Make a Difference at Redditch

This is an exciting time within Housing Property Services at Redditch Borough Council, as new structures and new ways of working are embedded together with the modernisation of services to improve social housing conditions for our Tenants and Leaseholders.

These positions will be instrumental to the delivery of improved services and compliance. We are therefore looking for talented individuals that can bring experience, skills and knowledge underpinned by a passion for continuous improvement to deliver the highest quality housing services across the Borough.

About Us

Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils are neighbouring authorities with big ambitions. Each assert their own distinct political priorities and customer needs, as well as actively committing to equality and diversity.

Located in the North East of Worcestershire, between Herefordshire and Warwickshire, both areas are set within the beautiful county of Worcestershire and at the heart of the British motorway network are easily accessible by car, train or bus.

Fast and easy connections to the rest of the country come via the M42 junctions and Birmingham, England’s second city is just a few miles away and linked by rail. Birmingham International Airport is less than 30 minutes’ drive away.

Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare’s birthplace, Warwick Castle, the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds are all within easy reach.

 

About Redditch Borough

This compact borough of 54 square miles and over 80,000 people was designated a New Town in 1964 and has successfully mixed the old with the new.

Surrounded by pleasant countryside and places of great historic interest, the modern Kingfisher Shopping Centre is among the top ten shopping centres in the country, while Redditch’s world renowned needle making industry is celebrated and preserved through Forge Mill Needle Museum, with the remains of the 12th century monastic Bordesley Abbey nearby. Redditch is also the birthplace of world-renowned Royal Enfield, the oldest global motorcycle brand in continuous production.

The award-winning Arrow Valley Country Park and sailing lake can be found a short distance from the town centre and nearby many businesses have chosen to make Redditch their home including the international headquarters of GKN and Halfords head office.

Arrow Valley Country Park
In Redditch there are a staggering five million trees, with an enviable amount of green space and landscaping for such a significant urban population.

As a new town with a younger than average population, leisure facilities are a key priority and include a municipal golf course, sports centres, numerous clubs and societies, and the renowned Edwardian and modernised Palace Theatre.

Redditch is the birthplace of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham and in 2007 Redditch’s then MP, Jacqui Smith, became Britain’s first female Home Secretary.

Kingfisher Shopping Centre

Working for Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough Councils

Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils worked together to successfully share services 10 years ago, offering staff the opportunity to enjoy a varied and interesting place to work.

We pride ourselves on being a progressive organisation, employing around 1000 employees, including a single management team and joint chief executive, whilst maintaining each authority’s own unique identities and providing high quality, cost effective services that are responsive to our customer needs.

We are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent. In addition to a satisfying job, we can offer all our staff a range of benefits including pension, generous leave entitlement; flexible working and salary sacrifice schemes.

We pride ourselves in having motivated staff, who enjoy working for us; there is a diverse range of career options, whichever function you choose, you can be sure of a rewarding career in a progressive and fast paced environment.

Bordesley Abbey
Our Vision
To enrich the lives and aspirations of our residents, businesses and visitors through the provision of efficiently run and high quality services, ensuring that all in need receive appropriate help, support and opportunities.

  • Run & grow a successful business
  • Finding somewhere to live
  • Aspiration, work & financial independence
  • Living independent, active & health lives
  • Communities which are safe, well maintained and green

For full information see www.redditchbc.gov.uk/councilplan

Our Principles
  • People are at the heart of everything we do
  • We take Responsibility
  • Whilst being Innovative
  • And Non-discriminatory
  • Because we are Customer-centred
  • We are Inspiring
  • And take Pride in our place
  • By Leading
  • Providing Expertise
  • And Supporting communities

These are our PRINCIPLES.

Our Structure

Click here to view the Housing Property Services structure chart.

Employee Benefits
There are lots of great benefits to being an employee of Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils including:

  • Annual leave of 24 days (rising to 29 with 5 years’ service)
  • Flexible working Free employee 247 support services
  • Salary sacrifice schemes are available to include Car, technology and Cycle2Work
  • Staff benefits platform providing savings from national high street and leisure providers
  • Reduced gym memberships and swimming rates

About The Roles 

Capital Programme and Contracts Manager

Salary: Grade 11 £43,857 – 46,845 per annum

37 hours per week

Redditch Borough Council is proud to be a social landlord and is looking for an experienced candidate who is committed and passionate about ensuring that the Council’s properties are safe and well maintained and supporting tenants to achieve wellbeing, independence and healthy lives.

It’s an exciting time to join us as this position will fulfil a key role within a new structure that embraces change whilst delivering compliant services. You will be part of a team delivering against the vision, values, aims and aspirations for housing across the Borough.

Reporting directly to the Housing Property Services Manager, the Capital Programme and Contracts Manager will be responsible for the procurement and effective management of the multi million-pound investment into Redditch Borough Council’s Social Housing Stock.

You will play a major role in improving the homes and lives of our tenants – if you have the following attributes we would like to hear from you:

  • Knowledge and experience of Contract Manager and Capital Programme delivery, driven by performance management of teams and projects
  • A focus and commitment to understanding the needs of customers and delivering an excellent customer experience
  • The ability to work collaboratively, with the initiative to progress and improve service delivery

With us, you will have the opportunity for an excellent career in the department – we have lots of opportunities across our teams, professions and at all stages of your career and pride ourselves in having motivated staff who enjoy working for us.

If you want to be part of a team who are energised and driven to deliver on our vision for the future, then we want to hear from you!

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Closing date for applications: Monday 20th September 2021

Interviews: Wednesday 6th October 2021

Electrical Contracts Manager

Salary: Grade 9 £37,890 – 40,876 per annum

37 hours per week

Redditch Borough Council is proud to be a social landlord and is looking for an experienced candidate who is committed and passionate about ensuring that the Council’s properties are safe and well maintained and supporting tenants to achieve wellbeing, independence and healthy lives.

It’s an exciting time to join us as this position will fulfil a key role within a new structure that embraces change whilst delivering compliant services. You will be part of a team delivering against the vision, values, aims and aspirations for housing across the Borough.

Reporting directly to the Mechanical and Electrical Manager, you will be responsible for managing all electrical operations to ensure the Council’s Housing Stock are compliant and safe in accordance with all Statutory Regulations and Best Practice.

You will play a major role in improving the homes and lives of our tenants – if you have the following attributes, we would like to hear from you:

  • Proven experience of leading on electrical compliance
  • Extensive knowledge of relevant legislation and a commitment to demonstrating and promoting good practice
  • Experience in electrical servicing, inspection and compliance, together with a proven track record of success in the management of electrical contracts and projects.

With us, you will have the opportunity for an excellent career in the department – we have lots of opportunities across our teams, professions and at all stages of your career and pride ourselves in having motivated staff who enjoy working for us.

If you want to be part of a team who are energised and driven to deliver on our vision for the future, then we want to hear from you!

PDF Image Job Description and Person Specification

Closing date for applications: Monday 20th September 2021

Interviews: Thursday 7th October 2021

Apply Today

Please contact Simon Parry (Housing Property Services Manager), for more information about the roles at simon.parry@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

Closing Date: Monday 20 September 2021

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We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all Sections of the Community