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Programme Manager - New Build & Major Works

  • Employer
    South Tyneside Homes
    Unit 4, Middlefields
    Closing date
    Noon on 04 July 2022
    Band 11 - £38,554 to £40,579 pa
    Strategic group
    South Tyneside Homes
    Office ID

The Company

South Tyneside Homes is an arms-length management organisation (ALMO) created by South Tyneside Council to manage, maintain and improve its 17,000 council homes and estates.

Were a not-for-profit company 100% owned by South Tyneside Council.

Staff are central to what we do and the services we provide. One of our company's strategic objectives is to be an "employer of choice, efficient and well-governed" and we aim to have a motivated, well-trained and diverse workforce to meet the needs of the business both now and in the future.

If you are passionate and motivated to make a positive lasting impact in South Tyneside, then please read on...

We're currently looking for a Programme Manager to join our team on a full-time contract and help us deliver exciting new changes across our organisation.

The Benefits

·     Salary of £38,554 to £40,579 per annum

·     Local Government Pension Scheme

·     Generous Annual Leave package of 28 days rising to 31 after 5 years' service to give you a good work/life balance

·     Flexi

·     Reduced cost public transport tickets for travel around Tyne and Wear

·     Health and Wellbeing Group

·     Staff Suggestion Scheme

·     Comprehensive Induction

The Role

Reporting to the Assistant Head of Property Services you will lead the directly employed building operations in the New Build and Major Works team.  Be responsible for ensuring that South Tyneside Homes delivers its new build and capital programmes in a cost-effective manner and delivers a high-quality service to South Tyneside Homes' residents.  Manage the day to day running of the New Build and Major Works Team and ensure the effective management, training, and appraisal of all staff in the team.  Ensure the efficient and effective operation of the New Build and Major Works team.  Deputise for the Assistant Head of property services as appropriate and contribute effectively to both the Property Services Management Team and the South Tyneside Homes Senior Management Team.  Aspire to and maintain the utmost standards in Health and Safety for our employees, our customers, and the public.

About You

You will have experience of working in a management role, preferably in a construction environment or a similar background and be able to demonstrate a genuine desire to make a difference to people's lives. Key to your success will be evidenced by your abilities to develop and promote involvement, communication and partnership working in all aspects of service delivery, whilst ensuring that external, statutory, and regulatory obligations, performance, and financial targets are met.

The success of our New Build and Major Works team has been built on a highly engaging performance related culture within the teams and delivering the highest standards of customer care to ensure that services are monitored effectively, and standards and targets are understood by staff, and you will play a part in building on this success

Other key attributes and skills are required to support your application, these include the requirement to evidence that you have:

  • Hold or willing to work towards an HNC in Construction Studies or equivalent.

·       Management experience

·       Experience of project and financial management

·       Experience in leading and managing a technical and operational team

·       Experience of working in a frontline construction related service.

·       Able to demonstrate successful management of a team.

·       Successful achievement in working with local communities/tenants.

·       Experience of delivering services which meet the needs of customers

·       Experience of managing construction planned maintenance and refurbishment programmes and contracts in the social housing sector

·       Experience of budget management

·       Experience of working within a value for money environment.

·       Experience of partnership and multi-agency working.

It goes without saying that you will be enthusiastic, have high quality organisation and time management skills, be a good communicator, be a good team player and of course have appropriate IT skills. We can and will of course provide you with any training and support required to fulfil the role, so if you feel you have the right attitude, skills and business acumen to join an upbeat and passionate team we would love to hear from you.

If you are interested by what you have read and meet our criteria, we would welcome an application form you.  Please submit your application in the form of a CV and covering statement (no more than 2 A4 sides) detailing your suitability for the post You must also complete the E&D information form. 

Closing date: noon on Monday 4th July 2022. BT Typetalkers welcome.

If you would like to know any more we will be pleased to answer any of your questions on 0191 427 2545 or email

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any specific requirements during the application process.

South Tyneside Homes are an equal opportunities employer.  We value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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