations across the UK. What are repairs and maintenance providers? Repairs and Maintenance Providers provide property services contractors to Housing Associations and Local Authorities when needed for specific projects or ad-hoc jobs. They manage the contracts as well as the contractors working on the jobs. Housing associations spend on average up to £3.5 billion a year on repairs and need a reliable and trustworthy partner that can see through the repairs quickly and efficiently. This makes repairs and maintenance providers a key priority for tenants and central to the success of housing associations. What do repairs and maintenance providers offer Housing Associations? By using a repairs and maintenance provider housing associations can be rest assured they will receive a quick, quality and cost effective service each and every time. Generally most providers in this space will be able to make repairs and attend to issues quickly, and will always send qualified and highly experienced contractors. This means that housing associations do not have to worry about finding a contractor that will get the job done, often saving a great deal of time and avoiding any time delays or worrying that the job will not be completed to a high enough standard. There is also a great deal less administration and processes for Housing Associations as this will all be dealt with by the contractor. What is the benefit of using a repairs and maintenance provider? One major benefit of using a repairs and maintenance provider is the flexibility they give to housing associations. Housing associations can choose when and where they need additional staff without signing up to any long-term contracts with candidates with the relevant skills needed at the time. This goes for any number of contractors that may be needed. For an example, an urgent job might arise that needs multiple contractors at short notice. A repairs & maintenance provider will be able to source the talent that is needed and organise logistics to ensure the job is completed in a costly and timely manner. Through using a provider housing associations can also specify the duration and type of contract that they need for the job and can pick from wide range of contractors to suit the contract. Hiring contractors can also be very time consuming, but utilising the services of a repairs and maintenance provider can reduce this time significantly. Not only will the provider complete all the administrative tasks associated with the job, they will also complete all payroll related tasks including PAYE and National Insurance, giving housing associations peace of mind. Providers such as these also give housing associations confidence that the job will be completed to a high standard and within the agreed timescales and budget. The contracts are also guaranteed to be managed by professionals in that field, giving housing associations additional peace of mind. What next?... If you would like more information on what a repairs and maintenance provider could do for you please feel free to get in touch with myself, or one of the 24housing finalists today. Alternatively, you can check out our latest live housing & property services jobs here.
Are you a Housing & Property Services professional looking for your next career move? When you first begin your job search, it can be tricky to know where to start. Reviewing a company’s LGBT policy can be a good place to begin, and to help you narrow your job search our Housing & Property Services team has compiled a list of the top LGBT-friendly companies in the UK. So, whether you are looking for a hands-on role such as an electrician, plumber or carpenter, or an office-based position such as an administrator, manager or planning officer, you can move forward with confidence. Having an inclusivity and diversity policy is becoming the norm for Housing & Property Services companies, as many job seekers now actively seek out employers that are open, progressive and inclusive. A company that has LGBT-friendly policies in place is particularly important to many candidates. Fortunately, campaign and advocacy charity Stonewall released its annual report at the start of 2019, which details the top 100 most LGBT-inclusive employers in the UK. In this year’s report, four housing companies made it onto the top 100, out of 445 organisations that entered. Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, said: “Changing things for the better needs us all to work together – across workplaces, across sectors, across communities – and using tools like the Workplace Equality Index helps systematically achieve sustainable change. Collectively, we can, and will, build a world where all LGBT people are accepted without exception.” Each Housing & Property Services company on the list was assessed on 10 key areas of the Workplace Equality Index. These included: LGBT employee network groups, community engagement and how the organisation involved all employees on LGBT inclusion. Read on to discover more about the top four companies and their policies. 1. Home Group #17 on the Top 100 This year’s report saw Home Group jump up 58 places on the top 100 list, up from 75th place in 2018. As part of its efforts, the social enterprise and charity runs the ‘role models’ and ‘Lifeswap’ programmes, which encourages people to share their stories and also to support others in becoming more knowledgeable about the challenges that LGBT people face in the workplace. Susan Fulton, Director of People at Home Group, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have been placed 17th in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers Index. We’ve always recognised the strength that diversity brings to everyone in the Home Group team – we are so proud that our staff’s passion for inclusion, equality and acceptance, whether it’s in health, society or as individuals, is recognised by this fantastic ranking.” Visit the company’s policy page to download its equality, diversity and inclusion policy. 2. Riverside #26 on the Top 100 Another climber, Riverside moved up 10 places to claim the 26th spot on the top 100 list. It manages more than 55,000 properties across the UK, and its equality, diversity and inclusion policy extends to everyone who is employed by or who receives a service from the social housing provider. John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support at Riverside, said: “I believe that diversity enriches Riverside. As we demonstrate our commitment to diversity, we consequently attract and retain talented people who can be themselves and are reflective of our diverse customer base.” Discover more about Riverside's commitment to diversity by following this link. 3. Nottingham City Homes #44 on the Top 100 Nottingham City Homes manages approximately 27,000 homes in the city of Nottingham on behalf of the City Council. In addition to its placement on this year’s top 100, the organisation is also a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme. Nick Murphy, Chief Executive at Nottingham City Homes, said: “As an organisation we are committed to diversity in our workforce. We want to make sure we are an inclusive employer, so we can attract and retain the very best talent to provide the best services for our tenants. Nottingham is a diverse city and it is important to us we reflect the diverse communities we serve. Read more about Nottingham City Homes’s equality and diversity strategy. 4. Your Homes Newcastle #77 on the Top 100 Coming in at joint 77th with the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in 2019, Your Homes Newcastle has made it on to the top 100 list for the last 10 years. In 2018, when the housing organisation came 47th, Tina Drury, Managing Director, said: “We’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that all of our services are inclusive of LGBT Plus communities and we’re committed to maintaining that. Our ‘Proud@YHN’ staff network group has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of important issues for the LGBT Plus community and YHN has engaged with more staff and residents than ever this year. If you are interested in a career at Your Homes Newcastle, find out about its diversity and inclusion policies here. Get in touch With our in-depth sector knowledge and more than 16-years’ worth of experience, Sellick Partnership is ready to help you find your next role. Visit our dedicated jobs page to view our current Housing & Property Services opportunities, or contact us today.
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.