Do you like to work in a environment where no two days are the same working on a social housing environment?
Do you have good organisation skills and able to prioritise the work of your staff team giving clear instructions and maintaining a consistent standard of hygiene across all B&H properties.
Are you able to work has part of a team and willing and able to help others at short notice and flexible in your working style.
Are you aware of the issues which are faced by the communities we work with and willing to make a difference to ensure their tenancies and environments are sustainable.
About the role
To have line management responsibility for Housing Estates Assistants and Housing Estate Response Technicians (HERTs) and to organise, lead, motivate, and co-ordinate the team to ensure the housing estates are safe and secure for residents.
Support the Housing Estates Managers by contributing to improving and developing the service, keeping up to date with change in relevant legislation, best practice and new technology
Ensuring all Properties managed by Brighton & Hove City Council is compliant with health & safety and best practice in Estates management making sure Customer Care is high on the agenda and litigation towards the Council is minimised
To undertake a role in keeping residents and local councillors informed. This assists with the communication flow in regards to tenant issues and any difficulties on the estates. To undertake Estates Service functions in relation to day-to-day cleaning and repairs matters in the context a highly scrutinised environment.
Clean Driving Licence is Essential. You will be based at Housing Centre but would need to travel across all Brighton & Hove properties.
"Be willing to help in any situation"
"Always on the end of the phone to colleagues who may need help and advice”
Quotes from current staff
“ I love this job every day is different ,you must be able to organise your day and then adapt it as it changes all the time then you need to prioritise what needs to be done.”
“Always be willing to help your team and never ask anyone to do a job that you would not do yourself “
If you would like to have a informal chat with regards to the Role Of Estates Team leader please call Sangeeta Patel Estates Manager on Tel 01273 291072
Application form and Branching Questions - TO APPLY - as part of your application, you will need to answer some branching questions. To help you, some guidance has been attached to the advert below.
At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer staff a range of benefits. If you choose to work for us, in return we can offer you:
A competitive salary
Career average pension scheme
Generous holiday (23 days rising to 25 days after 5 years)
An opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
A range of other staff benefits
Find out more about Living in Brighton & Hove on our website.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.