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Local Space is an innovative and dynamic social landlord with charitable status that is dedicated to delivering affordable and quality social housing to people on lower incomes, to help them improve their quality of life. This is an exciting time for us as we progress our development ambitions to acquire 800 homes by 2020 – this is significant growth in the number of homes we own. At the heart of this is our desire to develop a culture of employee engagement and high performance that reflects our values in the services we provide.

We are an Investors in People (IIP) organisation and reaccredited against the 6th generation IIP standard, achieving Silver status in March 2019. The new standard provides a deeper assessment on how organisations are doing as people orientated organisations that can successfully deliver against their objectives.

We are committed to equality and diversity in valuing our staff, tenants and residents, and work hard to create a friendly and responsive working environment.

When you join our team you can expect:

  • modern offices a short walk from Stratford station, Westfield Shopping Centre and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • employee pension scheme
  • life assurance (for those who are not members of the pension scheme)
  • healthcare cash back scheme run by BHSF (includes money off dental care, discounted gym membership and much more)
  • 27 days annual leave rising to 28 days after two years’ service and 30 days after five years’ service, in addition to public and bank holidays
  • eye tests
  • support for professional qualifications (after one year service)

Current Vacancies

Local Space

Are you committed to improving quality-of-life for customers? We at Local Space are, and we know that one of the best ways we can achieve that is to provide people with a home they can be proud of. That’s why we’ve tripled the size of our component replacement and planned works programmes and are making a major investment in the development of our repairs and online services over the next 5 years.

If you’re a champion of the customer experience, are comfortable driving the development of asset management technology and have experience of managing programmed works we want to meet you.

We are Local Space, a 2,500 home registered provider of social housing operating in East London & Essex. We are a G1 V1 rated RP. We are Investors In People accredited and are the only housing association to hold the sector’s highest credit rating, AA-.

Originally formed by the London Borough of Newham as an innovative and independent vehicle for the acquisition and refurbishment of temporary accommodation. We work in 8 London boroughs and across a variety of districts in Essex. We continue to acquire and refurbish properties and added 300 homes to our stock in 2019/20. We also offer intermediate rented homes for local keyworkers.

Contracts Manager – Planned Works

Location: Stratford, London

Salary: £41,975

The Role

The Contracts Manager for Planned Works is responsible for the planning, allocation, management and ultimately the delivery of planned works programmes (for example, kitchen replacement and doors & windows replacement programmes). The role is also responsible for maintaining accurate asset data and monitoring/reporting performance. As one of two Contract Managers for Planned Works in the Asset Management team, the role supports the team to deliver the £3m per annum planned works programmes, including component replacement and environmental programmes.

Our planned works priorities for the coming years are:

  • – Reconfiguring deliver of our planned works programmes to prioritise the customers experience
  • Reconfiguring our work programmes to accommodate works delayed by social distancing restrictions in April, May & June 2020.
  • Delivering our enhanced component replacement programme on time and on budget
  • Improving our performance monitoring and reporting tools
  • Maintaining our Keystone Asset Management data set (we hold stock condition survey data for 87% of our stock and we therefore rely very little on cloned or extrapolated stock condition data).
  • Improving our works processing arrangements to facilitate timely accruals-based management accounting

You

We’re looking for someone who can demonstrate:

  • A passion for improving our customers’ quality of life
  • A track record of delivering programmed works on time, on budget and with high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Experience of improving contract management processes and monitoring tools- Experience of working with Keystone Asset Management (or similar database).

Please apply online via this link – closing date Friday 14th August 2020 at 5pm

For more information about this role, please email Ernie Gray at ernieg@localspace.co.uk

Property Services Manager

Location: Stratford, London

Salary: £52,176

We are looking for a Property Services Manager who can demonstrate:

  • A passion for improving our customers’ quality of life
  • A track record of delivering programmed works on time, on budget and with high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Experience of improving contract management processes and monitoring tools
  • Experience of leading improvements in the configuration and use of operational systems and technology, such as Keystone Asset Management.
  • Experience of successfully launching & embedding digital services to customers
  • Experience of leading asset management, statutory compliance and/or property services

The Role – Property Services Manager

The Property Services Manager leads our property services team (6 staff). They are responsible for the day to day delivery of our responsive repairs, voids, planned maintenance, component replacement, statutory compliance and some facilities management services. As our Property Services Manager, you will be responsible for all operational aspects of asset and property management within the organisation.

Our property services priorities for the coming years are:

  • Reconfiguring delivery of our planned works programmes to prioritise the customers experience
  • Reconfiguring our work programmes to accommodate works delayed by social distancing restrictions in April, May & June 2020.
  • Delivering our enhanced component replacement programme on time and on budget
  • Improving our performance monitoring and reporting tools
  • Maintaining our Keystone Asset Management data set (we hold stock condition survey data for 87% of our stock and we therefore rely very little on cloned or extrapolated stock condition data).
  • Improving our works processing arrangements to facilitate timely accruals-based management accounting
  • Reviewing planned works and component replacement procurement practices
  • Benchmarking our planned works costs and quality
  • Embedding new responsive repairs contractual arrangements
  • Developing and launching digital responsive repairs and planned works services to customers

Please apply via this link – closing date: Wednesday 26th August 2020 at 5pm

For more information about this role, please email Mark Kent at markk@localspace.co.uk