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Repairs Services Surveyors

Bristol City Council
£35,411 - £37,261
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

Repairs Services Surveyors

£35,411 - £37,261

Permanent, Full time

This is an exciting opportunity to join Housing Repairs & Maintenance, part of Housing and Landlord Services at Bristol City Council. You can help make a big difference by ensuring our properties are safe and secure homes for our residents.

Housing Repairs & Maintenance Service focuses on delivering good quality repairs to a large variety of different types of properties amongst our 27,500 homes for residents and leaseholders.  You’ll work within teams of dedicated construction professionals in the delivery of minor and major repairs to residential properties across the city.

All the roles require commitment, accountability, and a can-do attitude, where going the extra mile is normal practise. We are always looking for continuous improvement in our delivery of this essential service, working within dedicated timelines and budgets. The role is varied, fast paced, challenging, rewarding and delivers job and customer satisfaction.

Experience of surveying to carry out improvements to residential property is required and experience of working within social housing would be beneficial.

Whilst we are recruiting to specific positions there are three areas of the service that the Repairs Surveyor role can work within. If future demand and priorities change, you may be required to work across any of these.  

The three different areas are:

Responsive Repairs

You’ll attend daily inspections to assess, oversee and manage the day-to-day response repairs that are reported and provide technical support from inception to completion in order to manage the end-to-end repairs process service and expectations for our residents and leaseholders. This will include resolving any issues that could happen pre, during and post works being completed, to ensure a high standard is achieved to meet our customer’s needs. You will work with our internal trade teams and a range of external contractors from general building to specialists. 


You’ll play a key role in inspecting and assessing required works in empty council properties. You will oversee works from start to completion, liaising with in house teams and contractors to bring our properties back up to our void standard.

Key responsibilities will include, specification of full renovation works, raising work orders, managing multiple projects, overseeing contractors, monitoring KPIs, quality control, organising asbestos removal, managing health and safety on site and following up issues with tenants to ensure our customer satisfaction remains high.     


You’ll require a good understanding of building pathology, especially when related to hazards, defects and their causes.  You’ll need to be methodical and enquiring.

You will manage repair works from inception through to completion. You will occasionally be required to attend court and give evidence under oath, of your findings.  An understanding of the Disrepair protocol would be an advantage, however training will be provided. 

Additional Information
For more information on each of the service areas and contacts for informal enquiries then please visit our recruitment site.

These opportunities are full time, 37 hours per week and are on a permanent contract. However, we may consider applications from candidates looking to work reduced hours.  

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. For the majority of our role’s, hybrid working arrangements are available, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice – mixing both home and office working.

Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working options, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

We're welcoming applications until midnight on 13th February 2023

Interviews will be held 22nd & 23rd February 2023

At Bristol City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, female, LGBTQ+, and disabled candidates who are underrepresented within this service. We’re committed to ensuring all our staff can succeed. Appointments will be made on merit.

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