Building Surveyor

Salary: Circa £47,000

Location: South East London

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

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What we’re looking for:

  • Do you have experience working in Social Housing maintenance & repairs?

  • Are you experienced working with contractors?

  • Do you have knowledge and understanding of disrepair?

  • Do you have strong customer services skills?

  • Do you have experience in managing an extensive, complex and varying caseload, with projects from inception to completion?

If so, this role is perfect for you!

Here at Peabody, we have 2 opportunities for a Building Surveyor on a Permanent basis at the Hugh Cubitt Centre.

A bit about the role:

As a Building Surveyor, within the newly formed Repairs Team, you will be an integral part of the operational delivery of Peabody’s repairs, maintenance and property services. Working within one of our regional operational teams, and reporting into the Regional Property Services Manager.

You will be responsible for the delivery of day-to-day & major repairs, voids / empty homes and planned preventative maintenance. You will and work closely and collaboratively with colleagues, stakeholders and supply chain partners across Peabody, providing technical expertise within your local area, driving improvements and offering a first-class service to our customers.

You will be visible, accountable and customer focused, ensuring the services we provide offer value for money, are of good quality and are aligned with our values and objectives.

Some of the key results for the role include:

  • Managing external relationships with key stakeholders, such as Local Authorities and suppliers, that builds trust and confidence in Peabody's Service Delivery Team.

  • Working closely and flexibly with other staff in delivering high quality maintenance service to our external and internal customers through the provision of professional technical advice, project and contractor management.

  • Taking full responsibility and managing all assigned cases from start-to-finish in a professional and efficient manner whilst ensuring that appropriate stakeholders and appropriate databases are updated regularly.

  • Providing technical advice on building defects and diagnosis to the organisation, including the day-to-day responsive repair service, as well as, from time to time, carrying out post inspections of repairs to help better manage our contractors

  • Attending, and giving evidence in court in cases where building regulations have been breached and as expert witnesses on building defects.

This role will require a UK driver’s licence and access to a vehicle.

A minimum of 1 to 2 days working in Hugh Cubitt Centre is required.

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, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button and submit both your CV and a bit about why we should consider you for the role. 

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.

Interviews will be held week commencing 1st July.

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 - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00

  • Contract type:
    Full Time

  • Closing Date:
    20/06/2024 23:59:00


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