General Manager – Technical/ Assets

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General Manager - Technical/ Assets
Interim Position

Kirklees TCL 0008 A98F / 1

Posted: 12th April 2024 14:15
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  • Pay Rate:

    £25.13 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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Interim General Manager - Technical/ Assets

Reference no: Kirklees TCL 0008 A98F / 1

Pay Rate: £25.13 per hour PAYE

37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months


As a General Manager you will support the Service Manager with the strategic, operational, and financial management of the business to deliver the organisation’s objectives. A key component of the role will be to develop a culture of high performance within teams (high challenge/high support) and continuous improvement in line with the Council’s Service Plans, Medium Term Financial Plan, the joint Delivery Plan and the Councils’ key objectives to deliver a customer focused service.

You will be responsible for a specific area within Homes & Neighbourhoods and will be required to deliver a specialist and technical function of the business including ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements. You will be responsible for the day-to-day outcomes of the operational teams within Homes & Neighbourhoods, ensuring all service objectives are achieved and delivered within a context of value for money. The different roles will include Heating, Electrical, Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Procurement, Business Development, Investment & Compliance.

Key responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for the management of a technical function in Homes &
  • Neighbourhoods, ensuring all service objectives are achieved and delivered within a context of value for money whilst ensuring compliance with legislative and contractual obligations at all times.
  • Provide professional specialist and technical advice in relation to specific area of responsibility and expertise, to deliver effective business solutions.
  • Direct all operational aspects of relevant business/service area.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and deploy resources and workload appropriately to meet service and business demands.
  • Work collaboratively with Service Managers and other General Managers to monitor, analyse and deliver improvements across all relevant performance indicator areas in order to increase customer satisfaction.
  • Prepare detailed, clearly written reports on key issues. When required present verbal reports to the Senior Leadership Team and/or Board.
  • Participate in organisation wide service reviews and service planning acting as a lead sponsor as required and ensuring reviews are delivered through to conclusion and any arising recommendations are implemented as appropriate.
  • Provide vision and leadership to the team by managing people, performance, development, health and wellbeing issues and resources effectively and in line with relevant policies and procedures.
  • Build a culture to expect change as a part of doing business successfully and actively assists others to adapt and cope.
  • Contribute to the development of policies and processes across the organisation to ensure that high quality consistent services are delivered.

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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


  • GCSE at Grade 4 (C) or above in English & Maths, NVQ 4 or equivalent.
  • Degree level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Possession of a full and valid driving licence and a car available for work. (Exceptions can be made for disabled applicants).


  • Knowledge of Health & Safety, Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding Legislation in relation to the role
  • Knowledge of the constraints and opportunities of Local Authority housing development - desirable


  • Proven experience of delivering improvement schemes from inception to completion, preferably within a housing environment
  • Experience of managing multi-disciplinary teams and working collaboratively with others to achieve service aims and meet KPI’s and targets
  • Proven experience of budget management and reporting
  • Demonstrable experience of managing and maintaining information, data, records and databases to underpin the delivery of Asset Management planning, in accordance with GDPR requirements

Skills & Abilities: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders, both verbally and in writing


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General Manager - Technical/ Assets
Client Category: Local Authority

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