Repairs Call Handler

Repairs Call Handler

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Housing Maintenance Trades

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £18k - 19k per year

  • Contact:

    Holly Lewis

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    020 3176 4790

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


Repairs Call Handler

Location: Basildon

Salary: £18K - £19K

Hours: 8:00am – 17:00pm Mon – Fri (1 hour lunch)


23 days holiday plus bank holidays, Accident Cover - B&CE Scheme, Life Assurance – B&CE Scheme,  Career progression with our Training and Development programme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Oracle benefits; including Cashback, voucher codes, shopping vouchers, reloadable cards, discount holidays etc., Eye Care Vouchers, Share Save schemes, 1 Professional Subscription per annum, Paid voluntary work

About the company

We believe that talented people are key to our success. There’s nothing that excites us more than finding and developing talent and empowering people to be the best they can be.

We are the leading provider of building maintenance services within the public sector; providing repairs, planned & void refurbishments and compliance services to over 200,000 properties nationwide.

As a company we love pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and doing things differently to provide the best possible outcomes for our employees and customers. Whether it’s investing in new technology, developing the careers of our people or creating last legacies within the communities we work; we love knowing that we keep moving forward.

About the team

We operate a decentralized philosophy. This means that while we maintain a strong and consistent approach to the way we work, our teams and contracts have the flexibility to tailor and adapt their delivery to meet the needs of our customers.

With over 30 different contracts nationwide, our teams are empowered to make decisions based on what is right for the project, ensuring our customers always comes first.

About Role

Handling calls and emails from the client to log issues, deploy engineers and monitor completion of the work, providing updates at regular intervals.

Ensure that the system is updated in a timely manner so that the client and the Operations are in receipt of the most up to date information.

Ensure jobs are planned within the contractual KPI’s through effective engineer utilisation. 

Be an active team member of the planning team through suggestions / ideas and participation in any initiatives / projects.

Ensure the planning process is delivering maximum productivity

Ensure that client/ customer variations are integrated into the system appropriately and accurately

During the work process, liaise closely with engineers to ensure materials are collected from suppliers promptly and work is planned to ensure we can provide a first time fix to residents wherever possible.

Utilising the MSi dashboard, assist in the monitoring delivery for each task on the project, reporting to the Project Manager on exceptions or problems encountered.

Assist service engineers and or sub-contractors to deliver effective utilisation and in understanding their responsibilities in managing their day to day performance.

Understand the case workload and alert the Team Leader to issues requiring intervention.

Support the effective utilisation of resources and communicate accordingly.

Escalate variations and communicate accordingly.

Proactively offer up to date information to the client in relations to ongoing works

Understand the contractual KPI’s, then plan, allocate and operate to exceed client expectations.

Establish and maintain good working relationships with internal and external colleagues, and all members of the management and exec teams.

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with service engineers, clients, customers (internal and external) and suppliers.

Actively disseminate information with colleagues, team leaders and service engineers, maximising our day to day delivery.

About You

 You will be either a technically competent planner or administrator with significant potential, capability or experience of delivering excellent customer service and maintaining high quality relationships.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and deliver effective interaction with all internal and external stakeholders. You will have the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholders and ensure best practice prevails throughout the contract.

Awareness of the Health and Safety Standards set by the company in accordance with other regulatory bodies will be of paramount importance to you.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the leading industry sector companies where we recognise the value of diversity, flexible working and that talented people are key to our success.     

Build Recruitment Limited acts as an Employment Business for the supply of temporary workers and an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Build Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer.