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Our asset management strategy provides the basis for the Council’s planned maintenance and delivery spend. The goal is to keep our housing stock in good condition, so it complies with Health & Safety regulations. You’ll be leading the Asset Management team responsible for maintaining our housing stock and building relationships with stakeholders such as Property Services. You will also lead the Council’s corporate property portfolio and supply elected members and senior leaders with information. You’ll maintain Health & Safety compliance data and our asset register. 

To drive best practice you’ll need specialist knowledge of this sector. You should have experience in Housing, within the field of planned maintenance and asset management. In the past, you’ll have worked on planned works and large-scale projects, handling large budgets and leading multi-disciplinary teams. Now you’re ready to put your leadership skills and financial acumen to a brand-new test. Organised, articulate and a ‘can do’ approach, you’ll know all about stock asset registers, asset management strategies and Health & Safety reporting.

This is an opportunity to rise to the challenge and develop your career by continuing to make Hammersmith & Fulham a better place, apply now. 

Role Responsibilities:

This role will work closely with the AD Operations to plan and deliver an asset management strategy for H&F property portfolio, owned by both the general fund and housing revenue account. 

In housing the role will provide the basis for the Council’s planned maintenance and capital delivery spend. This will ensure current asset to the required minimum standard as set out by the government required standard and compliance with Health and Safety regulations.

The Asset Management and Compliance Data will develop and maintain expert relationships across a range of Health and Safety areas to proactively engage their support both in preventative work and developing a long-term investment approach. The role will develop relationships with peers across London and nationally to ensure that the approach is joined up and consistent. They will work closely with the Assistant Director in providing information to elected members, audit committee and senior organisational leaders regarding asset management and Health and Safety Compliance data.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

People Values:

How we act defines who we are. At the heart of our organisation is a common approach to defining ‘who we are’. We are looking for people who can build this into everything they do.

We are fair

We treat everyone with compassion, dignity and fairness. We value the views and opinion of others, and promote benefits and opportunities for all.

We are caring

We care about our borough and doing things well. We focus on standards and continuous improvement; learning from our mistakes and celebrating success.

We are collaborators

We work together for a better society. We work with our residents, businesses, schools, third sector and others for better outcomes for everyone.

We are driven

We will only settle for the very best. We seek to continually improve and put our residents, customers and businesses at the heart of everything we do.

Recruiting for Attitude:

Your skills and ability are important however, we recruit as much for attitude as we do experience. We are looking for people who have the following attributes: 

Complex problem-solving 
The ability to work within a complex system and find simple solutions and outcomes that deliver real change. 

Critical thinking 
The ability to challenge the norms through evidence-based approaches using both numerical and critical reasoning and thinking. You can rationalise decision-making and form views quickly and soundly from a range of sources. 

Creativity 
You take approaches that demonstrate how doing things differently and creatively changes the dynamic in situations. You can apply creative solutions that deliver hard outcomes. 

People management 
You can get the best out of people. You have a coaching-style and drive through a commitment to personal and professional development. You are clear in your expectations and have exceptional feedback from your team about their working environment. You recognise and support people as individuals. 

Coordinating with others 
You have the knack of working well with others. You have an appreciation of your own presence and approach and can demonstrate how you have developed and continue to develop how you work with others. You can also recognise how others work, think, and feel to get the most out of collaboration. 

Emotional intelligence 
You have a high degree of self-awareness and self-regulation in a wide range of situations from one-to-one conversations to team and group dynamics. You can recognise motivating factors and demonstrate empathy appropriately applying a wide range of adaptive social skills. 

Judgement and decision making 
You can take rational and evidence-based decisions and take responsibility for your decisions and actions. Where there is ambiguity or a lack of evidence you can demonstrate the ability to understand the environment and show flexibility in applying your judgement. 

Negotiation 
You can demonstrate an understanding of the range of skills and techniques required to successfully negotiate with a range of other partners. This includes understanding how to structure and undertake successful negotiation on an organisational-wide level. 

Service orientation 
You must be unequivocal in your commitment and drive for outstanding service delivery. Both in terms of the quality of products and work delivered as well as the achievement of objectives. You and your team can demonstrate how your overall contribution to the organisation and service delivers to our organisational aims and objectives. 

Cognitive flexibility 
The ability to recognise the environment in which you work and adapt and shift to this environment to maximise your own personal achievement and lead others in the same approach. Applying cognitive flexibility to situations of significant change and transformation. 

Hammersmith & Fulham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy: In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

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