Maintenance Surveyor

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Church House, 211 New Church Road, Hove, East Sussex
Employee
£35,000

We wish to appoint a skilled Maintenance Surveyor to be responsible for the day-to-day management and maintenance of the Diocesan residential property portfolio.

The successful candidate will join a small team working collaboratively to maintain and manage parsonage houses within agreed guidelines. A key duty will be to diagnose property defects in a systematic manner, analysing remedial measures and implementing effective solutions all within the parameters of the budget.

The post holder will assist the Senior Maintenance Surveyor in managing the quinquennial program as well as repairs, and improvement/replacement contracts. They will take responsibility for the five yearly periodic electrical testing regime and supervise the management of contracts for mechanical and electrical contracts.

The position involves finding creating solutions to vacant property issues and the ability to consult, liaise with and support the clergy in their work in parishes through the imaginative use of property.

The successful candidate will have a degree or other similar qualification in building, property, or land management. They must have experience of property administration, a thorough technical knowledge of buildings and practical experience of IT systems. Good customer care skills are essential for this post.

  • To contribute strongly to the collaborative working of the Property team
  • To manage within agreed guidelines the maintenance of parsonage houses and other diocesan property
  • To diagnose property defects in a systematic manner, analyse alternative remedial measures, and implement the most effective solution within the parameters of the budgets
  • To be active in the creative solving of vacant property issues
  • To assist the Senior Maintenance Surveyor in managing the quinquennial, repairs and improvement / replacement contracts
  • To take responsibility for the five yearly periodic electrical testing regime. Producing the testing programme each year, and delegating work to other members of staff as appropriate.
  • To supervise the management of contracts for mechanical and electrical services and servicing contracts in an efficient manner
  • To consult, liaise with and support the clergy in their work in the parishes through the imaginative use of property
  • To liaise with other departments in relation to changes in the use of land and buildings
  • To understand and work within the organisational environment of the Church of England, applying codes of practice etc where appropriate
  • To undertake any other tasks as requested by the Senior Maintenance Surveyor

Qualifications, experience, skills and qualities required

Essential

  • Experience of property administration
  • Thorough technical knowledge of buildings
  • A degree or other similar qualification in building, property or land management is essential
  • Must be able to demonstrate good customer care skills
  • Must be able to work on own initiative
  • Practical experience in the use of word processing, spreadsheet and database applications is essential. Microsoft Word and Excel etc. in particular. Grosvenor Systems Propman version X3 will be used for all property records.

Desired

  • Knowledge of the testing of services and the management of servicing contracts would be an advantage

The Diocese of Chichester is one of the 42 dioceses which make up the Church of England: we are the Church of England in East & West Sussex. The Diocesan Office at Church House, Hove, serves the people of the Diocese: those in more than 360 parishes and more than 150 church schools and the wider community as a whole. Our vision is to help people within the Diocese to know, love and follow Jesus.

The role is based in Hove and we offer additional benefits such as free parking, a range of staff development activities and the Diocesan Pension Scheme with 15.1% employer contribution.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Scott Ralph, Property Director at the Diocese of Chichester. Telephone 01273 425 683 or email property@chichester.anglican.org