Contract Surveyor

Directorate: Customer, Place and Services
Job Title: Contract Surveyor (Permanent)
Hours: 37 hours per week (to be worked flexibly in line with business needs) + Supervisor Callout rota
Salary: £39,194.00 per annum, (Plus Regular Car User Mileage Allowance – £79.09 per month)

Location: Based at Gadbrook Park, Northwich. Working across various locations within Cheshire.

Flexibility to work from a variety of places including our office at Gadbrook Park, Northwich and home (dependent on the job role and the needs of our customer, our organisation and our teams)

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity working as part of a professional, engaged, and friendly organisation? Our values are Fairness, Openness, Respect, Enthusiasm, Collaboration, Commitment and Customer Focus, we are constantly striving to demonstrate these values in our day to day working environment and culture.

The Opportunity
This is an exciting opportunity to join an existing, pro-active surveying team delivering an essential role to ensure the effective management and upkeep of our housing stock. You will provide a surveying function covering day-to-day repairs inspections, diagnosing defects, damp surveys, disrepair, stock condition surveys, fire door inspections, adaptation works, asset validation inspections and specifying material and resource requirements and where required specialist sub-contractors.

What Will You Do?
• Carry out specialist damp, disrepair, and insurance related surveys
• Support the inspection programme of stock condition surveys across the Trusts stock base and help with validation of external surveys
• Carry out pre programme and cyclical surveys for delivery programme works including compliance related activity

We are looking for candidates who are knowledgeable and passionate about surveying, who care about delivering excellent customer service, have health and safety at the forefront of what they do and who are focussed on delivering cost effective services and achieving value for money. In return you will join an organisation where there are opportunities for personal development in a supportive and welcoming environment.

Candidates will need to work closely with a variety of teams across the Trust, especially with operational team leaders and managers, and must support the Senior Surveyor in continually meeting targets and deadlines. The surveying team is continually looking to improve, and all candidates will need to demonstrate a pro-active approach to support this aim.

If you think you are the right person for the role and are keen to make a difference, please get in touch.

Requirements For This Role*
• Relevant trade/surveying qualification or equivalent level of qualification
• HNC in building services or construction (or equivalent)
• Willingness to undertake further qualifications
• Proven experience of surveying role in either public or private sector
• Specific experience surveying damp and H&S related property conditions
• Experience of surveying and investigating disrepair claims

Due to the nature of the role, a full current driving license and access to a car is essential. The role will also require the successful candidate to undergo a DBS check.

In line with the Trust’s Disclosure & Barring Policy, please confirm WITHIN YOUR APPLICATION if you have any current convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants will be subject to a DBS check.

Additionally, due to the flexible working arrangements with this role, you will need access to a room where you can work from and a suitable internet connection.

*Please see Accountability profile for further information and requirements.

For more information contact:
If you have any queries about this or would like to ask any questions to learn more about the role, please contact Ian Hughes (on our website: www.wvht.co.uk)

Benefits
• Competitive salary
• Generous annual leave entitlement – 24-29 days (entitlement increases 1 day each year, over the first 5 years) holidays plus UK public/bank holidays (based on level of service) (part time pro rata)*
• Ability to buy up to 5 days additional annual leave* (pro rata for part-time) each year*
• 5% employer contribution to our Pension Scheme (minimum 3% employee contribution) with life assurance benefit*.
• Contribution to the cost of nursery or afterschool care to help with childcare costs*
• Commitment to support your ongoing learning and development, with the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills.
• Day off for your Birthday to be taken during your birth month (based on contractual hours)
• One day’s paid leave (per year) to support a charity or community group of your own choice*
• An annual Health and Wellbeing Allowance or the option to enrol in a Health Cash Plan*
• ‘Thank you’ gift for your continuous service starting at 5 years’ service, and every 5 years’ thereafter.
• 24/7, 365 day Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) including free counselling
• Compensation for professional memberships which are an expressed requirement
for the role.
• Free annual flu vaccines and free Eye Care Vouchers every 2 years*
• Discounts on a gym membership and phone contract
• Cycle to work scheme*
• Free to use car park at our office on Gadbrook Park
• Involvement in regular health and wellbeing initiatives and charity fundraising activities
• Opportunities to give feedback and join various colleague forums, to help shape change at the Trust.
* Benefits offered providing you meet the eligibility criteria

HOW TO APPLY:
Closing date for applications: Monday 11/03/2024 (12:00 noon)
(Please be aware that applications received after this time may not be considered)
In person Interview and assessment date(s): Tuesday 19/03/2024

Please review the job Information pack (on our website: www.wvht.co.uk) for further information and submit your CV with a covering letter (max. 2 pages) demonstrating how you meet the minimum criteria in relation to the accountability profile.

Those applicants that consider themselves to have a disability and meet the essential criteria within the accountability profile for the role will be guaranteed an interview. Please confirm within your application if you consider yourself to have a disability and if so, what reasonable adjustments may be required for you to attend an interview or assessment.

Disclaimer:
• We may conduct social media checks from sources such as Google, Facebook and LinkedIn to assist us in our assessment of your suitability for the role.
• We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.
• Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
• The recruiting manager will review your skills and experience to determine if there is a match with the position you have applied for. If there is, we will contact you by phone or email to schedule an interview / assessment. If not, you will not be contacted.
• Please note due to the high volume of applications we are unable to respond to all unsuccessful applicants. If you haven’t heard from us within 3 weeks of the vacancy closing date, unfortunately we will not be pursuing your application further.
• Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK evidence of essential qualifications, complete a health questionnaire and undertake a DBS check (if relevant to the role).
• We reserve the right to refuse applications if they do not have an accompanying cover letter.

We appreciate your interest in Weaver Vale Housing Trust and the time you have invested in applying to us.

The Trust invites applications from all members of the community, irrespective of Gender, Gender reassignment, Sexual orientation, Race, Religion or belief, Disability, Age, Pregnancy and maternity, Marriage and civil partnership

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Customer Experience Ambassador

Directorate: Customer, Place and Services
Job Title: Customer Experience Ambassador (Temporary, for a fixed term to cover maternity leave – up to 9 months)
Hours: 37 hours per week (to be worked flexibly in line with business needs)
Salary: £27,023 per annum
Location: Based at Gadbrook Park, Northwich.

Flexibility to work from a variety of places including our office at Gadbrook Park, Northwich and home (dependent on the job role and the needs of our customer, our organisation, and our teams)

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity working as part of a professional, engaged, and friendly organisation? Our values are Fairness, Openness, Respect, Enthusiasm, Collaboration, Commitment and Customer Focus, we are constantly striving to demonstrate these values in our day to day working environment and culture.

The Opportunity
Weaver Vale Housing Trust has an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their career with a great company. We are looking for a driven, diligent, and friendly Customer Experience Ambassador to join our Customer First Hub.

What Will You Do?
As Customer Experience Ambassador you’ll be an integral part of our first point of contact Customer Hub, working within a multi discipline team delivering excellent levels of customer service. You’ll be responding to all initial customer enquires via a range of contact channels which will include telephone, social media, live web chat and face to face liaison with both internal and external customers.

Our Customer Hub is a key service for the Trust with the aim of responding to customer queries and resolving issues at first point of contact by:
• Ensuring the customer experience is a positive one by being proactive and making sure you make every contact count.
• Supporting continuous service improvements across the Customer Experience teams
• Work in partnership with other service areas and agencies to achieve high levels of customer care.

Requirements For This Role*
• Experience of working in a fast-paced customer contact environment
• Experience of developing strong working relationships with customers and colleagues to ensure an excellent customer experience.
• Experience of handling customer feedback at first point of contact
• Educated to Grade GCSE 4-9 / A* – C, Math’s and English or equivalent level of qualification.

Additionally, due to the flexible working arrangements with this role, you will need access to a room where you can work from and a suitable internet connection.

*Please see Accountability profile for further information and requirements.

For more information contact:
If you have any queries about this or would like to ask any questions to learn more about the role, please contact Juliet Swales avia our website.

Benefits
• Competitive salary
• Generous annual leave entitlement – 24-29 days (entitlement increases 1 day each year, over the first 5 years) holidays plus UK public/bank holidays (based on level of service) (part time pro rata) *
• Ability to buy up to 5 days additional annual leave* (pro rata for part-time) each year*
• 5% employer contribution to our Pension Scheme (minimum 3% employee contribution) with life assurance benefit*.
• Contribution to the cost of nursery or afterschool care to help with childcare costs*
• Commitment to support your ongoing learning and development, with the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills.
• Day off for your Birthday to be taken during your birth month (based on contractual hours)
• One day’s paid leave (per year) to support a charity or community group of your own choice*
• An annual Health and Wellbeing Allowance or the option to enrol in a Health Cash Plan*
• ‘Thank you’ gift for your continuous service starting at 5 years’ service, and every 5 years’ thereafter.
• 24/7, 365-day Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) including free counselling
• Compensation for professional memberships which are an expressed requirement
for the role.
• Free annual flu vaccines and free Eye Care Vouchers every 2 years*
• Discounts on a gym membership and phone contract
• Cycle to work scheme*
• Free to use car park at our office on Gadbrook Park
• Involvement in regular health and wellbeing initiatives and charity fundraising activities
• Opportunities to give feedback and join various colleague forums, to help shape change at the Trust.
* Benefits offered providing you meet the eligibility criteria

HOW TO APPLY:
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 13/03/2024 (12:00 noon)
(Please be aware that applications received after this time may not be considered)
In person Interview date(s): Thursday 21/03/2024 and Friday 22/03/2024

Please review the job Information pack (on our website: www.wvht.co.uk) for further information and submit your CV with a covering letter (max. 2 pages) demonstrating how you meet the minimum criteria in relation to the accountability profile, please send to: [email protected]

Those applicants that consider themselves to have a disability and meet the essential criteria within the accountability profile for the role will be guaranteed an interview. Please confirm within your application if you consider yourself to have a disability and if so, what reasonable adjustments may be required for you to attend an interview or assessment.

Disclaimer:
• We may conduct social media checks from sources such as Google, Facebook and LinkedIn to assist us in our assessment of your suitability for the role.
• We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.
• Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
• The recruiting manager will review your skills and experience to determine if there is a match with the position you have applied for. If there is, we will contact you by phone or email to schedule an interview / assessment. If not, you will not be contacted.
• Please note due to the high volume of applications we are unable to respond to all unsuccessful applicants. If you haven’t heard from us within 3 weeks of the vacancy closing date, unfortunately we will not be pursuing your application further.
• Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK evidence of essential qualifications, complete a health questionnaire and undertake a DBS check (if relevant to the role).
• We reserve the right to refuse applications if they do not have an accompanying cover letter.

We appreciate your interest in Weaver Vale Housing Trust and the time you have invested in applying to us.

The Trust invites applications from all members of the community, irrespective of Gender, Gender reassignment, Sexual orientation, Race, Religion or belief, Disability, Age, Pregnancy and maternity, Marriage and civil partnership.

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Lettings Assistant (Permanent)

Directorate: Customer, Place and Services
Job Title: Lettings Assistant (Permanent)
Hours: Monday to Friday (37 hours)
Salary: £24,412 – £26,761 per annum
Location: Based at Gadbrook Park, Northwich.

Flexibility to work from a variety of places including our office at Gadbrook Park, Northwich and home (dependent on the job role and the needs of our customer, our organisation and our teams)

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity working as part of a professional, engaged, and friendly organisation? Our values are Fairness, Openness, Respect, Enthusiasm, Collaboration, Commitment and Customer Focus, we are constantly striving to demonstrate these values in our day to day working environment and culture.

The Opportunity

Weaver Vale Housing Trust has an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to work for a great company and make a difference to the lives of others. We are looking for a driven, diligent, and friendly Lettings Assistant to join our Lettings Team.

What Will You Do?

The Trust is looking for a self-motivated, proactive Lettings Assistant to join our Lettings Team. The team manages the allocation of all our vacant properties for rent, delivering a seamless, co-ordinated approach to the letting of Trust properties.
• To support the delivery of a customer focused Lettings service, ensuring empty properties are re-let quickly and in accordance with relevant legislation, regulation, policy, and procedure.
• Be the first point of contact for applicant, WVHT customers or partner agency enquiries via phone, email, or face to face. Responding in line with WVHTs Customer Care standards and managing customer expectations effectively.
• Ensure internal and external IT systems are accurately updated to reflect any changes to the customers housing status, this includes activating new tenancies and ending tenancies accurately on the Trusts’ Housing Management System.
• Lead on and manage the tenancy termination process, liaising with customers leaving the Trust, and identify any issues which may impact upon the successful termination of the property e.g., property is left in an acceptable condition and keys returned to the Trust on time.
• Support the advertising of Trust properties, using a commercial approach and platforms where appropriate e.g., Rightmove, to maximise marketing opportunities and keep void rent loss to a minimum.
• Maximise the use of technology e.g., Adobe Sign, to streamline the digital services we offer to our customers.
• Provide administration of the Homeswapper scheme for Trust customers wishing to use this platform.
• Actively support the achievement of corporate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Strategic Achievement Measures (SAM’s).

Requirements For This Role*
• 3 GCSE’s, Grade GCSE 4-9 / A* – C (Math’s and English) / equivalent level of qualification(s) or experience of working in a Social Housing Allocations Team.
• Experience of working with a wide range of customers and stakeholders.

Additionally, due to the flexible working arrangements with this role, you will need access to a room where you can work from, and a suitable internet connection.

*Please see Accountability profile for further information and requirements.
For more information contact:
If you have any queries about this or would like to ask any questions to learn more about the role, please contact Sue Donovan at [email protected].

Benefits
• Competitive salary
• Generous annual leave entitlement – 24-29 days (entitlement increases 1 day each year, over the first 5 years) holidays plus UK public/bank holidays (based on level of service) (part time pro rata)*
• Ability to buy up to 5 days additional annual leave* (pro rata for part-time) each year*
• 5% employer contribution to our Pension Scheme (minimum 3% employee contribution) with life assurance benefit*.
• Contribution to the cost of nursery or afterschool care to help with childcare costs*
• Commitment to support your ongoing learning and development, with the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills.
• Day off for your Birthday to be taken during your birth month (based on contractual hours)
• One day’s paid leave (per year) to support a charity or community group of your own choice*
• An annual Health and Wellbeing Allowance or the option to enrol in a Health Cash Plan*
• ‘Thank you’ gift for your continuous service starting at 5 years’ service, and every 5 years’ thereafter.
• 24/7, 365 day Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) including free counselling
• Compensation for professional memberships which are an expressed requirement
for the role.
• Free annual flu vaccines and free Eye Care Vouchers every 2 years*
• Discounts on a gym membership and phone contract
• Cycle to work scheme*
• Free to use car park at our office on Gadbrook Park
• Involvement in regular health and wellbeing initiatives and charity fundraising activities
• Opportunities to give feedback and join various colleague forums, to help shape change at the Trust.

* Benefits offered providing you meet the eligibility criteria

HOW TO APPLY:

Closing date for applications: Friday 8th March 2024 (12:00 noon)
(Please be aware that applications received after this time may not be considered)
In person Interview date: Friday 15th March 2024

Please review the job Information pack (on our website: www.wvht.co.uk) for further information and submit your CV with a covering letter (max. 2 pages) demonstrating how you meet the minimum criteria in relation to the accountability profile, please send to: [email protected]
Those applicants that consider themselves to have a disability and meet the essential criteria within the accountability profile for the role will be guaranteed an interview. Please confirm within your application if you consider yourself to have a disability and if so, what reasonable adjustments may be required for you to attend an interview or assessment.

Disclaimer:
• We may conduct social media checks from sources such as Google, Facebook and LinkedIn to assist us in our assessment of your suitability for the role.
• We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.
• Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
• The recruiting manager will review your skills and experience to determine if there is a match with the position you have applied for. If there is, we will contact you by phone or email to schedule an interview / assessment. If not, you will not be contacted.
• Please note due to the high volume of applications we are unable to respond to all unsuccessful applicants. If you haven’t heard from us within 3 weeks of the vacancy closing date, unfortunately we will not be pursuing your application further.
• Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK evidence of essential qualifications, complete a health questionnaire and undertake a DBS check (if relevant to the role).
• We reserve the right to refuse applications if they do not have an accompanying cover letter.
We appreciate your interest in Weaver Vale Housing Trust and the time you have invested in applying to us.
The Trust invites applications from all members of the community, irrespective of Gender, Gender reassignment, Sexual orientation, Race, Religion or belief, Disability, Age, Pregnancy and maternity, Marriage and civil partnership.

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