Situations vacant on Gadbrook Park

Planning Consultant

Berrys is a leading firm of chartered surveyors, chartered town planners, property and business consultants. It has five offices in the UK, in Cheshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire and Herefordshire, with clients nationwide.

Our planning team has over 100 years of collective experience in the delivery of every kind of application, appeal and supporting document. We serve a large and expanding client base, across a broad range of sectors – from outset to completion. We also have an in-house architectural capability which further enhances the services we offer existing and new customers both in urban and rural scenarios.

Our portfolio of work has grown to such an extent there is now a need to appoint an experienced and dynamic planner to join our established team.  

Responsibilities / Duties:

Based in our Northwich office, this individual would be the sole planning professional within the office.  Reporting to the Partner managing the Northwich office, the role will work closely with the planning team based in Shrewsbury.  The successful applicant will:


·         Deliver planning services to existing and new clients in a commercial and cost effective way.

·         Increase our planning presence in the Cheshire area and surrounding counties.

·         Develop new areas of planning work e.g commercial, retail and residential.

·         Identify and deliver marketing opportunities for planning within the area


Person Specification

We are looking for a dynamic and commercially-minded individual with up-to-date knowledge of the planning system.  In particular the following attributes are desirable:


·   Experience in the production and management of small to large scale planning applications within a DC or consultancy environment.

  • Full member of the RTPI with post qualification experience.
  • Understanding of a commercial environment.
  • A “can do” attitude, be of strong character, confident and a good networker.
  • Flexible and adaptable to client needs.


To apply for the role, please send a covering letter and your CV to

Lettings Co-Ordinator

Berrys Northwich office has a  long established portfolio of managed properties which the business is seeking to develop alongside other property related professional work.  There is a requirement for a lettings co-ordinator to  join the office to oversee development of residential lettings within the Northwich area.

The post will be working with the office partner and other practitioners.

The target will be to secure new properties to let and manage.  Properties will be of medium to high value (minimum £800 per month rental) with an emphasis on village and rural properties and those with elements such as land, stables, business uses.

The person

 The successful candidate will probably be employed locally in a similar position and seeking a new challenge.  They will be presentable and able to communicate readily with clients, prospects and tenants.  Qualifications are not a pre-requisite.

Key attributes

·         Excellent IT skills

·         An interest in all aspects of property

·         Local knowledge

·         5+ years experience in a similar role

·         Good understanding of letting procedures and compliance

·       Must have own car and driving licence

·        Ability to work as part of a team

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·       Ability to quickly build rapport and long-standing relationships

·       Good interpersonal and negotiation skills

·       Ability to inspire trust and confidence in clients, buyers and associated parties

·      Ambitious, energetic, enthusiastic, smartly presented, adaptable and business-like

·       Prepared to work flexible hours commensurate with the position (which may include weekends)

Chartered Surveyor

Chartered Surveyor, reporting to Partner in Northwich Office

Role Summary

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a qualified Chartered Surveyor to take on a varied role in a busy branch of a growing firm of chartered surveyors in Northwich, Cheshire.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a range of professional work including valuations and agency.  The successful candidate will be required to develop an additional stream of fee income for the office, with the support of the existing team and a robust marketing plan.

A good knowledge of rural property is required together with local contacts.  Knowledge of equestrian or commercial property would be useful, but is not essential.  There is a requirement to act on a commercial basis on behalf of clients.

Good organisational, communication and IT skills are essential.

Good salary and terms are available.

Attributes required:

·      RICS qualification (Registered Valuer)

·      A practical understanding of property, land and business.

·      Ability and confidence in dealing with clients in a professional manner.

·      Ability to make decisions.

·      IT capability.

·      Ability to work independently, but alongside the existing office team and support other Berrys offices as required.

·      Strong written and verbal communication skills.

·      Own transport.

Responsibilities to include but not be limited to:

·      Opportunities to use valuation, management, landlord & tenant and professional skills for private and corporate clients.

·      Valuations of a broad range of properties; these will largely be related to the rural environment (e.g. farms and equestrian) but may include commercial elements (e.g. village shops).

·      Assistance with developing a rural agency department within the office.

·      Compensation skills working for both Claimant and Utility companies.

·      Identifying new business opportunities and promoting the brand throughout the region.

·      Attending internal meetings and also meetings with clients.

·      Fee earner – maximise fee income whilst retaining job profitability.

·      Support delivery of the business plan including delivery of agreed targets.

·      Client manager – develop client relationships (new and existing)

·      Ensure delivery of service accurately and on time.

·      Assist in the delivery of agreed financial targets and be responsible for managing own performance whilst exceeding in core technical skills.

·      Liaising with contractors, clients and colleagues.

·      Attend training sessions and team meetings.

Personal Characteristics

·      Excellent interpersonal skills and a confidence to communicate effectively at all levels both verbally and in writing.

·      Personable style with the necessary confidence and ambition to grow your career as we achieve our plans to successfully grow the business.

·      Ability, and track record, to achieve personal and business targets and to deliver them.

·      Ability to work in an organised and methodical manner, with a high level of attention to detail and strong report writing skills.

·      Willingness to learn new skills and working methods and be adaptable to change.

·      Accept responsibility and, within parameters defined by the immediate performance manager, work on own initiative.

Please email your CV and covering letter to or call Graham Bowcock on 01606 818953.

Ashlings Occupational Health
Salary £16,000 per annum.
Full time vacancy for an administrator at Ashling Occupational Health on Gadbrook Park.
All interested send a CV and covering letter to Denise Maitland at

Assistant to Exec Team PA
Weaver Vale Housing Trust
Housing & Community Services, Property Services & Service Development Directorate


Full-time, 37 hours per week

Grade D

Salary Range from £17,204 - £19,078 per annum

Working as part of the Housing & Community Services, Property Services and Service Development Directorates, you will assist the Directors’ PA to provide administration support to the Directors and their teams. You will work alongside the Executive Team PAs to meet the administrative and secretarial requirements of the Executive Management Team (EMT).

A good telephone manner is essential and you will need excellent written and verbal communication skills, office administration and I.T skills, including experience of word processing. You must be able to work well under pressure and have the ability to plan and prioritise your work to ensure that all tasks are completed in a timely manner.  You should be comfortable working as part of a team but have confidence to be self organised and to use your own initiative.  A flexible approach is also needed to meet the demands of this busy role.

Application forms and further details are available to download from our website at Alternatively, please email or call our 24 hour recruitment line on 01606 813321.

For internal candidates application packs can be downloaded from Trusttalk.

Closing date for applications:    Tuesday 22nd of April at 12.00noon

(please be aware that applications received after this time will not be considered)

Interview & Assessment date:  Wednesday 14th of May 2014

In addition to salary we offer a great working environment, an excellent pension scheme with a high level of employer’s contribution, 24 – 29 days’ leave, child care subsidy and much more.

The Trust invites applications from all members of the community, irrespective of age, sex, marital status, race, religion or disability.

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Back to work Benefits Mentor
Weaver Vale Housing Trust

Service Development – Work & Enterprise Team Back to Work Benefits Mentor

Fixed Term Contract for up to 9 months

Part Time - 15 hours per week

(hours to be worked flexibly to meet needs of the service, but likely to be worked over 3 days)

Grade E

Salary Range: £19,078 - £21,027 full time equivalent, per annum (pro-rata to part-time hours £7,734 - £8,524)

Post is also eligible for a Regular Business User Car Mileage Allowance

The role is based at Gadbrook Point primarily, but with a requirement to travel regularly to other locations used by the Trust.

WVHT are developing a variety of projects that support local people to enhance their employment prospects and sustain work in the area where they live. You will join a rapidly expanding team who exist to help unemployed people overcome the barriers to employment and support them to find and sustain rewarding employment. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, professional person with strong interpersonal skills to work as part of the Work and Enterprise Team, where you will provide advice and practical assistance to support individuals to ensure they receive all relevant in-work benefits, including Housing Benefit. You will work alongside the Work & Enterprise Team to provide a professional and efficient service to customers of the Trust, reaching time critical deadlines where required. You will have a strong customer focus and must have an excellent knowledge of all benefits to deliver a service to high standard.

An excellent telephone manner and attention to detail are essential. You will need excellent communication and I.T skills, and be able to work well under pressure in order to get the job done. You should be comfortable working as part of a team but have the confidence to be self-motivated, organised and to use your own initiative. A flexible approach and an ability to adapt quickly are also needed to meet the demands of this busy section.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced level DBS check, which will be reviewed to ensure it meets the Trust’s standards in relation to the job role. This will form part of the conditional job offer.

Closing date for Applications:          22nd of April 2014 at 12.00noon

(please note that applications received after this deadline will not be considered)        

Interview & Assessment Date:          9th of May 2014                                                          

For an application pack please visit or email  Alternatively please call our 24 hours recruitment line on 01606 813321.

The Trust invites applicants from all members of the community, irrespective of sex, marital status, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.

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Co-Opted Committee Member Opportunity
Weaver Vale Housing Trust

Co-Opted Committee Member Opportunity on our Group Audit and Assurance Committee - £2,281 per annum

Are you interested in “putting something back” into the social housing sector?

Our new Corporate Plan, called our 2020 Vision, looks to build on our success and has a particular focus around the customers who live in our homes and how we can support them through the challenges brought about by the current economic climate, public sector cuts and welfare reform.  Our fundamental aim is to improve the quality of life for our customers.

Do you have the independence of mind to appraise and assess the robustness of our control and assurance arrangements?

Do you have the appetite to review and help us to improve our value for money achievements, internal control, risk management and governance systems?

Can you commit to preparing and attending around 4 to 6 evening meetings a year, plus 2 annual away days, separate training events and at least 2 customer focus events? If so, this may be the opportunity you have been looking for.

We are looking for someone with senior management experience and preferably a professional qualification in accountancy and a background in audit to join our Group Audit and Assurance Committee.

You will have a sound understanding of corporate governance, in particular the role of audit committees. You will have the ability to understand complex issues and make objective, evidenced based, decisions. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Housing sector experience is desirable, but not essential.

The Trust is located in West Cheshire, with easy access to both the M56 and M6. We have over 6,000 homes which provide a place to live for around 15,000 people. We have a wide range of housing from large neighbourhoods centred around Northwich, Winsford and Frodsham to small rural schemes with a few houses. We employ over 350 staff, including office based staff through to joiners and plumbers.

All Board member and co-optee positions are remunerated and expenses and training support will also be provided.

For an informal discussion please contact: Andrew White, Director of Resources (, 01606 813312 or Marianne Richards, Director of Organisation & People Development (, 01606 813314

For further details and to request an information pack, please visit or contact the HR Team on 01606 813352.

Closing Date:                           6th May 2014 (5.00 pm)

Interview Date:                       5th June 2014 (3.30 pm onwards)

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Payroll and Accounts Assistant
your life your way

Job Context:

This Payroll and Accounts Assistant job will require you to process and update payroll in a busy Finance Department including administration of a PAYE scheme and related legislative changes, you will also assist the Accounts duties of the department including invoicing and journal entry.

Key Accountabilities:

To support the Finance Officer with all day to day payroll and accounts responsibilities. Typical duties will include:

Main Duties:

  • Collecting, Collating and checking timesheets
  • Entering data into Sage 50 payroll and processing pay
  • Updating HMRC via RTI systems
  • Managing Client accounts for up to 50 clients
  • Maintaining up to date accounts via Sage accounts to assist the Finance Officer
  • Managing Nominal Links between payroll and accounts
  • Setting up payments via online banking for the Finance team’s authorisation
  • Producing accurate invoices
  • Liaising with clients including care staff and disabled clients and their families
When time allows assist other Departments within the organisation with administrator duties as and when required



Generate and win asset finance and commercial loan business through prioritising personal sales activities and proactively prospecting new and existing clients via the telephone. To develop the client base of the business and achieve personal monthly and annual target requirements and KPI’s.


  • Market and prioritise personal sales activities and customer / prospect contact towards achieving agreed business aims, including sales, customer service and especially managing personal time and productivity.
  • Deliver a repeatable and sustainable monthly revenue and margin contribution to achieve your personal targets and KPI’s.
  • Respond to incoming calls and follow up sales enquiries by telephone, e-mail, fax and post. From time to time you may be required to visit a client as required.
  • Use customer and prospect contact activities tools and systems (including computerised database and paper file systems), and update relevant information held within these systems.
  • Carry out telemarketing activities to agreed standards and timescales, and integrate personal sales efforts with organized marketing activities e.g. advertising, direct marketing etc.
  • Cleanse and input customer contact data as and when required.
  • Monitor and record market and competitor activities and provide relevant reports and information as and when requested.
  • Adhere to and follow internal procedures of the Telesales department as required in relation to Underwriting & New Business processes.
  • Record, report and administer sales activities and results according to systems, requirements in the agreed format.
  • Communicate, liaise and negotiate internally within the parameters set with other members of staff and externally with other approved organisations and business partners (including the portfolio of banks and finance houses) using appropriate methods and behaviour to facilitate the development of profitable business and sustainable relationships.
  • On occasions you may be required to travel to and from places of work or to customers out of contractual working hours.
  • Attend and present at internal and external meetings.
  • Attend training and to develop relevant knowledge, techniques and skills.
  • Provide holiday and sickness cover for your colleagues as and when required

£20k depending on experience

Required to contact the consumer from our in house database to promote potential Mis-Sold  PPI claims.

  • You must have a proven telesales background as this role will require you to utilise your knowledge, experience and persuasion skills, to optimise the number of claims opportunities
  • You will be responsible for the accurate gathering of information, assessing our client’s potential claims.
  • You must be driven by achieving individual, and team sales targets.
  •  Deliver sufficient information to our client’s to establish if they have Mis-Sold Payment Protection Insurance claim.
  • Good time keeping and attendance record is essential.
  • Full ongoing product training will be provided to allow you to develop within your position to the best of your ability.

Job package:

  • £14,000 pro rota
  • Weekends are not required
  • Salary paid on the last working day of each month.
  • Holidays pro rata  plus Bank Holidays
  • Full training of product will be provided
  • Totally flexible hours to suit  16 – 20 hours per week 4pm - 8pm Mon- Thur 3 pm to 7pm Fri
  • Hours are negotiable around your lifestyle

Please forward your CV to

Business Administration Manager
Long O Donnell Associate Ltd

To support our organisation Long O Donnell Associates Ltd are currently recruiting for the following permanent full time roles:-

Business Administration Manager

Responsible for the company management system, recruitment activities and senior management administration.

Please forward a covering letter and CV to or visit our website

For further information on Long O Donnell visit


To support our organisation Long O Donnell Associates Ltd are currently recruiting for the following permanent full time role:-

Business Development Co-ordinator

Preparation of tenders, responsibility for development activities, liaising with client contacts.

To support our organisation Long O Donnell Associates Ltd are currently recruiting for the following permanent full time role:-

Recruitment Co-ordinator

Responsible for all HR and recruitment activities.