England Associates are widely recognised in the construction, defence, FM and maintenance markets. We have longstanding relationships with many of the UK’s leading businesses who rely on us to deliver a professional service that is reactive whilst maintaining a reliable delivery. We supply fully referenced staff to varying projects for long or short-term contracts sometimes at very short notice.

Reliability is a commonly used word in contract / freelance world and ultimately what an agency is judged on. Our client and candidate feedback in this area demonstrates we are rated among the best within our key sectors for our conversion rate, service levels and supporting successful projects.

Our comprehensive and managed compliance process is completed with candidates before their first day on site. We partner with some very high profile businesses including governmental bodies to ensure that our compliance standards are second to none. This along with our commitment to having strong relationships with our clients and sector expertise allow us to outperform other freelance solutions on offer in our market.

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£ 45000.00 - £ 50000.00 per annum
Contracts Manager - Location: West London - Competitive Salary
A new role as a Contract Manager for one of our premier clients has become available in the West London area, and we would love to speak with you if you are looking for a new challenge in the maintenance and social housing industry.
In this role, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day repairs, maintenance, and voids of Social Housing properties across the area, and we need you to be customer focused and obsessed with delivering the right solution first time, every time. You will be ambitious to achieve and improve, and you will be dedicated to delivering the best service for our tenants, our client, and our colleagues.
Key Tasks/Activities/Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the Contract Management of various contracts of differing type and client needs
  • To work in partnership with the clients to exceed operational and business expectations. Overall responsibility for management and motivation of full time staff and contractors
  • To ensure profit and performance targets are achieved
  • Liaise and develop relationships with the client's representatives and resident groups
  • Monitor the performance of the contract and ensure that Key Performance Indicators are achieved
  • Manage resources to ensure efficiency and contractual obligations are maintained
  • Monitor progress of the contract to ensure the completed works are correct and to the agreed specification standard
  • Monitor quality, safety and environment and promote a safety culture within the business unit
  • Manage a team of Contract Supervisors / Supervisors and liaise with Administrators and Resident Liaison Officers to ensure contractual expectations are met along with responsibility for the mentoring and development of employees
  • Ensuring works are completed on time and to a high quality standard
  • Maintain and develop reports on progress and performance of contract
  • Monitor management systems and process to ensure that they are maintained and targets are achieved
  • Monitor the financial aspects of the contract and report on profitability
  • Manage the correct use of process and equipment to all reporting staff to ensure the accurate and correct capture of information is achieved
  • Follow and support policies, procedures, initiatives and work instructions related to sustainability improvement and environmental compliance
  • Plan, programme and coordinate efforts of Operatives and Subcontractors such that works progress as agreed, to programme and in accordance with the contract provisions, with the least amount of disruption and inconvenience to the residents
  • Ensuring that suppliers/subcontractor works are carried out in accordance with the work sheets given and in a timely manner meeting all contract KPI targets
  • Ensure that all Variation sheets are appropriately completed and signed by the Client or Client representative; provide Contracts Manager with such signed copies at the earliest opportunity
  • Ensure that the Construction Phase Health & Safety File is produced as required
  • Completion of appropriate paperwork such as Method Statements and Risk Assessments
  • Facilitate weekly review meetings with reporting staff
  • Attend regular bi-weekly/monthly meetings with your line manager
  • Manage communication and information transfer with other teams to ensure efficient working
  • Working as an integral team member as well as a mentor and coach to apprentices and colleagues
  • To adhere to and comply with Company HR Policies and Health and Safety legislation including necessary inspections such as scaffolds, works in progress and operative / subcontractors to ensure company compliance.
  • To carry out and promote the employers policy regarding Equal Opportunities
  • Accepting jobs in any area required by your line managers
  • Encompass Company change, including any training where necessary with positive attitude
  • Must be prepared to comply with all company policies and procedures
  • Follow and support policies, procedures, initiatives and work instructions related to sustainability improvement and environmental compliance
  • To undertake such duties, which are commensurate with the post from time to time at the direction of line managers
  • To have a flexible approach and undertake any tasks that maybe required as part of the role
Personal Specification
Key Knowledge:
  • Formal qualification and training within the Construction industry
  • Understanding of all principles within contract management.
  • An ability to interrogate and act on KPI data
  • The ability to adapt to busy workload
  • Ability to prioritise to meet an ever changing schedule and demands
  • Strong management skills and the ability to motivate a team at all levels
  • Experience within a result driven business
  • Ability to be innovative and creative to resolve complex issues
  • Knowledge of building maintenance and repairs
  • Understanding of various pricing mechanisms SoR and PPP/PPV
  • Trade background preferred
  • General Health and Safety, IOSH, CSCS, Scaffold Management, SMSTS
Key Skills:
  • Good communicator
  • IT literate
  • Systems driven
  • Proactive
  • Excellent commercial knowledge of social housing
Key Experience:
  • Contracts management within repairs and maintenance service
Other Key Information:
  • Full clean driving license
  • Clean DBS
  • All staff have a personal responsibility and accountability to the company to ensure that their day-to-day activities adhere to the Sustainability Policy Statement and Plan and minimise the impact upon the environment.
  • It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure that their day to day activities embrace sustainability and reduce the impact upon the environment by minimise waste and maximise recycling; saving energy; minimise water usage and report any electrical faults, water leakage or other environmental concerns to the facilities or line manager.
£ 16.00 - £ 18.00 per hour
Plasterer - Location: Oxford - £16p/h - £18p/h            
You will be working for a highly reputable company, one of the UK's largest property services companies, at the forefront of looking after the built environment with particular expertise in the social housing, education and commercial sectors.          
The client understands and recognises that their people define the organisation and help them to grow, therefore are always looking to promote within.          
They are looking for a Plasterer for an immediate start to assist with a refurbishment of a commercial property.          
Role            
Duties will cover all aspects of plastering on a commercial property. Must be able to set out and work on their own initiative.      
Essential Qualifications:  
  • CSCS
  • Asbestos Awareness
Candidate Information            
The Successful candidate will have experience of plastering within the property services industry. Candidates must have own transport as well as appropriate tools and PPE.             
If you are interested in this position, please contact me as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.     
£ 26300.00 - £ 26300.00 per annum
MULTI TRADES OPERATIVE
 
An experienced multi-trades operative is required for an ongoing repairs and maintenance contract on the Isle of Wight.
 
This is a permanent position, undertaking day to day maintenance of council properties over on the Island.  You will have excellent carpentry skills, and good all round experience of plumbing, ground works and glazing.
 
Starting as soon as possible, the successful applicant can expect a salary of up to £26,300 per annum, dependant on experience.
 
Please call 01489 232 080 if you are interested and would like to hear more.
£ 40000.00 - £ 40000.00 per annum
Quantity Surveyor - Location: Exeter - Salary: £40,000    
           
Client  
Interested in working for one of UK's leading property services companies, that is just as passionate about their employees as they are their clients. With a turnover of just under £100m and 14 offices across the UK, we have been growing consistently over the last 70 years.  
Position  
Following the successful win of an Asset Management contract in East Devon, secured for 10 years initially, the client seeks to invest in a Surveyor who thrives on having that balance of putting the customer first whilst also ensuring a healthy profit margin. We will initially deliver responsive and void maintenance followed by planned works including; painting/decorating, kitchen & bathrooms, roofing and compliance works to a large housing stock across Exeter/East Devon. Integral to the success of this contract delivery will be our Surveyors. 

As a Surveyor you will have direct impact on the success of this contract and commercially fully responsible for the financial, technical and relationship aspects.
 
Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the financial and technical aspects of contracts including procurement, invoicing and payment to ensure effective cash-flow management and meet profit and ROCE budgets.
  • Prepare tenders by measuring and calculating rates for estimating and ensure all work issued have labour targets to return agreed performance.
  • Manage the contract accounting, ensure prompt payment, and control cost information.
  • You will also develop and maintain relationships with the workforce, customers, subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Procuring & Managing subcontractors in line with BMS and contract budgets
  • Ensuring productivity targets are agreed and issued before contract start
  • Managing the billing process to minimise capital usage
  • Producing monthly contract valuations
 
Candidate Information
  • Proven experience in a similar estimating and surveying role
  • Experience working on Schedule of Rates type contracts and the ability to price minor works from first principles
  • The accountability to manage your contracts successfully
  • The passion for business, to meet the budget and keep yourself and the team motivated so you WILL get that 25% performance reward bonus
 
What is In It for You  
Competitive salary + bonus up to 25% of salary plus Competitive Company Car Scheme with fuel allowance, pension scheme and 23 days holiday (rising to 25).    
     
If you are interested in this position, please contact me as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.     
£ 35000.00 - £ 45000.00 per annum
Contracts Manager - Location: Swindon - £35,000-45,000 Salary    
My client is a decorating and maintenance contractor with over 30 years experience in the decoration and maintenance market.
Their Project portfolio is mainly within New Build, Private & Social Developments and it is preferable that the successful candidate has a proven track record in this discipline.  

Position    
They are looking to employ an experienced Contracts Manager with a painting and decorating background operating in the new build, private & social industries.
Candidate Information  
Successful candidates will spend approximately 80% of their time supervising contractors and direct personnel on site therefore experience supervising decorating contractors and sub-contractors is essential. The remainder of the time will be spent in the Swindon office, reporting to directors and planning managing sub-contractors meetings.  
   
You will have a proven background in decorating or maintenance and will have worked as a contracts manager or site manager previously, managing a small team.  
It is preferred that you will have a stable career background.  
 
Salary
This role carries a large salary range as my client are looking for the right person as opposed to somebody that ticks a box.  
This business truly employs a work hard and play hard attitude. They expect loyalty, commitment and hard work from those that they give opportunities to. In return, they will offer flexible scope, money and working conditions.  
Apply now!
£ 25000.00 - £ 55000.00 per annum
Quantity Surveyor - Location: Thames Valley - Competitive Salary  
       
This is the ideal role for a Quantity Surveyor with proven experience of working in the Refurbishment, Capital Works, Schools and FRA sectors and is looking to join a leading company that provides a safe, secure and friendly working environment for all its employees.

As a Surveyor, you will be responsible for the financial and technical aspects of contracts including procurement, invoicing and payment to ensure effective cash-flow management and meet profit and ROCE budgets. You will also prepare tenders by measuring and calculating rates for estimating and ensure all work issued have labour targets to return agreed performance.  Additionally, you will manage the contract accounting and ensure prompt payment and control cost information. You will also develop and maintain relationships with the workforce, customers, subcontractors and suppliers.      

Your other duties will include
:

- Procuring & Managing subcontractors in line with contract budgets
- Ensuring productivity targets are agreed and issued before contract start
- Managing the billing process to minimise capital usage
- Producing monthly contract valuations

To be considered for this role, you must have
:
- Experience in the commercial management of response contracts, FRA works, minor works and or planned projects      
       
- Experience of working with social housing and local authority clients desirable      
       
- Experience of working on schedule of rates type contracts and the ability to price minor works from first principles      
       
- A successful track record of converting tenders      
       
- A working knowledge of standard forms of contract      
       
- The ability to plan and supervise the delivery of contracts      
       
- The ability to build successful working relationships with customers and colleagues      
       
- Computer literacy      

As a Surveyor, you must be a customer focused team player with strong judgement and decision making abilities. You must also be commercially savvy and be adept at thinking logically and analytically. Exceptional interpersonal and communication attributes are also key.      
       
We like to challenge our employees, but we make sure you are rewarded- and we don't just assume that has to be monetary- we care about your development and we are committed to your career. We have a refreshing lack of hierarchy, which in return instil plenty of team spirit, support and the opportunity to learn.      
       
Benefits on offer:       
The salary is dependent on experience, plus benefits- please get in contact if you wish to know more information about this.
£ 60000.00 - £ 75000.00 per annum
Job Title: Commercial Manager        
Location: Sheffield        
Salary: £60,000 - £75,000 + package        
Start date: ASAP             
       
My client is looking to recruit a Commercial Manager, who will report to the -Commercial Director. The successful post-holders prime function is to increase value, reduce cost, drive profit and manage risk in a safe and ethical manner of the contract(s) they are working on.  
   
Key Responsibilities:  
Line management and integration of new team members where appropriate  
Ensure cash flow is maximised including ensuring payments are received on time  
Provide commercial input including financial and contractual performance forecasts to the management team. Help ensure that business targets and KPI's are exceeded  
Preparation of monthly cost / value reports for area, together with review of results and consideration of trends with other contract team members  
Production of commercial reports together with review of results and consideration of trends with other contract team members  
Physical measurement of works and agreements with client and subcontractors  
Agreement of certification and payment of subcontractor accounts - monitoring of such accounts against forecasts  
Implementation and compliance with the contract change control procedure and monitoring thereof including notices to client as appropriate  
Commercial and contractual advice to area team as and when required  
Managing sub-contractors including sending out enquiries, collating prices, comparing with tender, negotiation, order placement, agreement of account and payment  
Carry out any other duties not identified above and as required by their manager  
To assess, review and mitigate commercial and contractual risks and implement the client's policies for risk management.  
   
Key Skills and Qualifications:  
Holder of a Full UK Drivers Licence  
Educated to Degree level, or equivalent experience  
Experience within a similar role  
Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office in particular Excel  
Excellent Communication skills both written and verbally  
Must be an excellent organiser with proven time management skills  
Must be flexible in hours of work and travel  
   
Make the journey. Leave a legacy.  
Being part of the client means living our values of being collaborative, enthusiastic and forward thinking. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to the client and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.  
The client is an inclusive employer.  
Let's shape your world together.
£ 27000.00 - £ 28080.00 per annum
Carpenter/Plumber - Location: Portsmouth - c:£27,500 per annum  
The company is an expanding construction and maintenance company focused on delivering exceptional service to its clients and customers across the south of England.
Our Portsmouth City Council maintenance contract looks after 8,000 homes and 718 council buildings and we have been proud to have been partnering with the Council for the past 12 years. You will join our responsive team of over 150 staff with the opportunity to grow your career with training opportunities leading towards a variety of roles.
 
Role  
To carry out the right work at the right time; which means a quality job completed efficiently in a safe, clean and tidy way.
 
Essential Qualifications:
  • Full clean current driving license.
  • Minimum NVQ level 2 or equivalent
  • Must be able to show evidence of 2 other secondary skills
  • Over 2 years trade experience, ideally in the commercial repairs sector.
 
Benefits
  • Salary - c:£27,500 per annum
  • Holiday - 23 days per year + 8 days PH
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension Contribution
  • Company Van
 
If you are interested in this position, please contact me as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.     
£ 0.01 - £ 0.01 per hour
My Client are looking for Painter/Decorator's to start work on Tuesday on a social housing contract which is on going.    
   
You will need experience within social housing and public buildings as the contract is tailored around both. You will be responsible for decorating all aspects of both internal and externals    
   
Ideally you will have:
  • CSCS
  • Asbestos Awareness
 
You Must have:
  • Full PPE
  • Driving License and Van
  • ROOF RACK
 
If you are interested press Apply below and I will be in touch!
£ 40000.00 - £ 60000.00 per annum
Business Development Manager - Location: Portsmouth - £40,000-£60,000 salary
A brilliant opportunity has arisen in Portsmouth for a Business Development Manager to join an ambitious and growing regional building maintenance business with an expanding portfolio of contracts.
The company is on an exciting journey that will see it organically double in size over the next 5 years. You will join a company that has already delivered success with incremental contract wins. It is focused on delivering exceptional service to its clients and customers across the south coast of England. The identity, cultural fit and value alignment will be key to your success, as the company ethos of "integrity built in" defines the entire operations.
Role
The Business Development Manager will play a key role in enabling the continued growth of the company.   Joining a successful business, which has already seen nearly 30% growth in the last 2 years. Your role will be helping to identify, develop and win new opportunities across both of the company's divisions - one delivering long-term maintenance and facilities management contracts the other delivering construction and refurbishment projects.   The role will enjoy a significant degree of autonomy whilst benefitting from the support of the Board of Directors. 
What You Will Need to Succeed
  • HND/Degree or equivalent in relevant discipline
  • Identify and actively build relationships with clients and professional advisors/consultants who are in target areas/markets to identify new opportunities for the company
  • Support the retention of existing clients by working to understand their forward plans, key issues and objectives
  • Oversee the design and management of marketing campaigns
  • Develop a forward pipeline of opportunities - keeping the company's CRM system up-to-date
  • Raise the profile of the company by planning and implementing an events programme - including attendance at industry, client and professional event
  • Maintenance Generation of monthly pipeline reports for Board of Directors
Candidate Information
  • In depth understanding of the construction, property, housing and facilities management sectors
  • Good general knowledge of construction and maintenance contracting and the role of the main players (clients, consultants, principal contractors)
  • Experience of leading tendering and bid processes with public sector, education or housing association customers.  
  • Track record of identifying and winning new business opportunities within a similar environment
  • A flexible and positive attitude
  • A willingness to 'get stuck in' and do what it takes to help grow the business
  • Good IT skills -- both MS Offices packages and CRM systems
  • A self-starter - comfortable working independently with limited supervision
Package
You will receive a salary circa of £40,000 - £60,000 (depending on experience) plus a car allowance, life insurance and 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays. In addition you will have access to our suite of benefits which include a car lease/buying scheme with preferential rates, the ability to buy or sell holiday to tailor your holiday to your individual requirements. Our cycling scheme to save money on new bikes as well as a childcare voucher scheme.
If you are interested in this position please contact me as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.