• Job description

    Six Town Housing is an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO), which was set up in 2005 to manage the housing stock owned by Bury Council. We provide a wide range of services to around 8000 homes in Bury and aspire to deliver great services that improve the quality of our customers’ homes and neighbourhoods.

    We have a great opportunity for someone who is looking to join the Sustainability and Investment team as one of our Technical Advisors carrying out surveys and providing technical advice across a range of service areas including Disrepair, Structural and Disabled Facilities Adaptations.

    You will be able to identify general building defects and diagnose necessary remedial work, manage a caseload with competing priorities effectively and efficiently, keep meticulous records, provide timely reports and communicate effectively, sharing knowledge and experience.

    To be successful in this role you will need to be educated to HND/HNC in Building Studies or Building Surveying

    This role is an agile role, which means that you are welcome to work from wherever is best for you and Six Town Housing. Our Head Office in Bury Town Centre is available for desk booking whenever you want to attend the office. You will be required to travel within the Borough of Bury to assess our stock and to attend our Head Office inline with Business needs, therefore you will need to hold a valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

    Job Description is detailed below:

    Your Line Manager: Programme Delivery Coordinator

    Why you are here: To provide a comprehensive in-house technical support service for buildings and estates ensuring the housing stock and company buildings where appropriate are maintained in a good state of repair and all statutory obligations are met through the delivery of planned maintenance and servicing arrangements.

    To provide support to the Technical team with bespoke and cross cutting projects and initiatives.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Processing disrepair claims in accordance with disrepair protocols and legislation; gathering information, ensuring its accuracy and providing to the Council’s Legal team within specified timeframes. Attending meetings and Court where necessary and appropriate as STH expert witness.
    2. Providing advice and guidance on a range of building defects and remedies to internal and external stakeholders, clients and customers. Acting as internal specialist on disrepair cases.
    3. Acting as the first point of contact for repairs and maintenance issues relating to, estates shops and estate garages. Providing advice and assistance to staff, customers, Bury Council and external agencies in relation to all aspects of estates shops and estate garages. Taking an active part in planned reviews and visits to provide information in relation to current or planned S&I projects.
    4. Designing, procuring and project-managing planned maintenance works through to completion including quality control checks and inspections on a variety of sites e.g. Gypsy and Travellers site.
    5. Undertaking specialist fire damage, structural and damp surveys identifying potential building defects and to specify and commission necessary remedial action.
    6. Undertaking general and specific building surveys on garages, domestic dwellings and shops, identifying potential building defects and specifying and commissioning necessary remedial action.
    7. Ensuring Health and Safety procedures and safe systems of work are adhered to by service providers undertaking building works on behalf of the organisation.
    8. Planning and conducting fire risk assessments and providing comprehensive reports on any remedial action required. Ensuring that all actions are monitored through to completion.
    9. Providing a point of contact for customers and responsible for processing applications for home improvement and compensation claims.
    10. Planning and organising the re-housing process for customers and their belongings to enable intrusive or disruptive projects to be delivered within their homes with the absolute minimum of disruption.
    11. Ensuring systems and procedures are in place, including the procurement of service providers, to undertake statutory inspections and testing e.g. in sheltered accommodation and that the arrangements are subjected to regular compliance testing.
    12. Organising and overseeing home security and target hardening programmes of work for the housing stock in conjunction with Crime Prevention teams and within available budgets.
    13. Acting as the client’s representative at a range of meetings with service providers and external agencies.
    14. Undertaking investigations of complaints and enquires from a range of sources including home visits and undertaking interviews with staff and service providers including the provision of recommendations for inclusion with formal responses. Preparing reports for Business Manager and Executive.
    15. Working as a member of a technical team covering for holidays and peaks and troughs in work load including attending meetings and events in the absence of the Principal Building Surveyor.
    16. Carrying out any other duties commensurate with the role.

  • Benefits

    25 days holiday + bank holidays, which increases to 30 days after 5 years service Ability to carry over, bank and purchase leave 1 floating day’s leave to be taken around the Christmas period (agreed by the Union and STH) Generous employer contributions to your pension (currently 20%) Lifestyle contract – this means you are trusted to do your work with the flexibility to choose your working times in line with business requirements Agile Working Investment in your personal development Company sick pay Enhanced Maternity pay Maternity and Adoption Support Leave Employee Assistance Programme

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