We are looking for a Surveyor to join our team. You will deliver other component replacement programmes and major repairs. No previous social housing experience is required. Candidates will need to demonstrate technical and administrative competence in initiating, procuring and managing construction or repair contracts, experience in specifying works, and preparing contracts. You will need to demonstrate commercial understanding, pricing methods, and be familiar with relevant forms of contract. A suitable technical qualification is expected.
You will be working in a friendly close-knit team of 6 surveyors and 3 support staff, and work closely with our DLO and other teams. Your work will combine site and desk work and you will work from home and our Maidenhead office. We make extensive use of IT and run a paperless office. Most of our homes are in or near Maidenhead and we expect you to live within 45 minutes of Maidenhead and to use your own car to undertake site visits. Parking is available at our office, including electric car charging facilities. At present we expect staff to attend our office at least twice a week, working from home on other days.
We are looking for someone who will thrive on our values of Ownership, Innovation, Teamwork and Inclusion and incorporate them in their working day. The successful candidate will have previous experience of working within construction, property refurbishment or technical facilities management. You must also be confident with figures, computer literate and able to communicate confidently and clearly. A strong customer focus is essential, and you will be comfortable working with multiple projects and deadlines.
The successful applicant will require a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate which is considered satisfactory to Housing Solutions.
Housing Solutions is a not for profit Housing Association, rooted in the local community providing quality, affordable homes to rent and buy across the local area. Our mission is to make our residents proud of where they live and our colleagues proud of where they work. Our services are driven by our strategic goals of safe, satisfied and sustainable, underpinned by our company values of ownership, innovation, teamwork and inclusion.
Established in 1995 we provide quality, affordable homes to rent and buy across the South East of England. We are rooted in the local community and we offer a wide range of housing services and housing options, including affordable homes to rent, properties to buy under shared ownership; market rent properties, and specialist accommodation for older people and people who need care and support to live within the community.
We pride ourselves on putting our residents at the heart of everything we do. We are invested in our local community and can see the difference we make in the area we live and work. Our employees are passionate and driven to achieve the best results for our residents, and are rewarded for their hard work and commitment.
Our modern and fresh working space allows us to work collaboratively together. You will make connections across the whole team and be part of our inclusive and open culture. Achieving the best of both worlds we successfully combine remote working as well as time together in our spacious and modern offices.
Our substantial benefit package includes company pension contributions of up to 14% and a strong focus on employee wellbeing, including generous annual leave and our ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy Minds’ programme.
Our commitment to Learning and Development can be seen across the organisation and aims to bring our future leaders to the fore, whilst supporting our employees to reach their career aspirations by offering in house development programmes and sponsorship through our development fund.
To apply for this vacancy please visit the Jobs & Careers page of our website www.housingsolutions.co.uk
The closing date is 5 January 2024. Interview will be held on 12 and 15 January 2024.
For an informal discussion about the opportunity, please call Richard Payze, Surveying Services Manager on 0758 423 5563
We reserve the right to shortlist and arrange interviews for potentially suitable candidates ahead of the scheduled close date, therefore we look forward to your application as soon as you are ready.
We will not be accepting applications through recruitment agencies for this position.
Are you a reliable, experienced genuine Multi-Trade Operative with a strong core skill set in carpentry or plumbing with some knowledge in other trades? Do you have good customer care skills who enjoys working with people? If yes, we’d like to hear from you. If you also have experience in wet trades or groundworks, or are qualified in unvented not water and heating systems then all the better!
Housing Solutions provides repairs and maintenance services to the residents of around 7,500 homes in Maidenhead and the surrounding area via our own in-house repairs team. You will be joining a supportive team of multi-trade operatives, plumbers, electricians and gas engineers. You will be responsible for diagnosing and carrying out maintenance and repairs in domestic, tenanted properties, plus supported housing schemes and empty properties.
What we offer
You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this vacancy and hold a valid UK driving licence as a company vehicle will be provided for work use. Ideally, you will live within 20 miles of our head office in Maidenhead. We’d love to hear from candidates from all backgrounds and experiences. You must be willing to provide an out of hour service on a rota basis.
If you have the skills and experience to be successful in this role, then apply today! If you are unsure about whether this role is for you, you can contact Matthew Poole on 07884 475847 or Danny Hughes on 07584 235569 for an informal discussion.
To apply for this vacancy please visit the Jobs & Careers page of our website:
The closing date is 11 December 2023 and we plan to hold interviews on 18 and 19 December 2023.
Internal applications are welcome from employees who have passed their probation period, are not currently being standard set for absence or performance or on a disciplinary warning (unless able to demonstrate significant improvement over the last six months).
For internal applications please apply through the intranet under the Vacancies section.