Do you have experience of planning and scheduling trades across multiple sites with a high volume of tasks? Are you disciplined, organised and process-driven in your approach to workload? Do you have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and motivate a team of Planners in a busy work environment? Do you have a strong customer focus to deliver works to the best standard and timescales with the resident at the heart of the job?
If so, our role for a talented and motivated Senior Planner within the busy Repairs and Maintenance Department may be of interest to you.
For an informal discussion, please contact Sam Crick - Operations Manager on 07786712315 or Sam.Crick@brighton-hove.gov.uk
About the role
You will be working alongside other Senior Planners, directly reporting to Project Managers to deliver repairs across multiple sites and trades and will be responsible for scheduling work for a multi-disciplinary team who deliver high standard housing repairs and project activities to Housing properties across the City.
You will have excellent customer service skills and an understanding of the needs of our diverse staff and customers and be able to tailor delivery accordingly to the highest standard and most efficient timescales.
The service currently has a considerable backlog of outstanding repairs and you will play a key role in tackling this work and being proactive in motivating your direct reports to achieve targets and deadlines to realise these goals.
This is an opportunity to develop your line management experience in a fast-paced environment. Leading by example and providing help and support to your direct reports to ensure the very best performance from your team is an absolutely crucial part of the role.
In return for your skills and hard work, we offer:
- A standard working week of 37 hours per week plus 5.5 hours of contracted overtime (Monday – Friday 08.00 – 17.00).
- A full induction with job shadowing and on-going mentoring and development
- Paid annual leave
- Pension scheme
For more information about the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is term-time only. For part time applicants, where your working week is less than the council’s basic 37 hour week, contracted overtime rated pay will not form part of your working hours. This is because overtime rated pay is payable for hours worked in excess of the council’s basic 37 hour week. Your starting salary will be pro rata based on the basic annual salary elements of pay between £22,183 & £24,491.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.