Planner/Works Programmer

Job Description

Annual salary: up to £28,500.00


Croydon- West Wickham

Full Time Permanent - Monday to Friday 8am till 5pm

Salary up to £28,500 per annum.

We are the largest provider of repairs and maintenance, and regeneration services across the UK. Mears provide tailored rapid-response and planned maintenance services through partnering arrangements with more than 70 local authorities, Arm's Length Management Organisations and Housing Associations.

About the Role:

As a Planner you will be working alongside Croydon Council in a stable and profitable contract, delivering excellent service and support through our local teams, who understand the importance of working together for the local community.

A Planner within our Croydon branch. You will be out supporting residents with reactive repairs and maintenance across our portfolio of properties, Part of a local repairs team which ensures that works orders are scheduled through the In-house appointments system, repairs works are allocated to trade operatives and all works are carried out with minimal average turnaround time.

  • Support the scheduling of operative and sub-contract resource to ensure effective resource management, delivery of a customer focussed repairs service and that performance targets are met / achieved.
  • Ensure IT systems are operated effectively, operatives are using and updating their PDAs appropriately and schedule of rate codes are inputted correctly.
  • Ensure repairs are monitored and updated on an ongoing basis in relation to job status, including jobs raised booked within target time, cancelled works orders, repairs without appointments, overdue jobs and all follow on jobs are actioned by the end of each day.
  • Ensure the customer experience is central to all activities by adopting a professional manner when communicating with service users, clients, and both internal/external stakeholders This includes but is not limited to
  • appearance, company ID, maintaining a high standard of Health & Safety requirements.
  • A key person communicating between the resident and maintenance worker regarding ongoing work/s where required and liaison with colleagues to ensure accurate & timely information provided.
  • Work with all team members including, administrators, operatives, supervisors, and subcontractors to ensure an efficient and productive service is delivered to service users and client and to support the attainment and maintenance of high levels of satisfaction with performance delivery in accordance with agreed standard operating procedures.
  • Follow and support policies, procedures, initiatives and work instructions at all times and keep all supplied company assets in a good condition in line with the company policies and report to your manager where damages occur. Provide back up to all other planners, covering any absences and attend informal and formal company & client meetings and training sessions as required.

Role Criteria:

  • Previous experience in a planning or scheduling role 
  • Previous experience within the social housing or facilities management sector.
  • Good Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good time management, planning & organisational skills.
  • Good on computerised systems.
  • Good Customer Service Skills

All our roles require candidates to have the entitlement to work within the UK, Mears does not currently offer visa sponsorship.

Benefits we can offer you.

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Annual Mears Fun Day - Our annual Fun Day is organised as a massive thank you from the Executive team for all the hard work!
  • Volunteering Leave - Mears supports employees to undertake paid volunteering in the community, in support of our social value commitment.
  • Staff perks with Mears Rewards - discounts of up to 10% weekly groceries, holidays, eye test vouchers, Share save scheme, plus much more.
  • Family friendly policies

To apply, follow the link below or to discuss your application further please contact Laura Bourne

Mears Group is a Disability Confident employer and recognises our people as our greatest asset, we hire individuality, recognising and valuing everyone is individual and ensuring equal access to opportunities for all regardless of social economic background or individual make up.

Candidates should be aware that all our roles are subject to relevant DBS/Security checks either before or upon commencement of employment.