Aftersales Engineers & Siting Engineers

We are looking for a number of After Sales Engineers and Siting Engineers to join the team

These roles are off site roles, that require significant travel time and frequent nights away from home most weeks.

We are looking for keen, positive, driven applicants – who understand the importance of customer service, providing a good service in completing variable tasks in our customer’s homes. This requires a good level of presentation, communication, and thoughtfulness – to ensure we do all we can to complete the job and go the extra mile to leave the customer smiling and a job well done.

The applicant must have:-

A strong multi skilled construction/factory experience – the more variable the better
A willingness to learn and upskill on areas that may be required – eg decorating, carpentry
A commitment to making things happen and finish jobs with a smile
A good team ethic – from materials management, van responsibility, and job completion
A customer friendly personality – the customer experience is key
A good communicator – to feedback accurately on jobs, next steps and ability to follow up and action.

If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV, complete an application form or provide a letter detailing your interest in the role and why you are suitable to:

Julie Britton – HR Department or email recruitment@phplh.com 

Statement regarding fire compliance of wall and roof cladding materials

Statement regarding fire compliance of wall and roof cladding materials

In light of recent tragic events relating to the Grenfell Tower, we at Prestige Homeseeker feel it necessary to make a statement reassuring our customers that all wall and roof claddings used within our standard ranges are fully compliant with the applicable fire regulations, as set out in BS:3632:2015, the British Standard for residential park homes to which our homes are manufactured.

Within this standard it is stated that materials used for the external cladding of walls should have surfaces which have a minimum (fire) rating of Class 3 in accordance with BS 476-7:1997 (British Standard) or Euro Class D in accordance with BS EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009 (European standard), where the lower the number/letter translates as the better the performance. These are essentially spread of flame tests which evaluate how a given material reacts to fire.

Below is a table listing our current standard external wall cladding types and respective fire classification of each. As it can be seen, all are either equal to or exceed the minimum required classification:

Cladding Type British Classification Equivalent European Classification
BS 476-7: 1997 BS EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009
Canexel (Ridgewood, Ultraplank, Ced-R-Vue) Class 3 Class D
Cedar Class 3 Class D
Thermawood Class 3 Class D
Softwood Stained Class 3 Class D
Artefoam Class 3 Class D
Stipple on Magnesium Oxide Substrate Limited combustibility

(exceeds class 0)

Class A2

With regards to internal claddings to walls and ceilings, BS:3632:2015 states that materials used must have surfaces which are, in accordance with BS 476-7:1997, not less than Class 3, or at least Euro Class D in line with BS EN 13823:2010+A1:2014 and BS EN ISO 11925-2:2010. Again, all claddings used can be seen to be equivalent to or above this standard in the following table:

Cladding Type British Classification Equivalent European Classification
BS 476-7:1997 BS EN 13823:2010+A1:2014
BS EN ISO 11925-2:2010
Wallpaper on Plasterboard 0 B
Plasterboard Painted Limited Combustibility A2
MDF Painted 3 D
Rough Sawn Timber 3 D
Laminate 1 C
Tiled Non-combustible A1
Nuance Aquapanel 3 D
Vinyl Wrapped MDF 3 D
Smart Panel Painted 3 D

Also stipulated in BS:3632:2015 is the requirement for roof cladding materials to have a surface of fire resistance which is not less than classification “AC,” as defined in BS 476-3:2004, or classification Broof (t4) as defined in BS EN 13501-5:2004+A1:2009. Shown below are current roof covering options available and respective fire resistance classifications for each, once again both of which can be seen to meet current standards:

Cladding Type British Classification Equivalent European Classification
BS 476-3:2004 BS EN 13501-5:2004+A1:2009
Metrotile Sheet Tile AA Broof (t4)
Firestone Rubberguard FR Membrane AA Broof (t4)

We hope that this helps to clarify any queries relating to this important matter and welcome any further questions you may have on telephone number 01933 354000.

Prestige Glass House

Prestige & Homeseeker launches an Apprentice Academy

Prestige & Homeseeker launches an Apprentice Academy

Recruitment for 15 apprentices across Rushden and Kettering.

Prestige and Homeseeker Park and Leisure Homes based in Rushden Northants have an exciting opportunity for the next generation of talent. The launch of the apprenticeship academy is an exciting opportunity for talented individuals to learn all aspects of the production line and will achieve a high standard of craftsmanship. Learning all 4 elements of the trade (carpentry, decorating, plumbing and electrics) while obtaining qualifications. An innovative new scheme from Prestige & Homeseeker which will recruit 15 apprentices across two manufacturing sites Rushden & Kettering.

Ever mindful of the need to attract younger people into manufacturing industry, we have teamed up with Tresham College to develop a two-year Maintenance Operations apprenticeship program where participants will be able to study for NVQ/Diploma in Maintenance Multi Trade / Park and Leisure Home builder to gain the highest standards possible to continue ongoing development. (Free transport is available through Tresham)

The employees will work alongside skilled painter and decorators, carpenters, plumbers and electricians in all phases of work associated with the trade providing an excellent grounding for a wide range of careers.

How to apply:
Only candidates who have fully completed the Applications will be considered:
https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-135432

The closing date for applications is 30th June 2017 by which time, selected applicants will then be invited to our open day on 6th July 2017.

About Prestige and Homeseeker Park & Leisure Homes
Established since 1987 Prestige & Homeseeker are the UK’s leading park home and leisure lodge manufacturer in the UK.

They have an admirable reputation for iconic designs, quality and service, combined with highly driven and motivated employees have made them one of the largest park home and leisure lodge manufacturers in the industry, employing over 450 staff in and around the Northamptonshire area. Even though they have grown significantly over the years they still retain that personal touch; a family company with ‘old fashioned values’.
www.prestigeandhomeseeker.com

Prestige & Homeseeker Park & Leisure Homes
8 Shipton Way
Express Business Park
Rushden
NN10 6GL
Tel: 0845 0702345

Apprenticeship Academy

Apprenticeship Academy

We are currently recruiting for 15 apprentices across Rushden and Kettering (5 for Kettering, 10 for Rushden). This is an exciting opportunity for any talented individuals looking to learn all 4 elements of our trade (carpentry, decorating, plumbing and electrics) whilst obtaining qualifications.

The apprenticeship is in partnership with Tresham College and apprentices will attend Tresham in Corby every Wednesday. (Free transport is available through Tresham)

If you know anyone who may be interested in the new PHPLH Apprenticeship Academy, we welcome them to apply using the below web address where further details are provided:

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-135432

The closing date for applications is 30th June 2017 by which time, selected applicants will then be invited to our open day on 6th July 2017.

Marketing & Events Co-ordinator

Events & Marketing Coordinator
Reports to:
Marketing Manager
Department:
Marketing & Design
To apply for this position please email: recruitment@phplh.com for an application form.

The role:

As an Events and Marketing Coordinator you will have the necessary skill set to plan and see through trade shows, open days and charity events. You will have the ability to work calm under pressure, be Computer literate with a keen eye for design. Strong Negotiation, Problem-solving and organisational skills are a must.

  • Work with the Marketing Manager to ensure events deliver on budget and maximum brand exposure.
  • Plan and organise trade events, open days and charity events.
  • Manage events schedule including products, transportation, siting and external supplies.
  • Provide internal and external contacts with necessary information within timescales required.
  • Update and maintain supplies of show, marketing material making sure all equipment is packed and stored well.
  • Set up and break down of trade shows throughout the year in the UK, requires working away overnight and occasional weekends.
  • Support the Marketing Manager with content creation for social media posts.
  • Proof reading of documentation generated by Marketing.
  • Assisting the marketing manager with marketing activities.
  • Liaising with customers that work at our stand and build rapport with Customers .
  • Measure success of events through ROI reporting.
  • Maintain design studio and keep  up to date with current stock and remove discontinued items.
  • Order in samples and create mood boards for our Interior Designer.
  • Identify future events opportunities.
  • Maintain company branding at all times.
  • Updating and maintaining documentation and website.
  • Gathering information for internal communications.
  • Conduct business in an ethical manner, protecting the Company’s best interests at all times.
  • Maintain the company’s expected level of service delivery at all times to internal and external customer and remain committed to customer service excellence.
  • The ability to stay focused so the event planning as well as the actual event set up and break down run smoothly.

 

Skills, Experience & Knowledge

  • Experience in event organisation along with strong administration skills.
  • Effective project management skills.
  • Clear and influential communicator, able to provide all contacts with necessary information within required timescales.
  • Be proactive not reactive.
  • Results focus with a true passion to deliver outstanding results with excellent attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and intuitive, exhibiting sound judgment and the ability to make reasonable decisions in the absence of direction.
  • Accurate and diligent in creating marketing content and material.
  • Demonstrable results in working on multiple tasks at a time, while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Skills, Competencies and Abilities.
  • Extremely competent user of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Working knowledge of Adobe design packages (InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator) would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of Word Press Desirable, training can be given.

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