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Asset Inspector
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC2220VR
  • Published: Fri 25/11/2022, 10:30 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/12/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 4 - £26,874 - £32,723 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hybrid - Works from home and in the office at Gun Wharf, Kent

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Asset Inspector

We are currently recruiting for an Asset Inspector to ensure that the 3000 homes owned by the Council have up to date and accurate stock condition data to create the necessary programmes of work to keep the housing stock in good condition and compliant.

Surveying and reporting on the quality of the homes we manage. You'll undertake asset inspection surveys of c3000 properties. You'll be developing our understanding of the condition of our housing stock to inform 30-year Business Plans, budgets, procurement, and delivery of planned works to meet the needs of the business and our customers.

To undertake asset inspection surveys to the housing stock and to provide clear, concise, and accurate data for the asset and housing management system to be updated.  These will be undertaken to houses, bungalows, flats and bedsits whilst also doing same for both internal and external communal areas of blocks and sheltered schemes.

Diagnosing defects (including remedying damp and mould & HHSRS) where identified to ensure they are quickly dealt with by the appropriate team. To identify and raise any repairs identified during estate inspections or asset inspection surveys directly to the repairs and maintenance contractor.

To be the Property Services lead inspector for dis-repair inspections and claims.  You will be expected investigate dis-repair claims, gather information and evidence from our maintenance contractor, liaise with external surveyors and compile reports accordingly.

To administer, record and report on all HRA dis-repair claims. Proactively investigate and visit properties that are deemed at risk of potential dis-repair and raise work to mitigate any risk.

To undertake initial post inspections to any damp and mould rectification works and monitor the completed works effectiveness.

You will be required to assist with the production and management of the annual estate inspections programme and lead in capturing, reporting, and uploading asset inspection data.

Assist with maintaining the HRA’s asset management systems, ensuring they are regularly updated with reliable and appropriate information.

To assist with the asset management year end shut down process and component accounting as and when required and to attend and Property Services client-side meetings as and when required.

To undertake estate inspections across the stock and to assist with signing off repairs and voids as and when required.

Assist the Development Manager with completing asset management pro-formas for new build units.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers


Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please e-mail Adam Spokes on

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile


Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.