Interim Building Surveyor – Legal Disrepair

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Interim Building Surveyor – Legal Disrepair
ISLINGTON, London
Interim Position

Islington RQ613821

Posted: 23rd June 2022 08:55
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  • Pay Rate:

    £20.60 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • ISLINGTON, London,

    N7 9QH

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Interim Building Surveyor – Legal Disrepair

Reference no: Islington RQ613821

A DBS disclosure is listed as a requirement on the Job Description; however the level of disclosure has not been specified by the client.

Legal Repairs Surveyors will be responsible for overseeing an individual case load consisting of live disrepair claims, party wall awards, repair diagnostic cases and referrals from repairs teams. Surveyors will also be required to undertake training and acting in an advisory capacity for colleagues in the Technical Quality team, and will from time to time be required to give expert evidence in court.

To deal with all technical aspects of cases received by the team effectively and efficiently. To carry out essential repairs, avoid liability from legal disrepair action whenever possible; alternatively where this is not possible ensure claims are effectively mitigated. Liaise closely and establish good working relationships with lawyers in the Chief Executive's Directorate and other Repair sections.

 

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

  1. HND/C Building with demonstrable post qualification experience or BSc Building with post qualification experience - OR - Extensive and demonstrable Building surveying experience
  2. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    1. Ability to effectively manage a technical caseload within target deadlines.
    2. Ability to effectively manage a technical caseload within target deadlines.
    3. Ability to write and prepare specifications for repairs and maintenance work and major repairs and planned maintenance contracts.
    4. Ability to monitor budgets, prepare work programmes and assist the Senior Legal Repairs Manager in this regard.
    5. Ability to prepare Bills of Quantity
    6. Ability to prepare work programmes, estimates, value work in progress and issue variations.
    7. Ability to prepare and certify interim and final payments to contractors.
    8. Ability to administer contracts and supervise work in progress.
    9. Ability to communicate effectively by telephone, in writing and face to face in small and large meetings. Good attention to detail; To include report writing to validate information for court appearances, speaking at and chairing meetings, and writing client care letters following complaint investigation.
    10. Ability to attend court/tribunals and present evidence as an expert witness.
  3. ICT Skills: IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite)

 

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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. 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: Islington RQ613821
Interim Building Surveyor – Legal Disrepair
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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