Your new company
Hays are pleased to be partnering exclusively with Babergh and Mid-Suffolk District Council's to recruit a number of key positions in their Investment and Compliance team. Babergh and Mid-Suffolk Council employs around 650 staff and works in partnership to serve 190,000 residents across both districts. Both organisations are driven by the CEO's vision to be open and honest, to champion its people, to take ownership and to be ambitious.
The Investment and Compliance teams cover a range of property and maintenance matters across their residential and corporate property portfolio. They manage around 7000 social housing properties across both districts and the corporate portfolio spans around 100 assets, which include sheltered housing schemes, leisure centres, car parks, public conveniences, 3 depots with around 30 assets being communal areas in general needs blocks.
Your new role
As the Mechanical Manager, you'll be working as part of the asset and investment team managing a range of maintenance issues across the council's housing portfolio.
In this exciting position you'll be part of the asset and investment team, in a well-established organisation with an exciting pipeline of projects coming down the line. You will be reporting to the Compliance Manager and working closely with and managing the contractors. As part of this role, you will need to deliver a high standard of mechanical services across BMSDC corporate assets that meet statutory, regulatory and best practice. Also, you will need to ensure that contracts are delivered in accordance with contractual requirements. In this role you'll be customer facing, dealing with tenants and contractors, which will need you to be a good communicator. You will be able to ensure annual gas, oil and solid fuel servicing is undertaken to domestic and commercial assets. This will come with regular checks that you will be able and required to undertake in line with all legislation. As the Mechanical Manager, you will be responsible for training new members of staff while tracking the KPI targets that you have set.
What you'll need to succeed
As the Mechanical Manager, you will be working on a range of new and existing projects. The organisation is keen to support you in developing your skill set and helping you to progress with additional qualifications and can offer an excellent training program.
You will need a strong worth ethic, be driven and hungry to succeed, you'll be able to lead the operational delivery of the mechanical and electrical service across BMSDCs corporate assets. As the Mechanical Manager, you will have excellent communication skills to ensure that contractors deliver the service in accordance with contractual requirements, including undertaking corrective action when required. You will have great time management skills and be able to ensure all tasks are completed in accordance to schedule.
As the Mechanical Manager, you will be able to manage a budget and will have a strong understanding of all the relevant health and safety regulations. You will be successful in this role also if you are able to build long-term working relationships with new colleagues, clients, and contractors. This will enable you to deliver a high standard of service and high customer satisfaction. A key part of this role will be to contribute to, and comply with, all relevant policies and procedures.
What you'll get in return
The Mechanical Manager will receive a salary of up to £46,549 pa plus an essential car user allowance of just under £1000. You'll have an annual performance review and there will be the opportunity for your salary to increase. There's 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays, which rises to 29 days after 5 years of continuous local government service, as well as an additional 2 statutory days. You'll be entered into the excellent Suffolk local government pension scheme where the employer contributes up to 23%.
Based at Endeavour House or one of BMSDC's 3 Depots, you will work for around 2 days in the office with the rest of your time working from home or on site. The organisation champion a learning mindset and culture, supporting staff with further training and qualifications. BMSDC will also pay 50% of any annual professional memberships and pay business mileage on any work-related travel. There are a range of other flexible benefits, such as eye care vouchers, an employee assistance programme, healthcare and gym/fitness options.
What you need to do now
Hays is the retained agency working in partnership with BMSDC.
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV and Feel free to call us on 01223 464 577 for an informal chat or to find out more.