Service Manager (Maternity Cover)

Discipline: Operatives & Trades
Salary: £40,000 to £43,000
Job ref: 003625
Published: 10 days ago

Join our team in St Albans as a Service Manager and you will manage the operational team, labour and resources required for two busy Portaloo centres. You will lead the refurbishment and fitout of Portaloo buildings, ensuring effective cost control, meeting/improving upon planned costs and working within agreed timescales to achieve our On Time, On Budget Pledge. A key aspect of the role is to continuously drive performance improvement initiatives and aspire towards operational excellence using newly implemented lean principles.

Role Details 

  • Salary: £40,000 - £43,000
  • Role based: St Albans, AL2 2DZ
  • Contract type: Fixed term – 12 months
  • Annual leave: 25 plus bank holidays

Role Responsibilities

*         Accountable for assessing and managing the risks that all employees, direct or indirect, are exposed to  

*         Management responsibility of 6 direct reports across two geographical operational centres to include:  

o   recruitment in line with Portakabin procedures  

o   identifying training and development opportunities 

o   conducting monthly meaningful performance conversations 

o   undertaking the 6 monthly merit review program  

o   authorising weekly payroll 

*         Accountable for the interaction with Portakabin material stores functions at both locations; keeping all stakeholders aware of future material requirements, maintaining the flow of parts for refurbishment, rectification and rebuild activities

*         Manage the rotation of fleet buildings in both locations to avoid deterioration and to achieve optimum availability

*         Ensure that the refurbishment of Portaloo Buildings are to the standard required and costs are within established parameters and budgets checking that workmanship adheres to Portaloo standards and technical specifications

*         Ensure that all process activity meets standards required within the relevant Quality Systems e.g. ISO 9001

*         Ensure the quality of input onto company systems, including SAP & CRM, is in line with company expectations, accounting practices and quality standards

*         Tightly mange material and labour costs in order to maximise profitability.

*         Ensure sufficient quantity and quality of sub-contract labour is available if required

*         Provide on-hire customer support including attending on-hire locations to assess fleet-building quality, managing rectification request response and supporting the termination process

*         Work collaboratively with colleagues across the Portakabin business

Benefits & Opportunities

*         Option to buy 5 days of annual leave

*         Contributory pension

*         Annual bonus

*         A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services

*         Employee Assistance Program

There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin. Roughly one third of our roles are filled by internal candidates!

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who:

*         Provides others with a clear direction

*         Plans ahead to support strategic goals

*         Controls costs and thinks in terms of profit and added value

*         Monitors and maintains quality and productivity

*         Manages conflict

*         Adapts interpersonal style to suit different people or situations

*         Produces workable solutions to a range of problems

Even if you do not match all of our ‘ideal’ criteria we would still be very keen to receive your CV as we love developing our people and may feel that you could be developed into this role.

About Portakabin 

As innovators in the science of building, we provide modular buildings for hire and sale, as well as supplying refurbished buildings and construction site accommodation. We deliver building solutions for organisations of any size, in sectors ranging from manufacturing, education and health to transport, utilities and construction.

Portakabin remains in the ownership of the York based Shepherd family and now employs more than 1,750 people across ten European countries.

Apply Now!

We’re keen to get someone started in this role. If you think this sounds like the ideal job for you, please apply as soon as possible as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications.


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