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Building Surveyor - Retrofit

Vacancy Salary £46,000 per annum
Vacancy Location Hybrid - Midlands / East of England with travel across our geography as required
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This is a Temporary, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Do you have the knowledge and experience of working with a wide range of properties and a passion for sustainability.  If you can help make our assets sustainable, meet climate change and performance measures then this could be the role for you. 

Offered on a 2-year fixed term contract (36.25hrs per week) you will work as part of a newly created team to deliver the ambitious and exciting SHDF project, in the Asset Investment Directorate.  In this role you will be responsible for reviewing our properties as part of the programme, where we have successfully been awarded grant funding, ensuring works are carried out and completed to necessary set standards under PAS 2030 and 2035. This is a hybrid role, whereby you will work from home, one of our offices (Boston, Rushden or Walsall) and may travel for meetings or training across our geography (Midlands, East of England). 

You will work across the complete project, from feasibility to completion and beyond, challenging schedules of work, helping our properties reach EPC C band. You will need to have a clear vision on delivering exceptional customer service. You will be directly supporting improvement of our properties with a focus on cavity wall insulations, heating improvements through to external wall insulations. 

Responsibilities will include the project and contract management of the appointed contractor, undertaking building and condition surveys of existing stock for planned maintenance/options appraisal purpose and the refurbishment and planned maintenance projects identified, whilst acting as ‘Ambassador’ for the organisation to build and maintaining excellent relationships with our partner organisations. 

The provision of regular site inspection reports and the cross checking of these will also form part of your role as will ensuring the contract and professional teams are fully aware of the hand over procedure. 

Your CV will ideally demonstrate a successful career within the social housing industry, and you will ideally be a member of RICS. We will also consider applicants from the wider property industry who can bring experience/ transferable skills of general repairs and planned programme contract management or building surveying. 

To be successful in this role you will be able to bring a working knowledge of affordable housing stock, TCP contracts and NHF7 schedules as well as HCA requirements being able to take pathological approach to surveying. This role will require a highly organised individual who is driven by delivering positive outcomes to both properties and customers alike.   

If you are ready to make a difference, please apply today. 

What you receive from us 

  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays 

  • Pension Scheme 

  • Life Cover (as part of pension scheme membership) 

  • Health Care Cash Plan 

  • Free Eye Tests 

  • Investment in your personal development through our extensive learning and development opportunities. 

  • Family friendly, carers leave plus other paid leave 

  • Employee Assistance programme 

  • Wellbeing Support 

  • Free flu vaccinations 

  • Carers Networking Group a platform to support Unpaid Carers 

How to apply 

Please click apply now to submit your CV today. In the event of high applicant volumes we reserve the right to close this advert and CV submission window early. 

We do not require recruitment agency support at this time - all speculative CV’s will be treated as a direct application. 

Vetting Requirements 

The important things - We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to live and work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will need to verify eligibility to work in the UK at interview. If you are the successful candidate, original proof must then be provided before your first day. 

Naturally working with our customers, we need to complete pre-employment checks before you join us. This role is conditional upon receipt of two satisfactory references (one from your current employer). We also need you to tell us what you have been up to over the past 5 years as a minimum in terms of employment history. This could include carer duties, travel, seeking work, education, employment, training, or volunteering. 

Equal Opportunities 

As an equal opportunities’ employer, Longhurst Group is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. 

We pride ourselves on looking after our colleagues and as part of our commitment we are an Employer for Carers and would welcome your application if you have additional unpaid caring responsibilities. 

We aspire to have a greater diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Longhurst Group. 


Longhurst Group is one of the leading housing groups in the Midlands and East of England, providing more than 24,000 homes and a wide range of care and support services. 

With a team of 1,300 colleagues guided by our shared values, our vision is to improve the lives of our customers and our colleagues and to enhance the communities we serve. We do this by focusing on two clear themes of work: Health and wellbeing and economic resilience. To see how we’ll achieve this through our Improving Lives strategy, please watch the video below.


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