Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 95,000 people and 3,000 businesses.
The Borough of Gravesham, situated in the north west corner of Kent, covers 25,000 acres of the most varied countryside in south east England.
Bordered by the River Thames to the north, it is at the heart of the Thames Gateway and has a significant role to play in the regeneration of a major government growth area.
Gravesham Borough Council is committed to delivering to the community and working with us means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement our community needs and deserves.
The role- As well as having a key role in the above the Property Department is responsible for managing the Council’s diverse and substantial public buildings and commercial property portfolio and are seeking a qualified building surveyor to join the small team. The Buildings Manager will enjoy a varied workload which will include all aspects of routine building maintenance as well as larger repair and refurbishment projects.
The post involves travel across the Borough for which an essential car user allowance is payable (included in above package).
The Buildings Manager will be a highly motivated and organised team worker and be expected to have a relevant construction or building services related qualification HNC/HND or higher with a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in a similar role. Experience of managing a team of people is essential as are a good knowledge of construction / maintenance related legislation, a proven track record of managing contractors and building contracts, as well as excellent communication and negotiating skills. The post holder must also be able to prepare clear concise technical reports, demonstrate the ability to schedule workloads and work to deadlines for both personal tasks and those of the wider team.
Local Authority; use of CAD and property management database; use of electronic tendering processes and procurement via framework agreements experience is desirable but not essential.
In return we offer you:
A very secure pension scheme which both you and we pay into. More information can be found on the Local Government Pension Scheme website.
A generous holiday entitlement, plus paid bank holidays.
In-house and external training including non-qualification, Continued Personal Development (CPD), NVQ and other qualification training plus payment of RICS fees.
Employee Assistance Programme by Care First
Care First is a free and confidential support service, offering you unlimited access to advice and information as well as coaching and counselling where appropriate.
Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the service is there to help you manage all of life’s events and support you through the challenges. Their expert advisers are there to help whenever you need them with support on the telephone, online and face to face.
An on-site Occupational Health Advisor. We have an occupational health service provided by East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. The service is delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in occupational medicine and deal with the relationship between your work and your health. Occupational Health also works with us to resolve any issues in the workplace and also to ensure that well-being at work is maintained.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Stuart Crowley, Building and Facilities Manager on 01474 337552
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Gravesham Borough Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.