Brierley Homes Opportunity

About us

At Brierley Homes we are proud of the high quality, bespoke new homes that we build in beautiful North Yorkshire. We create new communities that enhance their surroundings and bring happiness to residents. Places that thrive.

We are part of The Brierley Group, the trading arm established by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC); a group of companies who work together for mutual benefit and whose revenue is reinvested into essential front-line public services across the County. We operate entirely independently under our own Articles of Association and Contract Procedure Rules, enabling us to operate, compete and grow commercially, with the added benefit of long term sustainable financial and land asset security. We are an A1 rated NHBC developer, proud members of the Home Builders Federation and also subscribe to the Consumer Code for Home Builders.

Our developments are made up of 10 to 50 well designed, quality homes - all bespoke and in highly desirable locations, such as York and Harrogate. We put design at the heart of everything we do. Our developments complement the surrounding area through the choice of finish and style of our homes. Each development is tailored to suit its location, ensuring it meets local housing needs and integrates well into the community. Attractive planting, practical car parking and spacious gardens reflect the quality of our developments from the moment you see them. We take the opportunity to utilise the land assets we own, to provide housing solutions that add social value.

We follow four values in everything we do:

  • Design - bespoke designs for each development, responding to context
  • Quality - high standard of construction quality
  • Customer care - personal customer care
  • Social value - profits are used to support essential front-line public Council services and we design homes that meet the diverse and complex needs of our residents

Since starting in 2017 we have gone from strength to strength. Our first highly sought after scheme in Thorpe Willoughby has successfully sold out, we currently have three developments open, with two more due to launch soon and a strong land portfolio that will continue to grow.

From April 2023 a new unitary council will bring together the current eight councils in North Yorkshire into one. As part of the Brierley Group this strengthens our position further; this will give us significantly more land opportunities and will form a key part of our expansion plans. We have a secure pipeline of sites ready for sale, land assets ready for development, firm financial security as a platform for further growth - we are now ready for you!

We’re now looking for a new Construction Manager to join us and take the lead in the next exciting chapter as we look to the future and how Brierley Homes can continue to provide quality new homes and excellent customer service.

You will be welcomed by a strong, supportive Board of Directors, who will provide professional development for the right candidate to grow their career as we grow the business.

This is a career enhancing opportunity; lead the growth of our small, thriving business, realise the opportunity of our extensive land assets and financial stability, create stunning places where residents and communities thrive.

Find your happy place… join us.

More information

Find out more about us by visiting our website.
You can read more about our work and see regular updates on our LinkedIn page.

About the role


Post title: Construction Manager
Contract: Full time, Permanent
Salary: Up to £70k plus 10% PRP and employer contribution pension
Responsible to: Director and Board
Staff managed: team of specialist professionals

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Construction Manger to join us.

You will take the lead on the day to day running of the business, reporting to the board, ensuring our land pipeline is maintained and business plan is delivered. You will co-ordinate with a large number of contractors and build good working relationships with them in order to deliver projects on time and in budget.

With your strong interpersonal and communication skills, you will manage the contractual side of every stage of the build, working closely with contractors, architects, engineers, planners, surveyors and other building professionals in planning and delivery.

Having seen new build developments through to completion before, you will bring resilience and your problem-solving skills in order to overcome unexpected challenges that occur during the construction process. As someone who is organised you’ll use your time and resources effectively throughout each project.

Our Board of Directors are responsible for the supervision and management of the company and its business activities. We have plans to scale up and grow and you’ll be able to make professional judgement to make clear business-focused decisions. There is a long term funding agreement in place with our shareholder (North Yorkshire County Council) so there will not be a need to source finance in the open market. With your experience of the new build industry you will be able to provide strong commercial management, strategic direction and professional advice to the Brierley Homes Board. Demonstrating the experience you have of developing business plans, business cases, leading people and performance management and applying creativity and innovation to problem solving.

As a leader, you’ll manage your small team of Project Managers across three to four sites at a time and motivate them to ensure a high standard of work is completed safely, within the agreed timeframe, to quality and budget.

You may be a Contract Manager for a volume house builder, looking for the next step up in your career or you might currently be in a similar level role but looking for a new challenge. We are happy to look at developing the right candidate to grow the business.

This role offers the opportunity to join a SME, strategic house builder that offers stability of funding and land that many other companies can’t - all based in the stunning surroundings of North Yorkshire, a desirable and in demand location for house buyers.

Role context, job description and person specification

What we can offer you


For this position we are pleased to offer up to £70k per annum, 10% bonus, employer contribution pension, 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and flexible working policies.

We combine the commercial drive of a bespoke new homes developer with the public sector ethos of giving back to essential front line public services.

You will be a joining a small but positive team environment, welcomed by talented colleagues. Brierley Homes Board will support you with your professional development. We aim to provide first class customer service to all of our customers throughout their home buying journey. We want the same positive experience for our motivated and hardworking team at Brierley Homes.

Find your happy place, whilst building ours...

Contact us and apply

Key dates

  • Closing date: 6 February 2022
  • Shortlisting: 11 February 2022
  • Interviews: 17 and 21 February 2022

Contact us

To discuss this opportunity further please contact our Recruitment Partner Ashley Benford on 07814 932389 or email ashley.benford@northyorks.gov.uk from our recruitment partners - The Resourcing Solution.

Apply

To apply please send your CV including a personal statement in one Microsoft Word document and your completed equal opportunities form, to Ashley Benford at ashley.benford@northyorks.gov.uk by 6 February 2022.

It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment and the contact details of at least two referees including your current / most recent employer indicating whether you consent to us contacting each referee prior to interview. Please also provide details of your current salary and notice period.

Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and provide evidence for how you meet the essential criteria for the role.

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We will not accept applications from agencies.

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