DLO Manager
Broxbourne, HertfordshireAbout Us

We’re B3Living, a social business that helps people who are priced out of the housing market to find a home.

Our mission is to make a sustainable, positive change to the housing crisis for our customers and communities.

You’ll find us working in Broxbourne and across southeast Hertfordshire, where we have 5,000 homes supporting more than 12,000 people.

We are now looking for a Direct Labour Organisation (DLO) Manager to join us on a permanent, full-time basis.

The Benefits

– Salary of £49,643 – £55,159 per annum
– 27 days’ holiday per year plus bank and public holidays
– Pension
– Cross organisational bonus scheme
– Personal development plan
– Option to buy and sell up to five days’ leave per year
– Flexible working policy
– Volunteering, emergency and parental leave options are available
– Disability confident employer
– Subsidised private medical insurance, flu jabs, employee assistance programme and paid sick leave
– Life assurance

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced DLO manager with a background in managing repairs services or major works programmes to step into a pivotal role with our social business.

Not only will you end each day knowing your hard work has made a positive difference, but you’ll be rewarded with an amazing array of benefits. We’ll provide a great range of discounts, flexible working options and fantastic professional development schemes to ensure you can excel in your role.

So, if you want to join a passionate team that’s creating better futures for the people of Hertfordshire, then apply today!

The Role

As a DLO Manager, you will lead our operative teams to successfully deliver responsive services and related work programs.

Working with colleagues in Property Services, you’ll ensure that your teams carry out their work efficiently, safely and in line with our customer’s needs. You’ll also oversee the Supervisors, ensuring they are equipped to effectively manage a team of Trade Operatives.

Leading on supplier, contractor and subcontractor management, you’ll oversee performance, ensuring budgets are allocated, value for money is achieved and all regulatory requirements are adhered to.

Additionally, you’ll support service reviews and lead on performance tracking, championing customer’s needs, driving positive change and ensuring the appropriate use of time and resources across the DLO.

About You

To be considered as a DLO Manager, you will need:

– Experience of managing teams within a DLO
– Experience of managing a responsive repairs service or managing delivery of major works programmes
– Experience of compliance management in a related field
– Experience of social housing environment and policy
– A good knowledge of construction and building maintenance
– A solid understanding of health and safety legislation and its application
– Basic IT skills
– Good communication and interpersonal skills
– Good organisational and time management skills
– A construction trade qualification or equivalent experience
– A full, valid driving licence and access to a vehicle for daily use

The closing date for this role is the 12th June 2023.

Other organisations may call this role Housing Manager, Operations Manager, Repairs Manager, Works Manager, Lead Construction Manager, or Reactive Maintenance Manager.

All our vacancies are open to flexible working arrangements, something we are really proud of. We believe in the benefits of a diverse workforce and strongly welcome applications from those currently under-represented in the organisation, including LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual), people with disabilities and people from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

So, if you want to take the next step in your career as a DLO Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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