Principal Building Surveyor - Aids and Adaptations

Stevenage | £45495 - £47573pa - pro rata for hours worked

Employer: Stevenage Borough Council
Sector/Specialism: Public Sector

Job Title: Principal Building Surveyor (Specialist Works) - Aids and Adaptations
Post Reference Number: 009365
Working Hours: 37
Grade: 9
Salary Range: £45495 - £47573 - pro rata for hours worked
Contract: Fixed Term Contract until 31 August 2023
Location: Stevenage

The Heart of a Town Lies in its People and at Stevenage Borough Council our people are at the heart of what we do.

We are looking to recruit a Principal Building Surveyor, to lead our team delivering improvement projects to our housing stock to enable residents to remain independent in their home. The successful candidate will ideally have a good working knowledge across all areas of asset management within social housing with a specialism of aids and adaptations and good AutoCAD® skills.

You will be part of a dynamic team in Housing and Investment ensuring that our adaptations are delivered to a high standard and represent value for money.

The successful candidate will have:
• A good understanding of issues affecting local government including knowledge of government policy and initiatives affecting asset management.
• Experience with asset management software and database management.
• Experience of using Autocad for the production of high quality plans and drawings.
• A good understanding of how to analyse and interpret financial, performance and resource information.
• Ability to support programmes of challenging projects and to contribute to major projects, programmes and initiatives.
• Excellent computer skills (competent in using Microsoft Office IT packages including Excel)
• Be able to work on your own initiative and have excellent attention to detail.
• Ability to manage staff and to lead a small team of two

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
• Pension Scheme: We offer a career average pension scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
• Flexible working: available upon request, subject to operational requirements.
• Part time and Job share: all our full time vacancies are open to job share
• A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave, maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
• 24 days holiday rising to 30 days (depending on Local Government service)
• An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
• Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
• Season ticket loans and discounts for public transport
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Stevenage Credit Union: secure savings, free life insurance and access to cheap loans.
• Employee Discounts: via monthly paid membership of the Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC)
• Discounted Health and Fitness membership at SLL
• Trade Unions: For a small fee, all employees have the opportunity to join a Trade Union.

Application Details

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Closing date for receipt of applications: 19 February 2023
Interviews will be held week commencing: 20 February 2023

Please note that if we receive a large volume of applications for this role, we reserve the right to close this vacancy ahead of the published closing date

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board

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