Group Director of Property Maintenance Services

Bolton at Home


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    Circa £90k (currently under review)

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    01 February 2021

  • Client

    Bolton at Home

Ref: GSe65757

Bolton at Home is a charitable community benefit society that is proud of working to improve our communities by providing quality housing and excellent tenancy services. We help our communities in many ways including development, regeneration, community support projects, employment support and helping customers to maximise their income. Owning, managing and maintaining more than 18,000 homes, we have spent over £13m on improving homes and neighbourhoods over the past 12 months, and by 2024 we plan to have built at least 1,400 affordable new homes. Working across our communities in Bolton and Greater Manchester, we have a successful track record of investing to improve the housing offer, giving as many people as possible the opportunity to have a decent and affordable home. 

We are now looking for an ambitious and experienced Group Director of Property Maintenance Services to join us, leading a team of circa 350 staff and operatives across Repairs & Maintenance, Planned Works, Voids, Emergency Services and Caretaking. You will drive transformational change, implementing improved operational procedures and using modern practices and technology to further develop services to customers. This is an opportunity to positively impact one of the largest teams at Bolton at Home, establishing a culture of operational and management excellence. Reporting to the Deputy Group Chief Executive, you’ll be a key member of our Leadership Team and contribute strategically across the organisation.

You’ll bring to us an impressive track record of leading significant change and transformation within a progressive, ambitious business. We are not necessarily looking for expertise within property maintenance, or indeed within social housing. What is key, however, is demonstrating service improvement and process modernisation expertise, along with a passion for working with teams to change and embrace new ways of working.

With a strong people and customer focus, your motivational leadership skills and strengths in developing high-performing teams will be of considerable value. This is an outstanding opportunity for an ambitious leader to contribute to an already successful community-anchored organisation which is always looking to grow, diversify and innovate.

If you then require a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Nick Roberts on 07393 013697 or Tim Hills on 07393 011130. The closing date is 9:00am Monday 18th January 2021.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Monday 18th January 2021 - 9am

Long listing
Tuesday 26th January 2021

Preliminary interviews
w/c 1st and 8th February 2021

Short listing
Monday 15th February 2021

Following Shortlist

Final panel
Monday 1st March 2021

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.