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Commercial Manager (Repairs and Maintenance)

Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circa £68,000
Closing date
3 Feb 2022

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Homes and Asset Management, Asset management, Maintenance / Repair
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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What you will be doing:

  • Delivering a service which understands the needs of our customers and delivers a positive outcome for them.

  • Budget creation, control, monitoring and reporting for the IHMS

  • Meeting and/or exceeding performance targets (KPI’s and SPI’s).

  • Recruiting, retaining, and developing a highly motivated, empowered, and engaged team.

  • Management of supplier procurement, engagement, negotiation, relationships, and financial management within the IHMS, including fleet management and control.


We’d love to meet someone with:    

  • Experience of commercial management of a direct delivery workforce.          

  • Experienced in public sector procurement and good knowledge of OJEU.        

  • Minimum 3 years in a commercial management position within property         maintenance or similar sector.

  • Educated to HND, HNC, degree or substantial experience in a similar role.

  • Strong people and influencing skills.

  • The ability to positively challenge and promote continuous improvement.

  • Capability to take ownership of issues/problems and personally see them through to delivery.

  • Excellent IT and data analytical skills


This role will involve site visits and attending meetings with suppliers and contractors at various locations, it allows flexibility for hybrid working and will be predominantly home based.

Amongst what we offer you is:

  • A competitive salary of circa £68,000 with potential for negotiation for exceptional candidate plus £3,000 car allowance

  • 28 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays

  • A generous contributory pension scheme

  • Private health care

  • Free life assurance

  • Access to an extensive suite of wellbeing services and tools including a digital gym

  • Opportunities for learning and development

  • Discounted gym membership

  • Retail discount scheme


 Please note the successful candidate will need to complete a basic DBS application.

Closing date: Thursday 3rd February

We reserve the right to close this recruitment if it is deemed that we have received a suitable number of applications. On this basis we would advise that applications are submitted as soon as possible.

About us

bpha is a Housing Association located in the Oxford to Cambridge arc, which is committed to providing its customers with high quality, value for money services whilst continuing to develop energy efficient, sustainable and affordable housing.

We are a leading provider and developer of affordable homes – for rent, sheltered, residential care and shared ownership.

We work together with communities – to improve opportunities, independence and quality of life for our residents, and to benefit the wider community. We bring people together, and run and support a wide range of community activities.

All the money we make is used to invest in existing homes, to enable us to build new homes, and to deliver new and improved services.

We own or manage over 19,000 homes and employ 400 staff.

Our vision and values

To build communities where people can live happily in a home they can afford.

Our values underpin the work that we do and are ingrained in our culture at bpha. We are looking for people who can share these values and translate them into day-to-day practices for the benefit of our communities, customers and fellow colleagues. So that we can realise our vision, together.

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