Maintenance And Asset Manager

Post available: Maintenance And Asset Manager

Salary: £39,702 per annum

Walterton & Elgin Community Homes (WECH) is a successful resident controlled housing association in Westminster. It emerged from the struggle of residents against the sale of their homes to private developers. It is now a beacon of how resident control can, not only revitalise the physical environment of run-down estates, but also create sustainable and inclusive communities from the bottom up.

The important lesson that WECH has learned is that the increased participation of residents in determining the delivery of services is essential to the provision of high quality and responsive services. WECH is fully committed to working in an inclusive way to try to respond to the expressed wishes of our residents wherever possible.

We believe that by working in partnership with our residents and other stakeholders in our community we have been able to improve the quality of our homes, the quality of the lives of our residents and have contributed to an improvement in the overall quality of the environment in which are homes exist.

WECH owns the freehold of 632 homes of which 456 are used for general needs lettings and managed by WECH and 37 managed by others. 139 are on long residential leases.

The values and objectives of WECH are for the benefit of the community:
• to maintain the quality of housing accommodation refurbished or built by WECH on the Walterton and Elgin Estates through a professional and effective repair service;
• to provide a professional property management service to residents from a local office;
• to provide accommodation of high quality for letting to local and other people in housing need by continuing with a programme of conversion and improvement of houses on the Walterton Estate;
• to maintain rents charged to WECH's tenants at levels affordable by people in low-paid employment;
• to ensure that the governance of WECH remains in the control of its residents;
• to foster and maintain a sense of community in WECH's area of operation; and
• to promote equal opportunities in access to housing, access to services and the employment of staff.

Role summary
We are looking for a Maintenance and Asset Manager whose function will be to:
• To ensure a high-quality customer orientated maintenance service is provided to residents and to exercise quality control over all maintenance work undertaken on behalf of WECH.
• To manage the planned, responsive partnering and service contracts to ensure that they deliver value for money and high resident satisfaction.
• To work across the association to ensure that WECH’S properties are maintained to a high standard and comply with relevant statutory and regulatory standards. This includes responsibility for all aspects of the repairs and voids services provided by WECH.
• Manage the performance of the Maintenance Surveyor and the Compliance Officer, providing active line management including regular appraisals and one to one meetings.

To Apply

Complete online application and our Equality & Diversity Monitoring form 

1. Apply online

2. Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form
3. Job Description & Advert

If you wish to find out more information about the post, or have any further questions, please contact Anthony Gold

Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 6th March 2019. Interviews Monday 25th March 2019. 

WECH is an equal opportunities employer.