Dean has spent most of his time in his current role, assisting and supporting several London based housing associations with their ongoing programmes of responsive maintenance.
“I mostly work on-site with the association’s surveyors and contract managers; ensuring a smooth transition with the contracts demands. Each association is different and needs different levels of management. It’s my role to ensure that each contract is provided with the best technical advice and offered the best solution for the problems they face.
Dean has also been working with Northern-based agency – Ongo Housing Association – providing support to the clients refit programme. This is an unusual contract for Mila, in as much that they are providing a full installation service for over 75+ houses.
“Mila is managing the contract for Ongo providing; surveying, measuring, ordering, fitting and completion inspection for their refit programme. I have been responsible for overseeing each stage of the clients need and overall managing the project.”
Dean’s previous roles have included – service engineer and contracts administration.
Dean is blessed with twin children – a boy and a girl aged 12-years old and spends most of his free time transporting his son to football matches.
“My son has been fortunate enough to have won a place with Sheffield Wednesday’s Youth Academy, so most of my free time is spent watching my son train or play football. I played myself from the age of 18-years until I was 30; semi-pro, so it’s lovely to see that he may well following in my footsteps.
“I do get some rewards out of being a dad chauffer, every home match I get to watch Sheffield play, as he normally has to attend the match as a ball boy.”
Dean also enjoys a spot of fishing and annually organises a ‘Boy’s weekend trip’ to Decoy Lakes, Peterborough.
“With 11 different lakes on site, Decoy is a great place to get away and spend some time with the lads. Fishing is a good way of relaxing and taking your mind off the busy demands day to day.”