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Building surveyors – Housing Disrepair, Mould & Compliance and General Housing

Job Introduction

We are looking for 3 building surveyors to join our Housing Maintenance & Investment Team to help look after our 11000+ homes across Milton Keynes. 1 role will lead on disrepair cases, 1 on mould and compliance, the other on our wider repairs work. You will be working with our maintenance contractor and other MKCC teams to ensure our homes are safe and maintained to our standards and specifications.

Ideally, you will have worked on housing stock before and enjoy taking decisions at pace which deliver the most appropriate outcome for residents and our homes.

Main Responsibility

  • You will be visiting properties to spot and specify works needed, checking work is done to standard and communicating with residents throughout.
  • A breadth of experience relevant to the building surveyor role you are applying for, along with a positive proactive approach is sought.
  • You will be responsible for setting and following processes and updating on works done or issues found.
  • Providing technical reports to inform on options, along with reviewing volumes of reports or data to help inform decisions will be part of the role. 

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for:

  • You will enjoy making pragmatic decisions at pace and with transparency
  • Building surveying degree and compliance qualifications
  • Proven working knowledge of the regulations relating to housing management
  • Proactive approach in working across teams to fix issues when they arise
  • Able to interpret data to inform decisions

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes City Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 18.8%.
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years. (From April 2023 this will increase to 28, and 32 days after 5 years)
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme.
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Health Cashplan.
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • Blue Light Card - Employees working within Social Care can qualify for a range of discounts from national retailers to local businesses in a wide range of categories including holidays, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones and much more!
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles).
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs).
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements.
  • Childcare Subsidy.

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes City Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.

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