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Maintenance and Asset Manager

Maintenance & Asset Manager
Homes for Life
East Lothian/Hybrid

£48,897 to £51,305 (EVH Grade 9 SM1-SM3)

Are you passionate about ensuring safe and well-maintained homes for communities? Do you have expertise in managing assets and delivering top-quality maintenance services? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you to join Homes for Life, a housing organisation based in Haddington who own and manage 305 affordable homes in Esat Lothian. Homes for Life are dedicated to providing high-quality affordable housing and exceptional services to tenants and service users, taking pride in their commitment to creating positive outcomes in housing, for the community, and beyond.

As the Maintenance and Asset Manager, you will play a pivotal role in the organisation, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer. Your responsibilities centre around taking overall responsibility for maintenance and asset management services, focusing on delivering high-quality outcomes. You will develop and implement service improvements in property maintenance and asset management while ensuring compliance with regulations, legislation, best practices, and quality standards. Maintaining Homes for Life properties to the highest possible standards within budgetary constraints and leading the delivery of the Homes for Life Business Plan objectives will also form significant parts of your role.

To excel in this post, you will demonstrate a high level of competency in delivering maintenance solutions and managing residential assets. You should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to solve complex issues effectively. Proficiency in MS Office software packages is essential, with knowledge of SDM and HUB software being desirable. Your proven skills in establishing professional working relationships with contractors and suppliers will be invaluable, along with your capability to analyse complex data for performance monitoring and future investment decisions.

Your track record should include experience of planned and reactive maintenance management in social housing or a related sector. You should have experience in managing procurement and tendering processes, with a track record of delivering major works contracts on time and within budget. A strong understanding of Health & Safety issues in the sector and experience in budget setting and monitoring are essential. The ability to lead and motivate a team is a must, and experience as a member of a Management Team, as well as attending and presenting reports at Board Meetings, would be desirable.

Homes for Life values and expects team members to demonstrate a holistic set of behaviours that encompass compassion, collaboration, flexibility, and professionalism. These attributes are essential in fostering a positive work environment and nurturing strong relationships with our tenants, colleagues, and stakeholders.

If you are enthusiastic about making a real impact in social housing and meet the criteria outlined in the person specification, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and how you can contribute to our mission.

For a more information, please contact David Currie at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555 for a confidential discussion about the role.

Closing Date: Monday 13th November