What you'll do
We’re looking for someone exceptional who wants to make a difference and strives in a challenging environment. If you have a proven track record of delivering reinvestment works (planned, cyclical and major) within the housing sector, combined with the natural ability to lead a large reinvestment team, a fabulous opportunity has arisen to join us as a Planned Works Manager (Reinvestment).
In this exciting new role, you’ll ensure Optivo’s owned and managed homes are maintained to a high standard, delivering excellent Customer Service, Health & Safety and Value for Money. You’ll ensure staff, residents, leaseholders, managing agencies and property owners are provided with a high standard of service.
You’ll supervise the work of the regional reinvestment team encouraging and supporting staff to ensure construction works and services are planned, specified, procured and managed through to completion in line with best practice, to ensure the work is completed to a high standard and that recognition is given for a job well done. You’ll also ensure all matters of discipline, poor performance, absence and capability are dealt with.
You’ll prepare programmes, budgets, risk assessments and cash flow forecasts for the planned, cyclical and major works programme and manage implementation to the highest possible quality and standards.
You’ll ensure a robust health & safety management process is in place, to minimise the risk and ensure an efficient service delivery for colleagues & contractors. This includes co-ordinating the work of consultants, contractors and staff and ensuring all necessary risk assessments, method statements, spot checks, etc., are carried out.
You’ll audit and review contractor’s quality audit plan and performance information to ensure quality of service is maintained and continuous improvement identified. To periodically review the service and make recommendations for improvement to ensure the quality of the service delivery is improved and Value for Money is achieved.
What you'll need
With experience of working in a similar role within a Local Authority or a Housing Association, you’ll have management level experience of line managing staff to deliver a surveying service and a proven track record in contract management and managing projects from inception to completion.
You’ll possess competent knowledge of relevant and current, codes of practice, building regulations, health and safety legislation, standards and materials and have experience of project planning, programming and monitoring of reinvestment works.
The role will work with a range of residents and colleagues, so a positive approach to collaborative team working is essential. You’ll need to live our one team culture.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 21 February 2021 at 11pm.
What’s in it for you?
You’ll enjoy a great salary and benefits package, including 27 days (rising to 30 days) plus bank holidays, and a day off for your birthday. You can also buy and sell leave up to 5 days. We have generous pension and life assurance schemes too, plus a cycle to work scheme and travel loans. Add in a healthcare cash plan covering dental, glasses, physiotherapy, vaccinations, 24 hour GP and more, plus various high street discounts, (not to mention flexible working and in house career development opportunities). If you are passionate about what you do and share our ambitions, we look forward to hearing from you.
Inclusion and Diversity
At Optivo we work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual. We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.
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