Building Surveying Team Leader

5 days left

Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent
£37,335 to £44,124 pa
20 Jul 2021
02 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Building Surveying Team Leader

Our Organisation-

Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 106,000 people and 4,000 businesses.

The Borough of Gravesham, situated in the north west corner of Kent, covers 25,000 acres of the most varied countryside in south east England.

Bordered by the River Thames to the north, it is at the heart of Thames Gateway and has a significant role to play in the regeneration of a major government growth area.

Gravesham Borough Council is committed to delivering to the community and working with us means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement our community needs and deserves.

The role As well as having a key role in the above, the Property Department is responsible for managing the Council’s diverse and substantial public buildings and commercial property portfolio and are seeking a qualified Building Surveyor to join the small team.  The Building Surveying Team Leader will enjoy a varied workload which will include all aspects of routine building maintenance as well as larger repair and refurbishment projects.

The post involves travel across the Borough for which an essential car user allowance is payable (included in above package).

Main responsibilities Overseeing the workload of and line management of the Civic Building Surveying Team, including 1-2-1 meetings and appraisals.  Ensuring the maintenance and refurbishment of the Civic building portfolio is undertaken.

Undertake a range of specialist tasks including:

Inspection and assessment of buildings, preparation technical reports, specifications and tendering of works.

Management of contractors and on site Health and Safety

Budget monitoring and management

Essential qualifications/experience- HNC/HND in Building Studies, Building Surveying or a relevant building construction related subject or an equivalent / higher qualification. A minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in a similar role.  Experience of managing a team of technical staff and a good knowledge of construction / maintenance related legislation, defect diagnosis, a proven track record of managing contractors and building contracts, as well as excellent communication and negotiating skills.  The post holder must also be able to prepare clear concise technical reports and specifications, demonstrate the ability to schedule workloads and work to deadlines for both personal tasks and those of the wider team.  A full valid driving licence.

Desirable qualifications/experience- Local Authority experience; use of CAD and property management database; experience of electronic tendering processes and procurement via framework agreements.

In return we offer you:

Holiday entitlement

A generous holiday entitlement, plus paid bank holidays.


In-house and external training including non-qualification, Continued Personal Development (CPD), NVQ and other qualification training.

Employee Assistance Programme

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a free and confidential support service, offering you unlimited access to advice and information as well as coaching and counselling where appropriate. 

Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the service is there to help you manage all of life's events and support you through the challenges. Their expert advisers are there to help,

whenever you need them. Support on the telephone, online and face to face.


A very secure pension scheme which both you and we pay into. More information can be found on the Local Government Pension Scheme website.

Occupational health

An on-site Occupational Health Advisor. We have an occupational health service provided by East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. The service is delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in occupational medicine and deal with the relationship between your work and your health. Occupational Health also works with us to resolve any issues in the workplace and also to ensure that well-being at work is maintained.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Stuart Crowley on 07500 120077

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Gravesham Borough Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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