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Head of Asset & Maintenance

£50000.0 - £60000.0 per annum + Paying up to £60k

Bromley, Greater London

Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd

Head of Asset & Maintenance

Your new company

This client is a well established Housing Association and that has been operating for over 45 years. They offer quality, affordable homes for older people in the London Borough of Bromley.

Over the course of the lockdown period, like most HA's they were quite restricted in be able to offer a full repairs service, but what it allowed them to do was to assess how they work, what can be done in the office and from what can be done remotely. As a result they offer a hybrid working environment which only requires you to be in the office a couple of days a week, working from home the rest of the time, unless out surveying properties.

As part of their strategic growth plans, they are now looking for a maintenance surveyor to work within their property team, working across their portfolio.

Your new role

As part of the role as Head of Asset & Maintenance, you will be tasked with the following; responsible for pre- / post-inspection and reports for responsive repairs, void works, and cyclical repairs within the relevant area of operation, consulting and engaging with customers, leaseholders and with internal and external stakeholders in the region. Effectively managing the performance and on site progress of contractors ensuring that works are delivered on time to quality standards and achieve value for money in line with all relevant statutory regulations and compliance.

Key Accountabilities

* Deliver an effective & efficient Repairs & Maintenance service at an operational level to include a regionally based professional surveying service, disrepair works, Major/Complex Works, FRA, responsive repairs, voids and aids and adaptations.
* Prepare and carry out diagnostic inspections, surveys & technical reports in accordance with practice. Providing accurate technical advice with competent & thorough surveys/post-inspections.
* Identifies and manages insurance claims ensuring most economically advantageous outcome for the organisation. To include, property inspections, managing decants, liaising with loss adjusters/insurance team.
* Technical lead within the Housing team during the handover of any new developments to ensure quality control through to completion and the end of defects.
* Effective and efficiently control budgetary
* Ensuring revenue and capital spend are recorded accurately. Review invoices and requests for payment from contractors, challenge and resolve submissions where required.
* Ensure effective liaison with in-house service provider, M&E contractors, and external sub-contractor staff to ensure the delivery of a top quartile service in line with industry standards, schedule of Rates, operational regulatory framework, health & safety (including asbestos)
* Management and coordination of empty properties to ensure minimal rental loss and maximum return.
* Carry out major void inspections, ensuring void works are completed to lettable standard

What you'll need to succeed

In order to be considered for this role you will need to have

* Diploma in Surveying, Property and Maintenance Level 3
* Membership of a relevant professional body e.g. RICS or CIOB
* Knowledge of the Social Housing Sector and awareness of its regulations
* A demonstrable knowledge of building construction, building standards, planning regulations, regulatory standards, health & safety, and other legislation relevant to asset management.
* Knowledge of effective professional surveying service for responsive repairs, voids and aids and adaptations to high levels of customer satisfaction
* Effective liaison skills with staff, residents, service providers, contractors, and consultants
* Management of small projects and an understanding of CDMC

What you'll get in return

The successful candidate will receive a salary of up to £60k, 11% pension, generous annual leave allowance amongst other benefits.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Lee Pittman now on 020 8464 6678. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career

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