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Quantity Surveyor

Anchor Hanover Group
Bradford, West Yorkshire
up to £53k
Closing date
16 Feb 2024

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Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Salary: £53,000

Job Location: Homebased with travel as required.  We would prefer a home location in the north of England, this includes Northwest, Northeast and Yorkshire/Lincolnshire.

About Us

We are the largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people in England. We manage 60,000 homes for people in later life across almost 1,700 sites and operate in over 85% of local councils in England. Helping people enjoy later life is our passion. It has been for nearly 60 years. And today, in an ageing society, our housing, care and support is needed more than ever.

As England’s largest provider of specialist housing and care for those in later life, we’re committed to creating choice and opportunity for everyone. We put our residents at the heart of everything we do, listening carefully and shaping our homes and services around them.

And we’re proudly not-for-profit, which means every penny we make is reinvested into our properties and services, building more and innovating for the future so that people can have a home where they love living in later life.

Why Join the Property Delivery Team?

We are diverse team of over 100 colleagues delivering resident focused property solutions. We operate through a team of 50 surveyors each with a defined group of locations and each surveyor is responsible for between 30 and 40 locations.

This is an exciting time to join us as we conclude procurement of 15-year, £1.7bn contracts. The 8 new contracts will provide a transformational approach to how we deliver services to our residents and realise efficiencies for Anchor. To equip Anchor with the skills and capacity to realise the benefits of these contracts we are recruiting to various new roles!

If you are as passionate as we are about making a positive impact, value holistic property management, and want to contribute to the well-being of older people, now is the time to join our team.

The Role

As a Quantity Surveyor, you will provide effective commercial and contract management arrangements, focusing on NEC and/or JCT contracts. Your responsibilities will encompass ensuring that the commercial interests, contract management requirements, and contractual obligations of Anchor are safeguarded for repairs, investment, and M&E services across our portfolio of Housing and Care properties.

Key Accountabilities will include:

  • Developing robust financial forecasting and cost analysis to support the procurement team and contract delivery team.
  • Collaborating with finance colleagues to ensure a clear understanding of current costs and commercial models and to establish effective payment and financial forecast mechanisms.
  • Managing the financial performance of contracts, ensuring accurate financial forecasting.
  • Overseeing the timely updating of all financial systems.
  • Taking responsibility for cost-saving initiatives through collaboration with contractors, undertaking cost value reconciliation, and certification of payments.
  • Pricing works from first principles and benchmark costs using market data to inform procurement and efficient delivery.
  • Undertaking audits of commercial and contract management arrangements with project surveyors, repairs surveyors, and compliance leads.
  • Ensuring commercial contractual requirements are adhered to, including payment notices, change notices, indexation requests, and variation management.

About You:

To be successful in this role we’d like you to have:


  • Minimum degree qualification in Quantity Surveying or appropriate relevant experience (essential).
  • MRICS status (desirable).


  • 3-5 years of post-qualification experience as a Quantity Surveyor.
  • Recent experience in commercial and contract management of NEC and/or JCT contracts.
  • Knowledge of NHF Schedule of Rates.
  • Experience in open-book cost management and planning, particularly in housing maintenance.
  • Proven commercial experience working within the social housing maintenance and planned investment sector, either on the contractor or client side.
  • Ability to interpret complex commercial and operational data to inform savings planning.
  • Knowledge and experience of commercial and contract management of NEC and/or JCT contracts.
  • Experience in cost-planned investment, compliance services, and/or reactive maintenance work.
  • Familiarity with current market costs in the social housing sector.
  • Ensure cost and contract-related contractual notices are issued in a timely manner.


Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. So before coming together, we consulted with them and used their views to guide our merger. You can find out more about how we achieved this on either the Hanover or Anchor website.

Why we’re better together:
  We’re more efficient:

Together we’re a bigger, stronger and more resilient organisation, able to invest in new services and innovate to meet future needs. We’re able to negotiate better contracts with suppliers and pool resources and expertise. Plus, this empowers us to give our customers greater value for money.

You get more choice:

Our customers now have a bigger range of housing and care options – while our colleagues have wider career choices. We know that quality services start with quality people so we work hard to be recognised as a leading employer to retain and attract the best in our industry.

We have more influence:

Coming together gives us greater influence in the communities we serve, influencing care and support locally and working with local authorities, health providers and the voluntary sector. Our experience opens doors, enabling us to be leading partners in Health and Wellbeing Boards and the NHS. 

We’re also able to shape national policy and debates about ageing. Our expertise allows us to influence national policies for people in later life. Together, we’re building on our reputations as strong and respected players with politicians, policy makers and the public. We’ll lobby for the best policies for people in later life and work together with key organisations to secure them. Plus, we’ll always ensure that the voices of older people are at the heart of the debate.

More new homes around the country:

As a bigger organisation we can access more investment to build more properties for people in later life than before. Our ambitious development plans include social rented, shared ownership and homes for sale. We’re also a major provider of residential care.

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