Commercial Administrator

Commercial Administrator

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Housing Maintenance Trades

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £24k per year

  • Contact:

    Holly Lewis

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    020 3176 4790

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Commercial Administrator / Assistant – Social Housing  
Location: Ealing

Hours: 8:00am – 17:00pm Mon – Fri (1 hour lunch break)
Salary £24K

I currently have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Administrator / Assistant to join a leading contractor based in Ealing.

Main Objectives

• Professionally handle enquiries from all customers, document accordingly and resolve effectively

• Assist the issue resolution process with all commercial queries

• Produce Monthly WIP reports

• Collation of Monthly CVR (Cost Value Reconciliation), analysis and challenge

• Ensuring commercial procedures are followed and developed

• Assist in material procurement and monitoring or spend profiles

• Management of Sub-Con procurement, enhancement of margin/ rebate

• Sub-Con Payment overview and trend analysis

• Review of PAYE efficiency

• Provide Tender and Bid support

• Consider productivity and work closely with operational team to supply commercial data and improvement plans.

• Assist in producing operational team with budget limits for material and supply chain costs

• Present figures in monthly Contract review meetings

• Address escalated issues and implement corrective actions to reduce

• Monitoring financial margins and assisting in implementing policies and procedures to enhance this in line with client requirements

• Provide reports and communications as required on performance for the contracts, its team members and client KPI data where applicable

• Identify internal process improvements and contribute ideas, improving the team performance

• To maintain confidentiality regarding client and staff information at all times

• To be self-servicing in the area of administrative functions

• To maintain confidentiality regarding client information at all times

Person Specification

To succeed in this role, you will have a keen willingness to become an integral member of the team in improving the service to all areas of the business as appropriate.

Skills & abilities:

• Working within the Commercial team for a main contractor for a minimum of 2 years

• To be commercially aware

• Excellent planning and organisational skills

• Experience in JCT Forms of Contracts and recent updates, along with awareness of NEC and PPC2000 contractual obligations

• Experience of developing a range of administrative and office systems and of servicing meetings

• Substantial word processing experience with a good understanding of Word, Excel, PowerPoint

• Experience of undertaking projects independently, and seeing projects thorough to completion

• Good organisational and prioritisation skills

• Capable of working on own initiative and part of a team

• Able to submit presentable and accurate paperwork as per requirements of the contract

• Establish works carried out and costing information

• Ability to communicate with client’s representatives, tenants and other agencies as required

Education & Qualifications:

• A minimum of four GCSE’s grade A-C (or equivalent); must include Maths and English

• To possess a minimum BTEC in relevant subject or 2 Years’ experience in the Commercial team (We will consider the right candidate currently undertaking a BTEC or post graduate course in a relevant subject)


• An appreciation for safety in the workplace

• An appreciation for equality and diversity in the workplace

Build Recruitment Limited acts as an Employment Business for the supply of temporary workers and an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Build Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer.