Team: Housing Property Team
Job Family: CBG11 - Enabling
Salary: £35,336 - £38,553 per annum pro rata + MRS £5,500 per annum pro rata
Hours: Full-time - 37 hours per week
Base Location: Working from home and any CBC offices, including Watling House, Dunstable. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location on a monthly basis, and as needed to carry out your role
Contract: Permanent - Hybrid
Closing Date: 21st October 2022
Interview Date: w/c 24th October 2022
Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.
This is a great time to join us on our journey.
About the role:
Do you thrive on working in a busy and vibrant team? Do you get job satisfaction from helping our community? If so then come and join the Housing Property Team.
In this role you will work as part of our busy planned maintenance team, creating the best place to live for our residents by overseeing the planned maintenance of Central Bedfordshires 5000 Council owned homes. This is your chance to find your own personal greatness in this role where you will be responsible for the design, procurement and administration of various projects, refurbishment, responsive repairs and cyclical maintenance on behalf of Central Bedfordshire Council’s housing operations team. The Housing Property Team delivers a wide range of services to our residents, by ensuring that appropriate investment is undertaken on our tenant’s homes, ensuring they have a home fit for purpose for the future.
You will carry out inspections of homes to prioritise major repairs and improvement work. You will manage the work from inception to completion and will respond promptly to any customer queries or complaints.
The role will essentially be a client role ensuring that on site delivery standards are high; achieving value for money and customer satisfaction and will involve extensive liaison with external contractors, design, agreement of specifications, procurement, contract administration, financial monitoring, Stock Condition / HHSRS surveys, building pathology and interaction with tenants and leaseholders. You will be HND or degree qualified alternatively with a number of years of relevant experience in an appropriate construction profession. You will have a history of leading on capital and revenue works ideally in a social housing environment, with an understanding of housing, procurement, project management and budget management. The ideal person would be able to manage their own workloads, often to defined timescales, on a range of projects.
We are looking for dedicated person to join us, who is able to nurture relationships, inspire others and deliver measurable outcomes, who is ready for a fresh start in a role you can make your own, whilst finding your own greatness in a successful team. More than that, someone who is passionate about making a difference to Central Bedfordshire Council’s customers.
What we can offer you
As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:
- Hybrid working arrangements as appropriate. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. As a hybrid worker you will be able to work from home with access to any CBC location.
- A £250 one off hybrid worker payment, helping you achieve a safe and suitable work space at home
- Support to work from abroad for up to a month a year where appropriate
- Generous family friendly policies and practices
- A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences
- Staff network and support groups
- Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service.
- Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here
- An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
- Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available
- Access to discounts from local and national retailers
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer. We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.
You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: April Lucas, Housing Maintenance Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 300 5230
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at email@example.com
Central Bedfordshire Council reserves the right to close this vacancy before the advertised date if a large number of applications are received. If you would like to apply for this position then please keep information in mind when preparing your application.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.
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