HRA Housing Maintenance Contracts Manager

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 6 (£37,053 - £42,605) per annum
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Contract
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week. Fixed Term Contract until July 2021.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 17/09/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: RCET0149LS

Previous Applicants Need Not Apply

Medway Council Landlord Services owns and manages around 3000 homes mainly in Gillingham and Rainham. 

A vacancy has arisen within Housing Services for a Contracts Manager.  This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced property maintenance professional to join a forward thinking team to supervise a variety of responsive and planned maintenance contracts, working to achieve our service plan targets.

The Contracts Manager plays a key role, contributing to a strong approach to contract management, compliance and assurance. This fixed term appointment offers an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of working with others, to develop and maintain a robust and effective approach to ensure we meet all our regulatory and legislative requirements.

Main duties include:

  • To supervise a team of building inspectors who carry out regular inspections of maintenance contracts and repair works and whom provide a support role to front line housing services staff. To ensure quality is achieved within the contractual frameworks
  • To supervise a range of responsive and planned maintenance contractors and repair works to ensure the delivery of a quality housing maintenance service, developing partnered principles as appropriate
  • Work to ensure that the Council's Housing Stock is effectively repaired and maintained and the Council meets its statutory obligations in undertaking repairs

You must be able to demonstrate

  • Knowledge of statutory compliance across social housing and corporate buildings
  • Demonstrable experience in the building, construction, civil engineering and associated operations sector related to housing repairs and maintenance
  • Demonstrable experience of contract management in housing maintenance

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
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme

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 call Lee Gilbert on 01634 333840.

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 race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

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

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

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.

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