Building Surveyor

Job Details

Hammersmith and Fulham are looking for a building surveyor to be responsible for carrying out all surveys that are required to properties that are under Right to Buy applications to ensure that only works for which the Council has a landlord repairing responsibility are carried out before sale completes and for dealing with any queries from purchasers, surveyors and valuers.


  • Work with the AD Director of Repairs, Strategic Head of Housing Repairs and/or any other delegated manager to implement and develop effective systems to regularly inspect the external and communal parts of property, to identify any requirements for reactive repairs and cyclical maintenance, and to ensure the works required are carried out or programmed according to urgency and priority.
  • Work in collaboration with colleagues across Housing services to ensure a joint approach to improve quality and customer satisfaction for residents.
  • Support and manage a flexible approach to the deployment of resources within the Property Services Division to respond effectively to fluctuations in workload. Support and manage different types of work within the Property Services Division in response to the changes in the volume of work.
  • Highlight key investment needs and considerations to the Property Planning and Assets Team so that works can be appropriately planned in major works programmes.
  • Assist in leading and developing a team of technical staff to create a professional and high-performance culture, deputising for relevant Managers when required.
  • Provide a high standard of technical support to the team. Manage the local delivery of the repairs term contract to ensure compliance with contractual requirements. Work in collaboration and effectively with other teams within Housing services to deliver a seamless, holistic service to customers.
  • Health and Safety – ensure that the Councils Policy for managing the health and safety of residents, staff and contractors is fully implemented and documented. Provide expert knowledge on health and safety law applicable to the construction industry.
  • Provide strategic leadership within the Housing portfolio, contributing proactively to the collective leadership of the council, working collaboratively with Members, services, partners, and stakeholders to deliver the council’s objectives and priorities.
  • Provide outstanding leadership and direction to the service, driving service transformation and ensuring excellent joint working with Members and other stakeholders.
  • Lead, deliver and oversee planned strategic projects and programmes of change that contribute to the effective delivery of agreed outcomes across the service.
  • Lead existing and develop new partnerships, both within the council and with external partners, to establish a coordinated and integrated approach to the overall management of the service.
  • Responsible for managing Property Surveyors and Trainee Property Surveyors in either Repairs or Property Planning and Assets.
  • The post holder must hold either a degree in building surveying and/or the equivalent experience in delivering the disrepair service.
  • They need to demonstrate at least 3 to 5 years management experience.

pay rate ;£301.34 umbrella per day