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Housing Surveyor - Disrepair

Job Introduction

We’re hiring a Housing Disrepair Surveyor to join our Housing Maintenance and Investment Team who look after more than 11,000 city council homes.

You’ll work closely with tenants, legal colleagues and contractors to process and resolve claims. This involves surveying properties, specifying works and following up to make sure work is done satisfactorily.

This role reports to the Assistant Director for Housing Maintenance, Investment and Corporate Health & Safety. You’ll be joining an established and efficient team who have developed positive ways of working.

Main Responsibility

  • Attendance to properties, preparation of schedules of works, recording of any other information so that claims can be reviewed and processed to resolution.
  • Working with the contractor to ensure schedules of works are costed and delivered to timeframes and standards.
  • Working with wider colleagues on any tenancy queries, such as vulnerabilities or safeguarding.​

The Ideal Candidate

  • You’ll hold a Building Surveying degree and membership of a professional body such as RICS, or be prepared to achieve full membership within an agreed time frame.
  • Demonstrable post-qualification experience of surveying in tenanted residential properties.
  • Proven working knowledge of regulations relating to residential housing, including fire safety and building regulations.
  • Self-motivated, you can work well under pressure and know how to prioritise and deliver complex work in a positive way.

Package Description

In addition to your salary, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Great holiday benefits - most roles include 28 days annual leave every year on top of public (bank) holidays, increasing to 32 days after five years.  In addition, there is a holiday purchase scheme allowing staff to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave each year.
  • Excellent pension – everyone who works for us can join the national Local Government Pension Scheme, widely regarded as one of the best available.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity support and a childcare subsidy.
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits programme that includes a health cash plan, a low-cost bike purchase scheme as well as high street discounts and money off entertainment and travel.
  • Blue Light Card - employees working within social care can qualify for an additional range of discounts from national retailers and local businesses.

Our roles are either designated ‘site based’ or ‘home based’. ‘Site based’ roles can include up to two days a week working from home whilst ‘home based’ roles are based at home four days a week.  Of course, managers designate which category roles are in based on the needs of the service and the circumstances.

About The Organisation

Milton Keynes City Council is a large, modern and financially stable employer with around 2,500 people working across our eight areas. Together we provide local residents and businesses with a wide range of important round-the-clock services and aim to make our city a better place to live.

We work hard because of the demands placed on us, like protecting children from harm or preventing homelessness. However, working for the city is always rewarding and everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference. 

We’re very proud of our diversity and are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Whatever your background, you will be welcome here if you share our values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative.

We offer great training and support and because of the size and scale of the organisation there are always new opportunities to explore when it’s time for a new role.

If you’d like to know more about how we do things and what matters to us, take a look at our short booklet What makes us Milton Keynes City Council.


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