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Through robust contract clienting, this role will ensure that Partners for Improvement (PFI) who deliver a range of service including repairs, maintenance and cyclical works to Islington’s social housing street properties on behalf of the council, are compliant with the contractual obligations of two long term contracts. Your main objectives will be to determine that services delivered are of the highest quality and value for money.
Pairing project management with quality assurance, you will be responsible for ensuring that all technical works carried out by contractors as part of the PFI contracts are to the required technical standards and this will include monitoring performance, quality checking, project work related to wider property and contract issues, reviewing contractual terms, auditing performance data and driving continuous improvements.
You will also be expected to advise Senior Managers on all technical aspects of the PFI contracts and lead discussions on the technical issues with the contractors. In addition you’ll direct and manage technical resources to deliver retained responsibilities, assess costs related to council retained responsibilities and carry out technical auditing to continually test performance.
Along with a recognised building surveying qualification you will have demonstrable post-qualification experience of property inspection and an awareness of costs of of works. This will be coupled with significant experience of procuring and commissioning technical services within a local authority and a strong understanding of working in partnership with contractors to develop their services. Your ability to understand and interpret complex contracts will be essential to your success.
You will also have extensive knowledge of project management and building design, maintenance, repair and refurbishment in relation to street properties or public sector housing from inception to completion.
As a reward for your commitment and hard work there is real potential for this role to grow with you. You will have the unique opportunity to mould your professional future and for you and your role develop along with the service.
You will be motivated by the opportunity to enhance services for residents and get results that make a difference to their lives. In Islington there is a strong ethos of consultation with all residents, requiring strong customer-focused communicators who can engage with people from all backgrounds.
You will also be keen to continue learning and staying abreast of the latest developments in the sector.
Islington is a natural home for technical professionals, with a large and complex portfolio of 27,000 properties but it is not just the numbers that impress. The diversity and variety of projects will enhance your experience and development. You will also be part of an innovative, forward thinking team that’s open to new approaches. Islington is big on sustainability, has won awards in housing design and been recognised for customer care.
Islington are looking to invest heavily in their employees providing opportunities for training, development and progression. Whether your background is public or private sector, this will be the ideal place to take your career forward.
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