Repairs Team Leader

Yorkshire Housing
Agile - York
£37,668 per annum plus £2,000 annual car allowance
16 Jul 2021
29 Jul 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

The opportunity

We are recruiting for a qualified Repairs Team Leader who pride themselves on the quality of their work to join a forward thinking & growing housing association. You will be part of our regional Repairs and Investment Delivery Team who provide quality and efficient services around the Yorkshire region.

You might think of Yorkshire Housing as ‘just’ a housing provider, but we’re so much more than that. Yes, we own and manage nearly 20,000 homes (and counting) across Yorkshire and make it possible for current and future customers to have a place they’re proud to call home but we’re also all about making a positive difference in people’s lives.

You will be joining an organisation that is growing and investing heavily in its infrastructure. We want to be an employer of choice, where you can be yourself, stay connected and have fun.

 What you’ll be doing?

You’ll manage and lead a team of key front-line surveyors who are ultimately delivering the survey specifications of repairs in our homes. This could be investment programs, major repair contracts, prior-to-painting, general repairs or cyclical redecoration. 

You’ll drive the team to meet financial targets and deliver data to different parts of the business in relation to asset management, building relationships and influencing a variety of teams along the way, particularly the building repairs team. 

You’ll also monitor and report on the repairs budget along with controlling spend to ensure that overspend does not occur.

And you’ll take ownership when dealing with any complaints or escalations in relation to the surveys team and always looking to improve processes ensuring quality delivery of works.  

The stuff that sets you apart

This role would suit someone with proven experience in managing housing repairs team.

You’ll also have experience of budget management and good knowledge of building construction and services.

You’ll be a confident communicator and have the ability to develop effective relationships with a variety of  teams and 3rd party suppliers.

Also you’ll be able to prioritise your workload and be proficient in using IT systems. On occasion you’ll have the ability to work out of hours including evening/weekends and emergencies.

 What’s in it for you?

In return we offer £37,668 per annum for a 35 hour week, 25 days annual leave (raising annually to 30 days) plus Bank Holiday and a £2,000 annual car allowance. We also promote a flexible working culture, as long as these fit in around the needs of your role. So you don’t need to take a day off to do that parent child reading class or take your pet to the vets or doing both! But talk it over with your manager, to make sure it fits in around what you need to do and meet business needs.

We also provide a fantastic reward package to suit everyone –a variety of amazing discounts via PerkBox, a great Healthcare cash plan called Health Shield and a contributory pension scheme where we will match your contributions up to 9%!  As well as our great benefits and a fantastic work environment, we’re absolutely a company that cares about its employees and its customers.

The finer print

If you are applying for this role internally you must inform your current line manager.

You must hold full UK driving license and have access to vehicle for work purposes.                                                                                                        

If a competitive candidate pool is identified, we reserve the right to close the role early therefore, we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Our values

We’re looking for people who want to get stuck in and make a positive difference to people’s lives. We want you to own the work you do and achieve impact.

You’ll make it happen by being curious and creating trust with our customers and each other. We want you to love what you do and have fun along the way.  

A bit more about us

We’ve got a few ‘house rules’ at Yorkshire Housing (no pun intended!). One of them is work is something that you do, not somewhere that you go and another is that we think in careers, not jobs. Our flexible working environment and friendly culture means you can be yourself, take advantage of development opportunities and succeed – that’s just how we roll. 

We’re inclusive and welcoming and offer a fun and open culture with a shared belief in making a positive difference to people’s lives – it really does feel like joining a big family!

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