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Disrepair Manager

Networx Recruitment
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22 Jul 2022

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Disrepair Manager


Full time




A growth and regeneration group with a strong social purpose, Torus works in partnership with Liverpool City Region and the North West to improve lives and create thriving, vibrant communities through support, investment, development and regeneration.


We own and manage around 40,000 homes in Warrington, St Helens, Liverpool and beyond, making Torus the region’s largest affordable housing provider.


Profits generated by group members Torus Developments and HMS are reinvested into our charitable arm Torus Foundation, a community anchor institution, to fund projects that build social capital and fulfil our mission of ‘growing stronger communities’.


We currently seeking a Disrepair Manager to join our team. Using your specialist professional expertise and knowledge, you’ll provide building pathology assessment of defects to specify and rectify faults and where appropriate, reduce our liability to legal claims by implementing an approach based on comprehensive assessment and risk management.



This is an important role in which you will:


● Lead on the selection, appointment and retention of specialist contractors

● Lead, motivate and develop the disrepair team to enable them to support the delivery of a high-quality disrepair service

● Provide clear management based on the development of a high performance culture that builds an environment based on trust, mutual respect and integrity

● Be responsible for staff development, recruitment, deployment, motivation, performance management, training, absence management and discipline

● Manage and monitor the delivery of in house and external repairs and maintenance works

● Ensure that all disrepair cases are managed within time and quality targets

● Ensure that all written procedures are implemented and adhered to across all technical functions



To be successful in this role you will:


● Be qualified to Level 4 or equivalent in Chartered Surveying

● Have people management and leadership experience

● Be a member or RICS or CIOB or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge gained through extensive and relevant experience

● Demonstrate a significant knowledge of building disrepair through extensive and relevant experience along with a proven track record of delivering an operational service

● Have a sound knowledge of health and safety legislation relevant to property maintenance and repair specifically related to building surveying management


● Hold a full driving licence with access to own transport



Great Torus people share qualities we value highly. They are problem-solvers, able to work well within our team. They are open, honest and committed to doing the right thing at all times, and they always look for ways to do things better, focused on making sure we achieve our aims. If you can share our way of working, you’ll enjoy working with us.


In return, we offer a modern workplace that is challenging, supportive and gives you room to grow your skills – along with a package of benefits that shows how much we value your contribution and care about your wellbeing.



What we offer:


In return for your hard work, we can offer you a modern workplace that is challenging, supportive and gives you room to grow your skills along with:


· 25 days holiday rising to 30 plus bank holidays (pro rata)

· Holiday purchase scheme

· Company Pension Scheme

· Company life assurance




Each successful applicant will be required to complete the following pre-employment checks prior to a start date being agreed;


· Right to work verification (in person)

· Qualification certificate check

· 2x Completed references

· OH Health Questionnaire – Fit For Work

· DBS check (if required for role)

· Completion of all new starter documentation including signed T&C’s



Happy to talk flexible working

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