|Location||Soham, CB7 5BA|
|Salary||£32,000 - £40,371|
Orbit is a fantastic business and one that’s really going places.
Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home.
Over 50 years later, we’re one of the leading housing providers in the UK. Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown. But one thing that has never changed. Our belief in people and what they can achieve.
Your role at Orbit.
With an established track record delivering over 10,000 homes to date and ambition to build a further 8,000 new homes before 2025, Orbit is one of the country’s major housing developers. We also have an exciting strategic partnership with Homes England to deliver, with a funding package of some £129 million.
We are recruiting an Assistant Site Manager for a new development coming commencing in April 2021. The development will deliver 149 homes comprising of market sale, shared ownership and rented properties.
As one of our Assistant Site Manager’s you’ll oversee the installation of roads and essential utilities whilst supervising an army of trade experts, ensuring that quality, health and safety, welfare and wellbeing are of the highest standards to achieve development completion on time and within budget.
You will supervise all direct labour and coordinate the activities of all the trades and disciplines involved to achieve the construction programmes and ensure the cost and quality standards. You will ensure that all work is kept on programme and that all details as specified in the drawings and instructions are adhered to.
In conjunction with the Site Manager you will coordinate and control the sub-contractors, provide appropriate information and handle any problems as they arise. You’ll be a key figure in the health and safety requirements of the site. This will include risk assessments and method statements and appropriate completion of accident records.
What will help you make a difference.
You’ll be an Assistant Site Manager or in a junior management role with experience of construction trades and supervision of trades people and sub-contractors ideally within the residential sector.
You’ll be experienced in scheduling and calling off material orders, programming the works, snapping and liaising with sales.
You will possess current SMSTS, CSCS and First Aid/Health and Safety training.
We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service.
Rewarding your contribution.
We understand that everyone has different needs when it comes to benefits. That’s why we have created an attractive benefits package with the option to select and purchase flexible benefits to suit your individual circumstances.
Some of our core benefits include:
Our culture and purpose.
We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference. We are proud to be a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, this demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.
We support our colleagues to be at their best through our wellbeing programme #ThisIsMe, our corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, our innovative approaches to making the world and our homes a greener place and our leading reward and recognition package. Because of this our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.
At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently.
Each year we build many new affordable homes and manage a total portfolio of around 45,000 properties. Over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and thrive. We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.
Work for Orbit. Believe in people.
We have so much more that we’d like to share with you so please submit your CV demonstrating the value you could bring to Orbit.
We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check.
Application deadline: 21 February 2021