Contracts Manager

Job Title: Contracts Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Start Date: 2019-03-28 00:00:00.0
Reference: 403219
Contact Name: Laura Jackson
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 16, 2019 12:13

Job Description

Bromford is a housing association. One with a very clear social purpose and the financial strength to build more of the new homes this country needs.

There are over 10,000 people waiting for an affordable home in our big four local authority areas (Lichfield, Tewkesbury, Cotswolds and South Gloucestershire) along with tens of thousands more across the rest of our geography. We’re continuously growing and that’s why we’ve recently committed to increasing our house building programme by completing 1,400 new homes each year – and now we need a talented Contracts Manager to help us deliver our ambitions

We are looking for an experienced Contracts Manager from the building and construction industry to play a key role in the New Homes Delivery Team in the Gloucestershire region. The successful candidate will have responsibility for post-contract quality and cost control and the post-completion defects management of development schemes. Travelling around the Gloucester region will be expected, as well as the opportunity to work from home at times.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Providing technical input at project meetings and developer meetings
  • Carrying out pre-contract site visit and checks
  • Carrying out design, specification and compliance checks (including site technical review for SOI)
  • Assisting with preparing and checking contracts and documents in preparation for signing and carrying out contract administration throughout the duration of schemes
  • Processing miscellaneous legal agreements.

The success of the programme delivery will be a team effort but your skills in keeping a watchful eye on build projects and carrying out site visits to ensure agreed contracts are being met in terms of quality, timescales and budgets, will certainly form a large part of it. And of course, you’ll also be the knowledgeable point of contact for our approved suppliers and stakeholders whenever a query may arise.

Specific requirements include:

  • Ideally a minimum of five years’ experience within the construction industry, with a strong knowledge relevant to pre- and post-contract duties
  • Degree, HND or HNC qualifications in Construction or a related subject
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
  • Customer focus

We can offer you a job purpose vehicle (so a full driving licence is essential), a pension and generous holiday leave starting at 27 days every year. We’ll also give you £500 per year to spend on a range of flexible benefits such as gym membership and dental care. To see the full list of benefits follow this link.

This is an exciting time to join Bromford; Glassdoor has named us as a top 5 best place to work in the UK for 2019 and we’ve merged with Merlin Housing and Severn Vale to create a new Bromford, meaning even more new homes, opportunities and relationships. We’ve set aside a joint investment of £1.5b as we plan to build 14,000 new homes over the next decade.

Our colleagues tell us they really value the benefits we offer, see the full list here. You can learn more about Bromford and what it’s like to work here by visiting and following us on Glassdoor, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Not the right role for you? See our full list of vacancies here.

Bromford Housing Group is committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding employees and customers, as a result we will carry out pre-employment checks. The nature of these checks will vary according to the role applied for, and may include details of current/previous employment, unspent criminal convictions, education and proof of relevant qualifications. Bromford Housing Group will also be asking for references for everyone who is offered employment with us. All employees will be asked for evidence of their right to live and work in the UK - further information is available on the UK Government website.

We do not require recruitment agency support at this time - all speculative CVs will be treated as a direct application.