Client Surveyor

Employer
Westminster City Council
Location
Westminster, London
Salary
£50,757 - £53,799 per annum
Closing date
10 Feb 2023
Reference
WCC605610
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Client Surveyor WCC605610

Salary range: £50,757 - £53,799 per annum. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

Work location: Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP

Hours per week: 36

Contract type: Permanent

Vetting requirements: Standard DBS Check

Closing date: 10 February 2023

Contact details for an informal discussion: Gavin Ridgewell, Client Surveying Manager via email at GRIDGEWELL1@WESTMINSTER.GOV.UK

 

About Us:

THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF SERENA’S VISION

Growth, Planning and Housing 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.

Please view the extraordinary story of Serena’s Vision here.

 

The Role:

As a Client Surveyor you can make your own powerful contribution to the delivery of an ambitious capital programme. You’ll be integral to our mission: to ensure residents across Westminster have the very best. That means a supportive and safe environment, with access to high quality, affordable housing and the chance to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries.

You’ll be our day-to-day lead for technical issues relating to the planning of building refurbishment projects. We’ll look to you to manage projects through strategic definition, into preparation and brief (RIBA Stages 0-2). Managing a range of projects, targets and deadlines at any one time, you’ll make sure our delivery team and contractor partners are fully briefed on the expected scope and performance of design works. You’ll also play a key part in driving ongoing improvement by monitoring and reviewing lessons learnt from completed projects. Supporting our Client Surveying Manager in decision-making and monitoring of works, you’ll forge influential relationships with a wide range of people across the council - from our Housing team and resident advocates, to repairs and leaseholder officers.

Here, you’ll find a supportive and welcoming environment within a diverse team. We’ll support you at every step of the way in your day-to-day activities and career. Crucially, we’ll champion your long-term ambitions with a range of bold training and development opportunities.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

 

About You:

A member of RICS or CIOB, you’ll bring to the role a proven track record in a building surveying or project management environment, delivering high impact construction projects to time, cost and quality standards. Proven experience in the condition survey assessment of residential property would be a real advantage. You’ll certainly demonstrate the ability to ascertain improvement works and the liability of each element of work.

Crucially, you’ll also have excellent communication skills and the ability to develop close collaborative relationships with people at all levels. You have the acumen and confidence to challenge proposals and ensure they evidence value for money. Awareness of legislation including the Landlord and Tenant Act is important, too.

The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. As part of this ambition, if you are from a Global Majority (GM) you can self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments

 

What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. 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 represents the communities we service at all levels. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and are 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

We are a multi award winning and forward-thinking Council which appreciates that people work in different ways, and where our staff benefit from working in a range of flexible and agile working patterns.

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.

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