Senior Maintenance Surveyor

£53,705 plus ECU allowance
24 Sep 2020
11 Oct 2020
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Senior Maintenance Surveyor

Sittingbourne, Kent (travelling to Sussex will be required)

12 month - Fixed Term Contract

£53,705 plus ECU allowance​

Closing date for applications: Sunday 11th October 2020, 23:00pm

Interview dates: Tuesday 27th & Friday 30th October 2020

Do you have solid contract management experience? Are you able to successfully manage contractors using SOR and non-SOR? Are you able to lead on the mobilisation of new contracts, demobilisation of existing contracts and project work?   We’re looking for someone exceptional who wants to make a difference and likes a challenge. If that’s you, a fabulous opportunity has arisen to join the Property Services team who manage the stock in Kent and Sussex as a Senior Maintenance Surveyor.

We’re one of the largest housing providers in the UK with over 45,000 homes across London, the South East and the Midlands, giving 90,000 people somewhere affordable to call their own.

At Optivo we understand the difference safe, secure and affordable homes can make to people’s lives.  We develop places with people, not profit, in mind, building homes and communities where people can thrive.

What you’ll be doing

During this exciting 12 month Fixed Term contract, you’ll take leadership and complete ownership in managing the mobilisation of one of our key client accounts from inception.

You’ll supervise and manage a team of Maintenance Surveyors and Void Coordinator, Team Administrators and Resident Liaison Officer delivering a day to day and void repairs service.

You’ll ensure staff, residents, leaseholders, managing agencies and property owners are provided with a high standard of service.

You’ll manage existing contractors as well as leading on mobilisation of new contracts through to being fully established.

What you’ll need

You’ll have extensive career experience in a Contracts Manager type role in a housing association environment, local authority or council (Essential)

You’ll have experience in managing SOR and non-SOR contracts (Essential)

You’ll have senior leadership experience managing contracts from inception to completion (Essential)

You’ll have experience of carrying out the lead officer function (Essential)

You’ll have proven track record in managing the procurement, finance and budget of contracts (Essential)

The role will work with a range of residents and colleagues, so a positive approach to collaborative team working is essential. You’ll need to live our one team culture.

What’s in it for you?

As well as an extremely rewarding job, you’ll enjoy a great salary and benefits package, including 27 days (rising to 30 days) plus bank holidays, and a day off for your birthday. You can also buy and sell leave up to 5 days. We have generous pension and life assurance schemes too, plus a cycle to work scheme and travel loans. Add in a healthcare cash plan covering dental, glasses, physiotherapy, vaccinations, 24 hour GP and more, plus various high street discounts, (not to mention flexible working and in house career development opportunities).

Join an energised team and an innovative company. We want to listen to your ideas and to make a difference, for the benefit of our residents and to be sector leading. If you are passionate about what you do and share our ambitions, we look forward to hearing from you.

“Your safety takes precedence, we have ensured that remote on boarding and working has been fully integrated”

Equal Opportunities

At Optivo we work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual. We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.

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