Technical Supervisor Void Homes

Camden, London (Greater)
£43,737 to £50,736
12 Apr 2018
26 Apr 2018
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion

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25 days holiday (27 days after 5 years' service)

Camden is in the process of making major improvements to our landlord services. When our properties become vacant, we want to ensure we can turn around works as quickly and as flexibly as possible, whilst ensuring that repairs works are done ‘right first time’ (to a high quality that will last and is value for money, carried out without wasting any unnecessary time or money).

With approximately 800 properties becoming vacant each year, void works, resulting repairs and potential high risk consequences for Camden’s rental income, managing these works effectively and to a high quality entails responsibility for a significant percentage of the borough’s budget of approximately 8 million pounds per year for repairs works to empty homes.

As the Technical Supervisor for Void Homes you will provide expertise, bringing a knowledge of building pathology and diagnostics into the specification of repairs, construction and improvements; this demands creative and innovative input across a number of building functions, and with various external contractors.

You will monitor and evaluate the work of the service in conjunction with Locality Officers, Team Leaders, Heads of Service, Senior Officers and elected members to ensure that measures data is being used to understand and improve services as well as leading service changes working with others based on findings from performance measures data.

You will have a major responsibility for monitoring and evaluating important new local policies, practice and provision of services to better deliver repairs provision on a patch of 2,100 properties.

About You

You will use your initiative to meet the needs of our properties and neighbourhoods creatively and innovatively to explore possibilities for improvement and more effective delivery whilst creatively address problems and barriers outside of existing processes.

An ability to manage budget and performance monitoring, reflect and address trends and associated patterns is essential, as is the ability to devise and develop innovative solutions to construction problems and ability to relate these to the customer experience.

Strong understanding of cost of materials and labour and experience in budget management, financial control and contract administration is crucial to the role as well as extensive knowledge of building pathology across a range or property types

About us

Camden’s main offices are located in modern award winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare.

This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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Discover and Diversity

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How to apply:

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert.

When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience.

When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone.

This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 26th April 2018, 23:59 pm

Interviews to be held: week commencing 30th April 2018.

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Please quote reference: 180000CP

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are; 21st May, 18th June and 16th July 2018.