Our housing repairs and improvements division is responsible for the repair condition of Camden’s 33,000 council homes. The division looks after minor day-to-day repairs to Camden’s tenanted homes, major planned programmes of repairs to homes and estates and repairs to heating and drainage. It is responsible for ‘better homes’, our programme of internal and external improvements to Camden’s homes.
The role is for Contract Manager in one of our busy Planned Works teams. The work will involve undertaking inspections, contract and project management on disrepair cases taken out against the Council and similar cases.
- Essential skills and experience
- Knowledge of the housing disrepair protocol and section 11 of the Landlord and tenant act.
- Sound knowledge of Construction technology and Environmental Services.
- Contract Administration.
- Information Management/Records Keeping.
- Works progress & Quality Management.
- Proven experience of delivery of responsive repairs and/or planned works on time to high quality standards within budget.
- Experience of liaison with residents, and managing contractors and a range of stakeholders in relation to construction activities.
- Experience of ensuring that construction works are carried out in compliance with building regulations, health and safety, leasehold issues, party wall and landlord’s statutory obligations.
- Experience of specifying/identifying works in preparation for ordering and monitoring and checking works on completion.
- Experience of report writing and use of IT to present and communicate issues.
- Experience of resolving disputes within a construction environment especially in relation to contractors and residents.
- Experience of fault trending analysis for maintenance and repair programmes.
- Membership of RICS or CIOB is desirable.
In return, you can expect a great range of benefits including a fantastic pension scheme. We also recognise and reward high performance, and salary progression is based on individual performance.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.
How to apply
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Interview date: To be confirmed.
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