If you live here, work here or just visit, you will already know Reading is a great place and at Reading Borough Council we’re dedicated to making it even better. Key to this is ensuring our workforce is equipped for the challenge – this is where you come in.
About the role
The job itself offers real variety and involvement in a wide range of exciting projects. We’re working hard to improve disadvantaged areas and enhance people’s lives across the Borough – 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. Works range from minor day-to-day repairs, to multi-million pound refurbishments and redevelopment as well as some exciting new build opportunities.
Whether you’re working on major refurbishment projects, regeneration programmes, consultancy services or any other area, you’ll be helping us create communities that people are happy to call home.
As a Certified Competent Person to P402 and P405 with extensive asbestos related experience or trade based qualification to advanced level plus good experience in an asbestos related environment, you will be best placed to provide practical, accurate advice to in house trades and professional teams.
You will also be managing external contractors to provide survey and analytical and removal and remediation services. You will also be required to manage the Councils Asbestos database to ensure accurate information is provided to all services
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 competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:
- Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
- A wide range of flexible working opportunities
Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
- Season Ticket Loan - to help with the cost of your rail/ bus journey, to & from work
- Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years. The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax
For more information on this position please contact Matt Finch - email@example.com or call 0118 937 3012
Closing Date: 05TH October 2020
Interview Date: 12th October 2020
Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.