Senior Category Manager

Telford, Shropshire
£40,000 Per Annum Plus Essential Car User Allowance
07 Apr 2021
22 Apr 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

LocationWe are currently working flexibly from home and our office locations, and envisage this will continue post COVID lockdown restrictions.


Our Organisation:

The Wrekin Housing Group is at the forefront of making a difference to people’s lives. As a socially minded business, we provide 13,000 homes for affordable and social rent across Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire, and Staffordshire. We have ambitious plans to grow up to 16,000 homes by 2025 and we are also an innovative and well recognised provider of care.

Alongside our growth plans we are embarking on a fundamental transformation programme to modernise how we interact with our customers, engage communities and support partners. Everyone matters at Wrekin so we are investing in our people and the systems they use, all to improve quality and choice across the organisation.

Our vision and aims are clear and we are determined to deliver. To help lead this journey we are looking for an outstanding individual who will drive the strategy and delivery of our ambitions across the operational areas of our business. 

We want individuals who inspire positive change, communicate clearly and enable our people to support each other and grow together so we deliver for our customers, right across our socially minded business.

For further information about our organisation please visit

The role:

Now one of the largest social housing providers in the West Midlands, and with our ambition to grow sustainably over the next few years, we have created an exciting new position in our Property Team.  You will support the Head of Property in transforming how we deliver major homes improvement delivery, effective contract procurement and management, and ensure the organisation meets its financial and regulatory requirements.

You will be required to:

  • Be an active member of the team working cross-functionally to deliver organisation objectives;
  • Have a track record of undertaking and/or implementing service reviews;
  • Continually evaluate the service; maintaining the highest possible levels of service quality;
  • Engage with customers to inform policy, procurement and delivery decisions;
  • Work collaboratively and think commercially to deliver the best possible outcomes for our customers within the agreed budgets.

The successful candidate will be expected to strive for continual improvement in a customer focused service area, operating efficiently, and deliver consistent excellent outcomes in quality and cost. They will give ongoing support and direction to both the inhouse and externally sourced delivery teams, working with the other managers/surveyors to develop service improvement initiatives. They will also need to demonstrate strong knowledge of both contract management and construction H&S regulations.

What you will need:

We are looking to offer this exciting opportunity to candidates who can demonstrate a sound understanding of the relevant business areas in order to maintain the high standards that the Group have established for its customers. 

It is essential for the successful candidate to have a thorough knowledge of contract preparation, contract law and a progressive approach to contract management, with proven experience in project management or construction environment. The successful candidate will also have a higher level of qualification in construction or related business management area.

You will be expected to promote a positive, friendly and understanding attitude towards our customers and other colleagues. Demonstrating initiative and resilience when required in order to achieve objectives, deliver solutions, enhance levels of performance and efficiency across the service.


In return we offer you an interesting, challenging and rewarding opportunity to join a supportive organisation. Our benefits include an attractive Annual Leave allowance, a Competitive Pension Scheme, Health Care options and Life Assurance.

All interviews will take place virtually, but when circumstances allow interviews will take place at our headquarters in Telford, week commencing 10th May 2021.