Maintenance Service Manager / Repairs Team Leader - Asbestos

£30507 - £32878 per annum
30 Apr 2019
28 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Repairs Officer (Asbestos)

Location: Corby

Salary: £30,507 - £32,878 pa

Job type: Full time, Perm

Closing date: 28th May 2019

The Council is looking for an outstanding individual who likes a challenge and has a proven track record of leadership and delivery within the Asbestos industry. They now have a vacancy for a Repairs Officer within their Repairs and Maintenance team.

Key Responsibilities:


* Support a ‘can do’ service culture of continuous improvement
* Support the delivery of continuous improvement in:

* Costs (reducing waste)
* Quality (reducing variation)
* Time (increasing throughput)
* People (competence and motivation)

* Take responsibility for the customer experience, including complaint resolution and customer satisfaction indicators
* Encourage team building
* Help project a clear vision of ‘what they are trying to achieve’

People Management

* All usual line management responsibilities
* Encourage personal development for all team members
* Communications


* Plan and monitor the service contribution to the delivery of the Asbestos Management System
* Focus on reducing the whole life cost of maintenance through feedback
* Ensure frontline performance is central to strategy development

Business Plan

* Assist in developing a business/service plan to deliver the Asbestos Management System
* Maintain and monitor budgets
* Managerial responsibility for contract management in the Service area (including supporting procurement)
* Benchmark costs of delivery and develop plans to improve value for money
* Drill down in to the detail of aggregate service costs to understand where cost reductions might be made

Performance Management

* Ensure Performance Indicators reflect service and corporate objectives
* Build a hierarchy of performance information to report to stakeholders and build an effective set of operational information for day-to-day management
* Publish the appropriate information to stakeholders and team members
* Benchmarking performance and using the results to improve services


* Ensure procedures and processes comply with council’s standing orders and corporate guidelines
* Contribute to the delivery and review of the council’s Quality Standard
* Ensure effective procedures for maintaining statutory compliance
* Ensure the health and safety of customers, the workforce and the general public
* Maintain effective (QA) procedures to monitor the quality of work and rectify mistakes promptly


* Work with Landlord Services to develop an integrated approach to property maintenance
* Promote a “One Team” approach within the R&M Team, the Council and with external partners
* Foster good relationships with tenants and their representatives to ensure they are engaged in monitoring and improving the service

Key Requirements:


* A good general education including GSCE Maths/English or equivalent
* Technical qualification or accreditation allowing for the supervision of asbestos, gas and/or electric works
* A broad knowledge of construction or an understanding of property maintenance
* Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation as it applies to Direct Labour Organisations and landlords
* Experience of working with customers in high volume environments with the ability to manage a demanding workload
* Ability to work on own initiative
* Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
* Willingness / ability to work as part of a team, maintaining high levels of integrity and discretion
* Positive approach to working with colleagues, partners and Elected Members
* Willingness to undertake flexible working arrangements to meet work programme requirements
* Persevering, creative and problem-solving approach
* A commitment to Equality and Diversity
* Appropriate IT skills
* Ability to prioritise own resources in a changing environment


* Both P402 Surveying and Sampling Strategies and P405 Management of Asbestos in Buildings qualifications
* Advanced proficiency of P407 Managing asbestos in Premises Practical experience of budget management and financial control
* Experience of working in building management specifically the delivery of responsive repairs, capital programmes, and void management
* Practical experience of managing teams including tradespersons, office, and technical staff
* Experience of project management
* Knowledge and experience of leaseholder legislation and practices
* Experience of working in partnership to deliver objectives
* Experience with contract management

Please click on the APPLY button to access the Council’s careers page and complete the application.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Asbestos Manager, Asbestos Surveyor, Asbestos Removal Manager, Asbestos Removal Supervisor, Asbestos Operative, Asbestos Consultant, Removal Manager, Removal Supervisor, Multi-Skilled Engineer, Property Maintenance Engineer, Property Maintenance Technician, Repairs Technician, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Assistant, Property Maintenance, Health & Safety Officer, Health & Safety Assistant, Facilities Administrator, Facilities Coordinator, Repairs Assistant, Building Services Apprentice, Works Assistant, Facilities Officer, Property Services Apprentice may also be considered for this role.