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Contracts Manager

Job Introduction

A brand new role for Gleeson Homes has arisen due to our rapidly expanding business. The main purpose for the Contracts Manager is to assist all build teams and ensure Gleeson Homes build a quality home for the end user, whilst maintaining excellent levels of Health and Safety, production, quality standards and customer care. In addition, you will focus on the image our developments portrayed during and out of hours.

Role Responsibility

Build Quality Standards

  • Provide quality time on sites to fully assess the quality our contractors and our own trades are providing
  • Provide advice to the site teams on foundations, drainage, super structure quality, pre plaster requirements and final inspections
  • Fully inspect properties prior to final inspection by NHBC and LABC to ensure the property is fully compliant with building regulations and standards and cover notes are issued on the first attempt
  • Liaise with the contractors and suppliers to discuss the site demands and requirements to aid the site teams in achieving targets 


  • Assist in programme planning at both half and full year ends and ensure they are programmed to a level of detail necessary for the site team to deliver the planned numbers, without delays
  • Monitor on a weekly basis the where plots are and action where plots are static for longer than they should
  • Ensure site teams are fully compliant with Gleeson Homes commercial procedures to ensure no delays are experienced due to lack of conformity
  • Ensure sites teams have all resources sufficient in enabling the correct levels of production

Health & Safety

  • By example, set the highest possible standards of leadership in promotion of HS&E procedures and best practice, ensuring compliance with Gleeson Homes procedures and legal obligations
  • Oversee and ensure that HSE related documents and statutory site paperwork are kept up to date and undertake senior manager site inspections, ensuring that audits are carried out
  • Liaise with all parties to ensure the sites are fully compliant with Gleeson Homes procedures, policies and safety standards are maintained, or exceeded 

Customer Care

  • Monitor the customer care admin platform (mygleeson) and ensure the site teams have the support in addressing all matters in a timely fashion
  • Review final inspection sheets, following the final inspection, and assist in ensuring and found issues are addressed prior to legal completion
  • You will be required to occasionally meet with our customers to assess raised defects and arrange for action, if the defect is plausible 

Key Relationships

  • Build Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Site Management teams
  • Operations Director
  • Technical & Commercial teams
  • H&S Manager


  • Sales Build meetings
  • Operation Meetings
  • Valuation meetings
  • Build Meetings (build issues, H&S and customer care reviews)

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
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme
  • Healthshield membership
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • The opportunity to join our Share Purchase Plan upon completion of a year working with Gleeson

Why Gleeson?

Gleeson is the best housebuilder in the UK, we are changing lives by building affordable, high quality homes where they are needed for the people who need them the most. At £130k our average selling price is half that of other housebuilders and this is what sets Gleeson out from the rest. We achieve this by working collaboratively, employing passionate individuals and are respectful to all our employees, customers and subcontractors.  

Gleeson is a listed PLC valued at over £0.5 billion with a share price growing 14% pa over the last five years and is the most highly rated housebuilder on the stock market. Gleeson is a highly profitable business with ambitious growth plans and is poised to continue growing at a rapid pace. Dynamically led by the strongest management team in the sector Gleeson are delivering high margins, higher growth and have the cash resources to continue growing. To support this growth we are looking for ambitious, results driven individuals with a desire for progression to join our ever expanding team.

As an employee of Gleeson you will not just be an employee but a member of the Gleeson family, a collaborative team that treats each other with respect. Here at Gleeson we are passionate about developing and supporting our employees to work to the best of their potential and encourage progression from within.


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