careers
at ilke Homes

Our factory team works together to build high quality homes using the latest precision engineering technology. The team has backgrounds in all kinds of sectors, from fashion to cars, so our skills set is not at all limited to traditional construction.

what it’s like to work at ilke Homes

At ilke Homes we offer a collaborative culture, with our people at the heart of everything we do. In our fun and exciting working environment, we work together to deliver a product that meets the needs of modern living.

We offer excellent training and development programmes to grow our talent, as well as the opportunity to create and shape an innovative and dynamic business from every role of the organisation. We are also an above Living Wage employer and we are passionate about having a diverse team.

Additional benefits include:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Bonus scheme
  • Health insurance scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Paid sick leave
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Death in service

Current Group Vacancies


Team Member

Our Team Members work in teams which will consist of, both skilled and unskilled and are responsible for the safe and effective running of their work stations which combine to form a cell. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Summary of Position

You will have a general knowledge of building trades would be advantageous, but not essential because full training will be given.

Ideally exposed to working in a lean manufacturing environment, you will be used to standard work, standard time and producing On Time to Standard.

You will be passionate about the safety of your colleagues and will champion an attitude to safety that drives an open culture of reporting near miss incidents with no blame, identifying risk and either eliminating it or mitigating it.

You will draw a clear link between a safe workplace being a clean workplace and will implement and manage appropriate standards in your area.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Work within a team of approx. 5 or 6 people
• With the aid of your Team Leader, you will manage SQDCME deliverables via visual management and SIM
• Maintain a workplace that is safe and clean
• Promote an open and listening culture
• Implement visual management
• You will be expected to participate problem solving and continuous improvement sessions.
• You will attend regular team and individual feedback sessions and encourage people to speak up.

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• No formal education required for the right candidate.

Experience
• Behavioural Safety Champion.
• Risk assessment methodologies.
Qualities & Attitude:
• Confident, approachable, listening, respectful, enthusiastic.

 

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV with a covering letter. Please quote the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject field of your email.

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Team Leader

Our cell leaders manage a team of approximately 14 people, both skilled and unskilled and are responsible for the safe and effective running of two adjacent workstations which combine to form a cell. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Summary of Position:

Our cell leaders manage a team of approximately 14 people, both skilled and unskilled and are responsible for the safe and effective running of two adjacent workstations which combine to form a cell.

You will have a general knowledge of building trades and will be able to confidently lead and motivate skilled and unskilled staff as they carry out their standard work. Ideally exposed to working in a lean manufacturing environment, you will be used to standard work, standard time and producing On Time to Standard.

You will be passionate about the safety of your colleagues and will champion an attitude to safety that drives an open culture of reporting near miss incidents with no blame, identifying risk and either eliminating it or mitigating it.

You will draw a clear link between a safe workplace being a clean workplace and will implement and manage appropriate standards in your area.

You will be comfortable managing skilled workers and ensuring they are following the drawings and work instructions provided and also comfortable providing training for and monitoring the performance of unskilled and trainee colleagues.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Manage a team of approx. 15 people
• Manage SQDCME deliverables via visual management and SIM
• Maintain a workplace that is safe and clean
• Promote an open and listening culture
• Implement visual management
• Run problem solving and continuous improvement sessions
• Ensure Andon processes are well known and used effectively
• Maintain a skills matrix as the basis for assuring your team can complete work on time to standard in a safe way
• Carry out regular team and individual feedback sessions and encourage people to speak up

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• No formal education required for the right candidate
• Formal Safety qualification e.g. IOSH Managing Safely

Experience
• Behavioural Safety Champion
• Risk assessment methodologies
• Managing skilled workers to follow Standard work

Qualities & Attitude:
• Confident, approachable, listening, respectful, enthusiastic.

 

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV with a covering letter. Please quote the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject field of your email.

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Planner Buyer

Our Planner Buyers are the centre of our Supply Chain, working closely with the production team and suppliers to make sure everything is on hand to build our homes. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Summary of Position:

Our Planner buyers are key to the success of our operations and play a key role in ensuring we deliver our homes on time every time to our clients. You will be responsible for order receipt through to materials ordering and production planning.

Using the Microsoft Dynamics Suite of products, you will register and screen the orders for our homes, schedule their production and order materials via a set BOM using an MRP type system. You will be responsible for ensuring that all the materials required to make you plan work arrive just in time and of the correct type/quantity/quality.

Working alongside colleagues in the supply chain team, you will be the person who has their finger on the pulse of our schedule and will identify and correct deviation from plan in conjunction with our cell leaders.

To be successful in this role you will need excellent communication skills, both face to face and by phone, be persuasive, tenacious and thorough. You will have an eye for and be comfortable with detail and will be happy to gain an encyclopaedic knowledge of our homes and everything that is required to make them.

Engaging and enthusiastic, you will be keen to add value across our whole business and want to be part of shaping our future.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Engaging with our customer facing team to gather sales order information and ensuring its accuracy and completeness
• Create an accurate production plan that balances our ability to supply with the requirements from the customer
• Order and progress material purchases and ensure materials are available JIT against the production plan.
• Work with the production team to ensure they have the information and materials they need to meet your plan.
• Work with the Planning and Procurement Manager to identify and correct any deviation from the plan so that we produce our homes On Time and to Specification each and every time.

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• No formal education required for the right candidate
• You might be qualified, part qualified or seeking support to qualify for a CIPS qualification
• Excellent written and Oral communication skills, face to face and by phone/video conference.

Experience:
• Working with ERP/MRP systems and ideally Microsoft Dynamics or Nav
• 2 years in a planning, supply planning or purchasing role
• Working in a production environment where your contribution to the success of a production plan is critical.
• Experience of working in an environment with complex multi-level BOMs with material replenishment quantities that do not match the BOM is desirable.

Qualities & Attitude:
• Confident, approachable, listening, respectful, enthusiastic.
• Tenacious with an eye for detail and ability to learn new products and processes quickly
• Flexible and understanding the need to adapt to different demands as our new business grows

 

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV with a covering letter. Please quote the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject field of your email.

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Manufacturing Engineer

As part of our Technical Team, the Manufacturing Engineers liaise with all areas of production to define process and identify opportunity for a streamlined process. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Reports to: Technical Director
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week, 8:30 – 17:00 Monday to Friday

Summary of Position:

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised innovative and dynamic business, we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Manufacturing Engineer.

Working as part a factory based technical team, under the leadership of the Technical Director, the Manufacturing Engineers perform a variety of tasks to characterise and improve the manufacturing processes of making the house, its component subassemblies and components. This will involve working closely with the product design team to apply knowledge of the product, fabrication, assembly, tooling and materials technologies to ensure products can be manufactured to high standards of quality compliance and in an economically effective way.

This will involve liaising with suppliers, research and trade organisations as well as designing appropriate experiments and trials and soliciting views, experience and observations from the operators and other stakeholders.

The Manufacturing Engineers will also be responsible for specifying, configuring, sourcing and implement appropriate automation, equipment, jigs, tooling and fixtures. This may include, but is not limited to, robotics, machine tools, materials handling equipment and computer control systems, both CNC and SCADA

Primary Responsibilities:

• Evaluate the performance of existing manufacturing processes, using appropriate structured techniques to drive performance improvement
• Design, specify and implement new manufacturing processes to deliver new products, evolutions of existing products and other improvements such as are required to maintain and improve the economic viability of the product
• Specify, configure and source such external equipment as is required for the manufacturing processes
• Prepare effective business case documentation to justify the necessary capital expenditure to deliver the agreed business plan
• Define and implement appropriate maintenance and condition monitoring regimes to ensure agreed equipment availability targets

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• A good degree in an engineering or science based discipline
• English and Maths pass at GCSE / ‘O’ Level

Experience:
• Experience of manufacturing, not necessarily in the Modular Building sector
• Knowledge of Lean and Agile manufacturing
• Direct experience of working in an continuous improvement environment
• Preparation of effective business cases for the justification of capital expenditure
• Experience of specifying and implementing machine tools, automation and materials handling equipment
• Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings. The ability to use 2D and 3D CAD is a significant advantage but not a requirement
• Experience of robotics, CNC and automation is an advantage

Qualities & Attitude:
• Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision
• Excellent communications skills, oral, written and using PowerPoint or similar
• With the ability to work as part of a multi-functional team, respecting alternative professional skills and opinions
• Skilled in the use of IT equipment and common office products such as the Microsoft Office suite and email.

 

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV with a covering letter. Please quote the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject field of your email.

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Multi-Skilled Operative

Working as part of our install team, this role is all about ensuring our homes are ready to move in to. This is a role that will require regular travel as our sites are based nationwide.

Location: Knaresborough & Multi Site
Reports to: Transport and Logistics Manager
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week, 7:30 – 15:30 Monday Friday (with flexibility)

Summary of Position:

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised business, we have a fantastic opportunity for a multi skilled construction based site operative to join our team. Working as member of the construction team you will have the ability on your own initiative, be flexible, be willing to travel, be able to work to tight deadlines and be committed to providing a high standard & quality product. You will also be working closely with clients, sub-contractors, SHEQ department, our production facility in ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget, to a high quality of completion & comply with all current statutory legislation.

Primary Duties:

• Assist with the safe movement & loading of units out into the yard, into the storage areas and onto vehicle trailers.
• Slinger banksman duties at the factory and site as required
• Assisting with installation and dismantle of the modular homes
• General roofing works including felting & battening, laying tiles, fitting fascia & soffits and rainwater goods.
• Preparation of product surfaces both internally & externally in advance of the decorations.
• Basic joinery including but not limited to, doors, windows, floors, partitions & staircases.
• Basic plumbing including foul & waste drainage connections, push fit domestic water & heating pipework connections, sanitary ware assemblies etc.
• Basic 1st & 2nd fix electrical installations, including lighting, power heating etc under the supervision of an electrician.
• Carry out general factory duties as directed by the line managers.
• Work in a safe manner within the boundaries of the Company Health & Safety Policy and any additional site restrictions.

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• Preferably qualified to a City & Guilds qualification, industry experienced or equivalent in joinery
• Holds a current full driving licence.
• Current CSCS / CPCS card.
• Desirable but not essential to hold a current SSSTS / SMSTS qualification.
• Desirable but not essential to hold a current First Aid qualification.
• Desirable but not essential to hold a current CPCS Slinger/Banksman qualification.
• Desirable but not essential to hold a current MEWPS qualification.
• Desirable but not essential to hold a current PASMA qualification.

Experience:
• Tradesman background as a joiner, electrician, plumber, bricklayer etc.
• Experience working within the modular building industry.
• Experience working within the house building industry.
• Will have proven experience and ability to work effectively with both internal departments and external client’s.

Qualities & Attitude:
• Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision.
• Excellent communications skills.
• Strong work ethic for doing things the right way.

 

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV with a covering letter. Please quote the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject field of your email.

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Head of Business Development

Leading our team of nationwide Business Development Managers, our Head of Business Development will work closely with key stakeholders within Registered Providers and Local Authorities to drive our business forward. This role is based from our office in Central London.

Summary of Position:

Working for an innovative and dynamic, equity-backed, start-up business we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced BD Manager to join on an interim to permanent basis and lead the creation and development of a business pipeline within the Registered Provider / Local Authority Arena.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a positive contribution to this growing and progressive organisation and both advise on and put in place the necessary procedures and practices that will equip them for the next stages of growth.

The role requires the ability to think and plan strategically, prioritise activity and manage a disparate team ensuring they deliver to agreed timelines. Individuals must have a communication style and gravitas that allows them to inform, influence and integrate at a senior level through strong relationships.

The position is ideal for anyone wanting to take the next step; specifically, as the significant growth planned for the business will mean that this role should very quickly develop into a very large role with significant responsibility.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the overall management of all strategic and operational Marketing and Customer Relationship activities with the Registered Provider / Local Authority arena.
• Provide market feedback to the company leadership regarding competitive offerings, prospect needs and generate product development ideas.
• Take ownership of the management of the sales and marketing functions of the business covering the whole of the UK focussing on Local Authority and Registered Provider partners.
• Drive increased revenue and profit to achieve the Company`s ambitious growth.
• Working to stringent targets, the job holder will be required to adopt a professional and knowledgeable approach to each new business call.
• Planning and coordinating the implementation of business plans and the penetration of new markets.

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
Based on experience.

Experience:
• Thorough understanding of the construction industry with 5-7 years minimum experience working on large scale projects (£1m+).
• Strong leadership background, growing and developing teams to lead end to end opportunities.
• Experience in working with senior management to align sales strategies and solutions.
• Proven track record of increasing revenue through generation of leads.
• Must have experience of working in a corporate/business focused environment.
• Proven track record of successfully pitching for new business.
• Some experience working within affordable housing would be beneficial.

Qualities & Attitude:
• Excellent communicator with the ability to create and build effective relationships with all levels of the business.
• Solid leader who is capable of operating at both a ground and strategic level.
• A robust individual with a ‘can-do’, positive, attitude.
• Technically minded with excellent attention to detail.
• A strong team player but able to work well autonomously.

 

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV with a covering letter. Please quote the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject field of your email.

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