Maintenance Service Manager / Repairs Team Leader - Asbestos

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Corby, Northamptonshire, England
£30507 - £32878 per annum
30 Apr 2019
28 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Repairs Officer (Asbestos)

Location: Corby

Salary: £30,507 - £32,878 pa

Job type: Full time, Perm

Closing date: 28th May 2019

The Council is looking for an outstanding individual who likes a challenge and has a proven track record of leadership and delivery within the Asbestos industry. They now have a vacancy for a Repairs Officer within their Repairs and Maintenance team.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Support a 'can do' service culture of continuous improvement
  • Support the delivery of continuous improvement in:
    • Costs (reducing waste)
    • Quality (reducing variation)
    • Time (increasing throughput)
    • People (competence and motivation)
  • Take responsibility for the customer experience, including complaint resolution and customer satisfaction indicators
  • Encourage team building
  • Help project a clear vision of 'what they are trying to achieve'

People Management

  • All usual line management responsibilities
  • Encourage personal development for all team members
  • Communications


  • Plan and monitor the service contribution to the delivery of the Asbestos Management System
  • Focus on reducing the whole life cost of maintenance through feedback
  • Ensure frontline performance is central to strategy development

Business Plan

  • Assist in developing a business/service plan to deliver the Asbestos Management System
  • Maintain and monitor budgets
  • Managerial responsibility for contract management in the Service area (including supporting procurement)
  • Benchmark costs of delivery and develop plans to improve value for money
  • Drill down in to the detail of aggregate service costs to understand where cost reductions might be made

Performance Management

  • Ensure Performance Indicators reflect service and corporate objectives
  • Build a hierarchy of performance information to report to stakeholders and build an effective set of operational information for day-to-day management
  • Publish the appropriate information to stakeholders and team members
  • Benchmarking performance and using the results to improve services


  • Ensure procedures and processes comply with council's standing orders and corporate guidelines
  • Contribute to the delivery and review of the council's Quality Standard
  • Ensure effective procedures for maintaining statutory compliance
  • Ensure the health and safety of customers, the workforce and the general public
  • Maintain effective (QA) procedures to monitor the quality of work and rectify mistakes promptly


  • Work with Landlord Services to develop an integrated approach to property maintenance
  • Promote a "One Team" approach within the R&M Team, the Council and with external partners
  • Foster good relationships with tenants and their representatives to ensure they are engaged in monitoring and improving the service

Key Requirements:


  • A good general education including GSCE Maths/English or equivalent
  • Technical qualification or accreditation allowing for the supervision of asbestos, gas and/or electric works
  • A broad knowledge of construction or an understanding of property maintenance
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation as it applies to Direct Labour Organisations and landlords
  • Experience of working with customers in high volume environments with the ability to manage a demanding workload
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Willingness / ability to work as part of a team, maintaining high levels of integrity and discretion
  • Positive approach to working with colleagues, partners and Elected Members
  • Willingness to undertake flexible working arrangements to meet work programme requirements
  • Persevering, creative and problem-solving approach
  • A commitment to Equality and Diversity
  • Appropriate IT skills
  • Ability to prioritise own resources in a changing environment


  • Both P402 Surveying and Sampling Strategies and P405 Management of Asbestos in Buildings qualifications
  • Advanced proficiency of P407 Managing asbestos in Premises Practical experience of budget management and financial control
  • Experience of working in building management specifically the delivery of responsive repairs, capital programmes, and void management
  • Practical experience of managing teams including tradespersons, office, and technical staff
  • Experience of project management
  • Knowledge and experience of leaseholder legislation and practices
  • Experience of working in partnership to deliver objectives
  • Experience with contract management

Please click on the APPLY button to access the Council's careers page and complete the application.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Asbestos Manager, Asbestos Surveyor, Asbestos Removal Manager, Asbestos Removal Supervisor, Asbestos Operative, Asbestos Consultant, Removal Manager, Removal Supervisor, Multi-Skilled Engineer, Property Maintenance Engineer, Property Maintenance Technician, Repairs Technician, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Assistant, Property Maintenance, Health & Safety Officer, Health & Safety Assistant, Facilities Administrator, Facilities Coordinator, Repairs Assistant, Building Services Apprentice, Works Assistant, Facilities Officer, Property Services Apprentice may also be considered for this role.