Upkeep is a successful and ambitious social enterprise that provides high quality, value for money property maintenance and estates services to its parent company Shettleston Housing Association and other local social landlords. The enterprise is committed to community development and creates employment, training and development opportunities within the communities it serves.
Upkeep was established in 2005 and has since grown substantially, the enterprise now has a turnover of £2.4million and a staff team of 50 people. Most of Upkeep’s business comes from Shettleston Housing Association, the team provides high-quality repairs, maintenance and void services alongside landscaping and estates services to the association and its tenants. Upkeep also has contracts with several local RSL’s and has ambitions to continue its growth, winning more contracts and offering greater VFM within the housing sector. The organisation has developed a culture of professionalism and strives for excellence in all business activities.
We now seek a technically competent leader with a passion for developing people to join the senior team as the new Operations Manager.
This post will be key to the continued success of Upkeep, its people and the quality services it offers. The post is responsible for the operational direction of the trades team, coordination of resources and programming of all works. The new Operations Manager will also plan and deliver key projects of work, support the Head of Operations in maintaining and developing partnerships and ensure effective mentoring and development of Upkeep’s trades team. This is an excellent opportunity to deliver social impact in the form of employment and development whilst delivering VFM through effective property and estates services.
The candidate we seek will have a track record of leading people within a property services setting and possess an appreciation for social enterprise and social housing. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with a direct labour team and able to evidence commercial acumen.
For a confidential discussion please contact Mike Orr at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.
Closing date for applications: Monday 17th May 2021