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Works Planner – Housing Maintenance

Networx Recruitment
Milton Keynes (Kents Hill)
£26,623 per annum
Closing date
13 Jul 2022

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Works Planner – Housing Maintenance  

Milton Keynes (Kents Hill) 

£26,623 per annum 

Full Time - 36.5 hours per week, over 5 days 

Fixed Term Contract – 12 months 




Would you thrive in a job that makes a real difference to people’s lives in your region, tackling fuel poverty and climate change?  


Here at Grand Union, we are building a truly environmentally sustainable business for the future; retrofitting our customer’s homes, driving down our carbon footprint and embracing the circular economy. Our work directly impacts the housing crisis, supports sustainable communities and provides life-long homes for our customers. We provide critical services to the most vulnerable, but we also build shared ownership and outright sales for those who want to get on the property ladder.   


We are passionate about our communities and our staff. We are committed to being a Learning  Organisation, developing our colleagues’ talents to deliver the best service we can and supporting the next generation into a career in Housing.   



About the role  


We are currently recruiting a Works Planner to join our Property Services team based in Milton Keynes. Within this role you’ll be responsible for the effective control and management of the dynamic appointment and workforce scheduling system (DRS) in relation to responsive repairs undertaken by the Internal Repairs Team.  




Your main responsibilities will include:  


  • Acting as the main point of contact for the Customer Service Team in relation to responsive repairs being undertaken by the IRT, managing the efficient and appropriate allocation of resources.  
  • Allocating repair appointments to appropriate operatives taking account of priority, material / plant requirements, location and existing workloads. 
  • Monitoring the progress of the emerging day workload and individual operative's daily diaries, rescheduling appointments and work as necessary. 
  • Taking action on the progress and scheduling of repairs due to bad weather, travel problems or priorities. 
  • Informing tenants of appointments and follow on work. 
  • Maintaining clear and up to date records.  
  • Assisting with the management and upkeep of the housing management system. 
  • Place orders for materials and plant. 




What we’re looking for:  


  • Experience in housing maintenance or building environment. 
  • Experience of using a dynamic appointment and workforce scheduling system. 
  • Experience of arranging and planning works or services. 
  • Customer service experience.  
  • Knowledge of building terminology, domestic repairs and basic domestic amenities. 
  • The ability to follow procedures and maintain clear and concise records. 
  • The ability to give and receive clear instructions by telephone.  
  • A high level of computer literacy.  
  • Confident when dealing with people, sometimes in difficult situations. 



What we offer:   


  • Annual leave 25 days rising to 30 days with length of service   
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme – employer contribution up to 10%   
  • Life assurance (2x salary)   
  • Generous sick pay   
  • Free car parking   
  • Numerous learning and development opportunities including qualifications  
  • Paid professional subscriptions (max 2 if both relevant to role)   
  • Agile working  
  • Medicash counselling (helpline and face to face)   
  • On-site wellbeing activities including massages   
  • Free annual flu jabs   
  • Plus, lots more! (See attached benefits list)   



If you are like-minded in wanting to help shape the future of housing through the delivery of quality services to our customers, great at your job and with a ‘can-do’ attitude, we want to hear from you.   


You are just one click away from starting your journey with us…   


We are committed to implementing our Equality, Diversity and Customer Care Policy and are proactive about safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.   




Closing: Wednesday 13th July 


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