Disrepair Surveyor – Housing Services

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Disrepair Surveyor - Housing Services
Interim Position

MCC 0008 1B8F / 1

Posted: 2nd November 2023 12:11
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £40.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Disrepair Surveyor - Housing Services

Reference no: MCC 0008 1B8F / 1

Pay Rate: up to £40.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 6 months


Hybrid working

The role holder will undertake a lead consultant role on complex technical, procedural and legislative matters in a professional, customer focused, and specialist technical service.

Lead and have accountability for the delivery of a range of technical projects, initiatives or work packages that comply with relevant legislation and help achieve the Council’s corporate aims and objectives. Use their technical knowledge and expertise to develop, design and implement customer-focused solutions

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead an innovative, forward thinking technical consultancy function for the assigned service area, ensuring that solutions are delivered in line with customer and legislative requirements. Dependent on the service area, this may include software / information technology support, engineering, surveying, curating or other specialist functions.
  • Lead on the delivery of work packages (using project management methodology where appropriate), ensuring compliance with organisational objectives, consistency in approach and compliance with appropriate internal and legislative guidelines.
  • Actively strive to achieve efficiencies in project, programme and maintenance service delivery and improvements in the quality of service.
  • Develop successful internal and external relationships and secure stakeholder commitment through negotiation and communications, both oral and written, to ensure work packages are delivered effectively and to customer requirements and agreed objectives. Work closely with contractors where required to ensure effective work package delivery.
  • Analyse and interpret legislation, presenting information and complex technical matters relating to the service area in a clear and concise manner to a range of stakeholders, orally and in writing. This will include identifying and addressing complex issues and making informed recommendations on action needed to support key corporate objectives.
  • Represent the City Council as an expert witness at enquiries, tribunals and hearings or similar proceedings where appropriate.
  • Roles at this level may be required to manage a range of assigned resources, which may be human, financial or other, to ensure continuous improvement in service delivery. Staff management duties may be either through direct line management of a team (including appraisals, performance management and other duties) or through matrix management of a virtual team of officers.
  • Dependent on the service area, the roleholder may be required to work on a rota basis including out of hours as required to meet customer demand.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to continuous self development and service improvement.
  • Through personal example, open commitment and clear action, ensure diversity is positively valued, resulting in equal access and treatment in employment, service delivery and communications

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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:


  • Hold a CSRT qualification or full membership of CIOB or RICS with directly related experience within a legal surveying environment.
  • Minimum HND/HNC or equivalent qualification in construction
  • Current driving licence with access to a car for work purposes


  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Building Regulations and legislation associated with Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, Environmental Protection Act, Defective premises act, Protocol for personal injury.


  • Experience in building surveying in the construction industry

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent time management skills, creating own work schedules, prioritising, preparing in advance and setting realistic timescales for own self and others
  • Strong decision making skills with the ability to resolve complex issues in a pressurised environment.
  • Ability to formulate independently a range of options for new or unfamiliar situations and to select the appropriate course of action to produce a logical, practical and acceptable solution
  • Ability to negotiate difficult agreements with wide impact; ability to influence or persuade internal or external stakeholders
  • Has the ability to visualise a sequence of actions needed to achieve a specific goal and how to estimate the resources required


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Job Ref: MCC 0008 1B8F / 1
Disrepair Surveyor - Housing Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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