Building Surveyor

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are looking for high calibre Building Surveyors to help Assets change the way we deliver our planned investment programmes. These roles will be on a 12-month fixed-term basis.

As a Building Surveyor you will be involved in the delivery of these programmes to repair and maintain our existing homes. You will help guide projects through stages overseeing the process from identification through to completion on site.

You will act as the ‘technical expert’ within the team, providing advice and support to managers along with guidance and acting as a mentor to less experienced members of the team.

This is a fast-paced environment working across all the planned programmes (External Enveloping and Kitchen & Bathroom). You will need to be a confident communicator who enjoys working with and motivating people. You will need to be able to negotiate with contractors, (challenging and holding them to account) and work across departments to ensure we are aware of what is happening.

Main Responsibility

As a Building Surveyor your main function will be to support the Planned Investment team to deliver all aspects of planned works to customers in their homes. 

You will use your extensive knowledge to provide more experienced, detailed building consultancy services to the overall operation and Housing, Commercial and Care & Support teams, who are responsible for managing primarily residential but including some commercial property. You will provide residential building pathology and services to include design, surveys, recommendations, risk assessment, contract administration and procurement within the planned/cyclical works environment.

The Ideal Candidate

Ability to provide technical solutions regarding complex works and replacement programmes and support your teams to deliver works in time and budget. You will be able to understand and resolve technical and complex issues and develop short and long term solutions to problems.

You’ll be a confident communicator who is comfortable explaining recommendations to colleagues and residents verbally and in detailed technical reports. You’ll collaborate within your team, with colleagues right across our organisation, and with external third parties to ensure we deliver a high-quality service for our residents at the best value, so we can invest further in our portfolio.

Strong people skills are essential. As well as working with colleagues in different departments and external third parties, you’ll be interacting with residents, often as the face of NHG, when assessing issues and visiting their property. A good knowledge of IT systems will be more important as we change and develop how we work in this digital age.

Appropriate technical qualifications or accreditation in RICS, MCIOB, CIOB, ACIOB or extensive technical experience.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a Basic check via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Benefits 

In return we offer:

  • Excellent annual leave allowance and flexible working opportunities (qualifying period may apply)
  • Generous pension scheme 
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay - we offer enhanced maternity and adoption pay in addition to statutory entitlements (qualifying period may apply)
  • Employee assistance - free confidential advice and counselling services provided by independent specialist organisations
  • Health cash plan 
  • Staff discounts - we give our staff access to discounts at hundreds of major retailers, gyms, restaurants, entertainment, days out, insurance and much more
  • Interest free loans: season ticket loan, tenancy deposit loan and training loan 
  • Cycle to work scheme 

How to apply

  • Applications close at 23:59 on 20 July 2022.

Please apply for this role with us online. If you are not able to apply online, please contact our HR team via jobs@nhg.org.uk to discuss your requirements.

About the Company

Notting Hill Genesis is now one of the largest housing associations in London and the south east. We own and manage more than 66,000 homes and employ around 2,000 staff. We provide homes across a range of tenures and are committed to continuing to deliver housing that is affordable to all. Our roots reach back to the 1960s when our legacy organisations were established by local people who shared a similar vision – to house west London’s working poor, providing them a home from which to build themselves and their families a secure future.

Our people

We value our people and both respect and celebrate their differences. We’re proud to say that our colleagues come from different backgrounds, with varied outlooks and are from all over the world. We encourage and are committed to diversity. We know that when people with varied experiences and unique points of view come together, it makes us a stronger organisation and more able to help the wide range of residents that we serve. We want all our colleagues to bring their full selves to work in a culture and environment based on respect and fairness, regardless of role, background or ability.

Our pledges

We are proud signatories of the G15 group’s diversity pledge to encourage more diversity in the boardroom and at senior level.  The pledge on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) diversity commits NHG to reflect the ethnic diversity of the communities we work in at all levels and particularly at senior managerial, leadership and board levels.

We have under-representation of BAME colleagues at this level and are keen to fill this gap. We welcome applications from everyone. For this role, we especially encourage BAME candidates to join us and be part of an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity, equality of opportunity and provides a place for you to grow your career.

We are also a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident employer and have signed up to Harry’s Pledge. We actively monitor the diversity of our workforce and strive to show equal representation throughout all levels of the organisation.

To find out more about Diversity and inclusion at NHG, please visit our website.

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