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The Surveying currently consists of 3 Surveyors, 1 Surveyor and 1 Junior Area Surveyor. The team are close nit who have regular communication with one another, but individuals are also left to manage and deliver their own workload. The Compliance team consists of 10 members ranging from M&E manager, engineers, technicians, lift engineer and Asbestos management team. On certain projects you will be working closely with these members in delivering building and M&E elements.Our Values
It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
Our Values are:
What is the job role?
We are looking for an experienced Area Surveyor to join our successful Compliance and Surveying team. The role covers a broad spectrum of responsibilities involving balancing planned and reactive maintenance, along with minor project and condition survey work.
This is a 2 year fixed term contract.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).Who are we looking for?
Your experience should include tendering term contracts which provide many aspects of the services we deliver to manage small to medium projects. You will be providing customers with a professional and effective advisory service, therefore strong interpersonal skills and experience dealing with client facing projects are required. In your role you will be managing, monitoring and controlling your own projects, acting as a client representative.
To apply for this role, you will need to have an appropriate degree or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience in construction/ building management and tender specifications; with a minimum of HND. You must possess a current full UK driving licence and have access to your own vehicle daily.
Other skills, knowledge and experience which you will be asked to demonstrate include:
- Project management skills to ensure successful outcomes of projects
- Able to carry out work of complex nature with minimum supervision and to identify and implement effective solutions to problems using own initiative.
- To lead, motivate and effectively manage a multi-disciplinary professional and technical team with regard to term contractors
- Demonstrate well developed inter-personal skills to engage with customers, develop and maintain sound, long-term working relationships.
- Able to review, develop and improve existing working procedures to achieve high quality standards and provision of services to meet customer needs.
When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, when writing your personal statement please include examples of the above.
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Interview date(s): w/c 1st November 2021Introduction to Coventry City Council
Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
- Pay progression through multiple increments
- Outstanding local government pension scheme
- Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
- Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
- Vibrant employee networks