Property Repairs Project Manager (Facilities and Environmental Services) (JXRBCPRPM)
Excellent opportunity to work within a local authority on an initial 3 month contract within the facilities Management, Property Repairs Team.
Excellent pay rates that reflect the senior level of this role ranging from £23.17 - £28.51 per hour (dependant on work status).
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To manage the Property Repairs Team to ensure the delivery of high quality services in line with the expectations of the Council’s Housing Department and its tenants.
To develop the service to one that provides building maintenance services to the private and commercial sector.
The post holder advises the council generally, on policy matters within the post holder’s responsibilities. The post holder works with council staff, at all levels, working under their own direction, receiving general guidance on corporate and service policy and priorities.
The postholder is responsible for the overall management of the Housing Maintenance Service and will support the Head of Corporate Resources and other unit managers to deliver the Council’s corporate objectives.
1. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.1 Provide leadership and direction to operational staff within the Housing Maintenance service area and ensure that the team contributes to its full potential in the delivery on the Councils priorities
1.2 Responsible for all operational issues including the scheduling and planning of maintenance activities to maximise their effectiveness and efficiency in meeting the Council’s aspirations for housing maintenance activities, having regard to the resource constraints that exist.
1.3 To actively support the generation of external funding and other business opportunities to assist in the ambition of the service and Council, including the pricing of tenders etc.
1.4 In conjunction with the Property Repairs Manager, investigate the feasibility of trading externally, if considered an acceptable way forward the postholder will lead the implementation of a business unit.
2. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
2.1 To lead colleagues in the development of new and improved methods of working to increase performance standards and efficiency through the continual redesign of services using an “end to end” approach to improvements.
2.2 To ensure that effective arrangements are in place for the proper delivery of all aspects of the housing maintenance service, including such elements as managed stores, workshop facilities, sub-contractor provision and staff training.
2.3 Prepare reports for Cabinet, Panels and other bodies and attends Panels, Cabinet and Committees, public meetings and consultative bodies as requested.
2.4 To supervise, motivate and facilitate training opportunities for members of the team using the Councils Employee Performance Review and Development scheme.
2.5 Ensure compliance of the service with Health & Safety legislation
2.6 Participate in the Council’s emergency call out procedures as necessary
2.6 Any other reasonable duties as may be required by the Head of Corporate Resources or other service managers
3. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Some responsibility for direct management of all staff within the team
4. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
The Post Holder has contributory responsibility for an expenditure and income budget in excess of £1,000.000 per annum. The Post Holder has significant discretion how this is spent within this specific service area.
The Post Holder is responsible for moving this service from an internal provider into a business unit that also provides its services to the private sector, external income generation will be a significant responsibility of the Post Holder.
5. RESPONSIBILITY FOR ASSETS AND DATA
The Post Holder is responsible for all buildings associated with the service, is responsible for all tools, stocks & stores and their procurement and all vehicles and plant used within the service along with a contributory responsibility for their procurement.
6. EXTENT OF PUBLIC CONTACT
Extensive contact with members of the public, voluntary groups and groups that represent community interests at public meetings, in person and by telephone.
Extensive contact with staff at all levels in the Council and other partner agencies and organisations.
Extensive contact with Councillors on service and policy issues
Liaise with contractors, suppliers, and consultants.
7. WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT
The post holder should have a vehicle available for use, and should hold a current full driving license.
Emergency contact at unsocial hours, attendance at meetings out of office hours, and dealing with sensitive cemetery matters.
Occasional working in adverse weather conditions may be required.
8. CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITIES
All staff have to act within the Council’s rules and follow all reasonable management requirements. These are contained within: the Council’s Standing Orders, Employment Policies, Constitution and Code of Conduct for Employees. Other documents may be introduced at times setting out rules of the Council. These will cover responsibilities and requirements for the following:
Equality and Diversity
Health and Safety
Data Quality and Data Protection
Major Emergency Plan
Procurement and Contract Management
Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults
Copies of the relevant rules and policy are available on the staff intranet or from your manager
In addition, all employees are expected to behave in line with our Values and Behaviours and challenge other employees whose behaviour is against our values.