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Asset Investment Manager

Job Introduction

The Council’s Housing Asset Management and Investment Team manages 11,000 homes and a further 3,000 shared ownership and leaseholder properties. We are developing our team and are looking to appoint an experienced, highly motivated Asset Investment Manager to drive our plans to improve the condition of our residents’ homes.   

The role will involve delivering large scale capital investment projects such as replacement of kitchens, bathrooms, windows, roofs, and doors, from inception to completion of works and ongoing monitoring of the quality of works delivered. You’ll work in partnership with a range of stakeholders and colleagues, alongside our partnering contractors to increase decency levels of our housing stock. We are a friendly and supportive team committed to improving the well-being of our residents.

Main Responsibility

  • You will work with key stakeholders to identify programmes of works through component lifecycle modelling and delivery of major component replacement works.
  • You will manage major component replacement programmes and budgets to include replacement of bathrooms, kitchens, heating systems, roofs, windows & doors on our properties, ensuring outcomes are achieved on time to desired quality and within budget.
  • Working with colleagues and partners you will engage with the communities living in our homes to ensure projects consider the residents’ needs and achieve a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • The role will work with other colleagues across the Council in identifying ways we can deliver on the aspirations of our Council Plan. Promoting a culture of collaborative and consultative working between services, members and external partners to maximise efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Identifying potential efficiency savings/gains within the service and take action to maintain the ongoing drive towards continuous service improvement.

The Ideal Candidate

  • You will be educated to degree level with a built environment qualification or significant experience in this field.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a track record in delivering large scale improvement projects to domestic dwellings, through good project management skills and technical knowledge.
  • Sound knowledge in housing law and policies at a national level will be necessary.
  • As you will be working with a range of people and organisations, effective communication skills are key to successful projects.

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 18.8%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.

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