Surveyor – Repairs & Maintenance/Housing

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Surveyor - Repairs & Maintenance/Housing
Interim Position

Manchester 0006 FA62 / 1

Posted: 20th January 2023 12:50
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  • Pay Rate:

    £28.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Manchester,

    M8 0AD

What's involved with this role:

Interim Surveyor - Repairs & Maintenance/Housing  

Reference no:  Manchester 0006 FA62 / 1

Pay Rate: £28.00 per hour PAYE  

Standard DBS disclosure required for this role

Office based

The purpose of the role is to provide a range of Building Inspection services in relation to the maintenance of housing stock, including ensuring that such works are carried out in accordance with procedure and specification.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The pre-inspection of repairs prior to ordering, and prepare written defects sheets and general information. Prepare schedules, quantities, costs and simple diagrams and resolve contractor problems and assist in the withholding of payment in conjunction with the SSR.
  • Authorise payments to day-to-day Repairs/Voids Contractors following post-inspection of targeted samples.
  • Supervise the Repair Contractor on a daily basis with regard to quality of work and compliance with repair deadlines.
  • Have an awareness of the CDM Regulations and ensure, in liaison with a Surveyor with Special Responsibilities, that compliance occurs.
  • Assist the Repairs Service Manager to accurately monitor all services provided.
  • Liaise with tenants.
  • Act as a Team member in the preparation and approval of Variation Orders.
  • Work as a Team member providing general building advice to Local Services.
  • Represent Northwards Housing in a positive manner and play a full and active part on the further development of Northwards Housing.
  • Be in possession of a current driving licence and have use of a car to carry out Northwards Housing business.
  • Maintain an awareness and observation of Fire and Health & Safety Regulations and good practice requirements throughout the company.


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



  1. Must have either a HNC or ONC in a building related field.
  2. Full driving licence as access to a car is required on a daily basis.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Knowledge of the building maintenance industry including relevant experience in the inspection of domestic property and the remedy of maintenance problems.
  2. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in domestic building maintenance and CDM regulations would be required to satisfactorily undertake this role.
  3. Must be conversant with current legislation and statutory requirements relating to building and inspection works.
  4. Ability to prepare and interpret specifications and prepare schedules or work utilising a prepaid schedule of rates. This will require accurate computer skills.
  5. Ability to receive and record information accurately, in a clear and concise manner.
  6. Ability to organise and prioritise work to meet deadlines and targets.
  7. The ability to contribute to and support the work of other members of the team
  8. Ability to understand and apply policy and procedures in day to day working.
  9. An understanding of customer focused service delivery
  10. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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. 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.


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Manchester 0006 FA62 / 1
Surveyor - Repairs & Maintenance/Housing
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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Surveyor - Repairs & Maintenance/Housing
Client Category: Local Authority

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