Estates Quality Inspector

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
£31,086 pa
09 Jan 2018
21 Jan 2018
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

About Us

Hightown is a charitable housing association operating principally in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We believe everyone should have a home and the support they need, so our aim is to build new homes and to provide excellent housing and support. We currently manage over 5,000 homes and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff from our head office in Hemel Hempstead. We have an annual turnover of £70 million and a development programme that will deliver around 300 new affordable homes each year.

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for 2 Full time Estate Quality Inspectors to join an existing team of inspectors responsible for the standard of communal areas and appearance of Hightown properties.

As a Estates Quality Inspector, you will have good technical knowledge within the housing construction field and will be expected to carry out regular inspections and following up actions needed to meet the high standards expected by residents.

The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out a programme of stock condition surveys on a designated patch, ensuring up to date accuracy of the property database so that future works can be efficiently planned. In addition to carrying out void and health and safety inspections including pre and post inspections and frequently liaising with residents to ensure the expected property standards are maintained.

To apply for the role of Estates Quality Inspector you will need to have the following:

  • Knowledge or qualifications in a relevant sector, for example in building construction/surveying/building regulation, and experience of working within public sector housing
  • Ability to climb stairs, ladders and scaffolding
  • A good general knowledge of IT, particularly Microsoft office packages
  • Excellent communication and customer care skills

About You

We are therefore looking for an individual who demonstrates a compassionate, enthusiastic, respective and `can-do` approach.

You must be able to work as part of a team to deliver an excellent service to the people we support and be flexible in your approach to work. You will have a commitment to equality and diversity and take a positive approach to supporting others.

All applicants must hold a valid UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

The Benefits

We offer a range of benefits which include:

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days per year, rising with service, plus statutory bank holidays

  • Workplace pension scheme

  • 45 pence per mile mileage for the first 5,000 miles

  • Life assurance of three times your annual salary

  • Comprehensive training and development support

  • Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance

  • Free on-site parking

How to Apply

Closing date: Sunday 21st January 2018

Interviews: Friday 26th January 2018

To apply please visit our website and complete our online application form.

Please be advised that this recruitment process will be carried out online and would ask that you check your emails regularly. Please also quote the reference number of the job when applying.


We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.