Property Surveyor Temporary Accommodation
SCP Range: £55,233 - £56,289
Job number: HCAA00128
We’re looking for someone who is energetic, focused and committed to managing and improving our buildings in a fast paced team. The Property Manager, working closely with Strategic Property Services Division, will manage all aspects of maintaining and improving the Temporary Accommodation portfolio of c.1000 properties, ensuring that they comply with all statutory requirements.
A key part of the role is carrying out inspections, including arranging fire risk assessments and asbestos control, and arranging for any work arising to be carried out to a good standard and is value for money. Preparing and submitting planning applications will also be necessary and attending committee and public meetings. Drafting business cases, financial forecasts and managing risk for proposed acquisitions or projects or proposed additional services for typical project budgets in the £2 - 8m range.
The successful candidate will have worked within a Public Sector Organisation and will have an in-depth knowledge of the relevant legislation and planning rules.
The Benefits and Housing Needs Service delivers many functions all centred around homelessness prevention. Delivering the best housing solutions for residents using compassion, discretion and common sense, makes us a great team to work in.
For our 3,000 households that are homeless, the service procures, maintains and manages the provision of temporary accommodation until they can secure settled housing. The temporary accommodation portfolio of properties ranges from purpose built Council specified but privately developed hostel accommodation of 100+ units to converted HMO houses and individual flats. The portfolio currently consists of 830 units with potentially another 129 units being added later in 2020.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 4 October 2020
Interviews: w/c 12 October 2020
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.