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Head of Lift Services

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

The Role

Are you an experienced Lift Engineer with management experience?


Have you an excellent knowledge and management experience of lift servicing, maintenance, and refurbishment?


Do you want to work for an excellent forward looking organisation with a fantastic salary and excellent pension?


If you answered YES, then look no further…


We are looking for a Head of Lift Services to lead and manage a team of experienced lift engineers.


Wandsworth Council has a reputation for providing high quality services to our leaseholders and tenants. You will be based in Wandsworth in the heart of London and will be responsible for the management of safe and reliable lift services to borough's residents.


Working as the manager of a small professional lift team you are responsible for the provision of a safe, reliable and efficient lift service to the borough’s residents.


Duties include managing a senior lift engineer and three lift engineers; liaison with and monitoring of contractors to ensure their prompt attendance to breakdowns and ensuring effective repair works are completed according to agreed schedules. Managing maintenance visits, statutory inspections and carrying out extensive analysis of lift breakdowns utilising the departments Lift Monitoring System. You will be responsible for lift installation and refurbishment works and have experience of managing budgets and contractor payments. You will be responsible for the preparation of specifications for the tendering of capital works and the assessment of tender bids. You will manage major lift refurbishment contracts and advise the Council’s regeneration team on lift requirements for new developments. A knowledge of lift refurbishment contract procedures and management experience are essential. A management qualification would be desirable.


You will have a minimum qualification of NVQ level 3 in mechanical/electrical engineering or equivalent and a thorough knowledge of current lift, CDM, and Health and Safety regulations applicable to lift installations. Demonstrate experience with refurbishment projects, maintenance and repair of lifts designed for Local Authority use will be required. You will need to be able to convey complex technical issues to colleagues and residents using non-technical language. You will also need to possess a working knowledge of IT systems.


In the event of emergencies, you must be prepared to work outside of normal hours. For candidates seeking to gain further professional qualifications the Council offers a variety of training courses and other development opportunities.


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Mr Frank Egan via email: frank.egan@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed hours, term time only, 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 23rd January 2022

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 24th January 2022

Interview Dates: w/c Monday 31st January 2022


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 anonymous.


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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