Technical Officer

Waterloo Housing Group
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
£32,126 per annum increasing to £33,817 per annum after 12 months in role
28 Nov 2018
26 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Officer

Market Harborough, Leicestershire (travel required to attend properties to carry out inspections)

£32,126 per annum increasing to £33,817 per annum after 12 months in role

Permanent, 35 hours per week


The Role

This is an exciting time to join Waterloo Housing and our Asset Management team.  In this fast paced and rewarding role, you will be responsible for providing effective responsive repairs, and a planned & cyclical maintenance service to all our customers including planning, implementing and supervision of works.

As part of this role you will carry out pre and post inspections for day to day repairs, ensuring work is ordered and carried out in accordance with Group policies, to include placing orders where necessary.  You will carry out inspections to all properties, including voids, on request from, or in liaison with, Lettings staff and preparing schedules of repairs and reports as requested. You will carry out surveys for cyclical and planned maintenance work, scheme improvements, renewal and modernisation schemes - to include determining the scope of such work including taking site measurements and preparing schedules of work as appropriate.  You will also be required to check, query and authorise where necessary invoices for general repairs.

Skills/Experience Required

To fulfil this role, we are looking for a person who has knowledge and experience of construction maintenance or facilities within a Housing environment, together with a knowledge of Health & Safety and Buildings Regulations.  You will have demonstrable experience of contract administration and have managed a patch of properties in relation to day to day repairs, cyclical and major works contracts. You will have strong financial management experience including budget management/monitoring. You will have experience of working closely with customers and have excellent communication skills.

As you will be required to visit properties or attend other Group offices, you will be required to have a driving licence and the use of your own vehicle, or have alternative means of getting to the required locations.

Please note this vacancy may expire prior to the closing date if we receive a high volume of applications. Please ensure that you apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please be advised, we will not contact unsuccessful applicants, please log in to your Networx account for an update on your application.  If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the vacancy closing, your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

What We Offer

We offer a great benefits package including 24 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), a defined benefit pension scheme, a health cash plan and Employee Assistance Programme.

Who We Are

Waterloo Housing Group are a major social housing group providing almost 26,000 rented, shared ownership, retirement and leasehold homes across the East and West Midlands and Lincolnshire. We are also building an increasing number of affordable homes each year.  

We have a strong reputation for managing our homes to a high standard. By working closely with our residents, we are continually improving our housing services to offer the best quality, choice and value for money.

Working for Waterloo Housing Group is more than just a job - it's about making a difference to people's lives.

Waterloo Housing Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within the communities we work in.


DBS Required: Yes

Closing Date: Midday 10 December 2018