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Major Repairs Manager

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2284
  • Published: Thu 21/09/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 13/10/2023, 16:41 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

Starting salary: £49,930
Job Level: Level 5 Zone 1 
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type:  Permanent x2
Closing date: Sunday 24th September 2023 September 2023
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion  

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

In keeping with Camden’s commitment to Conscious Inclusion, we are taking positive action to improve diversity at our senior levels. One of the measures we have committed to is making sure we don’t have any All-White shortlists for leadership roles. 


The recruitment to this role will form part of that pilot, to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in senior roles within the council. If you are a Black, Asian or Other Ethnic candidate and would like to self-declare this as part of our positive action commitments, please do so. For further information, please email the resourcing team at resourcing@camden.gov.uk 

About us 

Camden is changing on the inside to make life better for everyone. Because we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.


The Role

In this role you will be part of a team who ensures that the major repairs to the Council’s housing stock are delivered to the highest standards of quality, customer satisfaction and health & safety. You will make sure the Council’s supply chain procedures comply with delivery and all regulatory frameworks. As well as agree project scope of works with subcontractors and ensure delivery is within agreed timescales and allocated budget of circa £1.5m.

You will be inspecting and identifying the of causes to problems, interrogating and recognising when actions need to be taken and recognising any compliance or risk issues and making decisions where required. You will also be identifying a range of solutions to a problem and making decisions when a bespoke solution might be required and specifying the requirement.

You will project manage and specify technical solutions from basic to more complex repairs. You will monitor work ensuring timescales are being met, cost, quality, health & safety are identified when contractors are not meeting performance targets and make decisions as appropriate. As well as undertake and complete updating and maintaining information on the Council’s software systems, administering information appropriately to effectively administer the contract, plan and reduce risks. 


About you

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.

You should have extensive experience in delivering a major repairs service for social housing as well as pre and post-inspection processes, building pathology and repairs techniques. 

You should have comprehensive knowledge to lease holder and Section 20 procedures as well as up to date understanding of health & safety responsibilities.  You should have knowledge and understanding of key developments and contract issues in construction. As well as knowledge of current housing and social policy issues and legislation and a good understanding of customer’s needs in the major repair's management process. 

You should have the ability to project manage complex programmes of work and experience of budget and financial management in excess of £1m.

You should have extensive knowledge and proven understanding of repairs techniques including but not limited to: 

Boundary Walls, fences and Party Wall/Structures agreements & Notices 

All forms of Damp and resolution 

Structural Subsidence 

External refurbishment including Fire repair, Roofing repair window repair and replacement. 


Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our Supporting Communities, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.


Additional information 

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: http://camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/10189330/file/document?inline 

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section. 


Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits'.


Asking for Adjustments 

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG,

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  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2284
  • Published: Thu 21/09/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 13/10/2023, 16:41 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

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