Building Services Manager

Building Services Manager

Building Services Manager – London - £62,000

Social Housing Recruitment have been exclusively retained by Octavia Housing, an innovative independent housing association, to search for a Building Services Manager.

This role will report into the Director of Asset Management and will play a leading role to ensure the associations key building services are maintained and efficiently run to provide the highest levels of service to its residents and communities. Octavia Housing are currently going through an exciting era of innovation and this role will be fully empowered to drive and facilitate this. With ambitious growth plans, along with their unrivalled approach to deliver sustainable housing and affordable rent services, to the people who make the City of London work, this is an exceptional opportunity to work for a forward-thinking organisation fuelled by its values.

Who are Octavia Group?

Octavia Housing was founded by Octavia Hill, a pioneer of Social Housing. The organisation is steeped in history dating back to the 1860’s when, Octavia was a co-founder of the National Trust and the first clean air campaigner for London. Her aim was to “make lives noble, homes happy and family life good”, this radiates through the company ethos and values making Octavia purposeful and very value-driven for all employees.

In more recent years, Octavia Housing have been heavily invested in numerous schemes, developments and care, including Affordable Housing, Charity Shops, Care Homes and new Development. Octavia are a leading Social Housing Developer in London, with award winning specialists in developing energy efficient Housing within an urban context. Most notably being nominated the ‘Sustainable Housing Provider of the Year’ in 2017. Octavia provide around 5000 affordable homes, providing 650 adults with support services and 20 charity shops. In addition to this, the organisation has ambitious plans to build a further 200 homes per year.

Key responsibilities of the Building Service Manager Include:

  • Responsibility for all aspects of mechanical and electrical management of property assets under Octavia’s management
  • Working with the Sustainability and Energy Manager to evaluate opportunities where energy savings can be achieved
  • Ensuring Octavia’s residents and staff remain safe and where necessary compliant
  • Support the procurement of M&E contracts and the mobilisation of new contracts.
  • Leadership and management of the Building Services team

The successful Building Services Manager will possess:

  • A creative and solutions focused approach to the delivery of building services and where possible identify areas of innovation
  • Experience of managing a range of stakeholder relationships, establishing shared goals in pursuing tangible delivery of agreed objectives
  • A strong sense of social purpose and values to help maintain the vision and heart of Octavia Hill and the Trust to help deliver a pioneering approach to supporting the community
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and direct a diverse and professional workforce to achieve a high quality, value driven team

With direct links to major stakeholders and the ability to make an impact from day one, this is a unique position and an incredible career opportunity. If you are interested in discussing this further, please apply today.

If you would like to discuss further, please contact our retained recruitment partners Social Housing Recruitment and speak to Reece Rowden 01252 954 954 or Aleks Smolski 01252 954 953 or for an informal and confidential discussion.