Head of Planned and Investment (Senior Contracts Manager)

Salary: £56,118 to £57,698 per annum

37 hours per week 

Hybrid working – home and office-based

Permanent opportunity

From the creation of new, affordable housing and the upkeep of existing properties, to improving the opportunities and employability of our tenants, we have been supporting people and communities in Nottingham for over 30 years, we exist to support our tenants and to create homes and places where people want to live!

We are looking for an experienced contracts manager to join us in the role of Head of Planned and Investment – this role is a key senior manager role within our Asset Management team whose key focus will be to lead and develop aspects of the housing investment schemes across the City, including budget allocation for planned and replacement works and all associated internal and external resources to ensure delivery. The successful candidate will also provide strategic and operational direction to the Assistant Director (Asset Management) working with tenants and other key stakeholders to make our communities a great place to live and work.

Some of the key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Ensure we meet our statutory and regulatory maintenance responsibilities as a landlord.
  • Deliver an operating model that is agile and capable of supporting ongoing continuous self-transformation which addresses the key customer and service issues we are trying to solve.
  • Constructively challenge working practices to identify and address areas of concern within existing relationships, performance, system and process issues to remove non-value activities and deliver service improvements.
  • Manage all stages of the capital delivery programmes for planned improvement and replacement works within defined internal resources, and external support where required, agreed budgets, timescales and performance and productivity measures.
  • Responsible for delivering housing capital investment works which are financially sustainable and meet tenants’ priorities.
  • Digitalise the service using an agreed IT system to help improve efficiency and effectiveness of activities and create data that can be used intelligently to inform future investment, resourcing and delivery decisions.
  • Invest time in developing strong cross-functional collaborative relationships within property, the wider Housing Service and Nottingham City Council.

The person:

We are looking for someone who is proactive, innovative and adaptable, with strong knowledge and experience working in construction contract management – while not essential, it would be ideal if you come from a social housing or refurbishment background. This role will manage direct labour and contractors/external partner relationships and as such experience in managing those varied stakeholders and excellent communication skills are essential. We are looking for someone who is adaptable, has an agile approach to management and a collaborative approach to solution design and planning.

Rewards and Benefits:

Thank you for your interest in working for Nottingham City Council. As one of the largest employers in Nottingham, we offer a wide range of roles across a range of services. In return for your skill, drive and commitment to serving the people of Nottingham, we can help you to develop an exciting and rewarding career, with access to the following benefits. 

In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

  • 26 days annual leave (rising to 33 days after 5 years’ service) + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
  • Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme offering 9%
  • Smart Working – to support your work-life balance
  • Health and well-being benefits including access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres, cinema, shopping and much more!

Please see our website for more details: Employee Benefits – Nottingham City Council Careers (oraclecloud.com)

Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.

How do I apply?

To find out more and discover how you can help NCC Housing Services make a real difference to peoples’ lives, please click the apply link. 

You will be asked to submit a CV and personal statement outlining how you feel you meet the requirements in the job description and person specification.

Closing date: 24 September 2023 – we may close this early if we receive high volumes of applications  

Interview date: 03 October 2023 – please note this is subject to change

NCC Values & Behaviours:

Across all functions and departments of NCC we have a set of core behaviours that support our aims and help us to deliver the best possible services to residents across Nottingham:

Individual Leadership: by putting our citizens and customers first, delivering against your objectives, helping to set direction, and putting forward ideas for improvements; 

Equality Diversity & Inclusion: by ensuring we consider the needs of all NCC citizens in our work, show respect for others, upholding and adhering to the Council’s Code of Conduct; 

Change & Innovation: by being creative, delivering change when needed, sharing problems, and helping to bring forward suggestions for improvements; 

Collaboration: by working well with others, identifying the needs of colleagues and others to deliver great services and by being a good communicator who works well with a range of audiences.


Planned, Investment, Senior Manager, Contract Management, Contracts, DLO, contractors, project management, programme management, construction, council, local authority public sector pension, Nottingham, East Midlands, housing, affordable homes


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