Property Services & Asset Manager

Location
South London
Salary
£49,008 per annum plus essential car user allowance and excellent benefits
Posted
15 Oct 2019
Closes
01 Nov 2019
Sector
Property
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Property Services & Asset Manager

South London

Salary: £49,008 per annum, plus essential car user allowance and excellent benefits

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 manage this area of the business and deliver services that meet customer expectations, delivers top quartile performance, effectively manages risk, competently manages contracts and contractors, confidently manages the staff team and achieves value for money.

About the role

We are looking for a Property Services & Asset Manager to deliver on these expectations.  This role carries operational responsibility for asset management, property compliance and health and safety, tendering, letting and managing contracts for day to day repairs and voids, capital works and specialist services.

You’ll need to lead and manage the day to day operations for all property maintenance services.  The successful candidate will be equally comfortable managing contracts and contractor performance, working with residents and using resident feedback to inform service delivery and working with the senior management team and staff colleagues to plan strategy, budgets and business improvements.

The post holder will need to be capable of high level planning, contract management, budget management, health & safety and CDM, developing and reviewing policies and procedures, completing customer and site visits and inspections and managing and developing the staff team.

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’ll hold a recognised qualification in a property related discipline with a minimum of degree level qualification or equivalent.  You’ll be a member of a professional body, e.g. Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

You’ll have demonstrable knowledge of building construction, building standards, planning regulations, regulatory standards, and leasehold legislation.

You will have knowledge and experience of setting up and managing housing maintenance contracts and understanding how to drive excellent service delivery and value through effective contract management.

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

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 1st November 2019 at 5.30 pm.

Interview dates for shortlisted applicants will be confirmed.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Andrew Furtek, Head of Operations on 020 7091 1817 or email andrew@ekaya.co.uk

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY CANDIDATE REFERRALS FROM AGENCIES.

Other Requirements

  • A full driving licence, valid to drive in the UK and enhanced DBS checks are essential for this post.
  • 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.

Our Privacy Policy

We are committed to confidentiality and data protection requirements, and in accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Ekaya Housing Association will use applicants’ information only for the purpose of processing their job applications. Any personal information you provide in the process of this application is provided in the strictest confidence. For further information on why we process certain data, please read our Privacy Policy which can be found on our website at www.ekaya.co.uk.

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 www.ekaya.co.uk/join-ekaya.

Applications may be sent to Human Resources, Ekaya Housing Association, First Floor, 291-299 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JG, or by filling in the form below and uploading your CV and cover letter.

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