Asset Manager

£52,342 - £55,719 yearly
  • Milton Keynes Council
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 15 Oct, 2020
Full time Management Public Sector and Government

Job Description

Hours: 37
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Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you're looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council. With modern working practices where flexibility is commonplace and performance is measured on outcomes and results, alongside a generous holiday entitlement, you can experience a fulfilling job and great work-life balance.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the Asset Management & Investment Team to deliver outstanding, responsive and void repairs, estates services and contribute to the delivery of the Council’s strategic objectives for its Housing portfolio. With over 11000 homes and further 3000 leasehold and shared ownership properties, from those built as part of the New Town Development to cottages built in 1897 we face a variety of challenges. You will play a pivotal role as we embark on our ambition to improve the condition of our residents’ homes through an annual works programme of circa £31 million to invest in our homes and estates and £12 million on day to day repairs. You will be involved in shaping the team as we respond to the current and future challenges faced by the housing sector. If this sounds like you and you are looking for a new challenge apply today to join us and as well as the satisfaction of knowing you are working towards improving our residents homes and environment you will also benefit from what Milton Keynes Council has to offer as an employer. Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

Key Duties

  • Manage and motivate the Assets Team to deliver outstanding performance, high customer satisfaction and value for money
  • Work as part of the Asset Management & Investment Team to deliver outstanding, responsive and estate services
  • Manage the budgets for estates and responsive repairs, ensuring effective use of funds.
  • Be responsible for the monitoring and managing of partnering contracts and any necessary procurement processes
  • Foster excellent internal and external working relationship with residents, councillors, partnering contractors and stakeholders to enhance service delivery.
  • Develop future investment programmes based on robust asset management data and ensure this data remains up to date as projects are completed.

Experience, Qualifications and any Mandatory Requirements

  • Membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Institute of Housing or equivalent and/or significant relevant experience.
  • Possess a degree level qualification and/or significant relevant experience in a senior leadership role in Asset Management
  • Extensive experience in the delivery of responsive, voids and estate maintenance services and property investment
  • Experience of managing and monitoring significant capital and revenue budgets
  • Able to lead, develop, motivate and manage teams of direct staff to include Building Surveyors, Data Analysts, Estates Manager and partnering contractors delivering a variety of services.
  • Experience of using an asset management database such as Keystone to inform investment decisions as well as day to day delivery.
  • Able to analyse complex data and deliver information, written or spoken, to a range of audiences
  • Able to manage complex maintenance and investment projects, mitigating risks during the delivery of the works and ensuring expenditure is monitored.