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Project Manager

Employer
Bristol City Council
Location
Brislington Transport Depot Bath Road / Sandy Park Road Bristol BS4 3NZ
Salary
£39,880 - £42,821
Closing date
3 Oct 2021

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Function
Homes and Asset Management, Asset management, Project management
Seniority
Manager
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority
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This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative team focused on improving standards in council housing.

The Housing Asset Management Team are responsible for making decisions on the investment and improvements in the city’s council homes - Bristol owns and manages over 27,000 flats and houses in all wards across the city, built in every decade over the previous 100 years.

The investment decisions for our diverse range of homes, within an environment of ever-changing standards, priorities and financial arrangements can be a challenge - the aim is to ensure we invest in the right way at the right time. The focus for the successful applicant will be leading our strategy to improve energy standards in our homes - establishing the course to achieve the challenging targets of net zero carbon and minimum EPC C. 

What will I be doing?

You will lead on projects delivering improvements in Asset Management, focusing on investment planning, and achieving carbon neutral in council housing. As part of this responsibility, you will manage project resources, risks, issue plans, and ensure agreed changes are embedded in the business.

Your excellent communications skills will ensure that relevant stakeholders are engaged throughout your projects, seeking and acting on feedback where necessary. You will use these communication skills to deliver effective and informative reports for Elected Members and Management Teams.

What do I need to have?

Most importantly you will have excellent knowledge of current housing policy with a sound understanding of the challenges in long term investment planning in social housing. This housing policy knowledge will be accompanied by a detailed knowledge and understanding of sound project management principles with the ability to take ownership for a project from start to finish.

We’re looking for someone who is both innovative, and analytical with the ability to tackle challenges through creative solutions using a complex dataset. An influential and persuasive communicator, you will be able to manage successful relationships with stakeholders at all levels. 

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.

Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

If you have any further queries after reading the job advert along with the attached job paperwork then please contact Alison Napper, Asset Strategy Manager on alison.napper@bristol.gov.uk.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.

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