Head of Planning & Commissioning

Birmingham, West Midlands
17 Sep 2019
11 Oct 2019
Head of services
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Based in the beautiful surroundings of Bournville, Birmingham, Bournville Village Trust is part of a tradition rooted in the principles of its founder, George Cadbury: over a century of progress based on creating and maintaining flourishing communities where people choose to live.  Today the Trust owns and manages some 3,500 properties for rent in Birmingham and Telford as well as Leasehold, Commercial and Agricultural properties. We provide a diverse and comprehensive range of services to the communities we serve.

Bournville Village Trust is currently implementing an Asset Management Change Programme, in which we are undertaking a comprehensive review of our true asset performance and our related service and technical standards. The ultimate aim of this two-year change programme is to develop and agree key asset management objectives for the next 30 years, to link our existing and future customers to these objectives and to encapsulate these within a new Asset Management Strategy.

We are now looking for someone with the right blend of strengths, experience and ambition to support and manage the further development and delivery of this change programme. In this key role you will be based at our  Office in Bournville Birmingham and will provide leadership to the Planning and Commissioning Team and support to the Director and Executive Team in regards to the organisations broad portfolio of assets. You will have specific responsibility for strategic planning of investment, stock condition, facilities management and all Landlord Health & Safety standards including full property compliance to ensure all regulatory and legislative responsibilities are met.

You will take responsibility for the delivery of significant planned and cyclical maintenance programmes and will have the experience and the drive to manage relevant contracts to ensure effective delivery, good customer service and value for money as well as ensuring the safety of our residents and staff and compliance with statutory requirements.

You will be responsible for the operational management and performance monitoring of all contract arrangements, monitoring all key performance indicators and performance management tools.

With substantial experience in similar positions, you will ensure efficient and effective delivery of planned, cyclical programmes, procurement, contractor management and Landlord Health & Safety. You will have demonstrable experience in managing staff and will be able to evidence your role in the development of a highly motivated and high performing team.

 Our achievements depend heavily on the commitment, loyalty and hard work of our staff and in return we offer them recognition, respect and support. If you have the right attitude, the determination to succeed, excellent leadership skills and good background knowledge then we will welcome your application.

 We offer excellent employment conditions and benefits including occupational pension scheme, flexible working, employee discount scheme and healthcare cash plan.

For an informal chat, please email bosaopacic@bvt.org.uk

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