Asset Officer

  • Position: Asset Officer
  • Location: Livingston
  • Salary: £36,388 - £40,166 (dependent on skills and experience)
  • Contract: 1 x Permanent Post and 1 x Fixed Term Post for 18 months (Maternity Leave Cover)
  • Closing Date: 15 August 2022, 12:00

2 posts available – 1 Permanent post, 1 Fixed term post for 18 months to cover maternity leave (possible secondment opportunity).

Please state on your application which post you are applying for.

Due to internal promotion, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic Asset Officer / Surveyor to join our Asset Management team to deliver a high-quality service to Horizon’s tenants, owners and shared owners.

We are also looking for a temporary Asset Officer / Surveyor for an 18-month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.

These posts will be based at Horizon’s office.  However, Link Group are currently piloting a hybrid working model and so there may be opportunities for home working.

Horizon Housing Association is part of Link Group Limited.  We are committed to supporting the development of diverse communities which include disabled people. We work to provide homes and housing related services which offer the opportunity for people to be independent and have choice and control in their lives. Horizon provide a high quality, customer focused repairs and maintenance service to Horizon’s tenants and customers across central Scotland.

Horizon is a subsidiary of the Link Group, one of Scotland’s largest and most innovative RSLs. Horizon’s vision is to promote and provide affordable housing and services that enable people, irrespective of impairment, to live full independent lives in the community of their choice.  We deliver housing and property services to 891 tenants and sharing owners. We have particular experience in the design, development and management of housing for wheelchair users and we work to address the national shortfall of fully accessible homes driven by our values that we are all different, equal and valuable. We believe that access to housing and services in the community of your choice should not be determined by impairment.

Our values are:

  • We are all different, equal and valuable
  • Access to housing and services in the community of your choice should not be determined by impairment
  • Disabled people have a right to participate fully in society – to be in the mainstream
  • Disabled people should have the right to housing, services and facilities to enable independent living

The Role

At Horizon, people are at the heart of everything we do. Our people have made our award-winning social enterprise the success it is today and as it continues to grow, we want them to be the best they can be and to reach their potential.

The Asset Officer will work under the direction and guidance of the Asset Manager and work closely with the Asset Planning Officer in the delivery of our reactive, cyclical and planned maintenance service.

You will ensure the successful delivery of all asset management activities, working with a large group of internal and external contacts, driving Horizon’s objectives and organisational goals.

The successful candidate will be team orientated and driven. You will have the ability to provide day to day management to the Asset and Estate Officers. You will oversee health and safety advice, provide motivation, training and development through 1:1’s and performance reviews.

About You

This role requires a qualification in construction-related discipline or a related housing or property management qualification. Legal requirements and statutory obligations applicable to housing assets is a focal aspect of the role.

Experience of contract administration and delivery of construction and minor works projects is essential, alongside an ability to think strategically and work with stakeholders to develop innovative approaches to delivering investment to private and mixed tenure tenements.

You will have the commitment and drive to assist the delivery of effective and efficient asset management and will enjoy working collaboratively to deliver positive outcomes for our tenants whilst using exemplary communication skills. The successful candidate will also have excellent IT skills, in particular, the application of excel.

Please note that a full drivers license is required for this role.

In return you will be offered the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge through employee training and development. You can expect to work in a supportive, trusting and transparent working environment, with the autonomy to offer creative and innovative solutions whilst maintaining Link’ s values; Responsibility, Empathy, Social Impact, Participate, Equality, Challenge and Transparency.

For further information on the main position accountabilities and a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack on our website.

What’s in it for you?

As an Investor in People, we strive for continuous improvement through the management and growth of our staff, offering a wide range of training and development opportunities.

As a Horizon employee, you'll likely benefit from the following:

  • A generous starting annual leave entitlement of 35 days (inc. 6 public holidays), increasing to 40 days with length of service (pro-rated for part time employees)
  • Employer pension contributions starting at 5% and rising to 9% depending on employee contributions
  • Access to a death in service benefits scheme providing 4x salary
  • Enhanced company sick and familial pay entitlements
  • A Healthcare cash plan for employee and dependents to support health and wellbeing and discounts on shopping, restaurants, and other services
  • A free and confidential employee assistance program and services for employees and their immediate household dependants to support health, mental and financial well-being
  • Access to a savings and borrowing scheme and much more!

You will work with colleagues who offer support to ensure our customers' expectations are met.  In return, we are looking for applications from people who will contribute to our aims and work to the highest professional standards.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure check.

How to Apply

Our online application method is the most efficient way to apply and can be started by clicking the “Apply Now” button on our website. You must complete an application form to be considered for any of our vacancies, but you don’t need a CV to apply for our positions. Also, if you aren’t sure about how long you have to fill in the form, you will be able to save it and return to it by clicking on the ‘My Applications’ tab of the vacancy search page and entering your username and password.

We can offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively, hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by emailing our Resourcing Team at jobs@linkhaltd.co.uk and detailing which format you would require.

Please note that CV's will not be considered.

Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 15 August 2022.

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Tuesday 23 August 2022 at Horizon’s Livingston Office where social distancing will be observed.

Please note should an internal applicant be successful in applying for this position on either a seconded or permanent basis, they will move to the terms and conditions associated with the role for the duration of the time they are in post. The terms and conditions are outlined in the advert above, and in the job description.

Link is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.