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Technical Quality Manager

  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SW/24/282481
  • Published: Thu 30/05/2024, 9:47 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 24/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £47,043 - £54,135
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Southwark, London , Southwark

About Southwark:

We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse and growing population.

At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities.  Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals and attend our universities. Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality) underpins all that we do.

About Southwark Repairs

Southwark Repairs is a customer-focused service and we are working on our Improvement Plan to become a fit for the future service that put residents at its heart. We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to become a contract officer within the repair’s delivery team. In this role you will provide support to a range of housing professionals who deliver services that include legal disrepair, arbitration, fire safety, adaptations, repairs & works across Southwark’s housing stock.

About you

We take pride in a repairs and maintenance service that responds to our resident’s needs. Managing a team of technical officers, you’ll take the lead on providing and improving our technical services.

This is a vital role with wide-ranging responsibilities. Diagnosing faults, you’ll produce detailed specifications of work for in-house and external contractors. Managing repairs, maintenance and PPM related construction services, you’ll administer contracts, keep an keen eye on contractor compliance and carry out a full span of surveying duties.

Crucially, you will develop and deliver planned improvement strategies for maintenance and services. We will rely on you to improve efficiency and reduce the demand for reactive repairs. And your team will look to you not just for direction, but inspiration too. Put simply, you will see that we meet all our obligations to tenants, residents and service providers. This now includes managing the technical functions for our in-house damp and mould team.

Your credentials

  • A technical qualification, such as HND Building Construction, or a professional surveying qualification.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of building construction and maintenance related contracts, their administration, and ways to resolve contract disputes.
  • Strong understanding of landlord/tenant matters and leaseholder consultation requirements
  • Substantial experience of helping the public by providing clear advice and solving problems.
  • The ability to write concise reports on complex issues.

Benefits and more information:

In your role, we want you to feel supported, challenged and rewarded. You will benefit from our family-friendly policies including flexible working, home working, and a local government pension scheme, plus many other staff benefits. You will join a motivated, driven and supportive team that strives for excellence and values its members. You will also be part of a successful and high-achieving development team that is making a real difference to the lives of residents in the borough. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our Staff Benefits page.

Recruitment timetable

  • Advert closing date - 24 June 2024.
  • Interview - Week commencing 15 July 2024.

 Guaranteed Interview Scheme:

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care.
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition.

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together programme. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.

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How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

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  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SW/24/282481
  • Published: Thu 30/05/2024, 9:47 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 24/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £47,043 - £54,135
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Southwark, London , Southwark

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