Purpose of the job
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, forward thinking and enthusiastic individual to join the Melton Borough Council Housing Assets Team as the Senior Repair and Voids Surveyor.
This role reports directly to the Housing Asset Manager and will be part of our dynamic Housing Assets Team.
The role leads the Responsive Repair and Voids Team to deliver a tenant focussed repair and maintenance service. This involves contract management of the repair and maintenance contractors, monitoring performance, understanding repair data and driving improvements.
In this role and across our housing services, no two days are the same! The team has implemented major changes over the last few years, including software updates, process reviews and contract amendments. We need someone to continue that work to improve the service that we offer to our tenants. As a landlord, we take our commitments to our residents seriously and we are focussed on continuing to strengthen and improve what we do, and how we do it.
The successful candidate will be driven and motivated with a focus on improving services. You will be a strong and empowering leader but confident to work independently and have a flexible attitude to working under pressure and in response to a changing regulatory environment.
We are looking for an individual with a positive outlook and a desire to deliver and improve a quality service to the community we serve.
You will have experience of working in a repair and maintenance team, ideally at a senior level. This will include a good knowledge of health and safety legislation that relates to the housing sector. You will be able to demonstrate that you have experience of managing construction contracts with an individual value in excess of £1million.
A thorough working knowledge of Housing Management Systems and the Microsoft Office Suite of applications is key. You will have an excellent working knowledge of excel and databases and be able to produce detailed reports as well as be able to maintain and update electronic information systems in accordance with data protection regulations.
This opportunity would be ideal for an individual who has the ability to engage and liaise with stakeholders and develop ideas that can add value to the team and service. At Melton Borough Council we are continually looking at how we can improve our service and processes and want someone to help us to deliver it!
Working for Melton Borough Council provides an excellent range of benefits and family friendly working policies. These include flexi-time with no core hours, agile working arrangements which enables multi-site and home working, generous leave entitlement, a full week off at Christmas, Local Authority Pension Scheme and a clear commitment to your continued professional development.
We look forward to hearing from you if you are looking for the chance to work for a forward thinking council and make a real difference to the people of Melton and surrounding area.
You can find out more about this role by viewing the full job description and personal specification below.
This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS).
We guarantee an interview to anyone who is a reservist, veteran or has a disability and meets the criteria for the role
If you would like an informal chat, please do not to hesitate to get in touch with:
Chris Flannery – Housing Asset Manager
Mobile number: 07393 762594
Interview date: Thursday 17 October 2023