Are you an experienced Contracts Manager? Do you have exceptional people and rapport building skills to facilitate strong relationships with both internal and external parties? If so, we really want to hear from you.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Contracts Manager to join our talented team. On a day to day basis, you will collaborate with key stakeholders, tenants and external consultants to ensure that a high-quality maintenance and repair programme is in place.
As a Contracts Manager, you will lead the IMS (Inhouse Maintenance Service) Contracts team within an assigned geographical area. You will ensure that our procedures and processes for engaging and managing contractors are fit for purpose, all statutory and company compliance requirements are adhered to at all times and that collaboration with our customers and colleagues across the organisation is a key priority.
You will c ontribute to the development of related policies, procedures and initiatives, whilst complying with all legal, statutory and housing corporation regulations - along with best policy.
This role is being offered on a full time, permanent basis. A hybrid working style is an option.
For further information about this opportunity, please click here to view the candidate information pack.
About The Candidate
To be considered for the role of Contracts Manager (IMS), you will:
Have e xperience of managing third party service providers - ideally in a high-quality repairs service to domestic properties
Have excellent commercial awareness and negotiating skills
Have experience in providing a great customer focused service, through third party suppliers
Have exception people and rapport building skills
Have knowledge of social housing repairs services
Possess an excellent understanding of health and safety and CDM legislation
Demonstrate high levels of personal resilience and integrity
What we offer:
Defined Contribution pension scheme - employer contribution of 6% - 9%
Death in Service benefit ( 3 x salary)
26 days annual leave plus bank holidays with service related increase to your entitlement up to 30 days
Annual Leave purchase
Family Friendly policies
Health Cash Plan including dental and optical cover
Employee Assistance Programme
Health and Wellbeing programme which includes enhanced sick pay, monthly campaigns, training and yearly flu jabs
Cycle to Work scheme
Car Benefit scheme
Learning and Development including coaching and professional qualification support
Discretionary Bonus scheme
About The Company
LiveWest provides over 38,000 homes to over 80,000 people throughout the South West from Gloucestershire to the Isles of Scilly. We have plans to build over 6,000 homes in the area over the next five years, developing new homes of all tenures including low-cost rent and sale, market rent and sale, and a range of supported housing and intermediate housing products, creating choice and flexibility.
As well as developing new homes, we continue to invest in existing properties and communities. Through the stability of good housing, we place better living for better lives at the centre of our mission both today and for generations to come. At LiveWest we believe in a home for everyone.
As an Inclusive Employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all colleagues. For further information about our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy, please click here .
Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture
embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone
belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.