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Job Description

Contract Specification Manager (Maintenance)
Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw)
Salary circa £45,500 plus brilliant benefits
 
Delivering on our customer promise. That’s when it hits home
 
At Home Group it’s critical we continue to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 outbreak, and our awesome colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We need Brilliant People like you to join us (and not just during this challenging time). We are doing things a little differently at the moment, so to keep you, our customers and ourselves safe we’ll engage with you digitally where possible.
 
It’s a really exciting time to join Home Group as we build more homes, independence and aspirations – the vision that underpins our five-year strategy. Our commitment to deliver on our customer promise, build the right homes in the right places and be market leaders in New Models of Care, is in the hands of our brilliant people.
 
You’ll be managing and documenting contractual specifications for the Maintenance function nationally. You’ll lead the requirements gathering process, including remodelling/modernising existing specifications when contracts are due for renewal, and translating these into a clear specification for contractors to work within.
 
When you join, you’ll discover that it’s our brilliant people and culture that make a difference. We are No. 10 in the UK’s Best Super Large Great Places to Work, 5th Best Place in the UK for Great Places for Women to Work, 18th in the Stonewall Top 100 and hold Investors in People Gold Standard!
 
About our team
You’ll be working as part of our fabulous team who are super passionate about delivering a first-class maintenance solution to our customers.  Our director Paul has worked here at Home Group almost 3 years now, having worked in contact centres and maintenance environments for the past 14 years. Outside of work Paul enjoys a hectic social life and when not cooking is planning his next trip with his wife Victoria!
 
You will be working for David who recently joined Home Group and has over 30 years’ experience in house construction and maintenance. When not cycling he’s either up a mountain in the lakes or practicing and teaching various forms of meditation.  
 
When you’ll work
It’s the team’s unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life, be it your child’s school play, your partner’s graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered. You can elect to fit these around your working day or use your flexi to take the time off. Our focus is on getting the job done, not your working hours!
 
About you
You’ll be a true self starter, with indepth knowledge and understanding of contractual workings and conditions enabling the appropriate controls to be implemented to ensure success.
 
You’ll have an understanding of contract preparation including standard and bespoke forms of contract and implementation and management of these contracts. You will support and advise colleagues on contractual matters, with strong skills to lead contractual, commercial and technical negotiations to clear outcome.
 
Here at Home Group we have invested heavily in our future and use current and up to date equipment. You’ll be issued with the latest kit, which could include a Surface Pro and mobile. So it's really important to us that you are technologically savvy (or at the very least not a technophobe!)
 
Want to know more?
If you’re not reading this advert on our careers pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You can download the Contract Specification Writer Job Description, and find out more about Home Group. We’ve also got some short films that show you what it’s like to work here, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!
 
To apply
Don’t delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and if you have one, your covering letter (this will help us learn more about you!). If you need them, we’ve also got some great templates to help you.
 
You’re unique!
Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!

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