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.
Our planned works team is now looking for temporary support for a period of up to 6 months. This would be a great opportunity for individuals with or looking to gain experience in the housing sector.
Here at Longhurst Group we want to deliver a range of much-needed homes and vital support services while focusing on our vision to improve the lives of our customers and communities.
When you join us as Project Assistant you will support us in improving lives by providing excellent contract administration support to ensure the successful delivery of planned, cyclical and major works projects to ensure their completion on time, within budget and to agreed quality standards.
You’ll help assist with our team coordinating planned works projects, including raising orders, keeping customers informed of works and liaising with our contractors.
You’ll be able to coordinate asbestos surveys prior to all works as required and liaise with our contractors to action works or address non-performance.
This role will enable you to draw upon any knowledge of housing or property you currently hold. You may already have experience of working with contractors or planned work. This would be beneficial too and support you in your application.
In addition if you have good IT knowledge and an awareness of health and safety procedures this would also be beneficial. You’ll be a detail orientated person who is able to keep excellent records and also have a good awareness of value for money.
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.
If your application shows that you have the right knowledge, skills and that you share our values, we'll invite you to meet one of our team. We can’t wait to meet you…
How to apply
For more information about the role please read the attached job description and the person specification.
Please click on the apply button at the top or bottom of this advert, where you will be taken through our application process. You will be asked to submit your experience in line with the essential criteria detailed in our person specification.
We really want to hear how you meet the criteria for this opportunity, please use the two supporting statements (4000 characters!) to really show us your talents. To ensure all candidates are treated fairly, we do not accept CVs.
(The important things – Naturally 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).
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 27th October
Interview date TBC - Remote interviews will be held via MS Teams.