Work Planner Direct Maintenance (Contract)- Flexible Working Available

Starting salary £24,818 - £28,500 Depending on experience
23 Oct 2020
06 Nov 2020
Full Time
Contract Type

Our Direct Maintenance team are looking for a professional and experienced Work Planner to be part of a large support team within Work Scheduling and Administration. This role is being offered on a 8 month fixed term basis. The successful candidate will work alongside a team of planners and will report into the Operations Support Team Leader. The planners work in shifts over and between the hours of 7am and 8pm Monday to Friday with occasional Saturday 8am to 1pm.

Our customers and residents are at the heart of everything we do and as a member of the Direct Maintenance Team, it is vital that you have the passion for great customer service. With the ability and willingness to deliver excellence to both internal and external customers every time.

The post holder will have an opportunity to play a part in delivering a high impact service to our residents. They will be responsible for coordinating the planning and scheduling of the Direct Maintenance Technicians within reactive repairs across the L&Q estate. Managing Technicians diaries and timetables, to ensure that jobs are completed in a timely manner with a right first time attitude. Ensuring that our residents receive a satisfactory service and that maintenance issues are resolved in line with service level agreements.

You will take care of arranging follow on works to ensure efficient service, Logging data and notes on the computer system to ensure smooth handover and communication. Passing on relevant information to all stakeholders. Prioritising and scheduling emergency jobs so you must have excellent organisational skills. Monitoring of emails and adhering to SLAs escalating any issues to your Team Leader or Maintenance Supervisor 

To be considered for this role candidates will be able to demonstrate:

Ability to work under pressure in an ever-changing environment and be able to adapt and prioritise

Excellent administration skills and be computer literate - DRS/Opti-time experience is desirable.  

Clear ability to communicate both verbally and written. 

Repairs and Maintenance knowledge is essential as well as front line Customer Service experience.

If you believe you have the qualities we are after and are interested in working for an organisation that can really make a difference to people’s lives, then please apply without delay.

Our commitments:

COVID 19: The safety of our staff and our candidates is of the utmost importance. Every effort will be taken to ensure that safe ways of working are adopted throughout the Recruitment and Selection process. We are introducing extra precautions in line with UK Government Guidelines. Our recruitment processes will follow social distancing and COVID-19 Secure requirements. This will include the use of various technologies to support the interview process. Should candidates have any questions regarding this, or if you require additional support please let us know at the interview planning stage.


At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them.  This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life.  Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing.  In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.


We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion.  We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility

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