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Housing Repairs & Maintenance Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are looking for a Housing Maintenance and Repairs Manager to join our Housing Maintenance & Investment Team to help look after our 11000+ homes across Milton Keynes. You will lead the team who look after our voids, responsive repairs, queries and disrepair work. This will be working with our maintenance contractor and other MKCC teams to ensure our homes are safe and maintained to our standards and specifications.  

You will have worked on housing stock before and enjoy leading your team so that they are taking decisions at pace which deliver the most appropriate outcome for residents and wider asset management. 

Main Responsibility

Ensure that we deliver a responsive repair service that keeps our housing stock safe, to standard and within a managed budget.

Leading your team to work proactively and positively, so they priorities are set and work is delivered at pace

Using the data to drive work - be it audits of work done, identifying themes or issues as well as tracking performance of your team

The Ideal Candidate

You will have significant experience in leading people with clear priorities, processes and standards so you know how well your team is doing and what support or changes are needed

You will hold formal qualifications in housing management and compliance, along with significant working knowledge of building regulations, decent homes standards and the changing social housing regulatory landscape

You will enjoy identifying where things need to be changed, and getting those changes done at pace in a proactive and positive way

Please contact Alison Cook for an informal discussion.

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes City 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. (From April 2023 this will increase to 28, and 32 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, 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.
  • Blue Light Card - Employees working within Social Care can qualify for a range of discounts from national retailers to local businesses in a wide range of categories including holidays, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones and much more!
  • 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 City 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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