The Major Works Section of the Housing and Regeneration Department is seeking a Senior Technical Manager to lead a team in managing, procuring and delivering all of the major works schemes to the council’s housing stock of 33,000 properties.
You will have a relevant qualification and extensive experience of managing housing maintenance and refurbishment in occupied properties, with significant knowledge of both high and low rise properties, building regulations, health and safety legislation, construction, design and management regulations and up to date fire-safety knowledge.
You will be dealing with senior staff in many departments, councillors, consultants, contractors, residents’ associations and residents, so will need excellent communication skills.
Your projects will include some new build housing but will mainly be major estate refurbishments and cyclical maintenance for which there is an annual budget in excess of £30M.
You will be joining an established team of professionals which has an exceptional record of maintaining and improving the councils housing stock whilst achieving a high level of resident satisfaction. This post attracts a car user allowance, for which you must hold a current driving licence free of serious offences along with the use of a car insured for business purposes.
The Housing & Regeneration Department has a wide range of projects including the continued development of its ambitious new build programme which the major works section assists the estate regeneration teams to achieve. The council has set itself a target to be carbon neutral by 2030 and this post is key to helping to achieve that and presents an exciting opportunity for professional development.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including some working from home, compressed hours, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline:
Closing Date: Sunday 20th June 2021
Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 21st June 2021
Interview Date: TBC
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.
Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams, including Women.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
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