Are you an exceptional
Building Structural Surveyor/Engineer
£55,000 per annum
37 per week
Origin – shaping communities; building lives
Origin exists to make change happen for the good of communities. We help people by providing affordable homes – but that’s not enough. We support vulnerable residents to lead happy and better lives. We empower our staff to take action and rise to every challenge with ‘can do’ positivity.
Good people are the future of our innovative, working community. We have placed a brand new and exciting ‘People’ strategy at the heart of our culture – to support training and personal development, to deliver our values, to move Origin forward.
We describe this new approach as OWOW: Origin Ways of Working. OWOW is about meeting business outcomes, you’ll enjoy greater autonomy over how you deliver your role, how you manage outputs and when you spend time at work, allowing you to benefit from any productivity gains in the course of delivering your role.
This shift in culture will be built on a mature and mutual relationship of trust between managers and yourselves, ensuring we live up to one of our key values of Build Trust. By working with this new relationship model we can aim toward focusing on ‘outputs’ and not ‘outcomes’. Space is allocated to ‘activities’ and not ‘individuals’ by providing a range of flexible working options that benefit both customers and staff. As a result your work can takes place at the most effective location and at the most effective time. Put simply, flexibility becomes the norm rather than the exception. This is the new Origin Housing way of working.
Our vision for this role
We’re looking for the right person to join the Building Safer Future Team which leads on the development of building safety case reviews for the Regulator and ensures that our buildings remain safe for continued occupation.
You will have a thorough understanding and experience of managing and reviewing structural surveys and reports. You have high standards and expectations and are committed to want to further improve building standards and safety for our residents.
You will work alongside other surveyors and professionals to understand our buildings in detail and to support the development of the safety cases. Helping to deliver the changes from the Building Safety Act within Origin and externally for those working on our buildings to ensure that they remain compliant with the Regulator and safe for our residents.
What you’ll do
This is a rewarding and exciting position within a team that are at the forefront of delivering building safety where you will support a consistent and evidence based process for the development of building safety cases.
At a glance you:
- Take the lead by prioritising and solving problems in tangible ways
- Direct your energy towards moving things forward by having a positive, can-do attitude
- Build trust by being a confident communicator and listener
- Think of others unconditionally; you are giving of your time
- Reach out to people and take a real and non-judgemental approach to life
- Remember the little things and go the extra, extra mile.
What you’ll need
A motivational approach
Collaboration is highly important; you’ll need to demonstrate your experience of working effectively within a team and on your own initiative.
Relationship building skills
We reach out to third parties to support us help us; you’ll need experience of setting up and maintaining relationships.
We operate at a high level; you’ll need to demonstrate a track record in delivering high
performance, high quality and positive outcomes.
A strategic brain
We move things forward and get things done; you’ll need experience of developing action
plans and delivering strategies.
Confident writing skills
You’ll need to be a confident communicator across all channels but, specifically, you’ll need experience of producing written reports for a variety of audiences.
Tell us your story
We are looking forward to learning about you. Please help us get to know you by sending your latest CV and covering letter detailing how your experience meets the role above. To find out more about us simply visit www.originhousing.org.uk
Please note we will be asking for satisfactory references and DBS check. Successful applicants for interview will be contacted within seven days after the closing date.
Benefits for the right person
We reward our people for the work they do. We appreciate commitment, initiative and going the extra mile. At Origin, our comprehensive range of benefits care about the ‘whole’ person. As well as offering you great-to-have discounts, we look after your health and well-being too – personalising your benefits package to you. We offer:
- Access to a range of discounts on services, products and experiences. Not simply picked at random but personalised to you
- Tailor-made Healthcare plans and/or insurance plans – let us know your preference
- An Employee Assistance Programme that supports your well-being and is there to provide valuable help at all times
- A choice of rewards that you choose where to spend
- An Awards recognition scheme that champions individual achievement
See our new benefits portal where you can select the options that suit your lifestyle.
Download Job Specification
Closing date: 27/11/22
Interview and assessment date: TBC