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Senior Repairs Manager

Posted: 16 Jul 2020 Closes: 2 Aug 2020
Flexible - Either Merseyside or Greater Manchester Competitive
Permanent & Full-time onward-housing/1031

Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the North West, with 35,000 properties across the region.We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building 400 new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads, we’re here to make a real difference.In addition to creating positive spaces for our customers we continuously strive to create a positive and progressive workspace to enable our colleagues to achieve their full potential.We are looking for a Senior Repairs Manager (2 posts) to join our Property Delivery Team, 1 post will be based in Greater Manchester and 1 post will be based in Merseyside.

Reporting to the Head of Regional Property you will lead and manage the responsive and void repairs service, ensuring top quartile performance and customer satisfaction.

You will be responsible for managing the relationship with Contractors ensuring that that the required level of service is delivered, value for money is achieved with a focus on contractor management to ensure remedial action is taken where required. You will lead and manage the Neighbourhood Repair Managers & Repairs Administration Team Leader and embed a strong culture of continuous improvement ensuring effective and efficient use of resources to deliver agreed performance and customer satisfaction targets. 

You will engage with customers to develop the service over time, identify any areas of improvement work ensuring that these are addressed to deliver top quartile performance. You will ensure comprehensive up to date information on responsive repairs and voids and completions to maintain the internal knowledge of the condition of assets and in particular records of assets, risks and systems that the organisation has regulatory and statutory obligation to service and maintain. You will ensure rigorous financial control of contracts, delivering all services to budget and identify efficiency gains through effective resource management and innovation.

In order to be successful you should have demonstrable experience of managing the delivery of large outsourced responsive repairs and void repairs contracts, including the introduction of new forms of contract, tendering, procurement and the development of outsourced / in-house services. You will have the ability to analyse information to identify service failure and to effectively resolve these and drive continuous improvement. Clear knowledge and understanding of relevant regulatory and legislative standards including the Consumer Standards, Disrepair legislation and the Human Habitation Act and hold a building related Degree or have equivalent qualification/ experience.

All posts are recruited to the recruitment salary and movement to the confirmed salary is based on successful completion of a 6 month probation.  As well as a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement, we offer a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme and personal development.

The base location for this role will be discussed at interview. However please note that due to Covid-19, we have adapted our working arrangements under government guidelines and Safe Systems of Work.  Discussions around the current working arrangements and Safe Systems of Work specific to the role will take place during the interview process. If candidates have any concerns / questions in relation to Covid-19 and the role at any stage of the recruitment and selection process they can contact the HR team on HumanResourcesTeam@onward.co.uk and a member of the HR Team will be in touch.

Please state your preferred location of either Greater Manchester or Merseyside in your covering letter.

 

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