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Project Surveyor

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
York and various locations across North Yorkshire
£35,210 per annum
Closing date
17 Feb 2022

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Homes and Asset Management, Surveying
Assistant / coordinator
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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About the role

We have an exciting opportunity as Project Surveyor to provide our Property Services and Care Management teams professional support whilst developing and implementing annual property maintenance schemes in our properties including care environments.

Delivering an improvement plan which sets out a robust programme, implementation strategy and budget for improvements, cyclical maintenance, and voids works across the portfolio.

As part of the role you will be:

  • Consulting with residents on the content and implementation of our programmes.
  • Liaising with Stakeholders and Care managers to build programs of work
  • Delivery of stock condition surveys to develop a better understanding of the needs for our general stock and care environments.
  • Procuring work through compliant frameworks
  • To work closely with the in-house Building Services Team to deliver programs of work
  • Monitoring and reporting on budgets
  • Working with the team to ensure compliance in all areas of work.

We want to make sure that everyone, including our residents and staff, are kept safe and have extensive safety and infection control measures in place, throughout our working environments.

Additionally, it is legislation from 11 November 2021, that everyone who works in a residential or nursing care home or needs to enter a residential care setting to carry out their role, must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Consequently, ensuring this requirement is met forms part of our recruitment and selection process, where applicable.

About you

You will possess a recognised qualification or have relevant experience in a building related subject and have superb communication skills that enable you to build and maintain positive working relationships across a diverse range of residents, contractors and colleagues.

A working knowledge of associated health and safety alongside statutory compliance requirements is essential as is an understanding of multi-skilled trades’ compliance.

If you have worked previously with asset management software, then so much the better though this is not essential.

If you are an experienced Project Surveyor and have the skills to deliver projects in a timely manner and within budget, we would welcome your application and input into our services.

Please note that this role requires a DBS application.

About us

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East. JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive change in the UK in line with our vision of a prosperous and poverty free UK.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 6 February 2022

Interviews will be held on Monday 21 February 2022

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At JRF/JRHT we believe in giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sex, sexual orientation, trans status or social economic background. We positively encourage applications from people with experience of living in poverty.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. This means that we are committed to the recruitment, progression and retention of disabled individuals. We shall also offer interviews to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. If you have a disability, please tell us if you would like to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Find Us
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom
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