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Head of Property Refurbishment and Decarbonisation

Employer
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Location
London
Salary
£59,111 - £67,900 per annum
Closing date
2 May 2021
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Job Details

Head of Property Refurbishment and Decarbonisation

RBKC61073

Salary Range: £59,111 - £67,900 per annum
Work Location: London
Hours per week: 36 
Contract type: Permanent
Politically restricted: Yes
Closing date: 2nd May 2021

About Us:

Deliver a 21st century model housing estate that is carbon-neutral by 2030.

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, a commitment was made to undertake a comprehensive refurbishment of the Lancaster West Estate, to be delivered sensitively and collaboratively with residents. 

As part of a council commitment to deliver carbon-neutral council housing by 2030, the scope of the refurbishment now embraces all elements that will improve the energy performance of the homes we manage.

The Role:

As Head of Property Refurbishment and Decarbonisation, you will lead our in-house property refurbishment team, also managing various contractors to deliver a programme of internal refurbishment to all tenanted properties and voids on the estate.

This includes embedding a range of sustainability initiatives and energy-saving measures within the refurbishment programme, and you will be a lead advocate to embed energy saving measures in the homes we manage so that they move towards carbon neutrality by 2030. 

You’ll need to manage building contracts and overall plans to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and to specification, so there’s a strong organisational and commercial element to the role. 

Please refer to the Job Description for more information

About You:

You’re likely to have experience of working in capital works and refurbishment in housing, with a strong track record of project and people management that delivers outcomes for residents.  A commitment to sustainability and tackling climate change is a must.

You will have experience of preparing specifications and cost planning, resident liaison, maximising health and safety compliance, and quality control throughout the delivery of building projects.

Given the sensitivities of the role, you’ll also need strong resident engagement skills. 
Consultative, collaborative and engaging, you’ll be sensitive to the needs of a traumatised community while also ambitious to achieve a positive legacy. Outstanding communication, negotiating and influencing skills are essential. 

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme, and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s will not be considered for this role.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email: recruitment@rbkc.gov.uk

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