Damp Surveyor – Housing

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Damp Surveyor – Housing
Contract / Temporary

Greenwich RQ1312428

Posted: 8th July 2024 14:40
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  • Pay Rate:

    £19.30 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5 months

  • THAMESMEAD, Greenwich,

    SE28 8BF

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Damp Surveyor - Housing

Reference no:  Greenwich RQ1312428

Pay rate: £19.30 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 35 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 5 months  

City: THAMESMEAD, Greenwich

Salary may be negotiable to candidates who fully meet the requirement

An experienced qualified building surveyor is required to carry out full property surveys specifically in relation to condensation and damp diagnosis.  A specific knowledge of building structures and how they contribute to the cause is required for this role with the ability to correctly diagnose and specify remedial requirements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Carry out full property surveys specifically in relation to condensation and damp diagnosis.
  • Order works by use of appropriate systems and tender/contract procedures.
  • Supervise works to completion, in line with Council Health & Safety Standards and other statutory requirements.
  • Carry out post inspections and confirm satisfactory completion.
  • Authorise payments and investigate invoice queries.
  • Manage external resources through PFI contract partnering to ensure best value for the client.
  • Respond to complaints, compliments and requests for information and consider service review and development in the light of these.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

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.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles.

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:


  • Qualified building surveyor.
  • A building related qualification or extensive experience as a Maintenance Surveyor.



  • Experience of working in a Housing or Maintenance environment.
  • Cross-service/partnership working liaison skills and experience.
  • Experience of managing external resources through PFI contract partnering to ensure best value for the client.
  • Experience/ability to diagnose housing repairs as necessary including damp and mould and other building defects.



  • To understand and be able to use equipment to aid with diagnostics and undertaking seasonal monitoring.
  • A true understanding and good experience of damp, mould and condensation.


Skills & Abilities:

  • An empathetic approach to tenants and property conditions.
  • Ability to carry out property surveys and create specifications of work and to undertake pre and post inspections, work assessments
  • Able to produce drawings and floor plans.
  • Ability to diagnose general building faults and obtain or create specifications for improvement works required, with an understanding of how this may affect other components of the property/building.
  • Ability to prepare technical reports and budget estimates with the ability to prepare specifications of work.
  • Good IT skills – using Microsoft applications and Housing management software.
  • Excellent communication skills with both team and residents.
  • Ability to obtain competitive prices.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and to work alone to meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritise workloads, analyse and resolve problems.
  • Ability to analyse the problem, identify appropriate tools and materials for repair.


***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.


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Job Ref: Greenwich RQ1312428
Damp Surveyor – Housing
Client Category: Local Authority

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