Fixed Term Full-Time Estates Supervision – Stevenage £31,000 Hours based on a normal working week of 37.5 hrs. Working 09:00 to 17:30 Monday and Friday

Location: Herts and Essex

Vacancy - Closing Date 24/07/20

Safer Places is an independent charity which provides a comprehensive range of services to adults and children affected by domestic and sexual abuse and family conflict who live in Essex and Hertfordshire. We are governed by a board of Trustees. The people who use our services are at the heart of our organisation and we aim to work to enable them to overcome the impact of their experience and to build a brighter and safe future for themselves and their children.

We have a full-time Estate Supervisor.

· Your paid holiday will be based on an annual entitlement of 28 days.

· Your hours of work will be based on a normal working week of 37.5 hours per week. You will work 09:00 to 17:30 Monday and Friday.

· Office base: Harlow

The Role of the Estate Supervisor

· Take the lead role in maintaining all premises and grounds to a good standard

· Manage all in house repairs in line with agreements with individual landlords prioritising response on the basis of health and safety, statutory compliance and space availability

· Maintain Statutory compliance and other Health and Safety records in line with policy and procedure

· Manage day to day relationships with landlords ensuring all landlord repairs are reported in line with contracts and tracking landlord performance against relevant standards so that compliance issues can be evidenced and raised without delay and compensation can be sought as necessary

· Develop and maintain a planned progressive maintenance program

· Manage the engagement of all external contractors, specifying the work and signing off on completed works to authorise payment

· Project manage agreed upgrades and ensure they are delivered to time, cost and quality

· Prepare accommodation being returned to landlords to minimise dilapidation costs

· Assist the Senior Management Team in the assessment of future alternative premises and where agreed to go ahead prepare for occupation in line with agreed transition plans

· Manage the maintenance worker, tasking and coordinating their work on a daily basis

· Ensure all work is covered by necessary risk assessments

· Liaise and assist service manager with turning around of rooms/flats and other cleaning duties

The candidate will be required to have:

· Extensive experience in multiple disciplines of estates maintenance

· Understanding of the needs of vulnerable people and sensitivity of working in this environment

· The limitations of non -qualified trades and when it is essential to use a registered professional

· Health and Safety Legislation

· Report writing – proposals and monitoring reports

· Time management and organisation

· Good numeracy and literacy skills

· Ability to keep accurate records

· Ability to use Microsoft word, email and internet

· Be compassionate and empathetic with your client’s situation.

· Show initiative and be proactive when managing you caseload and interacting with your clients and agencies you’re working with.

· Act with integrity and respect when working with all clients, agencies and individuals.

· Work flexibly as part of a team.

· Be optimistic about the possibility of personal growth and change.

· Motivate individuals and agencies to move through courses of action and decision making processes.

· Be subject to an Enhanced DBS check

· Be a driver with access to a vehicle.

· Participate fully in the ‘out of hours’ emergency services rota


· Relevant Health and Safety qualifications /preparedness to undertake further training

NB Please quote job title and location on application form. Kindly follow the application guideline notes when completing the application form.

Supporting Documents 

Application Form

Guidance Notes

Job Description

Safeguarding Statement

Please send any enquires to [email protected]