Sovereign is a leading Housing Association, driven by our social purpose and we’re going through an exciting period of change, opening up opportunities to maximise the social impact of everything we do.

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Technical Advisor  to join our South Region Development Team on a part time, permanent   basis. Working approximtely 14 hours per week over 2 days, further flexibilty canbe explored at interview.

This role will be mainly site working with a blend of home and office working, but there will be plenty of flexibility. As you’ll be visiting sites across our portfolio, a full UK driver’s license and your own transport is essential. Your office base would be Christchurch but you could work from any of our offices.

This role is to monitor the construction of all new developments on site to ensure that Sovereign’s standards for design and quality are achieved. You will undertake site inspections and produce written reports to monitor progress and quality of work on site.

Responsibilities include:

  • Continually monitor the works on site to ensure that the quality of the construction meets Sovereign’s standards.
  • Carry out inspections at completion of the homes and the preparation of snagging schedules.
  • Assist in finalising the design and specification for new developments
  • Assist in reviewing the Employer’s Requirements / Design Brief on a regular basis to continually improve the standards of new homes
  • What you’ll need

  • You will have up to date and relevant experience of new build construction processes and technical standards including NHBC and current Building Regulations.
  • A knowledge of CDM Regulations and H&S relating to construction
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Development Agreements and JCT Design & Build forms of contract is advantageous
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to prioritise and plan your work effectively
  • Excellent communication skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all work colleagues, contractors and third parties
  • Proven experience of working to tight deadlines and producing accurate and detailed technical reports
  • What you’ll get from us

  • Impressive pension contribution, 12% matched contributions plus life cover
  • Pro rata 25 days holiday + Bank holidays (including 1 day extra for each year worked up to 30 days)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • A pot of £ to spend on other discounted benefits of your choice such as dental plans and lots more
  • A suite of personal development programmes
  • Discounts with a huge array of partners such as our fab tech reward which allows you buy technology and spread the cost with no interest
  • We are committed to our Equality Diversity and Inclusion strategy and believe that you can truly be yourself at Sovereign. Check out our careers site at  learn more about us and our values.

    If this sounds like an opportunity you’ve been waiting for and you’ve got the right skills, we’d love to talk through your experience and what we might achieve together. Apply now and we can get in touch and tell you more.