Property Inspector - Void Property and Responsive Repairs

Wigan Town Hall

Library Street




Salary: Grade 7, £28,371 - £32,020 per annum.


37 hours per week


Temporary for 2 years


Your role:


Based within the Housing & Property Service, Place Directorate, being part of a tenant focused repair service, you will be responsible for completing disrepair inspections in line with the Scott Schedule, raising works orders with contractors, post inspections and tenant sign off.


A key part of this role is to work alongside our legal team and independent surveyors. You will need an in-depth knowledge of damp/condensation and also have a good understanding of how it is remedied. Your role will require you to identify a range of defects within our properties and to arrange for the most appropriate works to be carried out. Providing an excellent, right first-time service for our tenants.


About you:


Approach and behaviours are important to us so you will need to be enthusiastic and self-motivated, with the ability to operate effectively as a member of a team, and also be able to undertake lone working, accurately following working procedures, but also using own initiative to breakdown problems, ask the right questions and the courage to take the appropriate action.


You will have excellent technical knowledge and experience as well as the passion and drive to make a positive difference to the service. You’ll be a great communicator and problem solver who is used to working with a wide range of partners and key stakeholders. 


About us:


Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough.  We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.


We are a customer focused team delivering housing repairs and void property maintenance to the council’s stock of 22,000 homes. Teamwork is a key asset as well as going the extra mile to ensure that our high levels of tenant satisfaction are maintained. We are also an enthusiastic and driven team who will provide you with a supportive and positive working environment as well as the opportunity to learn and develop within the organisation.


We are keen to hear from applicants with a trade background and that hold a qualification such as NVQ Level 3 (Craft/Advanced Craft) or an ONC or similar.


Our employees enjoy a friendly and supportive working environment, excellent benefits package including Local Government pension scheme, a good annual leave entitlement and flexible working hours.


Here at Wigan, we are proud to support flexible working patterns, when the service can accommodate this. We also take a blended approach to where we work, depending on the work we do. This may include working from home (My Place), the office (Our Place) or the community (Your Place). We like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits click here to find out more about working for #TeamWigan.


Wigan Council prides itself on equality, inclusion and promoting diversity within the borough and aims to recruit a workforce that reflects our diverse communities. We invest in training and developing our staff, in a positive learning environment, and aim to be a consciously inclusive employer. We welcome applications from everybody in the community and would particularly encourage applicants from our underrepresented groups to apply. At Wigan, it is really important to us that applicants demonstrate our Team Wigan behaviours, and we do all we can to make sure that everyone feels like they belong. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.


For further information, please contact Gareth Jones on 07884 294761


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Interview date: Thursday 26th October 2023

Property Inspector - Void Property and Responsive Repairs
Location: Wigan Town Hall