Senior Store Keeper
Hackney Housing Services provide repairs and maintenance to properties within Hackney, ensuring we deliver a high quality, customer focussed repairs service across our 30,000 homes. With an expanding workforce we need someone to join our Materials and Stores Section as the Senior Storekeeper, managing the Storekeepers to ensure our workforce has the provisions to carry out repairs Right First Time.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking for a position with Building Maintenance in Housing Service. The Senior Storekeeper will lead in the delivery of a vital support role to our Repairs Section ensuring we have correct materials available in time for repairs to be undertaken.
Communication and good organisational skills are essential as it is a demanding and fast moving service. The Store's workplace is a vibrant environment with visitors, service users, managers and suppliers all with conflicting priorities. This is a superb role with good prospects, competitive pay, training and personal development opportunities and on-the-job training.
The successful candidate will ideally have experience in completing the following duties/responsibilities:
- Managing staff within a Stores environment.
- The control of stock levels and respond effectively to requests for
provisions of materials and plant.
- Implementation and maintenance of systems, procedures and practices to
respond effectively to the business needs.
- Build good supplier relationships by being a key contact for day to day
supplier related issues to support the Stores Team.
- Liaise with admin, call centre agents and operation staff to ensure
materials are supplied and issued to correct service users.
- Be able to understand specifications of products including product details
and ideally have some knowledge of construction, however not essential.
- Forklift driving although not essential
- Physically able to move large packages and heavy materials including
- Use IT systems.
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.
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: 01 November 2020
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.