• Bedford
bpha is a dynamic and ambitious 18,000 unit Housing Association based in Bedford and operating throughout the Oxford to Cambridge growth corridor. The organisation employs 400 people, has an annual turnover in excess of £120m and a development programme that will see it build around 3,000 new homes over the next five years making it one of the top 25 of developing associations.

We are currently seeking a Mechanical and Electrical Services Manager to join our head office based in Bedford. The main purpose of this role is to ensure asset health and safety compliance through the development and delivery of bpha’s Mechanical and Electrical planned, cyclical and responsive services (including fire, lifts, electrical, asbestos, gas and water) whilst ensuring that a holistic approach to maintaining our assets is taken. You’ll provide strategic direction, develop specifications and ensure that costs and quality are monitored, resulting in excellent standards of customer service.

You’ll lead and manage the Mechanical and Electrical team to ensure that we deliver a cost effective and customer driven service; take responsibility for the development and implementation of investment and cyclical maintenance programmes, contributing to the smooth and efficient delivery of the Asset Management Strategy and develop budgets to ensure adequate provision of service, ensuring that these budgets are adhered to and reporting exceptions immediately. You’ll ensure that all work is carried out to a high quality and work with Resident Inspectors and Resident Engagement Team to ensure that contracts are closely monitored and customer views are taken into account all whilst ensuring compliance with legislative and best practice health and safety programmes.

The successful candidate will have worked within a similar role previously, will have ideas about how to modernise our service, utilising systems where appropriate. You’ll be a strong, hands on people manager who has sound knowledge of Mechanical and Electrical, Construction and Repairs, ideally with a recognised qualification, and you’ll have experience of producing and managing large scale programmes of work including budget management, reporting and scheduling. Knowledge of landlord responsibilities, health and safety legislation and best practice is essential as is the ability to demonstrate excellent customer care skills.

A full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes is essential.

The closing date for this role is midday on Monday 23 April. Interviews will be held on Friday 27 April and Thursday 3 May 2018.