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Compliance & Asset Management Assistant

Local Space Housing Association
Stratford, London
Closing date
3 Oct 2021

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Homes and Asset Management, Asset management
Assistant / coordinator
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

Are you committed to improving quality-of-life for customers. If you’re a champion of the customer experience, are skilled at managing stakeholder relationships and have experience of leasehold management, contract management, property services and/or housing management, we want to meet you! We are Local Space, a 2,500 home registered provider of social housing operating in East London & Essex. We are a G1 V1 rated RP. We are Investors In People accredited and are the only housing association to hold the sector’s highest credit rating, AA-.

Originally formed by the London Borough of Newham as an innovative and independent vehicle for the acquisition and refurbishment of temporary accommodation; We work in 8 London boroughs and across a variety of districts in Essex. We continue to acquire and refurbish properties and added 300 homes to our stock last year. We also offer intermediate rented homes for local keyworkers.

We know that one of the best ways we can achieve greater quality of life for customers is to provide them with a home they can be proud of and deliver cutting-edge services that are a pleasure to use. That’s why we’ve tripled the size of our component replacement and planned works programmes, it’s why we are making a major investment in the development of our repairs and online services over the next 4 years and it’s why we’re recruiting this post to get the best for our customers out of our superior landlords and partner local authorities.

The Role

You will be working within the property services team (6 staff). The team are responsible for the day to day delivery of our responsive repairs, voids, planned maintenance, component replacement, statutory compliance and some facilities management services. You will be working to ensure that the data management and analysis using computerised systems supports the immediate and longer strategic and operational requirements of asset and property management within the organisation.

Our property services priorities for the coming years are:

  • Re-configuring delivery of our planned works programmes to prioritise the customers experience
    Re-configuring our work programmes to accommodate works delayed.
    Delivering our enhanced component replacement programme on time and on budget
    Improving our performance monitoring and reporting tools
    Maintaining our Keystone Asset Management data set (we hold stock condition survey data for 87% of our stock and we therefore rely very little on cloned or extrapolated stock condition data).
    Improving our works processing arrangements to facilitate prompt accruals-based management accounting
    Reviewing planned works and component replacement procurement practices
    Bench-marking our planned works costs and quality
    Embedding new responsive repairs contractual arrangements
    Developing and launching digital responsive repairs and planned works services to customers


We are looking for a Compliance & Asset Management Assistant who can demonstrate:

  • A passion for improving our customers’ quality of life
    A real understanding of helping to improve data management and analysis for construction related services by the production of high quality information that assists in managing statutory requirements and the delivery of the programmed works delivering programmed works that will ensure customer satisfaction and production of performance management information.
    Experience of working within construction related services either in compliance or contract management using processes and monitoring tools
    Experience of working with the configuration and use of operational systems and technology, such as Keystone Asset Management. Experience of successfully launching & embedding digital services to customers

Job Purpose

  • To provide technical and specialist support to the Senior Compliance Officer and the organisation in relation to construction related compliance, health and safety and planned and capital works requirements using the range of computerised internal and external data and management systems.
    To assist the Senior Compliance Officer in dealing with contractor and customer matters in relation to the management and organisation of systems and processes relating to the management maintenance of compliance related services and planned and capital works management systems to ensure that the organisation meets the current and ongoing performance, statutory instruments and legal requirements.
    Undertake routine administrative duties in line with the Operations Department and any necessary follow-up work in relation to contractor, customer services and internal organisational requirements.

For more information and to apply, please visit our recruitment portal here

The closing date for this role is 3rd October 2021.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Elina Rice, Property Services Manager at


About us

Local Space Housing owns 1821 homes in East London and Essex. We directly manage 371 homes and have a development pipeline over the next four years to procure and develop 800 homes. The remaining of our 1450 homes are managed day-to-day by companies working for the London Borough of Newham.

Local Space proves that small is no obstacle to achievement. Our AA rating from the Standard & Poor agency puts us in the top five housing associations in the country to achieve this rating.

Local Space was proudly shortlisted for the 2016 Housing Excellence Awards on the basis of its solid position in the housing sector and its ability to successfully punch well above its weight.

132 of our directly managed homes are for much needed accommodation for keyworkers that work in the public sector. The remainder provide the homeless with a safe and secure place to live. The people who live in them are chosen by the borough councils in Newham, Hackney, Waltham Forest, and the City of London.

We were reaccredited with Investors in People Silver in December 2015 reflecting the importance we place on our staff as essential in progressing our business and providing an excellent service to our residents.

Equalities and inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. This is demonstrated in undertaking equality impact assessments that results to tangible changes to the way we work and the services we deliver to ensure that we are fair in our approach.

Find Us
020 8221 4000
58 Romford Road
E15 4BZ
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