Head of Heating Services

London (Greater)
£48,819 to £62,247 per annum
20 Jan 2021
21 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

We are looking for a Head of Heating Services to lead and manage a team of experienced heating engineers.

Have you an excellent knowledge of complex communal, domestic and alternative energy systems?

Do you want to work for an excellent forward looking organisation with a fantastic salary and excellent pension?

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

You will based in Wandsworth which is in the heart of London, and will be responsible for the provision of safe and reliable heating service to borough's residents. Duties include managing, liaison with and monitoring contractors to ensure prompt attendance to breakdowns, effective repair and maintenance works and statutory inspections to be conducted as specified. Confidence in using computer systems including MS Office software are essential, as is the ability to deal sensitively with residents and their representatives with the highest standard of customer care.

About the team:

You will manage a team of heating engineers and contractors installing, maintaining and repairing heating services to the Council’s housing stock, from individual property boilers to complex communal and alternative heating systems. With experience of project control and contract management you will be able to brief consultants, supervise contractors, carry out surveys and resolve design problems. You will also manage heating and related capital and revenue works contracts.

You will have knowledge and experience of installing and maintaining all types of individual and communal and alternative heating systems, communal cold-water booster systems, sprinklers, communal extract systems and se-duct/U-Duct flue systems.

You will have a qualification in heating, current A.C.S. Gas qualifications in domestic gas safety and domestic appliances (boilers, gas fires, water heaters and cookers) Testing or equivalent HNC qualifications and a substantial knowledge of heating services within housing properties and estates preferably in a local government environment.

For an informal discussion, please contact Frank Egan, Business Transformation and Support Services Manager on 0208 871 6798 or email frank.egan@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date: Sunday 21st February 2021

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 22nd February 2021

Interview Date: W/C Monday 1st March 2021 (includes presentation)

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams, including Females

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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