Contracts Administrator – Colchester – 22-116

Avonside Group
  • Location: Colchester

  • Type: Admin

  • Hours: Full-time

  • Closing: 18/07/2022

The Opportunity

Our Colchester office is part of the Avonside Group – the UK’s largest service provider primarily to the new-build housing sector, although our Worksop division is focused on social housing refurbishment. Alongside our Roofing division we have our Energy, Renewables and Plumbing Divisions, employing over 400 people across almost 40 different sites across the UK.

We are currently implementing a new Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) called NetSuite to allow us to more efficiently and effectively manage our finance, procurement and operations functions. This brings with it some changes to the way in which we will operate in our branches and our head office functions.

We are therefore looking for an individual to join us in Colchester to add additional support to our existing teams as we introduce and embed the new system and ways of working. You will support in the operational data entry and administration tasks around the new NetSuite system. You will be central to the maintenance of properly functioning business units and will work alongside our Contracts Managers, Branch Managers and regional finance teams.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Administering branch data
  • Supporting subcontractor compliance
  • Handling pay information relating to subcontractors
  • Maintaining and updating accurate records
  • Creation and maintenance of templates within the system
  • Creation of both bulk, and single purchase orders using buying templates
  • Completing the goods receipting process
  • Working closely with contracts management to maintain accurate scheduling or materials
  • Responsible for material allocation and stock transfers
  • Working closely with contracts management to efficiently manage yard and site stock data
  • Working closely with accounts & finance to ensure accurate operational data entry
  • Supporting in the creation of master data

What You Bring

  • Ideally one year’s experience of administration within a construction environment
  • High attention to detail in relation to data entry and administrative tasks
  • Excellent IT skills, including Word and Excel; any previous experience working within an ERP system or finance management software would be a big advantage
  • Ability to prioritise and manage your own workload

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Life Assurance

How to Apply

If this sounds interesting and you’d like to submit your CV, or if you would prefer an informal discussion first, please contact our Head of Human Resources Emma Callacher on

Please only apply if you have full eligibility to work in the UK.

Avonside Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to a fair and non-discriminatory recruitment process. We reserve the right to close the application process early in the event that we find an appropriate candidate before the closing date. All application will be handled in line with our privacy policy.