General Manager (Repairs, Maintenance, Housing) MEAR53987

Glasgow, Glasgow City
Negotiable depending on experience
07 Sep 2017
05 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

General Manager (Repairs, Maintenance, Housing) MEAR53987


Negotiable depending on experience

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 exciting opportunity has arisen for a General Manager to join our team based in Glasgow with extensive travel throughout Scotland. Developing and leading a team, you will deliver best in class customer service whilst building and maintaining effective working relationships with clients placing Mears in the best position in respect to any planned future procurement undertakings and outsourcings. Candidates for this position will be responsible for managing contracts guaranteeing service delivery and customer/employee satisfaction achieving optimum targets. The successful General Manager will control all elements of the contracts such as budgeting cost control and profitability. You will ensure the effective and efficient utilisation of all available resources for the designated area including labour, materials, plant, vehicles and other resources.

Candidates for this position will be responsible and accountable for the management delivery of the operational contracts on time and ensure they are within budget. With financial control and ownership of branch accounts, you will engage and full demonstrate ownership and support of all people management alongside managing the business finance and KPI performance and reporting for all Housing Associations as well as the internal KPI. Adhering to Health & Safety, you will act as a focal point of communication and interaction with potential clients representing Mears values at all times alongside providing feedback and assessment of client views.

With previous experience of building, repairs and maintenance and refurbishment type works, you will have the ability of motivating and inspiring a diverse team of building operatives. The successful General Manager will possess exceptional people management and leadership skills which will be used on a daily basis. Candidates for this position will have experience within Social Housing/ Construction environment. A proficient user of IT, you will have experience of job management and financial packages with the ability to achieve set goals and targets. Candidates for this position will be able to demonstrate a strong control environment incorporating business governance, risk management processes (registers and BCP) and adhere to delegated authorities (SODA). Above all, we believe the position allows for a visionary thinker who can develop, evaluate, strategise, and put into operation measures to make Mears successful.

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


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