Graduate Building Surveyors – 1 Posts Grade SO1/2 £28,226 to £32,798
Hove Town Hall, Hove
37 Hours per week with flexible hybrid working
No two days are the same in Brighton & Hove City Council’s Building Surveying Team! If you like genuine diversity in your Building Surveying work and are looking to learn new skills, then we have fantastic opportunities for you. We have created two new Graduate Building Surveyor roles in the team to help you build work experience upon your academic qualification.
This council has set the City an ambitious carbon neutral target by 2030 and this is the chance for you to contribute to that in a positive, meaningful way.
About the role
From finding solutions to rectifying defects, undertaking all kinds of refurbishments to organising a far-reaching programme of planned maintenance works, we deal with schools, social care premises, non-housing buildings, listed historic buildings, etc. You will work with our Mechanical and Electrical Engineers as part of a design team approach to refurbishment projects that reduce carbon.
We need team players who are strong on Health and Safety, confident on AutoCAD, proactive in monitoring contractor performance on site, a flexible approach, good communication skills with the ability to work under pressure in our trusted, busy team of professionals.
You will be well supported by the team as you grow your career whether you are qualified or working towards qualification as a Building Surveyor of the RICS, CIOB or similar approved. We will help you through your APC with work time to study and provide a programme of in-house training and CPDs to help you grow and succeed. As an incentive, when you qualify we will even pay your annual subs.
You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of Client teams across the City who will value and respect your input. We remain sustainably independent as we generate fees through the works we manage. Always busy, we continue to secure further programmes of work and need to fill these posts with the right people
A message to you from one of the team ‘Having worked for BHCC for a few years now, there is one thing that has struck me – the variety of work. From the Brighton Centre to schools, the seafront and historic clocktowers, I have carried out repairs, maintained and restored such a varying degree of construction types. No project ever feels daunting as there is a wealth of experience in our team, that I know I can rely upon for support and advice whenever needed.’
In return you will enjoy a package of benefits that includes;
- a healthy work life balance with flexible working hours and hybrid working from home and at Hove Town Hall
- a laptop and iPhone for the days you work from home
- an attractive pension scheme
- generous annual leave from 23 days plus bank holidays plus 2 extra statutory plus 2 concessionary days per annum and flexi-days if you accrue additional hours
- 24/7 access to free advice and support via the employee assistance programme
- lifestyle benefits such as season ticket loans, travel and leisure discounts
- tax-free benefits including the cycle to work scheme
Based at Hove Town Hall there will be opportunity for hybrid working to help ensure a real work life balance.
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We offer the opportunity for the suitable candidate to choose to work in a hybrid way. Your specific working arrangements will be subject to team and service working arrangements already in place alongside Government guidance. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
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Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).