Repairs Scheduler

Posted 08 December 2023
Salary £16 to £18 per hour via an umbrella company
LocationEast Midlands
Job type Temporary
Discipline Property Management & Construction Recruitment
Contact NameCharlotte Dexter

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with a Housing Association based in East Midlands, who are recruiting for a Repairs Scheduler on a temporary three-month contract. The position is due to start January 2024, with the hourly rate of pay being £16 to £18 per hour via an Umbrella company.

The ideal candidate will have experience within social housing and a knowledge of scheduling repairs and maintenance.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Supporting the drive to reduce wait times for appointments, and booking in works not yet appointed

  • Customer led scheduling of works, to both in-house team and external contractors

  • Liaising with tenants over the phone and via email to take down repair requests for domestic Social Housing properties

  • Scheduling for Trade Operatives to complete the required repairs/maintenance works and diary manage for all Operatives effectively

  • Checking that all jobs are completed or rescheduled at end of each day, ensuring all time slots are correct and tenants are aware of appointment timings

  • Ensuring all call back appointments are arranged to complete outstanding/defective work and reschedule any follow-on work reported by Operatives from site

  • Rescheduling any ‘no access’ visits and notifying colleagues where no access requires tenancy intervention

  • Liaising with Operatives and tenants, answering any queries and resolving any issues where possible

  • Providing a high level of customer service at all times, acting as a main point of contact for repairs enquiries and requests

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Must be able to hit the ground running, being able to adapt quickly to new IT systems and processes

  • Have a customer first approach

  • Possess a can-do attitude

  • Must have previous experience in social housing

  • Be able to work on own initiative and make own decisions

  • Be able to direct and motivate staff to succeed

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong teamwork skills

  • Ability to work in a busy environment

  • Knowledge of scheduling and repairs

Working hours:

  • 37 hours per week

  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

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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