General Manager (Planned Works, Social Housing) MEAR51899

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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Competitive Salary
28 Jul 2017
25 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

General Manager (Planned Works, Social Housing) MEAR51899

North of England

Competitive Salary

Here at Mears Group our vision is to make a positive difference to the communities we serve.

We do this by improving homes, improving communities and improving lives and our approach is based on the development of outstanding partnerships with employees, clients, tenants, customers, their families and the wider community.

With staff of all ages and walks of life, a job with Mears has a rewarding impact on the lives of others and your own life. With offices across the UK, a job at Mears could be just around the corner.

An excellent opportunity has now arisen for a General Manager to join us in the North of England, to cover Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire, North West, North East, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

As a General Manager, you will effect organisational changes. We believe the position allows for a visionary thinker who can develop, evaluate, strategise, and put into operation measures to make Mears successful.

Within this role, you will manage the day to day operation of Planned Projects Schemes including Roofing, External and Internal Decorations, Kitchens, Doors and Windows and one off major projects. You will be responsible for all elements of Planned Projects, including management, operational program, budgeting, cost control and client liaison.

Your key areas of focus will be health and safety, quality of work, target completion dates, correctly following and monitoring of processes and procedures whilst monitoring technical competence and value for money.

Accurately identifying work in progress including frequent site visits to establish the exact status of the project, you will monitor the quality and technical competence of the workforce and will review works specifications lists and assess the completed project, through to hand back to the client.

An important part of this role is to develop and lead a team that has clear objectives, using predetermined systems and processes to deliver best in class customer service. This will require exceptional people management and leadership skills that will be in use on a daily basis.

Within the role, you will foster a professional and effective working relationship with the client(s) and engage in a structured and coordinated manner to place Mears in the best position in respect to any planned future procurement undertakings and outsourcings.  You will be responsible for the management of contracts ensuring service delivery and customer and employee satisfaction to achieve optimum targets while controlling all elements of the contract(s).

In order to be successful in this role, it is essential that you have demonstrable experience of operating in a social housing planned contracting environment coupled with experience of supervising operatives and subcontractors.  You will also have experience of contract/project management including the ability to employ rational sound decisions using practical, common sense approach and to effectively manage, support and resolve people issues.

You should be able to communicate adequately to all stakeholders and will have experience of driving performance and developing staff to reach full potential.  You will also be able to demonstrate a strong control environment incorporating business governance, risk management processes (registers and BCP) and adherence to delegated authorities SODA.  In addition, you will be IT literate with job management and financial packages and will have current knowledge of H&S Regulations within the sector.  Proven track record of business unit account management is also important.

Candidates must also possess a full UK driving licence.


Please refer to the full job description upon applying

Once you join the family, you'll have online access to a range of voluntary and flexible benefits, including...

  • Training and development
  • Mears Advantage - Allowing you to save money on everything from weekly groceries, to your annual family holiday
  • Mears Assist - A confidential hotline open to all colleagues, providing support on a wide range of personal and work-related issues.
  • Long service and additional holiday leave - Colleagues who stay for a period of time at Mears are rewarded for their service.
  • Share Save as you Earn scheme - Buy shares within the business for three years, at a reduced price. Share in our success!
  • Seeing first-hand the impact you have on the lives of the people you support

Mears Group PLC and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunities Employers

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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