We have a Site Manager position with a leading medium sized housebuilder located in the East who are looking for an experienced manager who will continue to help in the growth and development of their new sites.

Contract Scotland have a Senior Quantity Surveyor vacancy with a large housing contractor, based in Inverness.

Contract Scotland has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, proactive and pragmatic Commercial Manager to join our client, an innovative and progressive business who operate within the EV sector and are based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent role and as well as a competitive salary, you will be joining this business at the start of their journey and will be an integral part of their success and development in a sector with guaranteed growth and where the aim is to offer a sustainable solution, with the ultimate goal of net-zero.

Contract Scotland has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, proactive and driven Business Development Executive to join our client, an innovative and progressive business who operate within the EV sector and are based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent role and as well as a competitive salary and aggressive individual bonus scheme, you will be joining this business at the start of their journey and will be a key part of their success and development in a sector with guaranteed growth and where the aim is to offer a sustainable solution, with the ultimate goal of net-zero

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious, hardworking and forward thinking Design Manager with proven experience with managing all design aspects of a project life cycle from tender / bid through to completion to join a company with values of collaborative working, developing their staff and promoting from within with a strong pipeline of work across both civil engineering and rail infrastructure projects and maintenance works.

Contract Scotland has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, proactive and driven Business Development Manager to join our client, an innovative and progressive business who operate within the EV sector and are based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent role and as well as a competitive salary and aggressive bonus scheme, you will be joining this business at the start of their journey and will be an integral part of their success and development in a sector with guaranteed growth and where the aim is to offer a sustainable solution, with the ultimate goal of net-zero

Contract Scotland are working with one of Scotland’s larger housebuilders, to appoint an assistant site manager for one of a number of developments in Edinburgh and the East.

Contract Scotland has an immediate opportunity for an experienced Site Administrator to join our client and provide administration support to their site based in the Pennywell area of Edinburgh. This is a full time temporary role offering an immediate start until the end of the year

Are you a freelance Site Manager looking for weekend work? Contract Scotland currently has a requirement for a weekend Site Manager to cover a 6–7-week placement. This role is located within Edinburgh and will commence on the 20th of August 2022. This contract is at the request of our client a stand out regional building contractor.

Contract Scotland currently has a fantastic opportunity for a freelance Senior Site Manger. If you are a Senior Site Manager looking for your next long-term contract then what are you waiting for, apply today!

Contract Scotland has an immediate opportunity for an experienced Purchase Ledger Assistant to join our client, a respected and established house builder, based in Livingston. This is a full time, permanent position offering an immediate start and the chance to work in a small, supportive accounts team

Contract Scotland has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Management Accountant to join our client, an award winning House Builder based in the Stirling area. This is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract and offers a competitive salary and benefits package as well as the chance to work with a professional and respected employer. The office is based in Stirling however a hybrid working model is in place

Projects will be varied including a mix civics and of utility works throughout the North of Scotland. The ideal candidate must be an experienced civil engineer with previous experience working within water, deep drainage or pipeline projects

An Engineering Consultancy with a long-standing history within the Scottish transportation market is looking to recruit a Structural Revit Technician to join their team.

Are you an experienced Quantity Surveyor ready to take the next step? Contract Scotland are delighted to be sourcing a Senior QS for an innovative and forward-thinking company based in Scotland. In recent years, they have experienced successful growth and have secured a strong pipeline of work in Glasgow.

Are you an Assistant Site Manager looking to join high volume housebuilding company who are constantly adding sites to their portfolio?

Contract Scotland are working in close partnership with one of Scotland’s leading privately-owned Residential Developers. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a tight-knit team where each team member’s contribution is genuinely valued.

Our client is looking to expand their team and are currently seeking a Construction Manager with experience in rail, particularly in supervising overhead line electrification, to join their team on a permanent basis based in West of Scotland.

They have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Site Agent to join their team on a permanent basis in the West of Scotland. It is essential that you have experience managing within the rail sector particularly on overhead line electrification

As an overhead line electrification engineer you will work closely with colleagues whilst being highly motivated and adaptable. Experience in the specification, design, installation, bringing into use, on-going maintenance and asset management of overhead line equipment for the rail sector

Contract Scotland are working with an established family-run building contractor to source an experienced site foreman for a development in West Lothian.

This is an exciting opportunity to progress in a career in operational project delivery. This is a full-time role that, in time, will offer career progression.

Contract Scotland is looking for Administrators to join our client, based in Stirling, who operate within the Financial Services Sector. These are full time, permanent positions offering complete flexibility between home and office working. You must have administration experience with the ability to work accurately and efficiently

A well respected main contractor with a rich heritage in Scotland’s construction industry is looking to add a Quantity Surveyor to their established commercial team in Edinburgh. Our client has worked on some of Britain’s most iconic buildings and will provide the opportunity to work on diverse and exciting developments

Have you a passion for excellent customer service? Do you enjoy a variety of fast-paced work?

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Customer Service Manager to join our client, a global outsourcing company, that operates within the Financial Services sector.

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Customer Service Manager to join our client, a global outsourcing company, that operates within the Financial Services sector. This position will be responsible for the resolution of Operational Incidents.

Contract Scotland has a fantastic opportunity for a Data Analyst to join our solutions driven and innovative client, in the Falkirk area. This is a full time, permanent role offering you the chance to learn and develop new skills and experience with a company who delivers excellent service in an extremely competitive, industry sector.

With 30+ years in business and following an ambitious & energizing management buyout which took place in early 2021, we are going to grow and improve again.

Contract Scotland are recruiting for a Site Manager for one of our key clients. This fast-paced company have projects based throughout Central Scotland. You will ideally have a background in Fit out and Refurbishment, as this client specialises in office fit-out.

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How to manage counter offers from your Employer after handing in your notice

So, you’ve just handed in your notice to your manager, you’re ready to start your new job and then you’re faced with a fresh complication – a counter offer.

Counter offers are usually presented to highly valued staff members that have handed in their notice following a job offer.
Upon receiving this news, the employer may choose to go back to the employee with a counter offer that rivals the package proposed by the external employer.

Counter offers are great as they’re a sign that you are a respected employee that brings a lot to the business, but as flattering as this may be, it can also make things very confusing. So, how do you manage counter job offers?

8 Top tips on managing counter offers

Make Sure Counter Offers Are In Writing

First and foremost, it’s important that you receive any counter offers made to you in writing before making a decision – even if the offer is one that you are keen to accept.

Nothing can be considered as concrete or guaranteed until it is in writing and signed by your employer, so be sure to request this if it is not provided in the first instance.

Don’t Rush Into Making a Decision

Once you have the counter offer in writing, take the time to go away and think things through. If you’ve been left feeling
particularly torn or confused, it’s sometimes a good idea to create a list of pro’s and con’s for both offers that are on the table.

Pro’s for your existing employer may be that you have lots of nice colleagues and that you know the business inside-out. Con’s, on the other hand, could be that you have a lengthy commute which leaves little time to spend with your family. Create lists for both offers to help establish which is more appealing.

Remember Why You Started Job Hunting

What was your reason for wanting to leave your existing role in the first place? Perhaps it was related to your salary, or the fact that your employer doesn’t offer any flexibility with regards to working from home? It’s possible that your employer’s counter offer rectifies these issues and has suddenly made your existing role more appealing – which is great.

If, however, your reasons for wanting to leave were due to being bored, undervalued or ready for a new challenge, then that counter offer – as attractive as the package may be – might not be the right one for you.

Think back to what it was that propelled you to start applying for other jobs and keep that in mind before you become tempted by a counter offer.

Are There Trust Issues?

Everyone has the right to explore the job market and apply for other roles that appeal to them, but once your employer knows that you’ve been looking at other jobs, it may result in a loss of trust.

It may seem like an unlikely outcome, but if this is the case and the business you work for undergoes some sort of restructure in the future, you may find that you are first in line to go.

Strictly speaking, this shouldn’t be the case, but it’s important to consider all possible outcomes before making a decision.

Consider The Wider Market

Even if you’re super happy with your current employer’s counter offer and you think it’s unlikely that you’d be tempted by anything else in the foreseeable future, try to remain mindful of the wider market.

Being well paid is never a bad thing, but if your employer’s counter offer means that your salary is well above the above
average market value for what you do, you may find applying for jobs more challenging in the future.

Future employers may find it difficult to match or exceed your existing salary, making it particularly difficult to move forward into another role. You may even find that positions senior to your existing role are unable to offer what you are currently being paid. This could make applying for jobs further down the line much more difficult, potentially hindering your long term career progression.

Trust Your Gut

Although we sometimes try to fight it, our gut instinct is one that we should trust. So, if for whatever reason you feel more drawn to one job offer than you do another, then that could just be the simple answer you’ve been looking for.

What Are You Leaving Behind?

If you haven’t already, now is a good time to think long and hard about what you are leaving behind. Even if there are certain things that you aren’t entirely happy with in your existing role, it’s possible that there are lots of things you do love about your job. And those things are always worth considering.

From the various company benefits and flexible working policy, to the fact you have a great working relationship with your team, you could argue that there are many things your current job offers that a future role might not be able to compete with.

Turning Down Your Employer’s Counter Offer

Should you decide to turn down your existing employer’s counter offer, you must let them know as soon as possible. And
although you may feel a little bit awkward doing so, once you’ve informed them of your decision, you can finally begin to look to the future & your exciting new job role.

Once you are ready to break the news to your employer, schedule a meeting with your manager and prepare to let them down gently. It is best to keep things fairly brief, but always friendly. Thank your employer for their counter offer, but explain that after careful consideration, you have decided that it is your time to explore pastures new.

You may wish to add that your decision wasn’t an easy one, and that you’re very appreciative of all the help, support &
opportunities your existing role has given you.