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Technical Manager

The Role

The Major Works Section of the Client Housing and Regeneration Department is seeking a Technical Manager to manage own projects along with a small group of Project Controllers implementing building contracts prepared and supervised by external professional consultants and inhouse surveyors.

You will have a relevant qualification and extensive experience of managing housing maintenance and refurbishment in occupied properties, with significant knowledge of both high and low rise properties, Housing, Building Regulations, Health and Safety Legislation.

You will need excellent communication skills at senior level with other teams, Councillors, consultants, contractors, Residents Associations, leaseholders and tenants.

Projects include new build housing, major estate refurbishments and cyclic maintenance with annual budgets for capital and revenue work in excess of £30M.

The successful applicant will be joining an established team of professionals which has an exceptional record of maintaining and improving the Councils housing stock whilst achieving a high level of resident satisfaction. This post attracts a Car User allowance, for which you must hold a current driving licence free of serious offences along with the use of a car insured for business purposes.

The Housing & Regeneration Department has a wide range of projects including the continued development of its ambitious new build programme which the Major Works Section assists the Estate Regeneration Teams to achieve. This position is integral to ensuring the Housing & Regeneration Department continues to achieve its high quality standards of work during the current period of dynamic change within the borough and presents an exciting opportunity for professional development.

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, 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 3rd October 2021

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 4th October 2021

Interview Date: W/C Monday 18th October 2021

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.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams, including females.

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.

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