Contract Manager Landscapes - #482884


Date: Aug 6, 2022
City: Edinburgh
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day

We are the Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.  

How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with ‘get stuck in' people, ‘likes a challenge' people and collaborative people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.

So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 195,000 homes, manage £4 billion of assets and teach 75,000 children to swim each week.

More about your role

As a Contracts Manager within the Landscapes Division of Places for People you will manage a number of both direct labour and sub contract teams across Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Your role will be operationally focused on delivering our scheduled works programme, working closely with and directly supporting your team(s), building relationships through training, coaching, staff development and the organisation of your staff team's rotas. You will take the lead to actively promote and demonstrate the Group's commitment to effective health and safety, for staff, residents and contractors.

You will continually identify innovative and safe working practices, as well as following and implementing budgetary controls. Acting as the line manager for an operational workforce of internal and external contractors monitoring and managing work volumes and ensuring the high level service delivery.

You will build effective relationships with both internal staff, customers and contractors through effective communication and engagement. As our Contract Manager you will ensure that all work carried out adhered to our SPIRIT values in line with the strategy and objectives set by the Head of Operations, Group Directors and Board.

This role is based in the Edinburgh region allowing you to collaborate with the wider team. We are trialling hybrid working to provide a good work/life balance, so you will be able to split your time between home and the Edinburgh office.

For more information please download our job profile available on our website.

More about you

We are looking for a candidate who can bring a number of different management skills to the team, someone who will lead by example ‘hit the ground running' and ‘get stuck in'. You will be working within a small existing team managing an existing settled portfolio. Previous experience in a similar position is essential, and experience of managing a direct and sub contracted delivery service in a multi-site horticultural /soft services environment is likely to be key to your success.

For this role, you will need a full valid driving licence and would be beneficial to have a trailer licence (B+E) or have passed your driving test prior to 1997 and have this entitlement. A good understanding of both Microsoft Excel and Word are desirable as well as a general competence in the use of reporting applications via an IPad.

The Benefits

Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.  

Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including interest-free loans for colleagues, discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.

What's next?

If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then click apply. You will be redirected to our careers site where you can discover more about the role, read a full job description and apply directly to us.

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