Planned Works Officer
£25,295 - £27,905 per annum
Full time, Permanent
East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy. Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations.
About the role
As a Planned Works Officer within our Property & Asset team, you’ll play a key role in the delivery of our planned and cyclical maintenance works and improvement programmes on our Housing stock. You’ll develop specifications, tenders and contracts for major repairs and improvements and supervise contractors and consultants to ensure that work is undertaken to the high standard within time and budget constraints. Day-to-day, you’ll liaise with tenants and contractors, as well as specialists and other internal departments within the council, to agree prices and installation deadlines. You’ll also supervise and check the work complies with current legislation and advice from central government and other statutory bodies
In return for your commitment, you’ll receive an excellent benefits package which includes: generous annual leave; flexi-time; access to a Local Government Pension Scheme, salary sacrifice cycle scheme, employee assistance programme and personal healthcare scheme. In addition, you’ll also be encouraged to take advantage of our outstanding learning and development opportunities.
You’re a fully qualified architectural technician or HNC qualified building surveyor with related experience, or you have an equivalent qualified building degree and experience of this type of role. If you’ve experienced working within a local housing authority, that would be an advantage. A working knowledge of health and safety including CDM regulations, asbestos and fire safety would be useful. With exceptional communication and negotiation skills, in person, on the telephone and in writing, you’re able to work effectively with a range of stakeholders, from internal colleagues to contractors and tenants, and have the ability to defuse difficult situations. Proactive and enthusiastic, you’re also a good team player with a talent for multitasking.
A valid driving licence and your own car (reasonable adjustments may be possible according to the Equality Act).
Closing date: Sunday 9th August. Interviews will be held during week commencing 24th August 2020.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.