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Responsive Repairs Supervisor (Plumbing & Multitrade) - Housing Repairs & Mainte

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/142184/35532
  • Published: Tue 14/11/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 28/11/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours plus 5.5 hours contracted overtime
  • Salary: £43,306 - £46,834 total pay including 5.5hrs p/w contracted overtime
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Brighton

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Responsive Repairs Supervisor (Plumbing & Multitrade) - Housing Repairs & Mainte

Job introduction

Do you have experience of supervising tradespeople and supporting them in delivering high quality works across multiple sites and projects? Do you have a strong customer focus to deliver works to time and budget? Are you an experienced tradesperson looking to move your career onto the next step? Do you want to be involved in supporting and developing apprentices into trade roles? 

If so, our role for a skilled and motivated Supervisor within the busy Repairs and Maintenance Department may be of interest to you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dave Hall - Project Manager 07592 591416 or

About the role

You will be working within our Responsive Repairs Plumbing Team to deliver repairs across multiple sites and trades and will be responsible supervising a trades team who deliver high standard repairs to Housing properties across the City. You will have excellent customer service skills and the ability to mentor and lead tradespeople, providing support and supervision for both trades and apprentices and managing all aspects of health and safety, technical compliance and line management.

The service currently has a considerable backlog of outstanding repairs and you will play a key role in tackling this work and being proactive in motivating the teams to achieve targets and deadlines to realise these goals.

This is an opportunity to develop your line management skills whilst supporting a diverse team of tradespeople. Our focus on customer service makes this work rewarding as we are able to deliver housing improvements to residents across our city.

We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic trade supervisors with a background in plumbing and ideally qualified to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent

In return for your skills and hard work, we offer:

  • A standard working week of 42.5 hours per week Monday – Friday 08.00 – 17.00 Part-time hours are also available.
  • A full induction with job shadowing and on-going mentoring and development
  • Paid annual leave
  • Pension scheme
  • Use of a fleet vehicle for work

Please read our Apply for a job at the council ( pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance ( and Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is term-time only. For part time applicants, where your working week is less than the council’s basic 37 hour week, contracted overtime rated pay will not form part of your working hours. This is because overtime rated pay is payable for hours worked in excess of the council’s basic 37 hour week. Your starting salary will be pro rata based on the basic annual salary elements of pay between £35,411 & £38.296.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (

Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records Check.