Head of Repairs

Posted 10 June 2024
Salary £300-£350 per day on an Umbrella basis
LocationWest Yorkshire
Job type Temporary
Discipline Property Management & Construction Recruitment
Contact NameDaniel Bennett

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with a Housing Association based in West Yorkshire, who are recruiting for an Interim Head of Repairs on a temporary three to six-month contract. The position is due to start immediately. The daily rate of pay is £300-£350 per day on an Umbrella basis.

The ideal candidate will have experience of leading a maintenance and repairs service within social housing and hold a full UK Driving License. The client will consider a candidate at managerial level who is looking to take a step up within a new role.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Leading, planning and monitoring the delivery of all planned cyclical and responsive repairs services through a team of highly skilled professional staff

  • Organising and overseeing the front-line customer service team for a whole range of housing management services

  • Working with the local authority’s Procurement Team to produce all contract documentation and drawings for all procured schemes

  • Maintaining stock condition data, coordinating and managing the delivery of the annual capital investment works in housing stock

  • Contract managing the delivery of each scheme from start to completion within the financial year to budget

  • Managing all Occupational Therapist referrals for major adaptations including the accurate specification of work, preparation of drawings and completion of works within targets

  • Controlling all budgets relating to asset management, responsive and cyclical repairs and maintenance

  • Coordinating all CDM requirements and as required fulfilling the client duties and the principal designer duties

  • Managing strategies to reduce insurance and disrepair claims, coordinating and responding to legal correspondence as required to defend claims

Experience required:

  • Experience of effective management of a property maintenance team

  • Experience of budget preparation and management

  • Experience of producing detailed technical specifications of large scale planned investment programmes works for empty and tenanted properties

  • Experience of producing detailed technical specifications of work for empty and tenanted properties

  • Experience of leading complex contract negotiations to a satisfactory outcome

  • Experience of leading OJEU procurements

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Knowledge and understanding of social housing

  • Minimum HNC/HND technical qualification in either building surveying and/or building studies

  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and experience of procuring and managing building maintenance and capital building work contracts and the processes involved

  • Advanced theoretical practical and procedural knowledge of gas safety, electrical safety, fire safety, water safety and asbestos legislation and regulations

  • An understanding of staff management systems including appraisal, work allocation and staff performance

  • Project management and reporting

  • Ability to produce accurate and detailed specifications for contracts

  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers and stakeholders.

Working hours:

  • 37 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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