Head of Day to Day Repairs

Recruiter
LiveWest
Location
Exeter
Salary
Up to £75k plus Car allowance
Posted
23 Nov 2018
Closes
13 Dec 2018
Seniority
Head of services
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

South-West Based – Centred from Exeter with regular travel to Weston Super-Mare and Pool (Cornwall) 

About Us 

Now is an exciting time to join LiveWest, the largest housing provider in the South-West. We are a leading developer of affordable and social housing and from the shores of Cornwall to the Gloucestershire hills, we have a vision to build real social change in our region, one front door at a time. 

As well as owning more than 35,000 homes, we build over 1,000 homes a year, with a build programme of up to 200 homes for market sale. 

We’re now seeking a Head of Day to Day Repairs to join us to lead our repair teams throughout the South-West.

Your Rewards 

- Salary up to £75,000 
- Car allowance (£3,200 per annum) 
- Pension (choice of defined benefit or defined contribution) 
- Package of other great benefits in keeping with a premium employer

This is an outstanding opportunity for a high-calibre management-level professional from a customer service focused repairs or maintenance background to take ownership of the day to day repairs function of our incredible business. 

With a current maintenance portfolio of 24,000 homes across the South-West and ambitious plans to increase this to over 33,000 homes, this is the perfect time to come on-board with us and lead one of our key functions. 

We’re a leader in the South-West in terms of housing development and we intend to maintain our market share and the superb services we deliver to people right across the region. You’ll be a key driver of innovation, services and excellent standards which will keep us ahead of the competition and successful into the future. 

Your Role 

As the Head of Day to Day Repairs, you will take the reins of our day to day repairs service which forms one of three workstreams within the LiveWest Internal Maintenance Service (Day to Day Repairs, Mechanical & Electrical, Component Installation & Voids). 

In this pivotal role, you will manage all day to day repairs activities specifically focusing on planning, budgeting and delivering responsive repairs. You will manage a skilled workforce of over 100 staff which will be supported by contractors. 

Your role will also include: 

- Setting out a clear vision and the standards for the function 
- Managing budgets of £20M+ 
- Building a culture of openness, customer focus, accountability and high performance 
- Ensuring adherence to all legislative, regulatory and LiveWest standards 
- Providing an effective and efficient customer scheduling, planning and access service 
- Taking the lead in continuous improvement activities to enhance end-to-end operations 

About You 

To be considered as the Head of Day to Day Repairs, you will need: 

- Excellent customer service skills
- Experience of managing similar repair or maintenance services within the housing and/or repairs sector 
- An appropriate construction safety certificate (such as SMSTS), a CDM or H&S qualification (such as a NEBOSH construction certificate or equivalent) 
- A higher level qualification in a construction related field and/or a professional housing qualification 
- A high level of IT literacy with reporting and management tools to support performance management 
- Effective report writing and presentation skills 

This is the ideal role for an individual with experience as the Head of Repairs, Head of Day to Day Repairs, Head of Maintenance, Head of Construction Maintenance, Maintenance Manager, Construction Repair Manager, Head of Works, Head of Maintenance Operations, or Head of Construction Operations. 

Please note, the closing date for this role is the 13th December 2018 with interviews scheduled for the 20th/21st December 2018. The location for interviews will be confirmed at a later date. 

Webrecruit and LiveWest are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. 

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