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Record numbers use free CHAS jobs resource

28 April 2022

THE SUPPLY-chain risk management expert, CHAS, is seeing record numbers of people using the CHAS Jobs Board as the UK continues to grapple with a severe skills shortage.

The CHAS Jobs Board is a free resource that allows clients to quickly and easily find accredited contractors and includes the facility to search by specific or multiple trades, desired assessment level, location and radius. 

As well as helping clients find a range of skilled tradespeople, the CHAS Job Board enables users to find contractors accredited to the latest prequalification standards, including the construction industry’s elite standard for prequalification, the Common Assessment Standard. CHAS was the first accreditation body to deliver the Common Assessment Standard in 2019, which is now specified by clients including Balfour Beatty, Costain, the HS2 joint venture partners, Mace, Multiplex, Skanska and the Crown Commercial Service (CCS).

The facility to specify jobs by location and radius makes it easier to find local contractors, which can benefit the local community and enhance the social value of a project. Social value is a growing priority for businesses and one of the targets set out in the government’s new ‘Gold Standard’ for public sector construction frameworks.

It is free, quick and easy for clients to sign up to the CHAS Client Portal, which gives access to the CHAS Jobs Board along with a suite of complimentary supply chain management and procurement tools. For CHAS Contractors, the CHAS Jobs Board provides access to work opportunities and is yet another benefit of CHAS membership, alongside access to e-learning resources, discounted fuel and training courses, business insurance and a free legal helpline. CHAS is also committed to helping contractors work towards higher levels of accreditation.

Alex Minett, head of products and markets at CHAS comments, “The skills shortage is a serious challenge for many sectors, so we are pleased that the CHAS Jobs board is helping to alleviate some of the pressures of finding qualified contractors.

“We invite anyone interested in accessing the CHAS Jobs Board to contact CHAS’s friendly team today who have experience helping thousands of companies in different sectors achieve compliance, improve supply chain efficiency and mitigate risks.”

To find out more, visit www.chas.co.uk