Service Supervisor

Location Oldham
Discipline: Operatives & Trades
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
Job ref: 008962
Published: about 2 months ago

The role of the Service Supervisor is a hands on, results driven supervisor who has a passion for managing a team, delivering excellent customer service and role models our Company values.

This position plans and allocates work activity at the site of responsibility, overseeing the administration of cost control daily and input requirements.

In partnership with the Chargehand, this position shall ensure the fitting out /refurbishment of Hire Fleet buildings and ongoing maintenance/ suitability of facilities at the Hire and Service centre. They will ensure all works are undertaken in a structured manner whilst maintaining effective cost control, meeting/improving upon planned costs, working within agreed timescales, adherence to safe working practices at all times and maintaining quality standards.

The Service Supervisor will support management in leading on all aspects of Health and Safety within the area of responsibility and will ensure operational best practice is followed and excellent customer service is delivered at all times.

Working alongside project and commercials teams, the role holder will promote an environment of effective teamwork and communication.

Role Details

  • Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
  • Role based: Oldham, OL2 6DX
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays

Role Responsibilities

*         Ensure the operations team comply with all legislation, codes of practice, industry guidelines and/or Company procedures/policies relating to Health and Safety.

*         Support management of operatives, including recruitment in-line with Portakabin procedures, training, development, performance management, merit reviews and meaningful conversations. Authorisation of Operative payroll and processing as appropriate.

*         Ensure that the refurbishment of Portakabin Buildings is to the standard required and costs are within established parameters and budgets. Ensuring that all laid down Quality systems e.g. ISO 9001 are adhered to and workmanship quality adheres to technical specifications in place and divisional standards.

*         Organize, administer, and monitor the stock control system to ensure a reliable, steady and cost-effective supply of materials. Ensuring the effective rotation of fleet available to avoid building deterioration and achieve optimum availability.

*         Regularly review, analyse and record costs in order to maximise profitability for area responsible for.

*         Ensure sufficient quantity of sub-contract labour is available when required, ensuring that quality standards are maintained, costs controlled and reviewed as appropriate.

*         Deputise for the Service Manager in their absence, where applicable

Benefits & Opportunities

*         Option to buy 5 days of annual leave

*         Working flexibly principles

*         Contributory pension

*         Annual bonus

*         A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services

*         A chance to give back to your community with an annual Volunteering Day Off

*         Fully funded professional qualifications and membership

*         Cycle to Work Scheme

*         Employee Benefits Program (Discounts at 100s of shops, gyms, restaurants and even holidays!)


There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin!

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who has:

*         Practical operational supervisory experience ideally in construction related roles

*         Proven experience of managing health and safety within construction working environments.

*         Demonstratable experience in managing teams

*         The ability to work independently and drive in new initiatives

*         Demonstratable financial awareness

*         The ability to listen, consult and communicate proactively

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.

We are conducting interviews during, or before, the week commencing Monday 11th February 2024.

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 2,000 people across ten European countries.

As an equal opportunities employer, Portakabin is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives and hire great people to build talented and diverse teams.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments throughout the application, recruitment, and onboarding processes for candidates that require additional support and/or adjustments to be made.

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