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.
- managing a senior lift engineer and two 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 an 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, so knowledge of lift refurbishment contract procedures is essential.
Management experience is essential, and 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 apply 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.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include a 36-hour working week and a generous holiday allowance, 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
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.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.
For an informal discussion please contact Mr Warren Griffith, Lift Manager, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: Sunday 22nd September 2019
Shortlisting Date: Monday 23rd September 2019
Interview Date: Tuesday 1st October 2019
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
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. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
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