Here at Reading, we want people to enjoy a great quality of life – whether it’s those who live in the Borough or the colleagues who choose to work with us. So what does that mean for you?
It means a superb range of benefits, to start with there is flexitime working, paid professional membership, an excellent pension, the ability to purchase additional leave and more. That’s not to mention structured learning and development to help you achieve your professional goals.
Your job itself offers real variety and involvement in a wide range of exciting projects. We’re working hard to improve disadvantaged areas and enhance people’s lives across the Borough – Reading Borough Council's Housing Property Services manages a significant portfolio of residential property, from Victorian Terrace Houses, through to High Rise Flats and Modern Care facilities. Works range from minor day-to-day repairs, to multi-million pound refurbishments and redevelopment as well as some exciting new build opportunities.
As a member of the Housing Projects team, you will be delivering the Property Services major works programmes of maintenance, repairs, refurbishments and new build works to the Authorities' 5,500 housing stock, as well as providing professional advice to the Housing Client Service. Works will include the full spectrum of building surveying skills, from fault diagnosis to project management; from inception to final account; you will have budgetary control of specific projects and will report to the Building Surveying Team Leader. You will also be required to carry out Party Wall Awards, dilapidation and condition reports as well as property purchase and right to buy surveys.
A proven background in building maintenance, construction, project management and knowledge of a wide variety of property types will be required. You will need to work both independently and as part of a team, liaising with clients to provide a high quality and professional service.
You will need to be able to communicate effectively, both face-to-face with colleagues, tenants and senior managers as well as in written form again, to a wide audience.
You will hold a professional building qualification to minimum HNC or Degree level.
Contract hours of work will be 37 hour week and you will be given 24 days paid leave rising to 29 days after five years, there is a contributory local government pension scheme and mileage is paid for business use.
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Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email EmployeeSelfService@reading.gov.uk with details.
Visit http://www.reading.gov.uk/jobsearch for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2039 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.
Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.
Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.
Closing date: 25 November 2018
Interviews: w/c 3 December 2018