Closing date for completed applications: 21st May 2021
Interviews to be held via Microsoft Teams on the 2nd June 2021.
*Previous applicants need not reapply*
Due to COVID19, colleagues in eligible roles are currently working from home in line with government guidelines. Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advertisement and interview earlier than stated
A rewarding and exciting job opportunity has arisen for an experienced and passionate people manager to join our in house maintenance team in the role of Maintenance Supervisor. This role will cover our West Region covering Harrow, Hounslow, Brent and surrounding areas. This role will be part of a small team of Supervisors who cover reactive and voids repairs. The role reports into the Maintenance Team Manager for the area.
You will be responsible for the management of a team of circa 15 Multi trade and specialist maintenance operatives who work across the Neighbourhood. You will also have links to the wider business area and will liaise with the Neighbourhood and caretaking teams as well as the Planning and Scheduling team, contact centre and other supervisors to ensure consistency in service delivery.
L&Q prides itself on high levels of professional, customer focused service and we expect our supervisors to lead by example. Ensuring that everything they do is with our residents’ satisfaction and best interests in mind. As a people manager you will role model a positive mindset to ensure that the team also have the same ethos and share and demonstrate our values (People, Impact, Inclusion, Responsibility and Passion) This role has direct influence over L&Q’s reputation; the focus will be high quality work and on first time fix approach.
You will be confident to give advice to operatives on complexed jobs and hard fixes and will be responsible for interacting and engaging regularly and taking ownership of developing capability and ongoing professional development of the individuals in the team.
You will already, ideally have had experience in leading a dispersed team, and will have a proven track record in managing performance through informal and formal processes, experience in managing absence and will have had past input into recruitment decisions.
L&Q are a values focused organisation and our people managers will be confident to challenge unwanted behaviours. You will always take an inclusive approach with the team you manage and will give constructive feedback that supports our values and creates a positive impact.
We are focused on meeting targets, both financial and customer related. We expect our supervisors to have a firm knowledge and be able to actively contribute to ensuring that the Direct Maintenance team’s KPIS are met. You will be able to analyse data and predict outcomes, and will give advice on how to put things back on track when needed. Good financial acumen is a must and you will have had experience managing budgets.
You will be confident in managing contractors, meeting regularly with the commercial team and reporting any relevant information on performance to them.
We expect our Supervisors to look have a good understanding of Health and Safety including knowledge of Asbestos, Fire and Hygiene and for them to pass this knowledge on to their teams. Dealing quickly with any breaches or potential problems before they happen.
To be considered for this role candidates will demonstrate and have previous experience in:
· Managing a large team within a Maintenance within Social Housing/Local Authority role
· Clear and Concise written and verbal communication skills
· Knowledge of trades and maintenance
· Ability to deliver KPIs and manage budgets
· Passion for inclusive working practices
· Brilliant Customer Service
· Able to be motivate others to deliver under pressure
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.
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.
COVID 19: L&Q have a dedicated pandemic response team reacting to the current situation. 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 Safe 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.
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, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.
At the foundation of everything that we do are our corporate values and associated behaviours. Our organisational behavioural framework outlines the core expectations of all employees, which should be demonstrated at all times when representing L&Q. More information about L&Q’s values can be found on our website and a copy of our behavioural framework can be provided on request.
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