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- Specialism: Housing & Property Services
- Sector: Social Housing, Local Government and Charities
- Roles: All levels
- Location: Staffordshire & Shropshire, Warwickshire & Black Country
Type a day in the life of sellick from Danielle Kemp
Stevenage, Hertfordshire | Permanent
Clerk Of Works Stevenage Permanent (37 hours per week) £34728 - £37890 pro rata The Clerk of Works will be based on our clients site most of the time or will be making regular visits to the site's. The Clerk of Works will be expected to be vigilant in their inspections of a large range of technical, as well as Health and Safety aspects of the work. The Responsibilities of the Clerk Of Works include; Make visual inspections of the sites and work taking place. Provide support to both the Service Provider and Project Manager. Take measurements and samples on site to make sure that the work and the materials being used meet the specifications and quality standards Be familiar with legal requirements and checking that the work complies with them. Have a working knowledge of health and safety legislation and bring any shortfalls observed to the attention of the person(s) concerned, as well as the Project Manager. Act as Superintendent - This means that the post holder can: Advise the Service Provider about certain aspects of the work, particularly if something has gone wrong. Agree to minor changes in value up to the current level of delegated authority for the post. Be required to keep detailed records of various aspects of the work, which they will put together in regular weekly / monthly reports for the Project Manager and the Client. Records will include the following details of but not be limited to: Pre works and post completion inspections. Identifying and monitoring potential risks within projects. A progress report setting out details of any delays Details of any significant events including any serious deficiencies in health or safety performance they have observed while on site. Clerks of Works will liaise closely with the Service Provider's staff. They must, however, maintain their independence, as they are responsible for working in the best interests of the Client. If the work involves maintenance, alterations or additions to buildings by the Clients' directly employed workers, Clerks of Works will be responsible for supervising them. The Clerk of Works will also be required to: Attend any meetings where required to provide information and present their reports. Sign off partially and fully completed works, as part of the certification process to make payments to the Service Provider. Act as the first point of contact in resolving complaints received from residents, their representatives and members of the public. Participate in customer satisfaction surveys and ensure they are carried out impartially and without duress. Attend and accept handovers and carry out independent end of day checks on behalf of the Client. Be flexible and work as part of a team. Be physically fit and able to climb and descend Ladders and Scaffolds unaided. Deputise for their line manager when he/she is unavailable. Attend team meetings and briefings and any relevant training courses. Operate in accordance with SBC's policies and procedures and all relevant legislation and codes of practice which impact on the role. The Ideal candidate for the Clerk Of Works role should be; Be self-motivated, self-supporting with the best interests of the project and residents uppermost. Familiar with the specification of works any relevant drawings, change orders and written instructions, checking them, and using them as a reference when inspecting the work
Stevenage, Hertfordshire | Contract/Interim
Work Scheduler - Responsive Repairs Stevenage Contract - 3 Months Full Time - 37 Hours Our client are looking to hire a Works Scheduler on their Responsive repairs team to be responsible for the day to day scheduling of responsive works through DRS system for a number of trade persons providing excellent service delivery to all customers while ensuring maximum efficiency and maintaining KPI's. The responsibilities of the work scheduler will include: Be responsible for undertaking daily diary scheduling for numerous tradespeople on the DRS scheduling system To continuously plan work flow by effectively scheduling appointments with customers To run service delivery reports as and when required, analyse results and report to Managers Resolve day-to-day/operational issues using own initiative within broad guidelines Support the wider Repairs team as required The ideal candidate for the Work Scheduler role will have: Knowledge of housing databases such as Northgate, scheduling systems such as DRS and mobile working in a repairs environment. Be IT literate, proactive and customer focused. Ability to compile, prepare, and analyse reports Ability to work under pressure and to meet targets and strict deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with a range of people including residents, internal colleagues and VIPs Experience in working with a scheduling system such as DRS and housing databases such as Northgate, working knowledge of Microsoft packages. Experience of administrative processes and procedures. Experience of working in a customer focused environment. Good communication skills (written and verbal) with experience of liaising effectively with internal & external parties Available to attend meetings when required. and focus group meetings. Ability to work on a rota basis to provide cover from 08:00 - 17:00
Staffordshire, England | Contract/Interim
Neighbourhood Coordinator Temp cover for up to 6 months (covering long term sickness) Ideally 37 hours per week (would be open to part time hours) Location is flexible (could be based at Stafford or Shrewsbury) Our client has an exciting opportunity for a neighbourhood coordinator to join their Housing Group within the Housing Services team. You'll be responsible for all tenancy management amendments and requests, including successions, assignments and mutual exchanges. You will co-ordinate and administer tenancies for Neighbourhoods and provide administration support to the teams in Shrewsbury and Stafford. You may also, on occasion, be required to visit customers in their homes. The responsibilities of the Neighbourhood coordinator will include; To provide A&G to customers to ensure they maintain their tenancy in accordance with the tenancy agreement To be responsible for the management of all mutual exchange requests, co-ordinating inspection visits for neighbourhood officers To be responsible for all succession and assignment enquiries, ensuring all requests are authorised and recorded step by step. You will liaise with the Neighbourhood Officers, Neighbourhood Managers and the in-house legal team for complex cases. Proactive in identifying vulnerable individuals and tenancies and make referrals to the relevant department or agency to reduce the risk associated with the tenancy. Manage the transfer inspection refusal process, with a view to reducing void costs and identifying breaches of tenancy The idea candidate for the Neighbourhood coordinator should be; Experienced with administration and customer service in a Housing environment The ability to think ahead and be proactive on behalf of the customers and the organisation Have a commitment to customer care The ability to build relationships though excellent communication skills with external agencies A current valid UK driving licence and use of their own vehicle for work purposes This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
Staffordshire, England | Contract/Interim
Grounds Maintenance Operative Temporary Staffordshire A Grounds Maintenance Operative is required to join an organisation based in Staffordshire. My client is currently recruiting a Grounds Maintenance Operative to join their team on a temporary basis. As the Grounds Maintenance Operative you will be working closely with the Estate Service Technicians to ensure a thorough service is delivered at all times. Key responsibilities of the Grounds Maintenance Operative: To demonstrate an operational knowledge of Estates Services duties in particular grounds maintenance tasks such as hedge trimming, herbicide treatment and grass cutting Carrying out jet washing, window cleaning, litter picking and fly tipping removal Required skills and experience of the Grounds Maintenance Operative: A full UK Driving License Significant demonstrable experience of working in a similar Estates Services role specifically within Grounds Maintenance PA1 and PA6 certificates If you are interested in the above, please apply now or contact Danni Kemp 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://data-processing-notice.
Stafford, Staffordshire | Contract/Interim
Up to £35000 per annum
Void Supervisor Stafford (Travel Required across Staffordshire/Shrewsbury) Temporary (3 Months) Fleet Vehicle provided (+ mileage between sites) £35'000 The responsibilities of the Void Supervisor include: They will be responsible for the surveying and measuring of any new doors required and ordering with or materials supplier. Reporting back to management with updates. Supervision and management of the existing door installation team and responsible for checking of all installations to ensure quality and customer satisfaction. Whilst reporting back to management with updates. Supervision and support of the existing kitchen team (As part of sickness cover) to ensure progress, quality, and problem resolution. Whilst reporting back to management with updates. The ideal candidate for the Void Supervisor would have: Ideally experience of Supervising and managing a team efficiently Managing various caseloads through to competition in line with schedules of work set Ideally experience within social housing and within a similar role
Stafford, Staffordshire | Permanent
Up to £45000 per annum
Group Planned Manager Temp to Perm £45'000 My client currently has an exciting opportunity for a Group Planned Manager to join their in-house Planned team; To be a pro-active and responsible member of the team leading the delivery aspects and to contributing to the successful delivery and development of their overall business strategy. The Group Planned Manager will have a base location in Stafford, however, you will be required to travel across their sites over Stafford and Shrewsbury. The main responsibilities of the Group Planned Manager are: Contract Management - Leading the Planned Maintenance and Voids teams to ensure accurate planning, ensuring that all statutory and regulatory requirements are complied with, that all work is correctly forecast, and the performance is monitored. That all sub-contractors are contracted in accordance with standing orders; that sub-contract accounts are correctly managed and that all contract documentation is accurately maintained. Planned Maintenance Delivery and Void Property Completions - Responsible for the effective delivery of Planned Maintenance and successful completion of void properties. Customer Focus - Responsible for ensuring that a high quality and cost-effective Planned Maintenance service is delivered. Staff Responsibilities - To provide proactive and effective management and support to staff reporting to the role. Budget & financial control - To monitor and control expenditure in accordance with the budget, procedures, levels of delegated authority and financial control/audit requirements. As the Group Planned Manager you must have: Completion of multi skilled in-house training with either an additional nationally recognised trade qualification or an approved certificated qualification Proven management experience Practical and proven working experience of multi trades (Planned kitchens, bathrooms, Shower rooms and void properties) The ability to promote and drive a service excellence culture, improving efficiency in system, performance, and outputs for stakeholders across the Group The ability to influence, negotiate, manage, and resolve conflict, demonstrating qualities, traits and demeanour that commands credibility and respect Working knowledge of current building regulations, construction industry safety regulations, relevant British standards, and codes of practice A Full UK Driving licence The benefits of the Group Planned Manager include: A competitive salary of £45,000 per annum The option to join our contributory pension scheme 25 days' holiday, increasing with each year of service + bank holidays Fleet Vehicle provided Hand and power tools for your role Career progression within a sector-leading business A comprehensive induction programme and excellent learning opportunities; with mandatory and specialist training available.
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire | Contract/Interim
Carpet Fitter Stoke Temporary (on going) We are currently working with a property and training service to recruit to a new Carpet Fitter on a full time, temporary to permanent basis. The organisation provides a comprehensive range of services to private and public sector businesses. Key responsibilities of the Carpet Fitter: Completing all aspects of carpet laying, safety and vinyl floor laying Working on void and tenanted domestic properties Laying carpets, some vinyl and occasional laminate Required skills and experience of the Carpet Fitter: Experience in all aspects of soft furnishing works including carpet fitting, safety and vinyl flooring Basic joinery skills Willing to undergo a DBS check If you believe that you are well-suited to the role, please apply now or contact Danni Kemp at Sellick. Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances, including minorities and those with disabilities. 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.
The housing sector like many others has been affected by the current Coronavirus Pandemic. This has meant that professionals within the sector have found themselves either working less hours or out of work for the first time in years. We are having regular conversations with tradespeople and housing staff who are understandably worried about the situation and looking for advice on what they can do to prepare themselves for when the sector returns to normal. Here are our top tips on what you can be doing now to prepare yourself for when things return to some degree of normality. Get your DBS application in A DBS check can take 6-8 weeks to come through, so use this time wisely and get your application in if you need to. This will really improve your chances of securing work when the sector returns to normal. Complete online training courses We are advising many of our clients to work on their skills while spending more time at home. Sticking to a routine and keeping your brain active will be vital to staying motivated. Online training courses including Trades Asbestos Awareness, Manual Handling and Working at Heights are all beneficial and will help set you apart from other candidates in the market. Get yourself on LinkedIn LinkedIn is fast becoming a hub for housing professionals so use this time to get connected. Whether you work in skilled trades, supported housing or housing management, LinkedIn is a great place to network, share experiences and work on your personal brand during this time. Sign up for job alerts and speak to recruiters If you rely on contract work, or have found yourself without a job, use this time to sign up for relevant job alerts and speak to recruitment professionals in your market. Although there may not be as many open vacancies, some organisations are hiring, and recruiters will be able to let you know of anything with the clients they work with during this time. We are still finding that there is a need within some organisations, especially those who support vulnerable people. Our continuing conversations with clients also mean we’d be able to give you informed advice about what needs will arise in the coming weeks Ensure you are compliant This is also a great time to ensure your compliance checks are all completed. Making sure you are fully compliant now will mean you can hit the ground running straight away when a role comes in, making you a more attractive candidate – especially if the organisations needs assistance urgently. Get yourself interview ready If you have found yourself out of work, you should use this time to work on your CV and brush up on your interview skills. Recruiters can help here and will happily offer advice and hold mock video interviews to help get you ready. Whatever you do during this time, it is important to stay positive. The sector will return to normal, and when it does there will likely be plenty of work to go around. So, if you are currently out of work, or find yourself at home with nothing to do, use this time wisely and set yourself up to be very busy when we get through the current pandemic. Can we help? If you still have questions, or need a hand, our team would be more than happy to help. Get in touch with our specialist Housing Consultants today.
The housing & property services sector is vast, and most of us will have needed, worked with or be associated with someone that works in in. For that reason, we will all likely have some thoughts and have an opinion on it. But what is the general perception of the sector as a whole? This is something the team at Sellick Partnership are extremely passionate about. As a recruiter working in the sector we often hear strong views of what people think about everything from earning potential and career opportunities to discrimination and the diverse makeup of the sector. These views range from people to people, and sector to sector, and I am always very interested in hearing what people think about the opportunities within trades specifically, but also what people think about the sector as a whole. But what do people really think? To find out we have recently launched a national survey asking trades people, housing employees and the general public to offer their thoughts on the sector and what opportunities it offers. The survey is aimed at anyone, and we hope it will give us an interesting insight into what people think about how bustling housing & property services sector. Full results of the survey will be released in a range of content later in the year. If you would like to take part in our survey and be in with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher, please follow the link. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/S57JCT6
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.