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The power behind a network that nearly 8 million people rely on every day, the Western Power team works collectively and collaboratively to serve our communities. Not only are we the largest electricity distribution network operator in the UK, we also strive to be the best. So every one of our 6,500 people works with passion and purpose, energy and ambition, whatever their role in maintaining, repairing and upgrading the electricity network.

If this is your opportunity to join us, you’ll find we offer a supportive, rewarding and friendly working environment where you’ll be empowered to build a career. Along the way, you’ll be invested in, be enabled by the latest technology and find that we’re always interested in evolving our systems and processes so that we get even better, every day.

In return, you’ll enjoy a package of benefits designed to reward your hard work and incentivise your ambition. Everyone here enjoys a competitive salary, generous annual leave allowance, company pension scheme, protective clothing where required, an Employee Assistance Programme and a managed back care programme.

Western Power Distribution is an equal opportunities employer, a Disability level 1 Employer and a corporate signatory of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) programme. Our desire is to bring in more employees from diverse backgrounds to build further on our inclusive culture. We value and celebrate individual difference and we believe that an inclusive culture will help the business grow as a positive, strong and innovative company.

Job Introduction

A vacancy has arisen for a Team Manager in the Projects Central team based at Birmingham/Tipton.

*You will initially be appointed on a lower salary until training is complete.

If you are offered a position, you will be required to complete and provide a satisfactory basic DBS check that shows any unspent convictions or conditional cautions.

Main responsibilities

Reporting to the Distribution Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

·         Maintaining and improving the health and safety of team members
·         Controlling and best utilisation of  budgets for your team
·         Leading and motivating team members through change
·         Ensuring all task and performance targets are met
·         Ensuring all customer needs are met
·         Minimising the number of customer minutes lost and customer interruptions
·         Organising and developing team members

The successful applicant must demonstrate the potential to undertake the Team Manager role and be able to manage the business, others and themselves with a commitment to achieve both team and company goals. Appropriate training and development will be given in order to assist the successful applicant to realise their full potential, however, a demonstration of leadership and motivational skills are essential. 

Ideal candidate

The successful candidate is required to have a Level 2 City & Guilds 2339 or equivalent qualification ie Business/Management and if not already attained will be required to  undertake a HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

You will need to demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with customers to achieve first class customer relations, and show that your interpersonal skills can motivate and manage a team.  You will be mobile throughout the distribution area in order to undertake site inspections, meet with customers and to carry out standby duties.

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