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Contracts Manager - Construction

Networx Recruitment
Home based (with travel across Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, and Herefordshire)
£49,631 - £55,146 per annum (depending on experience)
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

Contracts Manager - Construction   

£49,631 - £55,146 per annum (depending on experience) 

Home based (with travel across Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, and Herefordshire) 

Permanent, Full Time  


Can you help us make a difference?  


We are currently looking for an experienced Contracts Manager to lead our Programme and Responsive Repairs delivery teams across the Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, and Herefordshire areas.  


Here at Platform, we are passionate about building a better future in affordable homes services and communities and are growing our External Contracts & Delivery team to further support the quality and effectiveness of responsive maintenance across our properties.  


As our External Contracts Delivery Manager, you'll be responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of Platform's responsive service through external contractors. You'll also manage investment works and related issues, as well as allocated out-of-locality projects. Your work will help maintain our stock, increase customer satisfaction, and defend against disrepair and Human Habitation Act claims.  


*Please note that the formal job title for this role is *External Contracts Delivery Manager*  


Some things we need from you:  


  • Experience of successfully managing a team to deliver programmes of maintenance works  

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in construction related discipline or significant equivalent experience.  

  • Significant experience in the housing or construction industry with experience of customer consultation in a construction setting  

  • Strong financial management experience including preparing and managing budgets   

  • Knowledge of building construction, maintenance, and contracts   

  • Experience and knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework relevant to programmes of works and maintenance.   

  • Customer focussed with experience and knowledge of the disrepair Protocol and case management of disrepair  

  • IT skills using Outlook, Word, and Excel to intermediate level  

  • Excellent leadership, team building and motivational skills  

  • High degree of personal integrity, honesty, and professionalism  


It is essential to have a full UK driving license and the ability to travel throughout our Severn Locality (focusing on the Worcestershire/Gloucestershire/Herefordshire areas). You will also be part of the Asset & Sustainability team out of hours escalation if required.   


Some of the great benefits we can offer you:          


  • Up to 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) with the opportunity to buy and sell leave   

  • Family friendly policies including generous Paternity, Maternity, Shared Parental and Adoption leave plus 3 days paid Urgent Domestic Leave    

  • Medicash membership for all employees which includes access to an employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership and exclusive discounts            

  • Health Cash Plan worth up to £1700 p/a with cashback for dental, optical, physio and complementary therapies and more          

  • Pension scheme with minimum employee contributions of up to 3% and Platform will contribute up to 12% (inclusive of life assurance and dependent on employee contributions)            

  • Learning and Development opportunities     

  • Employee reward and recognition scheme with wellbeing hub and discount from a wide range of retailers   


If you're passionate about making a difference in affordable homes services and communities, we want to hear from you! Apply now to join our External Contracts and Delivery team!  


We aim to hold interviews for this role via Microsoft teams from 14th March 2024 and will contact you to arrange a time once successfully shortlisted.   


The Company 


Join us and find your purpose at Platform! 


Working with us is more than just a job, you will be joining an amazing organisation that values you and your contribution, and where you can truly make a difference and change people’s lives. 


You will join the largest social housing association in the Midlands. We're much more than just houses; we build homes, strong communities, and make a real and positive difference to the lives of our customers. 


We recognise the unique and individual needs of people, so if you are interested in this role but would like to explore a different way of working to the standard Monday to Friday, 9-5 approach, then please highlight this on your application or discuss it with us at the interview stage.  After all, we want to attract the best people to work for us and we know that one size does not fit all. 


Platform is a great place to work, we offer lots of opportunities for you to get involved, share ideas and shape what we do - from networking groups through to fun community and social events.  This is an exciting time to join us, that will provide you with real exposure to the wider dynamics of a truly modern housing association that will play a major part in delivering our 5-year corporate strategy. 


If we receive a high number of applications, this vacancy may expire prior to the closing date. Please apply early to avoid disappointment. 


Platform Housing Group are committed to building a healthy, vibrant and inclusive organisation that treats people with respect and creates opportunities for all. 

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