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Area Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Gleeson Homes have an exciting opportunity for an Area Manager to join our team. Working within a well-established homebuilding company you will be responsible for the smooth and profitable running of the area in accordance with company rules and standing orders.

Role Responsibility

The primary focus is to ensure that build progress and build cost are in accordance with the budget and build quality is produced to a high standard.

  • Coordinate build, sales, commercial, technical and material purchase functions by chairing 75% of weekly build, sales and all pre-start meetings so the primary focus can be achieved
  • Chair pre-construction meetings
  • Attend and contribute to monthly valuation meetings
  • Attend health and safety meetings
  • Assume responsibility for premises management
  • Carry out two Final Inspection Audits each month following the original Final Inspection and include a detailed overview in monthly report
  • Review and monitor progress of customer care on, at least, a weekly basis
  • Assume responsibility for day to day employee management, including monitoring punctuality, time keeping and authorising holidays
  • Regularly visit all of the sites in the area to ensure that progress and quality are at an acceptable level.  In addition help police customer compliance with restrictive covenants and take corrective action where necessary
  • Liaise with and understand the role and operations of the Land Manager
  • Ensure any releases and capex requirements are checked and presented to the Regional Director in a timely manner for seeking main board approval
  • Prepare for and attend monthly forward planning meetings
  • Ensure developments do not deviate from the construction phase plan or where necessary, review the original plan in conjunction with other Directors and amend accordingly
  • To be involved in training, (particularly site) and KPI monitoring

Liaise and report to the Regional Director on a regular basis and always, where appropriate, seek the help and advice of the Senior Management Team (SMT), in particular:

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Managing Director of Homes
  • Sales Director
  • Technical Director
  • Commercial Director

Produce a monthly report in the current format (plus Final Inspection Audit results) and circulate to:

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Managing Director of Homes
  • CFO
  • Finance Director – Homes Division
  • Regional Director

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience working within a high volume housebuilding company
  • Proven working experience in construction management
  • Advanced knowledge of construction management processes, means and methods
  • Expert knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards
  • Understanding of all facets of the construction process
  • Leadership and human resources management skills
  • Excellent time and project management skills

Package Description

  • Generous holiday entitlement of 26 days per annum + bank holidays
  • Choice of company car or car allowance
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Holiday Buy Back Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme (with company and voluntary contribution)
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme (upon successful completion of probationary period)
  • Healthshield membership (upon successful completion of probationary period)
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • The opportunity to join our Share Purchase Plan upon completion of a year working with Gleeson

About the Company

Gleeson Homes specialises in building low cost homes on brownfield sites across the North of England, transforming areas of derelict land into brand new communities of new homes which are priced to suit local people.

Gleeson Homes, building in excess of 1,000 houses per year is expanding in a rapid and controlled manner throughout the North of England and The Midlands.  We are currently opening Area Offices at the rate of one per year.

Gleeson Homes and Regeneration

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