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Repairs / Void Supervisor

London Borough of Hackney
£40,632 - £42,609
Closing date
3 Oct 2021

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Homes and Asset Management, Maintenance / Repair
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority
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Hackney Council is looking for an experienced supervisor to help us maintain the properties we look after. We manage over 30,000 properties, your role will be to supervise the team that helps keep these homes safe and well maintained for the people who live in them.

As a Repair / Void Team Supervisor you will be managing a team of approximately 16 people. You will process works and manage your team’s workload helping to prioritise when repairs are carried out. You will also do routine inspections before and after jobs are done to make sure works are completed safely and to a high standard.

Your team will be working in properties across Hackney and sometimes in other areas. They will be helping prepare empty properties for their new occupants as well as working on properties that are lived in. Some of this will be scheduled maintenance, but you will also provide a response service for repairs as they are reported by our tenants.

It’s important that you have a technical understanding of some of the issues your team will respond to. This will include work related to carpentry, plumbing, gas, electrical and decorating and you will oversee their work. You will have some responsibility for monitoring the service budgets and financial planning.

You should have experience supervising a team and performance management. You need to hold a full UK driving licence (no more than three penalty points) and access to your own vehicle for business use. You also need a qualification from the building trade or maintenance management. In return you will get plenty of opportunities for personal development, generous annual leave and an attractive pay package. You will be helping the quality of the homes we manage and the service we provide to our residents.

About Us:

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below. 

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Please ensure that you do not include your name on any of your supporting documents or on the file attachments.

Closing date for applications: 03 October 2021

Interview date: TBC

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available:

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