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Building Surveyor

The Royal Parks
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary of £43,000 - £48,000 per annum, depending on experience
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

The Organisation

The Royal Parks (TRP) is a charity created in March 2017. We manage over 5,000 acres of diverse parkland, rare habitats and historic buildings and monuments in eight Royal Parks across London. These are Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Green Park, St James’s Park, The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park.

We also manage other important public spaces including Brompton Cemetery and Victoria Tower Gardens. Our eight Royal Parks and other iconic green spaces are among the most visited attractions in the UK with 77 million visits every year.

We are now looking for a Building Surveyor to join us on a full-time, permanent basis.

The Benefits

- Salary of £43,000 - £48,000 per annum, depending on experience
- 26 days' annual leave plus public holidays, increasing to 29 days after 3 years’ service
- Pension scheme (3% employee contribution; up to 10% employer contribution)
- Hybrid/agile working options
- Private medical insurance and healthcare cash plan
- Employee assistance programme and access to mental health first aiders
- Learning and development opportunities
- Cycle to work scheme
- Offices in a beautiful location

This is a superb opportunity for a qualified building surveyor to develop their career with our historic organisation.

You’ll have the chance to play a pivotal role in preserving London's most iconic landscapes and historic landmarks, including listed buildings, structures and monuments, making a lasting impact on the city's heritage.

So, if you want to work in some of London’s most well-loved spaces and enhance the experience of millions of annual visitors, then apply today!

The Role

As a Building Surveyor, you will provide surveying and construction support to our Estate and Facilities Management (FM) contract.

Supporting the Estates and Works Teams to deliver facilities management and minor projects, you will manage your own maintenance projects, advise on relevant repair issues and resolve issues in the most cost-effective way.

Additionally, you will prepare condition surveys and dilapidation schedules.

Your role will also involve:

- Preparing specifications for remedial and new works
- Conducting site inspections to ensure that works are being delivered to a high standard
- Providing technical support with respect to maintenance and construction projects

About You

To be considered as a Building Surveyor, you will need:

- Experience in building surveying
- Experience of Building Regulations, in particular Part M, Access and Use of Buildings
- Experience of planning and listed building practise, the roles of Historic England and local planning authorities
- Knowledge of Building Pathology
- To hold or be about to obtain a professional qualification, i.e. RICS, CIOB, APM, AFM, etc.

Other organisations may call this role Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Surveyor, Commercial Surveyor, Residential Surveyor, Quantity Surveyor, Building Control Surveyor, or Planning and Development Surveyor.

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The Royal Parks is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. Please visit our website to find out more on our approach to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

So, if you are interested in this unique opportunity as a Building Surveyor, please apply via the button shown. Successful candidates will be appointed on merit.

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