Building Surveyor - Oxford

Salary: Circa £48,000

Location: Oxford

Weekly Hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:00

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What we’re looking for:

  • Do you have extensive experience of building surveying and specific experience of building maintenance, preferably within a social housing context?
  • Do you have experience in managing an extensive, complex and varying caseload, with projects from inception to completion?
  • Are you able to demonstrate experience and skills you have managing customer relationships to ensure a high level of customer care and satisfaction?
  • Do you have in depth knowledge of Schedule of Rates and methods of measurement, with experience in achieving and ensuring Value for Money?
  • Are you up to date with knowledge of Health & Safety and other legislation relevant to the role?

If so, this role is perfect for you!

Here at Peabody, we have an opportunity for a Building Surveyor - Oxford on a Permanent basis in Oxford.

A bit about the role:

As a Building Surveyor, you will provide excellent front line customer service by working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to ensure our customers’ needs are met and the departmental/team objectives are achieved.

You will also work within the wider Surveying Team and ensure the operational delivery of the service including Specialist Works, Professional Services and other programmes/projects..

Some of the key results for the role include:

  • To develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support our customers
  • To assess clients’ needs to ensure effective service delivery
  • To advise and support our customers in resolving their queries and issues, ensuring that their expectations are managed and proactive resolutions are identified
  • To update and maintain systems/ records to ensure that information/data is kept up to date and accurate and that KPI’s are met
  • To ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to so that consistent and standard practice is achieved across the organisation
  • To follow Peabody Health and Safety policies and procedures to ensure, as far as is practicable, your own safety and that of others in the workplace. You may be required to undertake specific Health and Safety roles such as Fire Warden or First Aider as part of your duties
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Heads of Service or their nominees, which may include working outside normal working hours

This role will require a UK driver's licence and access to a vehicle, a minimum of 2 days working in our Oxford office.

A bit about us:

160 years after it was established, Peabody is one of the oldest not-for-profit housing associations in the UK.

The Peabody Group is responsible for more than 107,000 homes, with around 220,000 residents across London and the Home Counties. We also have around 20,000 care and support customers.

Our purpose is to help people flourish, and we are getting closer to residents by taking a local approach.

We are committed to delivering a responsive and easily accessible repairs service and investing in our existing homes so they are safe and well maintained. Our retrofit projects will make thousands of our homes more energy efficient.

We work with councils and communities to promote economic inclusion, tackle inequality and poverty, and prioritise wellbeing.

Here just a few of the benefits for working at Peabody:

  • Flexible and hybrid working (depending on the role)

  • Up to 30 days’ annual holiday plus bank holidays

  • Competitive salaries that are benchmarked regularly against current market rates 

  • Two additional paid volunteering days each year 

  • Flexible benefits scheme, including family friendly benefits and access to a discount portal 

  • 4 x salary life assurance

  • Up to 10% pension contribution

Are you ready to apply?

PLEASE NOTE: As an employer, Peabody does not provide sponsorship as a licenced UK employer.

To be considered for the position of Building Surveyor - Oxford, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button and submit both your CV and a bit about why we should consider you for the role. 

Interviews will be held week commencing 24th June.

If you need to ask us anything else at all, feel free to drop an email to and one of our team will be in touch.

Peabody reserves the right to close this advert before the advertised closing date, depending on the number of applications received.

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Vacancy details:

  • Discipline:
    Construction & Property, Social Housing

  • Weekly Hours:
    Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:00

  • Contract type:
    Full Time

  • Closing Date:
    18/06/2024 23:59:00


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