Commercial Assistant

Salary: Circa £32,000

Location: South East London

Weekly Hours: Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 17:00

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What we’re looking for:

  • Are you an effective communicator, self-motivated and reliable?
  • Do you possess good general knowledge of the construction industry?
  • Do you have previous experience applying SOR codes to large volumes of works orders?
  • Do you have intermediate Excel skills and confident in working with data?

If so, this role is perfect for you!

Here at Peabody, we have an opportunity for a Commercial Assistant on a Permanent basis at our Westminster Bridge Road office.

A bit about the role:

As a Commercial Assistant, you will assist the Investment, Voids and Repairs & Maintenance Operations in the smooth delivery of a quality customer focused service. The successful applicant would have experience in applying scheduling rates and re-measurement of works.

You will ensure that they are organised to work under pressure to carry out cost control tasks within our total Repairs IT system. Your primary focus will be to cost manage all works orders considering operative, supply chain and material costs (True Job Costing) whilst capturing all values associated to the order.

You will be required to manage and maintain excellent quality standards or commercial completions ensuring all notes, certification and images are maintained as part of an application in line with Peabody’s requirements.

Some of the key results for the role include:

  • Reviewing orders and amending as required with SOR’s.
  • Assist the Financial Completion of jobs within a defined Approval Cost Range.
  • Carry out regular reviews of services and products supplied by Sub-Contractors and Material Suppliers to continue to give value for money.
  • Work flexibly within the Commercial Team offering support to the wider Team and sufficient cover as required.
  • Aid and assist in cost analysis and value for money programmes and assist the Quantity Surveyors in providing commercial expertise for projects

1 day working in our Westminster Bridge Road office and 1 day working in our Walthamstow office is required.

A bit about us:

160 years after it was established, Peabody is one of the oldest not-for-profit housing associations in the UK.

The Peabody Group is responsible for more than 107,000 homes, with around 220,000 residents across London and the Home Counties. We also have around 20,000 care and support customers.

Our purpose is to help people flourish, and we are getting closer to residents by taking a local approach.

We are committed to delivering a responsive and easily accessible repairs service and investing in our existing homes so they are safe and well maintained. Our retrofit projects will make thousands of our homes more energy efficient.

We work with councils and communities to promote economic inclusion, tackle inequality and poverty, and prioritise wellbeing.

Here just a few of the benefits for working at Peabody:

  • Flexible and hybrid working (depending on the role)

  • Up to 25 days’ annual holiday plus bank holidays

  • Competitive salaries that are benchmarked regularly against current market rates 

  • Two additional paid volunteering days each year 

  • Flexible benefits scheme, including family friendly benefits and access to a discount portal 

  • 4 x salary life assurance

  • Up to 10% pension contribution

Are you ready to apply?

PLEASE NOTE: As an employer, Peabody does not provide sponsorship as a licenced UK employer.

To be considered for the position of Commercial Assistant, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button and submit both your CV and a bit about why we should consider you for the role. 

Interviews will be held week commencing 24th June

If you need to ask us anything else at all, feel free to drop an email to and one of our team will be in touch.

Peabody reserves the right to close this advert before the advertised closing date, depending on the number of applications received.

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Vacancy details:

  • Discipline:
    Social Housing, Construction & Property

  • Weekly Hours:
    Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 17:00

  • Contract type:
    Full Time

  • Closing Date:
    18/06/2024 23:59:00


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