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Building Maintenance Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

This role presents a unique opportunity to be part of a team in a ground-breaking shared staffing structure across both boroughs.

We are seeking to recruit a Building Maintenance Manager who can lead a team of 3x Building Maintenance Inspectors and a Technical Trainee to deliver a high performing service.

You will need the ability to effectively supervise specialist and general contractors and a team of building maintenance inspectors. You will also need a good knowledge of IT and experience of providing a repair and maintenance service to residential properties. The preparation of technical reports on complex repair issues is also fundamental to the post.   

Of particular importance, is the role of the team in processing vacant properties for re-letting within strict deadlines, overseeing more complex routine repairs and identifying future repair needs for use in the development of planned maintenance programmes.

If you have the above qualities and experience required together with an understanding of the Council’s equal opportunities and diversity policy and a firm commitment to the principals of customer care and best value, then this position presents an ideal opportunity to develop your skills further.

Please feel free to contact John Thompson, Area Housing Manager on 0208 871 7441 or Daniel Lloyd, Deputy Area Housing Manager on 0208 871 6855 should you require any further information or wish to discuss the role.

At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.

Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working. 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 2nd October 2022

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 3rd October 2022

Interview Date: W/C Monday 10th and Monday 17th October 2022 – There may be a written test as part of the interview process.

Useful Information:

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.

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.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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