Principal Manager

The Principal Manager will be a senior management post within the Maintenance & Contracts (Housing) service area dedicated to continuous improvement, efficient services and improving housing standards for our customers.

A senior post in Ipswich Borough Council; in one of its largest front line services.

The Maintenance and Contracts service spends circa. £25 million annually repairing, maintaining and improving a retained housing stock of circa 7800 properties and 15 sheltered schemes to our local “Ipswich Standard”. The Council takes a holistic approach to stock management and has one seamless service that is now responsible for everything in connection with the asset management of that stock; from initial design to completing works on site on a right first-time basis using our own directly employed trade teams.

The Principal Manager will be a senior management post within the Maintenance & Contracts (Housing) service area dedicated to continuous improvement, efficient services and improving housing standards for our customers.

A change culture is embedded in everything the Council does and you will manage a large team of directly employed staff, craft operatives and suppliers leading from the front, successfully delivering key work contracts and services within time, cost and quality parameters. You will be individually responsible for budgets to circa. £5m.

Housing is a flagship service of Ipswich Borough Council and it is a service that is vital for our tenants and very much in the public eye – as you would expect with such a range of work. Our 135 employees and appointed contractors do everything from day-to-day repairs, refurbishing properties whilst void, disabled adaptations, major regeneration, planned and capital improvement schemes as well as providing a Community Caretaking Service. As you would expect we have a large vehicle fleet and work from a significant depot facility that includes our own stores and recycling facility.

The Council will be shortly moving to a brand-new purpose built environmentally friendly operating depot.

As such, it is a great opportunity to make your mark at Ipswich and develop your career at the Council. Innovation and aspiration are encouraged. The varied workload will enable you to refine your existing skills as well as develop new ones.

Specifically, this post will be responsible for all activities relating to:

Repairs and Maintenance to the Council’s Housing stock acting as one of two Principal managers for delivery of core services such as day to day repairs and voids.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Significant experience in a comparable environment.
  • A degree qualification and/or membership of a relevant professional organisation.
  • Experience of managing high numbers of staff and budgets.
  • Experience of business planning, change management and continuous improvement in an operational or front-line environment.
  • Experience and/or qualifications in Health & Safety

As well as a good salary, we offer a career average pension scheme, generous holiday and sick pay entitlements, subsidised parking for work and leisure, public transport discounts, free swimming and gym membership, cycle purchase scheme, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, flexible working, hybrid working opportunities, Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact, in the first instance, Kevin Oxborrow on 01473 432414 or kevin.oxborrow@ipswich.gov.uk

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: Job Description and Person Specification

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.

Please note CVs are not accepted.

Location

Gipping House

Salary

£48,474 – £50,512

Application closing date

26th July 2024
 

Job type

37 hours per week

Permanent

Requisition reference

REQ00866

Office

Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

Contact Us

  • 01473 432000