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  • Trainee Quantity Surveyor/Project Manager

    Candidate Briefing Document

  • Candidate Briefing Document

    Trainee Quantity Surveyor/Project Manager

    Table of Contents

    1. Practice Overview

    1.1 Letter of Introduction

    1.2 Our Culture

    1.3 Our Core Values

    1.4 Our Vision

    1.5 Recent/Current Projects

    1.6 Our People

    2. The Role

    2.1 Job Description

    2.2 Skills Matrix

    2.3 Selection Criteria

    3. Equal Opportunities Policy

    4. Summary of Conditions of Service

    5. Appointment Process

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    1. Practice Overview

    1.1 Letter of Introduction

    Dear Applicant,

    Thank you for expressing your interest in our vacancy. I am pleased to enclose a candidate briefing pack which hopefully includes all the information

    you need prior to making a formal application.

    Poole Dick are determined to find excellent people and to encourage the widest possible field of candidates. As such if you have any questions,

    queries or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    We offer an exciting and rewarding challenge to join our team in Stoke on Trent.

    We are therefore seeking enthusiastic people with the ability to work unsupervised, it is also essential that you have a clear understanding of our

    culture including maintaining existing relationships and developing new contacts, generating income and supporting our vision.

    You will be joining the Company at an exciting time in its history as we embark on our 2020 Vision, an initiative that aims to change the way

    traditional services are delivered to the extent that The Poole Dick Way becomes the recognised method of managing a construction project.

    I am keen that people benefit from their time with Poole Dick Associates and feel that they are involved in changing the future of the practice and

    that they develop their business acumen as well as their technical ability during their time with us but most of all that they enjoy working for the

    company.

    Our business is successful and growing. We want to share that success with talented people and I look forward to receiving your application.

    Yours sincerely

    Stephen Connolly

    Managing Director

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    1. Practice Overview

    1.2 Our Culture

    At Poole Dick Associates we love the work that we do and we are passionate about

    providing an excellent service above and beyond the expectations of our clients.

    We believe that enjoying our work and our working relationships helps us to

    perform better and that a sense of fun need not indicate a lack of commitment we

    work harder to ensure that projects are successfully completed and we understand

    the importance of teamwork in problem solving and in reaching our goals.

    Through a combination of dedication, professionalism and enthusiasm, we have

    built many successful, long-term relationships (and friendships) with our clients,

    consultants and design, development and construction team members.

    Thats why weve been around for all these years and can demonstrate our success

    through an impressive portfolio of work, in both public and private sectors around

    the UK.

    Poole Dick is a business based around certain Core Values, and its these embedded

    beliefs that enable us to do what we do. Our employees are highly skilled but that

    expertise is best applied when people are solving problems in an enthusiastic,

    collaborative environment. This is what you can expect when you join Poole Dick

    and we look forward to welcoming you into our culture.

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    1. Practice Overview

    1.3 Our Core Values

    Our business is based around 5 Core Values which inform and inspire everything we do.

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    1.3 Our Core Values (continued)

    World class communication

    We want all our clients to pinpoint communication as a strength within Poole Dick, one of the main reasons they like to deal with us. Its usually

    ranks No.1 on the list of things that organizations struggle with, and thats why we place great emphasis on communication, both within our

    company and when liaising with clients and other partners. Its about expressing ourselves well, in a language people can understand. Its about

    listening as much as talking and getting into the shoes of our clients and partners. And by communicating regularly, inside and out, we build the

    trusted relationships which keep projects on track.

    Encourage creativity

    You might associate creativity with an architect, but when it comes to the QScreativereally? The fact is, creativity comes in many forms and at

    Poole Dick we pride ourselves in coming up with unusual solutions to knotty problems.

    As a construction consultant we absolutely want to safeguard the clients development, and provide the checks and balances they require. But we

    dont want to dampen enthusiasm for the vision for the project. Thats why we encourage a creative mind-set within the business lets find some

    innovative ways to create the dream, but avoid it turning into a nightmare!

    Share knowledge

    The knowledge that exists within a business is its greatest asset, but its no good if it stays within each individual. Thats why we regularly share

    knowledge, in multiple ways not just spreadsheets and reports, but by sharing experiences and learning from them. We pool this knowledge and

    regularly dip into the archive, so we can always learn from past projects. This process involves all the staff, resulting in a valuable cross-

    contamination of ideas and perspectives, all of which enhances the service we give to our clients.

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    1.3 Our Core Values (continued)

    Stay sharp

    We recognise the need to regularly sharpen the saw and our Internal Training Academy is part of our commitment to keep our standards high. This includes staying on top of legal and technical developments and trends within our industry, something which is made easier by our culture of curiosity, knowledge-sharing and personal development. We recognize that to effectively represent the interests of a client in the 21st century requires a more holistic skill set, including diplomacy, persuasiveness, big picture thinking, facilitation skills and an ability to communicate at all levels. Our Academy incorporates innovative, employee-led programmes in these areas. Inside-Out Approach Our commitment to knowledge sharing and personal development underlines a key Poole Dick belief that you cant provide great service on the outside unless youre strong on the inside (our skills and expertise, but also our culture and internal processes). Its the reason weve been able to sustain a high level of service for so many years, and have such a strong record on staff (and client) retention. In another sense, inside-out implies that our people have a great attitude. That desire to see a project through and do a wonderful job comes from inside. We have an enormous pride in our work and the building we leave behind is as much a legacy for us as it is for our client.

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    1.4 Our Vision

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    1.4 Our Vision (continued)

    Everybody at Poole Dick knows what our vision is and all are aiming to achieve this one goal by adopting our Core Values in everything that they do

    resulting in our own unique culture that we call The Poole Dick Way.

    What is The Poole Dick Way?

    The Poole Dick Way is based on a simple inside-out approach that is expressed as:

    To be the best that we can on the inside in order to give a truly

    remarkable service on the outside

    The quality of our service is entirely down to the skill, experience, passion and dedication of our people and everyone joining Poole Dick must

    embrace our 2020 Vision and buy into our culture by living out our Core Values in practice.

    We hire good people, and within Poole Dick they tend to get even better!

    Many individuals have grown within the firm to become highly respected surveyors, project managers and leading business men and women in the

    construction community.

    Our new Training Academy is designed to develop both technical and leadership skills within all our employees.

    Training is of paramount importance to Poole Dick, not just technical skills but those softer people skills of negotiation, communication, emotional

    intelligence, etc., and we employ our very own business performance coach to help us stand out from our competitors.

    People you can rely on - people you can deal with.

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    1.5 Examples of recent and current schemes (continued)

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    1.6 Our People

    Catherine Pessagno Associate

    MRICS, MCIOB