Building Surveyor – Disability & Home Improvement

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Building Surveyor – Disability & Home Improvement
Contract / Temporary

Greenwich RQ790022

Posted: 23rd January 2023 15:34
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18.71 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • WOOLWICH, London,

    SE18 6HQ

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Building Surveyor - Disability & Home Improvement

Reference no: Greenwich RQ790022

Pay rate: £18.71 per hour PAYE

A DBS disclosure is listed as a requirement for this role; however the level of disclosure has not been specified by the client

Rate is negotiable for the right candidates – please state pay expectation clearly on your CV

A Building Surveyor is required to be responsible to the Senior Building Surveyor for the delivery of building surveying services in relation to the functions of the Disability & Home Improvement Team. To provide a practical and professional, customer centred response to matters referred to the team for action. To project manage and run complex / multiple adaptations including procurement, financial and quality control of works for all types of adaptations and repairs to dwellings.

Key responsibilities:

  • Advise members of the public and colleagues of options in relation to repairs, improvements and adaptations of residential dwellings, including advice on Council policy in relation to disabled adaptations, private sector renewal, empty properties, repairs to adaptations, handyperson services and any other associated services. Also to include advice on assistance that may be available via other organisations such as Central Government or energy providers.
  • Carry out the full range of building surveying tasks associated with the identification, specification and implementation of building and associated works to residential properties.
  • Procure contractors to undertake building and associated works in line with the Council’s Contract Standing Orders and local procedures or use existing procurement arrangements such as Schedule of Rates contracts or preferred provider arrangements.
  • Act as Contract Administrator for designated building projects, including issuing of site instructions and authorisation of payment certificates.
  • Liaise with statutory, professional and other bodies to ensure that all legal requirements in relation to building works are met. For example, Town and Country Planning, Building Control, CDM Co-ordinators and utility companies.
  • Liaise with engineering staff and external suppliers and manufacturers of specialist equipment for people with disabilities. Ensure that any installation meets the needs of the service user.
  • Liaise with other professionals involved in building projects or prospective building projects including occupational therapists, housing caseworkers, housing advisors and policy staff in order to advise on technical matters and to undertake joint working as required.
  • Maintain accurate records of casework and other projects, where appropriate using computerised ordering and recording systems, including computer aided design.
  • Provide written and verbal reports on areas in relation to the postholder’s responsibility and deal with written correspondence, complaints and enquiries.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Construction related Degree (Building surveying preferred).
  • MRICS, MCIOB desirable.



  • Experience using Schedule of Rates contract/s and electronic ordering systems.
  • Experience of managing contractor/s on site.
  • Experience of liaising with building occupiers and professionals such as Occupational Therapists and building control.
  • Experience of DFG process (desirable).
  • Experience of designing complex adaptations.



  • Thorough knowledge of current legislation, regulations, codes of practice relating to construction and adaptations.
  • Understanding of the needs of people with disabilities.



  • Ability to use surveying equipment.
  • Ability to use electronic ordering systems.
  • Able to identify defects in all forms of dwellings (including general building work, plumbing, electrical systems and adaptations) and specify remedies.
  • Able to carry out measured site surveys, design and specify complex adaptations and repairs.
  • Ability to use MS office products and AutoCAD.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. ***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.



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Job Ref: Greenwich RQ790022
Building Surveyor – Disability & Home Improvement
Client Category: Local Authority

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Building Surveyor – Disability & Home Improvement
Client Category: Local Authority

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