Maintenance Surveyor – Repairs & Maintenance

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Maintenance Surveyor - Repairs & Maintenance
Interim Position

CLA 0008 B7EB / 1

Posted: 3rd May 2024 16:31
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  • Pay Rate:

    £21.50 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4-5 months


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Interim Maintenance Surveyor - Repairs & Maintenance

Reference no: CLA 0008 B7EB / 1

Pay Rate: £21.50 per hour PAYE

37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 4-5 months


Basic DBS disclosure required

Hybrid working.

Looking for a surveyor with Surveying experience of pre and post inspections identifying building defects and disrepair inspections, must be based in or near Borehamwood or home counites, including, Watford and Harrow areas.

Responsible for pre/post-inspection and reports for responsive repairs, void works and cyclical repairs within the relevant area of operation, consulting and engaging with customers, leaseholders and with internal and external stakeholders in the region. To ensure the highest customer standards of delivery are achieved, minimal defects, and a high level of customer satisfaction is achieved. Effectively manage the performance and on site progress of contractors ensuring that works are delivered on time, to a regional budget of £10m to quality standards and achieve value for money in line with all relevant statutory regulations and compliance.

Key responsibilities:

  • Deliver an effective and efficient Repairs & Maintenance service at an operational level to include a regionally based professional surveying service, disrepair works, Major/Complex Works, FRA, responsive repairs, voids and aids and adaptations.
  • Prepare and carry out diagnostic inspections, surveys and technical reports in accordance with Group practice. Provide accurate technical advice with competent and thorough surveys/post-inspections.
  • Identify and manage insurance claims ensuring most economically advantageous outcome for the organisation. To include, property inspections, managing decants, liaising with loss adjusters/insurance team.
  • Technical lead within the Housing team during the handover of any new developments to ensure quality control through to completion and the end of defects.
  • Effective and efficient control budgetary spend of approx. £2m within individual area of operation, ensuring revenue and capital spend are recorded accurately. Review invoices and requests for payment from contractors, challenge and resolve submissions where required.
  • Deliver and effectively manage legal disrepair claims and Environmental Health Orders in line with group process and provide detailed reports, and manage complex repairs to an agreed outcome to protect interests.
  • Ensure effective liaison with in-house service provider, M&E contractors and external sub-contractor staff to ensure the delivery of a top quartile service in line with industry standards, schedule of Rates, operational regulatory framework, health & safety (including asbestos).
  • Management and coordination of empty properties to ensure minimal rental loss and maximum return. Carry out major void inspections, ensuring void works are completed to lettable standard against key performance indicators and providing detailed costing for the Options Appraisal’s.
  • Ensure delivery of all works in line with all compliance requirements and promotion of the organisation’s Health & Safety policy and legislation, all personal risk assessments completed/reviewed and relevant action taken to mitigate risk.

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:

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.


  • Diploma in Surveying, Property and Maintenance Level 3.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in an appropriate discipline desirable.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body e.g. RICS or CIOB.
  • Full UK driving licence.


  • Knowledge of the Social Housing Sector and awareness of its regulations.
  • A demonstrable knowledge of building construction, building standards, planning regulations, regulatory standards, health & safety and other legislation relevant to asset management.
  • Knowledge of financial management and controls within a contractor management and day to day repairs delivery context and ability to flag adverse spend and mitigate risks of overspends.
  • Knowledge of effective professional surveying service for responsive repairs, voids and aids and adaptations to high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Understanding of data management and Intermediate level of experience in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint IT systems.


  • Experience of successful working in Repairs & Maintenance in a Housing Association or Local Authority desirable.
  • Experience of management of small projects and an understanding of CDMC.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written with colleagues, residents, service providers, contractors, consultants and other stakeholders.
  • Effective liaison skills with staff, residents, service providers, contractors and consultants.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work in a changing environment with conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to follow procedures, plan and prioritise.
  • Ability to write and present technical reports..
  • The ability to travel and be flexible with working hours, occasionally attending meetings (including properties) etc. outside of normal working hours.


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Job Ref: CLA 0008 B7EB / 1
Maintenance Surveyor - Repairs & Maintenance
Client Category: Local Authority

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