WE ARE RECRUITING – Head of Member Services

ARK Consultancy acts as Agent for the Central Housing Investment Consortium Limited (CHIC), a consortium of social landlords focussing on collaborative asset management solutions (including direct materials procurement) for responsive repairs, planned investment, compliance and new development works. Due to the acquisition of another consortium working across the North West and North Wales, CHIC needs to strengthen its member services team to provide a service…

WE ARE RECRUITING – Head of Procurement

CHIC procures and manages a range of PCR 2015 compliant frameworks, long term contracts and a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). These are accessible by all of our members, prospective members and members of other consortia and cover works and services across our full product range including builders merchant services, compliance/building safety and repairs, planned maintenance materials and labour, major works, newbuild, consultancy and legal services.…

WE ARE RECRUITING – Data Analyst

CHIC manages a multiplicity of procurement activities, contracts and supply chain catalogues. These all involve comprehensive sets of financial and other data, which needs to be accurately recorded, reviewed, modelled and analysed to produce accurate records and reports. The post-holder will provide support to CHIC’s Supply Chain Manager directly and will work closely with CHIC’s Contract and Commercial Coordinator, to manage and support a range…

Meeting More Than Just a Requirement – How CHIC’s Off-site manufactured home solutions can contribute to meeting Homes England’s MMC Targets

The recent statement by Secretary of State for Housing Robert Jenrick, announcing the 2021-2026 £11.5bn Affordable Housing Programme, sets out a series of ambitious housebuilding targets to help improve the efficiency of the UK development sector. Organisations seeking Grant and looking to sign “strategic partnership” deals with Homes England to build large numbers of affordable homes will have to commit to using modern methods of…

CHIC WEBINARS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

CHIC has replaced its 2020 Conference with a programme of CHIC Webinars. Our next actual Conference is on 9th June 2021, but we are running all of the 2020 key conference sessions and workshops online instead. We have spaced the webinars over 5 weeks and hope that all of our delegates & exhibitors will join us for all of these. CHIC’s conference workshop and plenary…

Submissions for our new £2bn volumetric framework ends on 31st July 2020

We are procuring three contracts for the manufacture, supply and erection of new modular homes. The framework will run for an initial period of five years with an option of extension for two subsequent five-year periods. “We are delighted that there is a lot of interest in our new BuildSmart volumetric contract procurement. Since we first established BuildSmart 6 years ago there has been a…