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Oct 28, 2020
Full time
Closing date: 4 November 2020 at 11.30 pm (We will be reviewing applications as they come in and may close the role before this date). Do you have a sound general knowledge of social policy issues and economics? And a track record of quickly getting up to speed with new policy areas and analysing their importance for defined groups of people and organisational objectives? Then join Shelter as a Policy Manager and you could soon be a key member of a team prides itself on its creation of well-grounded but creative policy that can challenge any think tank. A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change - with individuals, in communities, across society - and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve. Part of our Communication, Policy and Campaigns Division, Shelter's Policy team is responsible for developing policy on housing and homelessness issues. Grounded in the experience of the people who use Shelter's services every day, as well as in expert research, the team combines work on short term change in policy and practice at a national and local level with innovative policy development aimed at tackling the root causes of Britain's housing crisis. Whatever the challenge however, the central focus of the team's work remains the same - to maximise its contribution to our core mission of delivering positive change for those in housing need. Are you ready to help deliver that change? About the Role A rare opportunity to play a lead role in developing Shelter's policy programme on key strategic campaigning themes, this varied role will require you to quickly get to grips with the problems faced by the people who come to Shelter every day for help, thus enabling us to swiftly respond to and influence national and local policy. As well as developing innovative and workable proactive policy on the issues that get to the heart of our nation's long-term housing problems, we'll rely on you to help build upon the team's good reputation. You'll also be responsible for to line managing Policy Officers/Assistant Policy Officers, contributing to team management and development and deputising for the Head of Policy as and when required. About you You'll need experience of developing innovative new policy, grounded in robust evidence and sensitive to public and/or cross-party political attitudes, which delivers positive change. You'll also need a real passion for ending the housing crisis and the intellectual capacity and curiosity to seek out and develop the best ideas for doing this. Strong political nous and a campaigning mindset are important attributes too, as are the communication and strategic leadership skills it takes to work across an organisation to create real and effective policy changes through successful campaigning. Someone who excels at project scoping and management, engaging with stakeholders and communicating through policy maker events, social and traditional media comes naturally to you too. What's more, you're adept at distilling complex arguments to make them clear and understandable, focused on outcomes and able to work across boundaries to build and lead successful campaigns. Benefits We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme. Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society. Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies. Shelter promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities),gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them. We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit. Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
Nacro City, Sheffield
Oct 28, 2020
Full time
Support Worker Job type - Fixed-term/ Full-time Contract End Date - 30/11/2021 Salary - £20,762 (inc £1,000 UH) per annum Hours - 35 (plus 5 hours paid lunch break)-with occasional Saturday work. Location - Yorkshire & Humberside Closing date - 27.10.2020 Do you have what it takes to seize opportunities and deliver results? Can you think differently, pursue creative ideas, and provide reliable support to both internal and external customers? Nacro facilitate the Bail Accommodation and Support Service (BASS), which is a national service across the England and Wales. The service allows courts to make greater use of bail by providing accommodation in the community with support for adult defendants who could not otherwise be bailed. BASS also provides for Home Detention Curfew, Intensive Community Order Residence Requirement and Additional License Conditions. Nacro is delivering this service on behalf of the Ministry of Justice. Who we are looking for? This post is a maternity cover, temporary contract up to one year. We are searching for a Support Worker to provide support to promote independent living together with high quality housing and property management to service users in a group of properties in Yorkshire & Humberside. This will include inducting service users into the property, conducting risk assessments and work with the service user to create an individual, strength-based Support Plan and Safety Plan . Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Engage with actual and potential referral agencies including local authority central access point/gateway services, statutory and voluntary sector agencies in order to generate referrals for the service as required. Plan and deliver an effective support and safety plan with the service user referring to specialist agencies as required. The progressions/outcomes identified, delivered and service user contact should be recorded, monitored, reviewed and updated regularly and in line with contract requirements. Ensure that properties are always adequately equipped, maintained, furnished, and cleaned. Ensure the correct tenure and support agreement is issued and service users comply with these agreements, taking appropriate action in respect of non compliance including non engagement with support. Maximise rent collection, ensuring successful housing and other welfare benefit claims are submitted and maintained, taking proactive action to minimise rent arrears in line with targets, monitoring the account and recording all actions and where necessary taking appropriate action when arrears arise in line with policy and procedure. Ensure that routine property maintenance and damage is reported promptly to maintenance staff. Minimise void time by taking a pro-active approach to ensure properties are re-let as soon as possible in line with targets. Full Driving license and access to own car is required. For details of the full role profile please click here For Details of Nacro's excellent benefits click here To apply, please visit our website via the button below.
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The construction jobs have a great demand in the UK, while the industry has been growing significantly in recent times. Take a look at the highest paying construction jobs in the UK for 2020, through this article and have a brief idea of each job role. Top ten construction jobs with highest packages in the UK for 2020 1. Commercial Manager Average Salary: £57,500 (TotalJobs) Financial management of project(s) is the key role of a Commercial Manager. Their responsibilities include maximising financial opportunity, minimising financial risk, accurate project reporting and agreeing final accounts. They also manage subordinates while ensuring all stakeholders understand and adhere to contractual obligations. 2. M&E Project Manager Average Salary:  £55,000 The M&E Project Manager (PM) covers many roles after the Commercial Manager. He/she is responsible for the building services element of a construction project. The M&E PM attends project meetings and produces appropriate reports. They play a vital role in building relationships with clients/contractors and manage the on-site review along with building services installation. 3. Construction Manager Average Salary:  £67,500 (Totaljobs) The major role of Construction Managers is to oversee the construction elements of a project. He/she ensures the scheme is completed on time, inside the budget and within Health & Safety guidelines. They look after the management of directly employed staff and subcontractors. Construction Managers roles are one among the best paid construction jobs in the industry. 4. Project Manager Average Salary: £58,701 (TotalJobs) Project Managers have similar roles to that of Construction Managers. PM’s oversee the construction elements of a project. They ensure the scheme is completed on time, to budget and within Health & Safety guidelines. They are responsible for the management of directly employed staff and subcontractors.      5. Quantity Surveyor Average Salary: £57,500 (TotalJobs) Quantity Surveyors are responsible for the management of a project, financial planning, control, and to ensure the effective administration of the commercial and financial aspects of the contract.  They help maximise cash flow through the timely preparation of valuations, submission of invoices and receipt of payment. Additionally, they manage the prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including variations, disputes, and claims. 6. Site Manager Average Salary: £52,500 (TotalJobs) Their main focus li9es in the production progress on sites with full responsibility and control of site staff and subcontractors. Their roles in the construction jobs ensure the scheme is delivered to a high standard with minimum defects while promoting high levels of health and safety guidelines. 7. Estimator Average Salary: £47,500 (TotalJobs) The technical term itself speaks about this role. He/she is responsible for the preparation of project tenders in order to secure workload at a profitable level. They are helpful in advertising tender workload and keep management aware of key client projects. 8. Technical Coordinator Average Salary: £47,000 He/she is responsible for coordinating all technical information on projects from inception to completion. They provide architectural and engineering support for projects. They also issue drawings and information for construction purposes. Checking and approving architect's and engineer's drawings is another area where they work. 9. Site Engineer Average Salary: £35,333 This is a common job role in all the industries across construction. However the number of site engineers present at each site varies depending on the size of the project. Site Engineers work with project personnel to develop the detailed design, delivery of the allocated scheme.   They play a key role in supervision of subcontractors and ensuring works are delivered in line with their works instruction. They monitor various aspects on site including structures, safety barriers, drainage, and fencing. 10. General Foreman Average Salary: £35,000 They are responsible for assisting with the production elements of projects and the management of work plans and risk assessments.  They may be working as directly employed labour or under sub-contractors and help ensure projects are completed with minimum defects. These roles are mostly applicable in the form of contract jobs compared to the other roles. Impact of COVID-19 on construction industry The unfortunate blow of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) this year has led to uncertainty in the construction industry, extending too many job losses in the UK and across the world. With the strict measures of recovery from the UK government, it’s expected to get back to normal soon.
Construction management is the well-established discipline within the construction industry preferably chosen after completion of a relevant degree from university. But the most interesting aspect lies in choosing the best university to finish a degree in the construction stream and finding a suitable opportunity. While Construction Management provides a way with growing salaries and an expanding amount of vacancies, it’s the best choice to study at the reputed universities too. In the UK, prospects of choosing construction related careers purely relate with the construction management courses or degrees. The courses for Construction management at a university level are broad and specific. However, a graduate who holds a degree in construction related course can choose to further specialise with a postgraduate degree. Here in this article, we shall investigate the 6 best Universities that provide construction related courses while there are many others that provide the courses: University College London (UCL) UCL paves a great way to construction field and educates its students with the timely tools to manage the dynamic nature of the industry. Students are said to develop analytical and managerial skills are create the readiness ready for the workforce. Courses include Project Management for Construction BSc . Later you can take up an MSc degree in Construction Economics and Management MSc, and it depends on your choice to go further with any added specialization. Aston University Practical construction related topics are the major covered at the Aston. You can choose research and technology courses in construction at the university. Paid work placements are common practice as part of a course programme. BSc degree in Construction Project Management is widely chosen. This leads in working with industries such as building and project management, contracting, quantity surveying, and in the service sector jobs related to local government. University of Portsmouth For practicing the technical skills in the construction field, an MSc in Project Management in construction from University of Portsmouth is best suitable. The techniques and tools used in the industry would be well known along with Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes. Nottingham Trent University Students find it easy to crack jobs in the construction industry after acquiring a degree from NTU.  Focusing on skills is strictly practiced and major criteria for the future employees at the work environment. Both bachelor’s or master’s courses are available in construction and project management at NTU. Apart from this University, interested students can choose courses in construction from Imperial College, Wrexham Glyndwr, and the University of Bath. Loughborough University You find many specializations related to construction courses at Loughborough. Their MSc in Construction Management is the well established course in the UK and known to be the second oldest in the world. Heriot-Watt Established in 1821 and located in Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt stands to be the world’s first mechanic’s institute. The Guardian has listed Heriot-Watt as second in the UK for courses in building and town and country planning. The university has a wide variety of courses for students to choose. These courses include Construction Management and Innovation , Sustainable Urban Management and Urban Design and Planning. Other criteria. Students may, of course, find that other criteria are important when choosing a university. The geographical location may be decisive for some of the students, or some students may prefer either a campus-based university or a city university that is integrated into the wider community. Job opportunities: Find out more about getting construction careers and explore our construction careers advice . Check out the latest construction manager vacancies at Construction manager jobs