Building Surveyor - Special Projects
£43,860 - £46,839 per annum
1 Year Fixed Term
Newham is a vibrant inner-city borough with excellent transport links to the rest of London and South-East England, including Kent, Essex, Surrey and Middlesex. 72% of the population are from BAME communities, contributing to 220 languages being spoken in the area. Proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures across the country, Newham is an exciting and challenging borough that is committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do.
The Borough boasts iconic landmarks such as, Green Street, the Olympic Park, Excel centre, Westfield Shopping Centre and the University of East London. Newham is changing rapidly, benefiting from significant investment, creating new jobs, homes and opportunities for all. The Mayor of London has provided the Borough with £107million funding through the ‘Building Council Homes for Londoners’ programme, supporting the construction of 1,100 new homes by 2022. From this we expect to see an additional 2,500 jobs created over the next decade, injecting £1.5 billion to the local economy.
ABOUT THE JOB
The Overall purpose of this role is to deliver a range of housing related works projects within Works Commissioning.
To be responsible for a professional housing surveying service, all technical aspects of the repair, maintenance, improvement and re-servicing of all council owned, managed and leased stock in accordance with Newham Council’s policies and procedures, providing an effective responsive repair and planned maintenance service for the organisation; and to manage a specific specialist team of surveyors and support staff for Works Commissioning.
To work flexibly within the Housing Directorate Management Team as directed by the Works Commissioning Manager and provide an effective and efficient service to the housing service based at Bridge Road Depot, ensuring all functions are carried out to a high level of accuracy.
To provide effective communications and liaison between the Housing Directorate Management Team and relevant Directorates, with the Chief Executive’s office, the Mayor’s Office and other stakeholders, maintaining good relationships.
To be successful in this role you will need:
High-level knowledge of social housing, including the relevant legislation, government policy and community involvement.
Significant knowledge of the causes and remedies of Damp & Moauld in residential dwellings.
Sound knowledge and understanding of project management.
Relevant degree and/or professional qualification, or work experience of at least 3 years.
Extensive, successful experience of working in a social housing environment in a large local authority or equivalent organisation.
A track record of successful project management.
Experience of putting together successful, comprehensive project proposals with full financial and risk assessments.
Management experience, including the management of change, human resources, and staff group development, financial responsibility and systems development.
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Closing Date: 30th July 2021 at 23:59
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The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
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