Project Manager (Planned Works)

  • Job Reference: 215363
  • Date Posted: 10 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Accent Housing
  • Location: Peterborough
  • Salary: £45,148
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Are you ready to use your experience of refurbishments and managing budgets to make moments that matter for our customers? As Accent’s Planned Works Project Manager, you’ll be responsible for the delivery of planned works for our homes across the East region.

About the role and person:

35 hours per week

As our Planned Works Project Manager, you’ll use your budget management and forecasting skills to ensure planned works meet our statutory obligations whilst also having the autonomy to use your knowledge of our homes to make changes and prioritise works that will make a difference to our customers across the region. You’ll have strong stakeholder engagement skills, managing contractors to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget, meeting quality expectations. It’s an exciting time to join the team, last year was the most successful for delivering planned works and we’re looking to build on that success. We’ve also recently onboarded new suppliers, so you’ll make a huge impact on building relationships across all workstreams.  

Do you have what it takes to be our Planned Works Project Manager?

You’ll have:
  • HNC/Degree/Diploma level education or equivalent construction experience with sound knowledge of residential maintenance, refurbishment, PAS 2035 and insurance claims.
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety issues affecting residential properties (e.g., asbestos) and understanding of construction health and safety legislation (including CDM 2015)
  • Experience of managing multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Numerate with excellent budget control and forecasting abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to provide high quality monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills to manage internal and external relationships.
  • The drive to own the customer experience and commitment to achieving positive customer outcomes.
  • A full driving license and access to a car.

This position is subject to a successful DBS check.


The successful candidate will be contracted to our Peterborough office but will be expected to be in the field up to 50% of the time across the region. Whilst the majority of our homes are located in Peterborough, you’ll need to travel as far north as Nottingham, south to Milton Keynes and east to Wisbech and the Fenlands.

We’re a keen promoter of agile working and encourage the use of working from home, as long as we meet our customer’s needs.

We’ll provide you with the equipment and software that you’ll need for the purpose of your role however it will be your responsibility to have an appropriate space to work from as well as a suitable broadband connection/provider.


The spot salary for this post is £45,148 per annum for applicants who fully meet the requirements of the post. Applicants, who do not meet all the requirements of the post, will start 5% or 10% below the spot salary. 
You’ll also receive an additional £1,250 per annum as an essential car user.

What will you get from us?

In addition to a competitive salary, we also have a focus on employees’ development. We support both professional and personal development, ensuring everyone has a development plan and provide access to a wide range of internal and external learning resources.

You’ll also receive:
  • 28 days paid holiday (pro-rata excluding bank holidays) per year rising by 1 day per year up to a maximum of one working week.
  • A choice of Pension Schemes including a Defined Benefit Scheme with a 7.5% member contribution or a Defined Contribution Scheme with a 4% member contribution and 4% employer contribution. Both pension schemes provide Life Insurance Cover.
  • Option to purchase additional holiday of up to 2 of your working weeks (at managers discretion).
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • "Hapi" Benefits App with multiple discounts.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

Who are Accent?

We own around 20,400 houses across the North, East and South of the country. They are home to over 41,000 customers. We exist to improve lives, providing people with high quality homes, affordably. Whatever their housing need, whether family, single, older or more vulnerable – our customers come first. They are always at the very heart of our business.

If you feel great about putting customers first, then we feel great about you joining the Accent team.
And we are a team. We live and breathe our values – we are Smart, we are Driven, we are Caring, and we are Inclusive – are you? If you can do what’s right and challenge what you think is wrong, relish the opportunity to work with some fabulous colleagues to improve the customer experience and make sure we keep to our promises, then you are the person we are looking for.

If you require reasonable adjustments to any part of our recruitment process, please let us know and we will ensure requirements are met.

Please don’t delay in submitting your application. Where roles are urgent or we receive a high volume of applications, we may interview and conclude the process prior to any closing date indicated.

For further information about the role please get in touch with us.

Please note candidates must have current eligibility to live and work in the UK, Accent does not currently hold a sponsorship licence

Join us and start your own journey with Accent. We aim to be number one, and you could help us get there.

You may also have experience in the following: Planned Works Management, Housing Transformation Project Lead, Residential Development Transition Manager, Organisational Change Specialist, Housing Improvement Project Coordinator, Housing Maintenance Manager, Strategic Transformation Facilitator, Project Delivery, Residential Change Management Consultant, Project Supervisor, etc.

REF-215 363