Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.
About the role
You will lead on pro-actively managing a caseload from end-to-end to deliver a programme of works to residents' homes including:-
- Reviewing and constructively challenging independently assessments and recommendations where required,
- Specifying works, scrutinising the schedule of rates and agreed prices,
- Undertaking inspections ensuring that plans and specifications are being followed correctly by contractors and the work is carried out in compliance with the council's requirements, in particular with regard to health and safety.
- Certification of all disabilities facilities grants, and home adaptations completed
- Confirm payments of invoices for their portfolio of contractors and programme of works.
You will provide the contract management of a portfolio of contractors challenging under performance, setting and monitoring key indicators in line with the set contract to evaluate performance. Develop a strong commercial relationship with contractors to ensure that programmes of work are delivered to specified contract requirements for cost, quality and time. You will provide a challenge to existing procedures and identify, develop and implement cost effective, innovative solutions that improve business processes and implement new ways of working that will enhance the service. You will also establish, lead and manage cross-cutting project teams that include staff from within and outside the Council to support the delivery of the housing strategy in relation to adaptations and other corporate priorities for residents. This will include improving business processes and procedures with other teams, contractors and staff from housing, social care and health services. Take the lead to commission and procure services to deliver programmes of work.
What we offer
We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
- local government average salary pension scheme
- free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
- a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
- generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
- career breaks
- flexible working hours
- season ticket loan
- access to a Credit Union
- access to a wide range of training and courses
- discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
- payment of professional fees where these are required
- discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
- cycle purchase scheme
- car sharing scheme
- 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.