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Employers Agent

Posted: 11 Jun 2021 Closes: 6 Jul 2021
Home based (Travel as required across our geography- Midlands/East of England). Up to £46857.13 per annum plus car allowance
Permanent & Full-time longhurst-group/623657

Longhurst Group is one of the leading housing groups in the Midlands and East of England, providing more than 23,000 homes and a wide range of care and support services, with a team of 1,300 colleagues.

Guided by our shared values, our vision is to improve the lives of our customers and communities, focusing on two clear themes of work: Health and wellbeing and economic resilience. You can see how we’ll achieve this vision through our Improving Lives strategy by watching this video.

To help us deliver this ambitious vision, we are now looking an Employers Agent to join our expanding Growth and Development team.

The Role

Here at Longhurst Group we deliver an ambitious Housing Development Programme by creating valuable partnerships with local authorities, developers, landowners, and agents. This enables us to put our customers first by building new affordable & market sale homes.

We have a desire to create and foster positive communities, enabling us to build great places to live, and to provide excellent housing management services. This ultimately transcends into to our key vision of “making a difference” and “improving lives”.

As our Employer’s Agent you will:

  • Take ownership for construction contracts both from an administration and technical perspective from inception through to completion.
  • Assume responsibility for reviewing the project brief, advising on the appointment of suitable project teams
  • Support the Design and Contract teams, and report on the project’s technical design, cost, programme and risk throughout the project lifecycle.

You’d be working as part of our Construction Services Team within our Growth & Development division during a period of significant organisational change and growth. During this exciting time, we have ambitious growth plans and we’re growing.

As a values-led organisation, with values that include ‘Push the Boundaries’ and ‘Fun and Fair’, you can imagine the kind of communities we want to create for our customers.

About You

Our ideal candidate will possess a good understanding of the land acquisition process and the planning system. As a housing developer we have a programme to deliver 1,000 new homes a year over the next 10 years. Our focus is securing new land to help deliver our programme of affordable housing, market sale homes and extra care and supported housing schemes.

As an Employer’s Agent you will:

  • Desirably, be a member of RICS, with degree level education or equivalent through relevant training or experience.
  • Have essential construction site experience, with a knowledge of CDM Regulations, HCA requirements through contract.
  • Possess knowledge of Construction Contract Administration, and a familiarity with Housing Building and relevant regulations.

If you are motivated by knowing that your work will directly improve the lives of others, can bring contractor and sub-contractor management experience to the table then we’d love to talk to you about joining us as an Employer’s Agent.

Do you want to be at the forefront of change and innovation at an exciting time for our business and truly want to make a difference, apply today!

Our Offer

Our offer has been created to underpin our two key pillars (health and wellbeing and economic resilience) and five core values: In it together, Heartfelt Service, Own it, Push the boundaries and Fun and Fair.

Demonstrating our strong investment in your health and wellbeing and economic resilience, we offer a competitive 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays and generous sick pay entitlements, as well as other paid leave.

A choice of defined benefit pension schemes, extensive learning and development opportunities, plus more. See Our Benefits attached.

Vetting Requirements

(The important things – Naturally working with our customers we need to complete pre-employment checks before you join us. This role is conditional upon receipt of two satisfactory references (one from your current employer).

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will need to verify eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Original proof must then be provided by day one upon successful candidature).

Equal Opportunities

Longhurst Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applicants that reflects the diverse communities we work with. We invite applicants to contact the employer to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process

Apply today #LonghurstGroup #ImprovingLives.

Applications close on 6th July 2021 at midday
Interview date 20th July 2021 - Remote interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.

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