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Closed for applications on 27/10/2019 23:59
Grade H £28,785 – £31,371 per annum (SCP 25-28).
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Closing date:
27 Oct

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

The Gateshead Housing Company does not accept CVs.

The Gateshead Housing Company is a non-profit organisation responsible for the day to day management of almost 20,000 homes on behalf of Gateshead Council and currently employs over 800 people. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality of service and we believe that the key to achieving this is to recruit enthusiastic, talented people with the right skills, knowledge, attitude and behavior.

We are currently recruiting 5 site managers to join our Major / Minor Works Construction Team. Four permanent and one temporary position.

The Major and Minor Works Construction Team is responsible for the planning and delivery of a variety of construction projects and has a turnover of approximately £9m per year. Projects includes refurbishments, extensions and new build schemes as well as our ongoing painting program.

As site manager you will work closely with the Construction Service Manager and Project Managers and will be responsible for:

• Management and co-ordination of a range of works schemes covering all disciplines
• Management of individual construction projects
• Site Health and Safety

Day to day you will be involved in managing and co-ordinating the operational delivery and compliance of your site in accordance with relevant regulations and contract specifications, health & safety legislation, programmes and KPI’s.

In addition, you will be responsible for workforce planning on site and monitoring productivity to ensure optimum utilisation of all responsible resources. This includes responsibility for the financial performance of your site to ensure profitability is maintained.

About you…

It’s important that you are comfortable taking the lead and have exceptional motivational skills to coach, develop and empower your team to reach their full potential and operational objectives. You will have demonstrable experience of supervising teams, contractors and delivery of works on construction projects.

In addition, you’ll need to be an expert communicator, well organised and detail conscious with the confidence to manage difficult conversations when agreements are not being met to ensure schemes are completed on time, on budget and to agreed client specification.

It goes without saying that it is essential that you have up to date knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and have experience of reviewing Construction Phase Plans, Risk Assessments and Method Statements.

To be the successful in the role you will need to have studied a construction related subject at a Level 3 or above or have demonstratable experience of supervising construction works ideally in a social housing setting and have the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role.

Benefits of working for us….

As we’ve already said, we know that we can’t achieve our vision without the right team of people.

We expect our employees to work in partnership with colleagues, and to apply their skills effectively with commitment and enthusiasm. In return we do our best to make sure they are happy in their work by listening to their ideas and making them feel welcome.

If successful you will be able to take advantage of:

• A standard working week of 37 hours
• Fair rates of pay for all colleagues across the business (NJC Job Evaluation Scheme)
• 25 days annual leave on appointment, rising to 30 days after 5 years continuous service (plus eight bank holidays)
• Local Government Pension Scheme (employee contribution incremental depending on salary, with an employer contribution of 17.9%)
• Training and personal development opportunities that enable colleagues to reach their full potential
• Flexible working scheme
• Access to occupational health services including, physiotherapy and counselling services
• A supportive working environment which promotes equality of or opportunity for all

So, what next…

If all this sounds like the role and the place for you, then go ahead and read through the full job description and essential criteria to help you to complete the best application possible, before clicking apply.

If you do meet the essential requirements of the role and want to take the next step, then we can offer you the opportunity to gain fantastic exposure and build your profile with a business that puts people at the heart of its strategy.

Our commitment to be an equality, diversity and inclusion…

We aim to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.

We’re actively building diverse teams therefore welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability.

We especially welcome applications from underrepresented groups and particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates.

We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer and offer flexible working patterns.

The Gateshead Housing Company is accredited as a Disability Confident employer in recognition of our commitment in ensuring that disabled people are supported and treated fairly at every stage of their selection, employment and career development. For more information about the Disability Confident scheme can be found on the government website

We are committed to interviewing all disable applicants who meet the minimum criteria of the role applied for.

The Gateshead Housing Company is signed up to the Mindful Employer Charter, a charter for employers who are positive about mental health issues amongst employees. As an organisation we are committed to providing informative, non-judgmental and proactive support to existing and new employees who may experience mental health issues.

We will ensure that in any recruitment activity or pre-employment health checks, people who have experienced mental health issues will not be discriminated against, and that disclosure of a mental health problem will enable the Gateshead Housing Company to assess and provide the right level of support.

We hope that you will find our recruitment process fair, open and transparent and we look forward to receiving your application.

For an informal discussion about the role please email scottstraughan@gatesheadhousing.co.uk, or call ext. 5851

The practical bit….

• Read the job profile and ensure you meet the essential requirements of the role.
• Consider the essential and desirable criteria for this role.
• Ensure you meet all the essential criteria before applying.
• Applicants who do not evidence that they meet the essential criteria will not be shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment process.
• Complete the online application form and confidential form
• If you prefer you can download printable application and confidential forms. You must complete both forms for your application to be considered.
• Assessments will be by application, online assessment and interview for this vacancy.

Note: The online application and confidential forms are on our external website, in order to enable employees to complete the online forms away from work if they wish.

Applications are to be returned by email or post no later than midnight on Sunday 27 October 2019:



Human Resources Team
The Gateshead Housing Company
Civic Centre
Regent Street

If you need any further advice email the Human Resources Team or call ext 533

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