We’re looking for someone exceptional who wants to make a difference and strives in a challenging environment. If you have a proven track record of providing an excellent responsive repair and void surveying service within the housing sector. Combined with the natural ability to build relationships with contractors, stakeholders and consultants, a fabulous opportunity has arisen to join us as a Maintenance Surveyor (Sussex).
In this exciting new role, you’ll undertake the management of responsive repairs covering Eastbourne, Brighton and West Sussex including taking corrective action where necessary and report regularly to the Senior Maintenance Surveyor on progress.
You’ll analyse and assess building defects, provide remedial proposals and prepare specifications for remedial repairs. You’ll ensure that specifications are up to date and meet current legislative standards.
You’ll carry out H&S spot checks and monitor contractors and ensure contractors are working safely and complying with all relevant Health & Safety risk assessments and method statements
You’ll ensure work is carried out within the budgets and value for money is achieved, by monitoring and reporting on performance.
You’ll continuously identify ways of delivering the service in a more efficient and effective way. To suggest improvements procedure, processes and quality control.
You’ll Embrace and promote Optivo culture, C.O.R.E. values and behaviours, helping create an environment, which is supportive, and a place where it’s enjoyable to work
What you'll need
The successful candidate will have ideally worked for a Housing Association and/or Local Authority in a similar position carrying out responsive repairs.
You’ll have experience of working with contractors using SOR’s and non SOR’s contracts.
You’ll have competent knowledge of relevant and current, codes of practice, building regulations, health and safety legislation, standards and materials.
You’ll have extensive experience with building surveying within Housing.
You’ll have a proven track record of contract management responsibilities.
You’ll also need to have a full UK Driving license and access to a vehicle.
The role will work with a range of residents and colleagues, so a positive approach to collaborative team working is essential. You’ll need to live our one team culture.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 7 March 2021, 11:00pm
Interview dates: Monday 15 March 2021 (Interviews will take place via Microsoft teams)