Do you want to reduce homelessness and increase housing supply across our city? Do you have experience of planning and managing projects to achieve agreed outcomes? Do you have the ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders including tenants and councillors?
If so, we welcome your application to join the Programme Delivery Team as a Site Manager for our Planned and Major Projects.
You will be part of the Housing Investment & Asset Management Service which delivers a wide range of projects across asset management, sustainability and energy, mechanical & electrical and planned and major capital works for our housing stock of approximately 12,500 properties.
The aim of the service is to focus on improving housing quality and supply, achieving carbon reductions, improving the services and living conditions of our residents and reducing homelessness across the city.
Now is a great time to join Brighton and Hove City Council as we expand our housing team to deliver exciting strategic plans for housing into the future.
For an informal discussion, please contact Theresa Youngman - Programme Delivery Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07980 376041
About the role
We are looking for an organised and motivated individual with:
• experience of overseeing construction projects to achieve agreed outcomes
• the ability to build trust and openness with customers and stakeholders, keeping them updated on progress and acting upon feedback
• a proven ability to work effectively with senior management and councillors
• the ability to plan and prioritise work whilst working under pressure to tight deadlines and able to adopt a self-managing approach to work
• an ability to effectively influence and co-ordinate the work of others
• excellent verbal and written communication skills
• good negotiation skills
You will work with the Asset Management team to produce programmes of work and will be responsible for all aspects of programme production and management of major works programmes.
You will be accountable for the overall supervision of site work for contractors.
You will ensure quality day to day works and projects are completed on time, within budget and to service user satisfaction.
In return for your skills and hard work, we offer:
- A standard working week of 37 hours per week
- A full induction and development
- Flexi time
- Paid annual leave
- Pension scheme
- Rental Deposit scheme
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
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Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records Check.