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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The latest temporary and fixed term roles:


£ 27679.00 - £ 27679.00 per annum
Carpenter - Location: Portsmouth - Salary: £27,679 per annum    
A great opportunity has become available for a reliable and skilled Carpenter to join a regional company recognised for developing and training its staff to succeed in their roles.    
Role    
This role is based from the Portsmouth office working in our Portsmouth City Council term maintenance contract.  The contract services and maintains over 8,000 social housing homes and 718 council buildings. You will join our maintenance team of over 150 staff who have been delivering this contract for over 12 years.    
To be successful in this role you will be expected to use your skills, knowledge, experience and training to carry out the “right work at the right time” ensuring a high-quality standard of workmanship, health & safety and compliance to the company's processes and procedures in delivery of your work. You will need to have an open and positive attitude, be a team player and be able to embrace and work in new ways to improve yourself, the team and service to the client. When dealing with customers, client representatives or peers and team members you will need to be professional at all times and demonstrate high standards of customer service and care.    
The most important elements relating to your work are;  
A wide variety of carpentry repairs in occupied homes, buildings and empty properties. The work will include; fitting of various types of doors, first and second fixing, kitchen installations, ceramic wall tiling, vinyl floor tiling and non-licenced asbestos removal (where full training will be given).  
   
Qualifications & Experience:
  • Must hold a full valid driving license.
  • NVQ level 2-3 in carpentry or equivalent
  • Experience working in social housing or building maintenance environment.
Benefits    
You will receive an annual salary of £27,679, a company van, 23 days holiday, company pension and life assurance cover. You will also have access to a number of other benefits that the company offers to its staff.    
If you are interested in this position, please contact me as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.     
£ 40000.00 - £ 40000.00 per annum
Quantity Surveyor - Location: Watford - 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  
We have an opportunity for an experienced Quantity Surveyor who thrives on having that balance of, putting the customer first, and profit, to be based in our new North London office within our Painting product.
We are looking for a Quantity Surveyor who matches that ambition to secure work and build long lasting relationships.
Responsibilities
  • To be a part of making this business successful you will have full responsibility for the commercial accountability of the contracts/ works you are on.
  • You will prepare tenders, build relationships in order to secure business.
  • You will measure and calculate rates for estimating and ensure all work issued have labour targets to return agreed performance.
  • You will develop the necessary relationships internally with the Contracts Manager and the direct labour workforce, along with the sub-contractors and suppliers to ensure the work is completed on time, within the margin and… you have made profit.
  • You will be producing and have full accountability for your CVR's
  • You will ensure productivity targets are agreed and issued before contract start
  • You will ensure the client is satisfied with the works and continue to build the relationship to secure future business.
Candidate Information
  • Proven experience in a similar estimating and surveying role
  • The ability to measure and price works from first principles
  • The accountability to manage your contracts successfully
  • Experience of working with direct labour
  • 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.     
£ 120.00 - £ 140.00 per day
Multi Skilled Operative - Location: Basingstoke - Day Rate  
I am looking for experienced Multi Skilled Operative who have a background working within Newly Built Homes.  
Own tools, PPE and van required.
Role  
You will be responsible multi trade works including repairing, fixing and fitting aspects of a newly built properties whilst also providing exceptional customer service to the home owners.
  • Carry out remedial works as deployed by the customer service team in occupied and unoccupied properties - complete repairs on time/first visit.
  • To review defects lists and procure any materials required prior to customer appointments.
  • Flexibility is a must as travel is required
Candidate Information  
The Successful candidate will have experience in planned and responsive within the property services/housing industry. Candidates must have own transport as well as appropriate tools and PPE.
Candidate must be multi-skilled including Carpentry, Joinery, Painting, Decorating, Tiling and General Quality maintenance within the housing industry.
For this role you must be able to communicate and engage with customers efficiently. You must have good customer service skills and be able to conduct yourself in a professional manner.    
Benefits  
Competitive day rate based on experience.   
If you are interested in this position, please contact me as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.     
£ 40000.00 - £ 50000.00 per annum
Quantity Surveyor - Location: Surrey - £40-50,000 salary        
         
This is the ideal role for a Quantity Surveyor with proven experience of working in the Refurbishment or Capital works 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, 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.
         
Package
Competitive salary + Company Car with fuel allowance  
£ 30000.00 - £ 45000.00 per annum
Health & Safety Manager - Location: Surrey - £30-40,000  
I am looking for an experienced Health & Safety Manager who has knowledge within repairs and maintenance sector. The ideal candidate will come from the property services industry.  
Role  
You will learn our trade risks, be guided and mentored through our business and will be responsible for raising the profile of Health, Safety and Environmental issues throughout the organisation and ensure a consistently safe working environment to all employees and customers, increased Near Miss emphasis and reduced injury rates within the group.  
You will support the UK HSEQ function, ensuring a professional, effective and efficient service to all internal customers, providing advice and safety training. Establish high levels of understanding of health & safety rights and responsibilities throughout the organisation through effective communication at all levels across the business, you will be responsible for formulating a local area plan, in line with Company Policies and Procedures to ensure that the appropriate accreditations and assessments are in place across the organisation in line with our specific sectors and customer requirements.  
Support managers in order to resolve staff problems over health and safety at work. This may include, as appropriate, visits to and inspection of workplaces, preparation of written reports, conducting research, the provision of advice and information, participation in direct meetings and negotiations with employers.  
Candidate Information  
You will be a keen and interested candidate who aspires to being a HSE professional with:
  • Excellent people management and communication skills.
  • H&S qualification - Nebosh is essential
  • Grad IOSH - minimum requirement
  • Quality Auditor (IRCA) qualification - desirable
  • Full clean driving license essential
  • Experience of a multi-site blue-collar environment a distinct advantage
  • Experience of managing diverse business trades, Joinery, Grounds Maintenance etc.
  • Good Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001 standards and accreditations etc.
  • Good Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other reporting tools
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to tight timescales
  • Self-motivated with the ability to adapt to different circumstances with a customer-focused approach to delivering projects.
If you are interested in this position please contact me as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  
£ 35000.00 - £ 50000.00 per annum
Painting Surveyor - Location: London - Competitive Salary    
           
Position  
We have an opportunity for an experienced Quantity Surveyor who thrives on having that balance of, putting the customer first, profit and being confident in the handling of painting/cyclical contracts.
We are looking for a Quantity Surveyor who matches that ambition to secure work and build long lasting relationships.  
Responsibilities
  • To be a part of making this business successful you will have full responsibility for the commercial accountability of the contracts/ works you are on.
  • You will prepare tenders, build relationships in order to secure business.
  • You will measure and calculate rates for estimating and ensure all work issued have labour targets to return agreed performance.
  • You will develop the necessary relationships internally with the Contracts Manager and the direct labour workforce, along with the sub-contractors and suppliers to ensure the work is completed on time, within the margin and… you have made profit.
  • You will be producing and have full accountability for your CVR's
  • You will ensure productivity targets are agreed and issued before contract start
  • You will ensure the client is satisfied with the works and continue to build the relationship to secure future business.
    1.  
    2. Candidate Information
  • Proven experience in a similar estimating and surveying role
  • The ability to measure and price works from first principles
  • The accountability to manage your contracts successfully
  • Experience of working with direct labour and sub-contractors
     
If you are interested in this position, please contact me as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.     
£ 40000.00 - £ 40000.00 per annum
Quantity Surveyor - Location: Southampton - 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
We have an appealing opportunity for an experienced Quantity Surveyor who thrives on having that balance of putting the customer first and profit.
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.     
£ 40000.00 - £ 60000.00 per annum
Business Development Manager - Location: Surrey - £40,000-£60,000 salary  
A brilliant opportunity has arisen in the Surrey area for a Business Development Manager to join an ambitious and growing regional building maintenance and refurbishment business with an expanding portfolio of contracts.  
Role  
The Business Development Manager will play a key role in enabling the continued growth of the company. Your role will be helping to identify, develop and win new opportunities across all of the company's divisions - one delivering long-term cyclical contracts the other delivering building maintenance 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
    1. Candidate Information
  • In depth understanding of the construction, property and housing 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.  
If you are interested in this position please contact me as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.    
£ 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.     
£ 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.