Repairs Surveyors Swindon Borough Council

Job specification

Location: Swindon


Contract type:1 x permanent, 1 x fixed term contract for 12 months

Salary:£27,966 p.a.

Closing date:20/01/2021

Job reference:004949

Date posted:31/12/2020Our Property Maintenance Team is seeking repairs surveyors to help continue the delivery of the best possible repairs service to our customers. As a key member of our maintenance team you will assist in the delivery of responsive repairs works to our housing stock of 10,300 properties. We have the following vacancies.

Repairs Surveyor - Responsive Repairs – Permanent vacancy
In this pivotal role you will be responsible for diagnosing faults, producing specifications and schedules of work. You will support our trade’s Supervisors and Operatives in resolving any issues they may have whilst undertaking the jobs.

Repairs Surveyor - Disrepair Claims – 12 months fixed term contract
You will be involved in investigating and defending disrepair claims that the council receives. Including investigating claims, producing property reports and working with the legal team to compile a defence.

You will be responsible for ensuring the jobs are undertaken in a safe manner writing risk assessments and safe systems of work. You will also undertake H&S inspections to ensure operatives are adhering to safe working practices.

This role involves monitoring the quality of work being delivered. Investigating and responding to complaints and enquiries in respect of repairs and maintenance related issues.

Preferably you will have experience of working within social housing and you will be able to demonstrate technical knowledge and customer service skills. We are happy to provide training for the right candidate to help them develop into the role.

Candidates must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act – for the effective performance of a customer-facing role).

A full driving license is required for this position.

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Application closing date: 20th January 21