Surveying Manager (General Fund)

Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers
Salary and Grade G11: £58,453 to £60,481 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
15 Feb 2021
05 Mar 2021
Job Function
Surveyor - Management
Contract Type
Full Time

Surveying Manager (General Fund)

Service Area / Directorate: Housing Services

The role

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced building professional to lead on the planned and cyclical maintenance works to our commercial property portfolio owned by Oxford City Council.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable experience in a senior leadership position and be a qualified building professional with a track record in the industry for managing change, driving improvement and setting asset management strategies as well as having programme, project and contract management experience.

The Property Services Team provides professional resources in the form of surveyors, project managers and engineers to support the day to day building maintenance activities of the Council as well as either project managing or providing technical advice and assistance on capital projects.

The team also heads up the main client function to Oxford Direct Services our main supplier of maintenance and construction works.

Reporting to the Property Service Manager as well as managing a team of technical staff, the post holder will be responsible for assisting in the development and delivery of Asset Strategy and deliver of projects from the Stock Condition Survey currently underway as well as contributing to the council meeting decarbonisation target by 2040 for our substantial portfolio of general fund properties. They will responsibility for developing investment program for commercial asset going forward and generally support the Property Service Manager with construction and property related matters.

About us

Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.

With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).

For further information and how to apply online, please visit

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history. Coronavirus information: It is intended to conduct interviews via a video conferencing platform such as Zoom or Jitsi; please contact us if this is not an option for you. For most roles the successful applicant will be expected to work from home for the immediate future. They should ensure that they have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.

Closing Date: 05 March 2021

Interview Date(s): 18 March 2021/ 19 March 2021

Late applications will not be processed

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Nick Brown on 01865 335713 or email

We are an equal opportunity employer:

We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.

Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency

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