HRA Capital Works Project Manager

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 6 - £42,139 - £47,691 per annum / pro rata (as per 1 April 2024)
Location: Mobile - Different locations; may be occasions to attend the office (Gun Wharf)
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 15/04/2024 at 23:59
Reference: REC3066VR

We are currently recruiting for a HRA Capital Works Project Manager, to manage the delivery of all aspects of the HRA’s capital work programme and ensure that programme performance is adequately reported.

You will be required to provide technical advice across Property Services and all Housing Staff as required in relation to planned maintenance.

To manage a range of planned maintenance contractors and ensure the delivery of a quality housing maintenance service, developing partnered principles as appropriate.

You will work closely with contractors and monitor the quality and quantity of work undertaken, always ensuring contract compliance (including a range of specialist contracts). To utilise specialist computer software to comprehensively administer works’ orders.

To work closely with the HRA Clerk of Work to ensure that pre and post inspection of planned works are carried out to target, chasing work and authorising works to agreed levels.

The successful applicant will ensure that quotes for non-Schedule of Rate works are obtained in line with council procedures.  To review capital works specifications periodically, ensuring that service delivery remains current and in keeping with the sector.

To create specifications for planned works projects and to assist with the procurement of contract and/or services.

You will be required to process and administer planned works invoices, certificates, or any other planned works payments.

To work with the Asset Management Team to ensure the asset management data base is up to date.  To assist with the compilation of planned works programmes as and when required and to assist with section 20 process as and when required.

Work to ensure that the Council's Housing Stock is effectively maintained, and that the Council meets its statutory obligations in undertaking planned works to mitigate the council from any dis-repair liability.

Have day-to-day management responsibility for the contracts and/or SLA’s in place with the HRA’s planned works contractor(s), ensuring that the HRA’s planned works programmes are being successfully delivered on time, to budget and to the right standard.

Day to day monitoring of planned and capital works budgets.  To assist with and ensure that planned works quarterly budget monitoring is completed accurately and inputted to Integra accordingly.

Take a lead role for arranging decants or temporary re-housing with the Housing Management Team whilst major works are undertaken.

Monitor and manage the no access procedure for planned and capital works and to liaise with the contractors and HRA RLO’s accordingly.

To ensure that the team fully understand the Schedule of Rates and responsive repairs contract and that this is effectively administered and managed.

Take lead role for on investigating customer complaints and member enquiries appropriately and within in agreed published timescales for planned works and attend residents’ meetings as required.

Ensure compliance with the council’s policies and procedures, including equal opportunities, health & safety and customer policies and statutory and regulatory requirements.

Represent Housing Services at meetings with contractors, consultants, internal teams and services and external peers as and when required.

To be responsible for the day-to-day operational management of planned works in terms of contract and performance management.  Ensure the service is delivered to the highest possible level of standard to tenants and leaseholders, developing partnered principles as appropriate.

Assist, as necessary, with the preparation, in consultation with budget managers, the monthly monitoring returns for Capital, Planned and Revenue budgets ensuring these are recorded accurately and liaise with the Managers to achieve this.

To participate in Tenant Participation initiatives in those instances when housing maintenance and improvement is pertinent and to maintain a high profile with residents’ groups in a leadership role and to manage project retention post completion.

Ensure that all the necessary documentation (O&M, H&S, CPP’s, warranties…etc) for planned works are received, accurate, administered, saved and that the applicable housing management systems are updated accordingly.

To ensure that the planned works monitoring sheet is operating correctly, that the necessary people have the required access and to ensure that it is being updated frequently.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: -

We're committed to making Medway carbon neutral by 2050. We have developed an action plan to ensure we play our part in addressing the climate emergency.  Our declaration fits into our Council Plan priority of making Medway a place to be proud of. The main outcome being a 'clean and green environment'. All Medway Council staff can access an additional day’s paid leave to undertake a volunteering activity which supports climate change.

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please e-mail Lee Deacon on

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online.

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to apply

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If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed