Here at Reading, we want people to enjoy a great quality of life – whether it’s those who live in the Borough or the colleagues who choose to work with us. So what does that mean for you?
It means a superb range of benefits to start with. There are flexible working options, as well as paid professional membership, an excellent pension, the ability to purchase additional leave and more. That’s not to mention structured learning and development to help you achieve your professional goals.
There’s plenty on offer outside of work too. Set in the thriving Thames Valley, Reading is surrounded by beautiful countryside and attractive villages. This prosperous and growing town provides a rich mix of museums and heritage, vibrant nightlife with great places to eat and drink, a diverse music scene and excellent sports facilities.
Reading Borough Council's Housing Property Services manages a significant portfolio of residential property, from Victorian Terrace Houses, through to High Rise Flats and Modern Care facilities. At the heart of the property services division is the Asset Management Team who are responsible for collection of data in relation to the council’s portfolio and the development of programmes of work on a Just-in-time basis and ensure we are fully compliant with all housing and H&S legislation.
About the role
Your job itself offers a real opportunity to influence and shape our programs of work going forward, making a real difference to the lives of our tenants.
We’re working hard to improve disadvantaged areas and enhance people’s lives across the Borough.
You will be required to undertake a full range of survey types in relation to the Council’s housing stock, Condition, Decent Home, Fire Risk Assessments, Energy data, and including Asbestos re-inspections. As a senior team member you will also be involved with the development of the Council’s ambitious repair and improvement programmes.
You will need to be a good communicator with a background in building maintenance, with proven experience of undertaking a similar role for a social housing provider. A professional building surveying qualification, MCIOB or MRICS, would be advantageous. You will be required to work both independently and as part of a team, liaising with tenants and clients to provide a high quality professional service.
We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.
- A wide range of flexible working opportunities
- Access to a range of training and learning opportunities to help you develop
- Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
- Life Assurance - three times your annual salary (for members of the LGPS)
- On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
- Season Ticket Loan - a loan to help with the cost of your rail or bus journey, to and from work
- Shopping vouchers and money off deals
- Staff Club - organises events such as pub quizzes and theatre trips
37 hours per week (Monday to Friday).
Start date: Jan 2020.
2 Year fixed term contract.
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