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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Employer
MTVH
Location
Beeston
Salary
£34,776
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Function
Homes and Asset Management
Seniority
Officer
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Job Details

About Us

Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing has a vision that “everyone has a home and the opportunity to live well”; that means working with partners to create sustainable and vibrant neighbourhoods where our customers want to live. With 57,000 homes and more than 120,000 residents and customers we have a real opportunity to make that vision a reality. Our people care, dare and collaborate to ensure we achieve this People Powered Living.

This role

We are looking for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor who will be responsible for supporting the quantity surveyors and Commercial Manager within the Metworks Commercial team, including the repairs, void and disrepair contracts. You will be supporting the quantity surveyors to carry out tasks as well as being responsible for individual subcontractor accounts, regular reports and analysis as well as works order pricing and profitability checks. You will also provide commercial insight and support to the Metworks team to ensure business effectiveness and financial efficiency is achieved.

You will play a key role in the cost and value management of the Metworks contract, assisting in all regions. You will assist the Quantity Surveyor with reviewing applications for payments, valuations and costs associated with works orders, as well as creation of weekly and monthly reports for the Quantity Surveyors and Commercial Manager as required

You will be required to liaise directly with the key stakeholders within Metworks and MTVH as well as Metworks contractors to ensure that the contract is achieving its intended goals with regard to financial and performance targets.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Experience in working in a quantity surveying / commercial environment
  • Experience of working in a social housing / housing maintenance environment (either client or contractor side)
  • Understanding of NHF and other bespoke schedule of rate based contracts.
  • Good planning, budgeting, organising and prioritization skills. Experience of keeping sound business records
  • Strong report writing skills and able to interpret financial and other systems data. A good standard of written business English and a good working knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Able to build and sustain working relationships with different departments to achieve goals
  • Ability to work in a fast paced work environment and manage multiple activities and priorities to a deadline.
  • Willingness to take on new responsibilities and a desire to develop new skills to progress in a Quantity Surveyor career

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role and if it’s the ideal job for you, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.

Interview date: TBD

Please note :- we do not currently offer visa sponsorship.

What’s in it for you?

Our benefits include:-

  • 28 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part time) per year
  • 2 volunteering days per year for things like helping out in local communities
  • An additional ‘Beliefs day’ once a year to have an extra a day off
  • Enhanced pension with matched contributions of up to 9%
  • Life assurance cover 3 x your salary
  • Health cash plan scheme for your everyday healthcare needs which you can add your family members too
  • Tenancy deposit – interest free loan to help with rental deposits
  • Access to extensive learning and training opportunities with Wisebox platform
  • Colleague virtual social platform with our workplace pages where you can keep up to date with the organisational activity and link in with colleagues
  • Career progression across the organisation with our mentoring programme and apprenticeships
  • We are committed to the wellbeing of our colleagues and support this as an organisation

About us

Learn more about our benefits and organisation by viewing our attached document

Our promise

Here at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH) we want to capture the value that difference brings and are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. We work collaboratively ‘Serving people better every day’ to educate, support and develop all of our diverse employees and the communities that we serve.

We want every employee and every customer to feel comfortable enough to be their true self and are working tirelessly in the background to create an environment that encourages our employees to challenge non-inclusive behaviours and to be mindful of their own and other’s wellbeing.

Our core values of Dare, Care and Collaborate demonstrate that we are a people focused business, solving social issues by working together!

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found so we do encourage you to complete the application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Company

Welcome to MTVH!

Our organisation was built on a simple mission – to give people a safe, secure, and affordable home. That is as true today as it was in the 1950’s, when our founder Molly Huggins established on organisation to provide homes for Windrush migrants in London. Our core purpose I that “everyone should have a home and the chance to live well” To fulfil this vision, we work with partners to make our neighbourhoods – new and old - sustainable and vibrant places, where our customers want to live. We put people at the heart of everything we do and to guide is in every decision we make. Through managing more than 57,000 households we work at a scale that means our actions to achieve this have real impact.

We firmly believe that by serving people better every day, we will support a healthier, better cared for, and more prosperous society in the future. Like our founders before us, we will leave a lasting legacy for future generations. Our colleagues are crucial to our success in achieving this. Therefore, we are committed to investing in colleagues and creating the opportunity for them to develop. Our working environment has been designed to be one that brings out the very best in people.

We are a member of the National Housing Federation and the g15, which represents London’s 15 largest housing associations and houses one in 10 Londoners (www.g15london.org.uk).

We also offer a wide range of benefits:-

  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • In addition to annual leave a 'belief day' to be taken at a time of your choosing
  • 2 paid voluntary days to support your community
  • Smarter working is the MTVH approach to future working arrangements for colleagues registered as office-based to adapt to the needs of the customer.
  • Life assurance cover 3 x your salary
  • Health cash plan scheme for your everyday healthcare needs
  • Enhanced pension with matched contributions up to a maximum of 9% contribution
  • Tenancy deposit – interest free loan to help with rental deposits
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • 'Nudge' financial wellbeing platform
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Access to extensive on-line training        
Company info
Website
Mini-site
MTVH
Telephone
0203 535 3611
Location
2nd Floor, The Grange
100 High Street
Southgate
London
London.
N14 6PW
United Kingdom

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