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An opportunity for a Health & Safety Manager to work with a busy new build housing contractor within central Scotland

Contract Scotland has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Secretary to join our client, an established and professional Cost Consultancy, considered leaders in their field. This is a full time permanent opportunity and offers a competitive salary as well as the chance to work with a business who are employee focussed and drive excellence through continued learning and development of their workforce.

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 looking for an immediate opportunity in Accounts Assistant role?

Contract Scotland are delighted to be working with a renowned tier 1 contractor who specialise in a range of different industries including; marine, defence, flood prevention, water and utilities, to name a few.

Are you looking to start a new career? One where you will have the opportunity to be an integral part of a growing, fast-paced team. Our client is looking for an individual with drive and enthusiasm towards kicking off a promising career path.

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

Contract Scotland have been exclusively engaged as recruitment partner to a well known institute of Scottish sport to recruit an Energy Manager in the east of Scotland.

Contract Scotland are on the look-out for an experienced Planner for our client, one of the North of Scotland’s regional Civil Engineering Contractors. Due to their secure order book, they are looking to add to their permanent team who cover a large range of projects spanning the Infrastructure, Energy and Utilities sectors

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

It’s great to see business grow and expand and this opportunity is with a company who have a keen eye on the future, want to be part of it? Read on…

A family owned large private housebuilder is looking for an Assistant Site Manager to join their team based in Perth.

An Edinburgh based Engineering Consultancy specialising in bespoke building structures is looking for a Structural Design Engineer to join their team.

Calling all Site Supervisors in the Aberdeenshire area! Do you have experience in managing planned or reactive maintenance works? Do you come from a trades background and looking for your next role or potentially the step up to supervisor?

We have been engaged by a reputable, dynamic cost consultancy who are looking for a senior quantity surveyor to join their team in Glasgow. This position comes with a significant opportunity for career progression as many of the senior staff have worked their way to management roles within the practice and they are a strong advocate of CPD.

Calling all experienced Site Managers in the Aberdeenshire area! Do you have experience in managing planned or reactive maintenance works? Do you come from a trades background and looking for your next managerial role?

Contract Scotland are pleased to bring to the market an opportunity for an experienced Estimator to take on a package of works for our client, a prominent civil engineering contractor in the water industry, in order for them to proceed with current workload and new tender wins

Our housing refurbishment and fit out client based in West Lothian is looking for an experienced Renewables Energy Manager.

Calling all Site Engineers in Peterhead looking for a 2-3 month contract!

A market-leading Engineering Consultancy is looking to further develop their Edinburgh based Geotechnical team following a spate of successful project awards.

One of Scotland’s larger housebuilders is looking to appoint a Logistics planner to work with the operational team to ensure a successful delivery from acquisition to handover stage.

Contract Scotland has an immediate opportunity for a professional customer service professional to join our Glasgow based client as an Internal Sales Person. This is a full time, permanent position offering a competitive salary and the chance to work with a friendly and established company who operate within the Construction Industry.

Are you a Site Manager immediately available for work from the beginning of June 2022? Contract Scotland is currently looking for a Site Manager to oversee a 6-week refurb project within Aberdeen.

We are working with a 5 star house builder to recruit a professional and customer focussed individual to join their New Build Sales Division, covering the West of Scotland. This is a full time, permanent opportunity offering excellent training and ongoing support as well as a competitive basic salary with a fantastic commission structure.

Are you an experienced Project Quantity Surveyor ready to take on diverse and challenging projects? Our client is one of the UK’s largest family-owned contractors, working on major schemes throughout Scotland.

Exciting opportunity for a Sub-Agent for one of Scotland’s leading civil engineering contractors.

Our client is going through a sustained period of growth and have secured numerous project wins. They are looking to extend their commercial team and are seeking an experienced Quantity Surveyor for a new 2 year project based in Stirling. Operating predominately within roads, surfacing, and groundworks packages, our client has a long-standing reputation within the market.

A respected Property and Project Management Consultancy is looking to recruit a Building Surveyor to join their tight-knit team based in Glasgow. Owing to the increase in workload, the client are willing to look at permanent candidates or freelance candidates.

Contract Scotland is looking for an Administrator to join our client based in Paisley. This is a full time, temporary position which will last around 4 months however, permanent opportunities could become available for the successful person.

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How to hand in your notice

Securing an exciting new job role is a fantastic feeling, but whilst the prospect of a higher salary and a more senior position should be celebrated, one thing that many people continue to struggle with is handing in their notice.

Approaching your manager to inform them that you’re leaving your current job role can feel daunting, and there are many different reasons for this. Perhaps you have a really great relationship with your manager and you’re nervous that they’ll take your decision personally. Or, maybe haven’t been in your current role for very long and you feel awkward for leaving so soon.

Whatever the circumstances, we understand how nerve-wracking handing your notice in can be, and we want to help. This needn’t be an unpleasant experience, and at some point or another, we all have to do it. Handing in your notice is a very normal and natural part of any person’s career, and a good manager will never make you feel bad for wanting to pursue a new opportunity.

Things to know when handing in your notice

Are you sure you want to leave?

First and foremost, before you confirm that you’re leaving, be sure that you are 100% happy with your decision to do so. An attractive salary, contemporary office space and a hybrid working policy are just a few of the reasons you might be drawn to a new job role – but you must be certain that the job itself is right for you, too.

If you truly love your current job and the thought of leaving makes you feel sad or nervous, it might be worth having a more informal chat with your manager before officially handing in your notice. After discussing the things that appeal most to you about this new opportunity, it is possible that your current employer will come back to you with a counter offer.

When a highly valued employee discloses that they are considering leaving the company they work for, their employer may wish to match or even succeed what the prospective employer is offering in a bid to persuade the employee to stay.
Questions to ask yourself before handing in your notice include ‘would I stay if they offered me more money?’, and ‘is there anything my current employer could offer me that would make me want to stay?’

Once you have made the decision to leave your current job role, you must write a letter to your manager explaining this.

What To Put In Your Resignation Letter

Your resignation letter will act as a formal confirmation that you are leaving your current job role to pursue pastures new. So, even though it’s highly likely you will explain this in person, a letter to support this is usually needed.
Your resignation letter needn’t be particularly long-winded, but you should always endeavour to end things on a positive note, even if you are unhappy in your current job role. Try to avoid saying anything unduly negative or likely to create tension – this can make things awkward, particularly if you have a lengthy notice period to work. So, always keep things light and bright.

It’s a good idea to thank your manager for the opportunity and if you choose to share your reasons for leaving, talk about the exciting new opportunity before you, as opposed to the things you weren’t happy with in your existing role.

And finally, be sure to state your last official working day, taking into account your contractual requirements. At this point, you may wish to express your willingness to support the team and wider business with anything that is needed moving forward. You aren’t obligated to do this, but your employer is sure to appreciate it.

How To Approach Your Manager

Approaching your manager can be one of the most challenging things when handing your notice in, but try not to get too
worked-up or anxious about it. Handing in your notice is perfectly normal and there’s no reason you should feel uncomfortable about it.

Typically speaking, the best way to approach your manager is to send an email requesting a meeting with them. If, however, you are part of a particularly small team or you have a close relationship with your manager, you may choose to mention that you’d like a chat with them in person, before sending a meeting invite. This decision is personal to you and there’s no right or wrong way to do it.

When To Have Your Resignation Meeting

There aren’t any hard and fast rules when it comes to the timing of your resignation meeting, but it’s still fairly important that you get it right. Generally speaking, it’s best to hand in your notice at the end of the working day, as it’s unlikely your manager will have any other meetings to attend at this time.

Arranging your meeting at this time will also allow both parties to go home, allow the dust to settle and return to work with a fresh perspective the next day. What’s more, as it can sometimes feel a little awkward after handing in your notice, doing the deed at the end of the day rather than at 9AM can help relieve any tension.

What To Say In Your Resignation Meeting

What you say in your resignation meeting with your manager will depend largely on the type of working relationship you have with them. Your meeting may be very brief, or it might become quite chatty and reminiscent. The most important thing is that you keep things friendly and professional at all times.

In most cases, you aren’t obligated to provide any details about your future opportunity. However, there are exceptions to this rule.

If your new employer is considered as a direct competitor of your existing employer, you will need to stipulate this in your resignation meeting. If this is the case, your current employer may decide to put you on gardening leave. Gardening leave is offered to employees that have accepted a new job role with a competitor business, and this basically requires the employee to leave the business immediately. The employee will still be paid for their notice period, but they will not work during this time.

What To Do After Your Resignation Meeting

Once your resignation meeting has ended, you may wish to follow things up with an email. You certainly aren’t required to do this, but sending an email to your manager to thank them for their time and ongoing support is a kind gesture that will go a long way.

If you’ve had issues with your manager in the past and you feel that the two of you aren’t parting on the best of terms, now is your opportunity to move on. Hold your head high and let go of any issues. At this point, your manager may still be asked to provide a reference for you, so it’s always a good idea to end things on a positive note.