menu

Talented people needed

Talented people needed

Northumberland is going places. With great companies, valuable economic assets, an outstanding environment and quality of life, Northumberland is a big and diverse county with bags of ambition. And ambitious places need talented people. You can expect a rewarding career in a fast-moving and supportive environment. You will be part of a dynamic, dedicated team that will help reinvigorate Northumberland’s economy and communities.


To apply for one of our vacancies please fill in an application form and send this along with your CV to workforus@advancenorthumberland.co.uk

Application Form

Download Download Arrow

Work For Us

Senior Commercial Surveyor

Advance Northumberland Commercial

Senior Commercial Surveyor 

Based at Wansbeck Workspace / Home base 

Competitive salary depending on experience and qualifications.  

 

About Advance Northumberland 

Advance Northumberland is a property Investment, Estate Management and Development Company. Building new homes for rent and sale, attracting investment and business growth, managing delivery of major projects, providing a diverse portfolio to support businesses and regeneration and helping you find a place to call home.

We are looking for a Senior Commercial Surveyor to support the work of the Estates Team who manage a diverse property portfolio of industrial, office, workspace and land.

Your new role: As our Senior Commercial Surveyor

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • To provide high quality property advise and support and be responsible for driving up revenue streams which contributes towards our business objectives.
  • Undertake General Practice surveying; Property management, rent reviews, lease renewals, Landlord and Tenant, undertake valuations and budget monitoring.
  • Carry our effective negotiations and provide accurate instructions to our Finance and Legal teams.
  • Preparing reports and data analysis.
  • Line manage and develop Assistant Surveyors
  • Deputise for the Commercial Manager as required

Requirements

  • The successful candidate will have a degree in Estate Management (or equivalent qualification accredited by the RICS)
  • Hold MRICS qualification and have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of Commercial Property environment.
  • Experience of Landlord and Tenant issues.
  • Previous line management experience

To succeed in this role:

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate key skills and experience in the following key areas:

  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and present information in a variety of formats.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and networking skills.
  • Excellent IT skills and proficient in the use of Excel at an advanced level.
  • Excellent numerical skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Confident in dealing with colleagues and clients and all levels
  • Ability to manage workload and respond to varying priorities and demands.
  • Excellent Communication skills

What you will get in return:

This organisation offers a competitive salary, the tools required to do the job as well as excellent benefits inclusive of:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Half price gym membership
  • Cash back healthcare plan
  • Various salary sacrifice schemes
  • Great development opportunities and support

To apply please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability and interest in the post to workforus@advancenorthumberland.co.uk

For an informal discussion please contact Christine Cothill, Commercial Manager on 07966 324021

If you wish to withdraw your consent for us to process your application, please email workforus@advancenorthumberland.co.uk

Rural Enterprise Specialist x2

To view the role profile, please click here.

Business Growth and Investment Manager

To view the role profile please click here.

Project Manager / Senior Project Managers

Project Manager / Senior Project Managers – Commercial and Infrastructure Development 

Competitive salary + excellent benefits - Dependent upon experience. 

 

We have a number of exciting opportunities for Project Managers and Senior Project Managers to join the team, to work on range of prestigious projects across a number of sectors (Town centre regeneration, Education, Leisure, Retail, Marine and Residential )

Your new organisation: 

Advance Northumberland is an arms-length development company with strategic and operational influence to drive economic development, physical regeneration projects, and business growth in Northumberland.

The successful candidates will work closely with the Head of Project Management and Director of Commercial and Infrastructure to deliver this organisations growth strategy including all project management activity in relation to commercial and infrastructure development. 

Advance Northumberland also play a vital role delivering Regeneration and Capital Projects on behalf of Northumberland County Council and have committed projects totalling £130m and a strong pipeline of future prospects.

Your new role:

 

We have a range of roles available within our developments team, to support multiple larger capital projects and lead on small-medium capital projects varying in value, scale, use and complexity from concept/feasibility through to operational handover.

You will work with and support the Head of Project Management in the delivery of projects within complex stakeholder environments, which will cover a variety of sectors and projects inclusive of: retail, leisure, commercial, residential and industrial.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to play a lead role in exciting projects including the Regeneration of Blyth Town Centre, Northumberland Energy Park and the delivery of Leisure Centre, Theatre and Cinema Builds projects across the County of Northumberland.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Manage the planning and implementation of projects including advising on project scope, budget, programme, goals and deliverables.
  • Manage project budget and report on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure that all health and safety and quality assurance procedures are followed.
  • Assess and understand project constraints, risks and key stakeholder interest. 
  • Assess suitability of development sites in cooperation with Head of Investments.
  • Identify resource requirements and progress the project through the RIBA Workstages, achieving agreed deadlines.
  • Procurement of consultants, surveys and contractors – in accordance with public regulations, including OJEU
  • Lead and manage design process liaising with relevant stakeholders
  • Monitor Progress of construction works and manage change process and contract implications
  • Coordinate handover process and transition into operation with end users

To succeed in this role:

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate key skills and experience in the following key areas:

  • Pre-construction experience is key for this role and to be able to demonstrate involvement in assessing viability of sites, procurement of works and services, securing planning consent and the design stages.
  • A proven track record managing projects from inception to completion
  • Experience in leading multi-discipline teams
  • Reading drawings and design specifications
  • Good experience and understanding cost reports, and the application within business case evaluations and appraisals.
  • Experience in the formation and administration of NEC / JCT (or similar) forms of contract.

It is preferable that the candidate is degree qualified in a Construction / Property related discipline and moving towards (if not already) Chartered Status. It is also preferable that applicants are also CAD and BIM literate, and also have knowledge and understanding of Project Management techniques and software (i.e. Prince2, MSP, Excel, Power Project or similar).


What you will get in return: 

This organisation offers a competitive salary, mobile phone and laptop as well as excellent benefits inclusive of:

  • 26 days holiday + bank holidays, which increases to 31 days after 3 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Half price gym membership
  • Cash plan
  • Various Salary Sacrifice Schemes
  • Flexible working options, including home working

Head of Finance

Advance Northumberland
Head of Finance
Competitive salary and benefits 

 

About Advance Northumberland 
Advance Northumberland is a property Investment, Estate Management, Development and Regeneration Company. Building new homes for rent and sale, attracting investment and business growth, managing delivery of major projects, providing a diverse portfolio to support businesses and regeneration and helping you find a place to call home.

Wholly owned by Northumberland County Council we are passionate about the development of Northumberland as a place for people to live work and do business.

We are looking for a Head of Finance to join our Senior Leadership Team.

Having achieved significant growth over the last 3 years, Advance Northumberland have a clear ambition to lead and drive delivery, secure investment and provide a vibrant place for people and businesses in Northumberland.


Your new role: As the Head of Finance

Key duties & responsibilities:
Support the Chief Operating Officer to undertake:

  • financial control across the group, including NCC Capital scheme of circa £29.5m, revenue of circa £3.5m and externally funded schemes of circa £20m
  • borrowing and investment control
  • fixed asset control and accountability
  • financial control and cash flow of externally funded bids
  • payment, payroll and income control overview
  • line manage and co-ordinate the work of the finance team
  • prepare, develop and analyse key financial information to ensure that the Advance Northumberland Board and the SLT make well-informed decisions to ensure future financial stability, growth and profitability
  • establish and maintain financial policies and management information systems, as well as provide a high-quality support service by liaising with management colleagues on all aspects of finance. 
  • Responsible for all budgetary controls, business performance analysis and cost accounting as well as co-ordinating the work of the finance team to meet statutory accounting requirements for the companies
  • lead on internal and external audit requirements and attend audit committee as required
  • lead on financial reporting improvements and underlying systems

    To succeed in this role:
    The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate key skills and experience in the following key areas:
  • A relevant professional qualification in accountancy or finance (ACA / ACCA).
  • Experience of budget management and reconciliation in a professional environment.
  • Experience of working in real estate / construction would be a benefit
  • Commitment to own continuous personal and professional development.
  • Experience of line management (preferably of professionally qualified finance staff)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Service drive, motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work under pressure in a target orientated environment
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Flexibility to work at different locations / home base.

 

What we offer in return
We care about our colleagues and their wellbeing and have been nationally recognised for this.

Apart from the competitive salary, we also have fantastic benefits. We focus on our colleague’s health, wealth and lifestyle. We like to think our benefits package is one of the best around! Here is an example below on what you can expect.

  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Flu Jab
  • Group life assurance
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Enhanced Family friendly policy
  • Home electronics and Cycle to work scheme

To apply please complete the application form and send it to us with a copy of your CV to workforus@advancenorthumberland.co.uk

Closing date Monday 9th August 2021 at 10.00am

For an informal discussion please contact Robin Earl, Chief Operating Officer on 07498049485

Pre-employment checks:
We will undertake the relevant/ standard employment checks if you’re successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks, including medical history and DBS.

If you wish to withdraw your consent for us to process your application, please email workforus@advancenorthumberland.co.uk

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.