£39,438 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2DN. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. We are looking to relocate back into the county by 2020.
We have 4 positions available.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
About the role
Do you relish a challenge? Are you a Property professional with a drive for change? Are you tenacious, committed to the cause and able to inspire others? If so then we want to hear from you!
At Surrey, we are undertaking significant fast-paced improvement across the council. Tim Oliver and Joanna Killian (Chief Executive) have emphasized a clear strategic direction as key to the council's improvement journey. In order to achieve this we have embarked upon a massive transformation programme which consists of a number of key projects that are critical to the future success and financial stability of the council. We are on a rapid change journey, with new management, innovative approaches, energy and ambition.
To deliver our 2030 community vision we are committed to changing and radically improving the council's culture, approach and performance, putting residents' current and future needs first.
Property Services have responsibility for developing, building, running and maintaining an extensive and diverse portfolio of investment, operational and non-operational property including office buildings, fire stations, land and schools, making sure our assets are working hard for us and providing fit-for-purpose premises for staff and customers.
The role of Building Surveyor will require you to manage a team of professionals delivering maintenance projects and works of a mechanical building services nature. Working alongside a team of Surveyors and Graduates, you will be using specific Property and Project based IT systems and will need to be adaptable and competent in this area of technology.
Alongside the specific role person requirements we are looking for people who have:
- A track record of managing and delivering a variety of projects in a fast paced environment, where projects are delivered on time and to budget;
- A proven ability to deal with a substantial capital revenue budget dealing with in excess of 300 projects a year;
- Proven problem solving skills, and the ability to exercise high levels of initiative to devise and implement workable solutions.
You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, be an adept negotiator with a flair for influencing others, and the ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
You will need to be able to demonstrate an ability to work at pace, be innovative and have a genuine interest in making a difference and a real change for the people of Surrey. You'll also have a proven ability to inspire and motivate others.
Our values are also important to us and as a senior team member you will understand the importance of and be comfortable in leading by example when it comes to displaying these through your work and actions.
Angie Cope, SCC Maintenance Lead says "I am looking for someone who can work collaboratively with services and partners, who likes working within a team orientated environment, who can design on fabric elements of buildings across our portfolio along with Project Management duties. As a council we have big ambitions and I'm looking for a passionate and enthusiastic person to enable us to fulfil this – if this sounds like you then please get in touch. "
If you're passionate, enthusiastic and feel you want to be part of this journey, then please apply by uploading your CV and personal statement (no longer than two pages of A4 please) outlining your suitability for this role.
For an informal discussion contact Angela Cope on 020 8541 8021 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 6th October 2019.