Title: Building Surveyor Direct Maintenance
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time
Location: West Ham Lane Stratford
Salary: Competitive with £1,300 car user allowance
Closing date for completed applications: 15 th February 2023 at 11pm
Interviews will be held on: 24 th February
Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advertisement and interview earlier than stated. As soon as the advert is closed, no further applications will be accepted.
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Building Surveyor to join our Direct Maintenance team within L&Q’s North East patch covering Waltham Forest, Havering and surrounding areas.
The role reports into the Maintenance Team Manager and is responsible for giving expert advice to the team on property surveying matters.
You will have a wide range of specialist skills including property surveying, both internal and external and a good understanding of construction and building methods gained by previous experience in a similar role.
Health and safety is of paramount importance in this role and we expect our Surveyors to be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of Health and Safety and compliance at all times.
The Direct Maintenance Surveyors will have a knowledge of contract and housing law and will have ideally worked for Housing Associations or Local Authorities.
A large part of this role will involve carrying out inspections on L&Q properties, then providing technical advice to the team and managing complex projects including liaising with residents and contractors, and other third parties as necessary. Candidates will have had extensive experience in carrying out specifications of jobs and will be confident in providing costings and recommendations. You will be able to produce condition reports.
Customer Service is at the forefront of everything we do. Our Surveyors will aim to create a positive impact on our residents lives and will be passionate and act with determination to resolve resident complaints and issues.
You will be able to influence a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and will have excellent communication skills. You will have had experience working with contractors and managing contracts.
This is a socially rewarding role with an opportunity to make a real difference.
If you believe you have the qualities we are after and are interested in working for an organisation that can really make a difference to people’s lives, then please apply without delay.
In order to be considered for this role candidates will demonstrate the following:
Experience working within a maintenance, social housing environment
Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation
Outstanding customer service skills
Surveying qualification or similar experience
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work across a dispersed team and ability to self motivate managing workload
Technical Knowledge of a wide range of housing stock
Knowledge of landlord and tenants act and section 20 process
Extensive Knowledge of Building Maintenance and diagnostic techniques
Knowledge in new build techniques
If you are interested in this role and have the experience required, then apply without delay!
We are a multi-site organisation, so some roles may require occasional travel between offices, but expenses will be covered.
ECU Allowance is paid in accordance with requirements of the relevant policy as updated from time to time.
At the foundation of everything that we do are our corporate values and associated behaviours. Our organisational behavioural framework outlines the core expectations of all employees, which should be demonstrated at all times when representing L&Q. More information about L&Q’s values can be found on our website and a copy of our behavioural framework can be provided on request.
At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It’s only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.
In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, excellent Pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.
We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing. In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours – if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.
We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.
We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.
L&Q is a regulated charitable housing association and one of the UK’s most successful independent social businesses. The L&Q Group houses around 250,000 people in more than 100,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East.
As a charitable organisation, our role goes beyond providing homes and housing services. We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We hope to build aspiration, opportunity and confidence in our communities through our £250 million L&Q Foundation and our skills academy.
Our vision is that everyone has a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose with commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of.
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