Head of Repairs

Posted 24 June 2024
Salary £350-£450 per day on an umbrella basis
LocationWest Midlands
Job type Temporary
Discipline Property Management & Construction Recruitment
Contact NameAilis Reilly

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with a Local Authority based in the West Midlands, who are recruiting for a Head of Repairs on a temporary basis for three months. The position is due to start immediately. The daily rate is £350-£450 per day on an Umbrella basis.

The ideal candidate must have experience of leading a maintenance and repairs service within the public sector and hold a full UK Driving License.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Leading, planning and monitoring the delivery of all Responsive Repairs services for the council’s local authority on a day-to-day operational basis

  • Overseeing a team of two Technical Services Managers and Project Officers

  • Contract managing the delivery of repairs from start to completion with an external contractor

  • Reviewing and monitoring contractor performance, ensuring a high level of service delivery within housing repairs

  • Controlling all budgets relating to responsive repairs and maintenance

  • Dealing with escalated complaints from tenants as required, providing effective resolution

  • Reporting on KPIs for work steams, preparing and presenting reports on operational performance

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

Experience required:

  • Experience working with customers within housing

  • Experience working with domestic social housing properties

  • Experience of leading a maintenance and repairs service within the public sector

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Risk assessment and management

  • Compliance and due diligence

  • Ability to create a climate where employees are involved, empowered and committed

  • Appropriate technical qualification in construction

  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to work on own initiative

  • Detailed knowledge of legislation relating to housing assets

  • Detailed knowledge of legislation relating to statutory compliance (Gas/Electric/Asbestos/Legionella/H&S/CDM)

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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