Site Manager

Location Enstone, OX7 4NS
Hours 36.25 hours
Salary £46,250 - £55,500
Contract Permanent
Division Customer Services

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.

Our activities as a housing group ensure that we have an annual surplus that we reinvest into building more homes where people love to live and nurturing communities that thrive.  That’s the difference when you work in construction at Orbit.  You are part of an organisation that believes in its customers and its people, and what they can achieve together.

We are recruiting a permanent Site Manager to manager our build operations at a development in Enstone.  We have a good number of developments in progress, numerous sites due to commence and a strong landbank for direct build and other contracted schemes.

As one of our Site Manager’s you’ll oversee the management of new build residential sites ensuring the construction of a quality product, in a safe manner, within agreed budgets and timescales and working closely with our sales teams to ensure customer satisfaction.  

You will manage and coordinate trades, sub-contractors, materials and utility providers to ensure an efficient method of build in line with construction programme, quality and agreed cost standards.

You will ensure that all work is scheduled to ensure production targets are achieved and a high quality of product is maintained and that build drawings and specifications are adhered to.

In controlling subcontractors, suppliers and employee’s there will be the need to provide additional information and handle any problems or delays to achieve the best outcome. 

Naturally, you’ll be the lead figure in health and safety, risk assessments, method statements and quality control.  You’ll have direct liaison with sales, commercial and technical departments to ensure that programmes and delivered to the highest specification to achieve sales targets and customer satisfaction.

What will help you make a difference.

You’ll be an accomplished site manager or assistant site manager ready for the next step with a wealth of experience building residential developments and new homes.  You’ll be able to demonstrate the delivery of quality sites that have achieved agreed milestones, budgets and safe delivery.

You will be a good problem solver that is solutions orientated with exceptional planning abilities. 

We’ll need you to have CSCS Managers card, SMSTS and relevant first aid and 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 background, age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, religious belief, faith or disability.  As part of our Armed Forces Covenant commitment, we welcome ex-services professionals to consider career opportunities at Orbit.

Why Orbit?

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:

  • Car allowance £5,400
  • Group bonus potential up to 20% of salary
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the “Orbit day”
  • Private medical insurance
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • A great pick and mix of flexible benefits including the option to buy and sell holiday and much more

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: 20 June 2021