Job details

Reference number - 2449 - 3024

Location - Portsmouth

Salary - Band 5 - 9: £19,619 - £34,787 p.a.

Job type/hours - Temporary for 5 years - 37 hours per week

Closing date - 12:00 on 24th June 2019

Provider - Portsmouth University

Chartered Surveying qualification                               

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our Portsmouth CC and Gosport BC repairs and maintenance teams who aspires to be a Chartered Building Surveyor.

Candidates must be enthusiastic, good communicators and keen to develop their building surveying skills. You will have opportunities within the teams to gain building surveying experience whilst studying part time towards a RICS accredited Building Surveying degree at the University of Portsmouth.

You will be based within any one of our area offices initially working as part of either a Portsmouth CC or Gosport BC repairs and maintenance team.

You will be supporting our Building Surveyors who are carrying out a wide range of repairs surveying duties across our varied asset portfolio of over 18,000 housing dwellings together with corporate operational, commercial and community assets. You will be supporting us to maintain and improve our properties, ensure the right repair at the right time and help us provide suitable homes when needed.

Alongside part time day release study at the University of Portsmouth you will be gaining experience by assisting our Building Surveyors undertaking surveys of our assets, issuing repairs, helping them prepare pre-contract information such as drawings and specifications of work. You will also receive training to undertake Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) surveys and Fire Risk Assessments.

When you commence your RICS assessment of professional competence (APC) you will join our Property projects team and manage a varied range of your own projects.

 The type of projects the team carry out may include decorations to external and communal areas, fire upgrading work, window replacement, re-roofing, electrical work, extensions, fencing and structural repairs. The size of individual projects managed by you may range from £10,000 to £1,000,000 depending on your ability.

Please see the full job profile attached which includes more details on the role, what we can offer and the person we are looking for.


How to apply

Please see the application attached at the bottom of the job page and email your application to or by post to Recruitment, Portsmouth City Council, Floor 1, Core 5, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2EP ensuring the reference number and the Post Title are in the subject box – this will ensure your application is sent to the correct manager as quickly as possible.  We receive 1000’s of applications and do not always have the resource to investigate an application that is not clearly marked. If you do not receive an automated reply then we have not received your application.