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Property Maintenance Officer
  • Employer: Ekaya Housing Association
  • Reference: EHA/20/132661
  • Published: Fri 04/09/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 02/10/2020, 17:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,500 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Southwark, Lambeth

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Property Maintenance Officer

Are you a property maintenance professional with a social conscience? About us

Ekaya is a BME housing association and its mission is “to offer good quality housing and support services primarily to black and ethnic minority (BME) women, their families and other groups with similar needs”. We own or manage over 400 homes in south London and provide housing and support services to our residents. We also run a successful day nursery as a subsidiary business with a “good” Ofsted rating.

Ekaya is looking to grow its business as a top performing housing association. As a recognised ‘Investor in People’ with Gold accreditation, Ekaya is a great place to work. The unique way we deliver services and offer everyone who works here a voice, means that your career with us will be very rewarding.

Ekaya has reviewed the way maintenance and asset management is delivered across the organisation and we are keen to make positive changes to this area of our work. To do this we need to appoint a competent and experienced person who is suitably qualified to undertake inspections, surveys, and assist the Property Services & Asset Manager in managing the various contracts and achieving the set KPIs.

About the role

We are looking for a Property Maintenance Officer to help deliver on these expectations.

The main purpose of the role is to deliver Ekaya’s day to day repairs service, including assisting in disrepair cases and major repairs, and to specify and manage Ekaya’s void repairs in a timely manner. You will also be required to liaise with the Property Services & Asset Manager to ensure the Association’s stock is maintained to the highest possible standards and complies with legislative requirements within agreed budgetary levels and to provide Pre and Post Inspections in line with Ekaya’s inspection regime.

If you are up for the challenge to drive through customer focused service improvements, deliver cost effective and value for money property services, ensure Ekaya is meeting its health and safety obligations, and putting customers at the heart of the service, then we want to hear from you.

About you

You will have demonstrable knowledge of building construction, building standards and regulatory standards.

You will have knowledge and understanding how to drive excellent service delivery and value through effective contract management.

It would also be desirable if you hold a recognised qualification in a property related discipline with a minimum of HNC / HND level or equivalent.

With previous experience and a sound knowledge of property compliance you will make sure that Ekaya meets all its statutory and regulatory requirements ensuring our customers, staff and contractors are safe.

You will be able to clearly demonstrate Ekaya’s values and behaviours internally and externally, supporting our ambition to be an employer and partner of choice.

How to Apply

If this opportunity is one that interests you, please apply by submitting your CV, together with a supporting statement of no more than 2 sides of A4, detailing how you meet the person specification and requirements of the role. Please refer to the attached job description, person specification and competency framework. To download an application pack and/or discover more about Ekaya, please visit

Applications must be sent to Human Resources via e-mail to

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 2nd October 2020 at 5.30 pm. Interview dates for shortlisted applicants will be confirmed.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Robert Yeo, Property Services & Asset Manager on 07957322156 or email 

Ekaya Housing Association reserves the right to amend the closing date.


Other Requirements

  • A full driving licence, valid to drive in the UK and enhanced DBS checks are essential for this
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK

Equal Opportunities Statement

Ekaya Housing Association is a diverse Association that respects differences in race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, background or personal circumstances – we welcome all applicants. We want everyone to feel valued and included at Ekaya and to be able to achieve their full potential. Ekaya is opposed to any form of unlawful discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action, where appropriate.

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