- Employer: Westminster City Council
- Reference: WEST/23/239384
- Published: Fri 05/05/2023, 15:32 PM
- Closing on: Sun 28/05/2023, 23:59 PM
- Working Pattern: Full Time
- Hours: 36 hours per week
- Salary: £50,757 - £53,799 per annum. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
- DBS Check: No
- Location: Westminster
Senior Property Surveyor
THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF SERENA’S VISION
Housing Services in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories. Where innovative and open-minded people bring everything to the cause. Even expertise from surprising places.
Take Serena. She is an absolute force of nature at the heart of our Church Street regeneration. And she puts the residents first in everything. Serena’s vision is clear. Regeneration isn’t just about bricks and concrete. It’s about communities. It’s about the environment. It’s about the lives of people and how they feel about where they call home. Serena is their advocate, making sure residents’ voices aren’t just heard, but drive the changes we’re making. The future is safe in her hands.
As a Senior Property Surveyor you can make your own powerful contribution at the heart of our high profile Housing Services. Leading a small team, you’ll oversee a range of building and maintenance projects - from repairs to refurbishments.
Your property surveying responsibilities will span a portfolio of around 5,000 homes. From the structure and fabric of buildings, to internal and communal areas and estate grounds, you’ll make a huge difference to our residents’ wellbeing.
At Westminster, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to help us creatively shape and deliver services in all kinds of areas, including the management of legal disrepair and leaseholder engagement. Crucially, you will play an active role in delivering our ambitious carbon reduction targets by managing works within homes and supporting vulnerable residents.
Along the way, you will foster a culture of high performance within your team, and you’ll build great working relationships with a host of colleagues and service providers. In particular, you’ll work closely with our newly formed leak detection team to dynamically target repair demand and identify stock investment, so we can reduce ongoing repairs. And you’ll meet with partners, ward councillors and residents to resolve issues, keep services connected, and ensure homes are kept to the highest standard.
You will help us make sure Westminster is recognised as the number one provider of housing services in the UK. In return for your commitment, you’ll enjoy our support to develop and grow through training and mentoring.
Qualified with a technical degree relating to the built environment, you’ll either be a member of a relevant professional organisation such as MRICS or MCIOB, or you’ll have a clear plan for achieving this status. You’ll bring to the role a substantial track record of relevant professional achievement. This should include managing repair and maintenance services in residential buildings, as well as managing and administering contracts for repair and maintenance.
We’ll expect you to be an innovative thinker who can look beyond typical local government solutions to challenges, and turn strategic goals into operational plans. Great stakeholder management skills are vital. Crucially, you are also a supportive leader with the ability to empower, motivate and develop a diverse and inclusive team.
What We Offer:
Westminster is an amazing place. We are home to over 250,000 residents from all backgrounds, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people work in Westminster. Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.
At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To find out more about how we do this visit https://www.westminster.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health-strategy-policies-and-reports/equality-duties
As a forward-thinking Council we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore our staff benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working.
The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application, we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible.
To apply, please click the "apply online" button below.
Interview date: Week Commencing 12 June 2023
Contact details for an informal discussion: Laura Jursone, Area Repairs Manager (North And West) via email at LJURSONE@WESTMINSTER.GOV.UK