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Principal Building Surveyor (Fire Safety and Climate Change)

Warwick District Council
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
£50,512 - £52,572 per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Housing, Health and Communities

Principal Building Surveyor (Fire Safety and Climate Change)

£50,512 - £52,572 per annum

37 hours per week

Permanent Post

We’re excited to be recruiting to this opportunity for an experienced building surveyor who is looking to work with a broad range of professionals in an enthusiastic and forward-looking organisation. If you are passionate about housing and customers being at the heart of all we do, then we would love to hear from you.

Our portfolio includes an exciting mix of high and low rise blocks alongside traditional dwellings, predominantly rented units with some leaseholds offering you considerable scope to apply your talents.

You and your team will be responsible for the delivery of external contractor led fire safety improvement programmes across the stock in accordance with the organisations fire risk management strategy. You will also be responsible for the delivery of decarbonisation projects for our council owned housing stock.

Most of the projects that this post will be responsible for are complex and likely to be inter-dependant on other parallel work streams. Keeping these individual pieces of work on track and focussed will require programme management experience and skills.

It will often require co-ordination across multiple service areas, each with its own budgetary and service delivery issues. They will work with a range of partners to develop and deliver several projects including consultation and community liaison.

The post holder will need to successfully deploy their negotiating, motivating and persuading skills to ensure effective and timely delivery of tasks by others. Dealing with concurrent projects at varying stages of preparation, to research and justify projects, produce written reports or verbal presentations to officers, partners and Council Members.

We offer a great working environment with good training prospects. You must also have experience in Housing and experience of working with fire safety and fires safety improvement works.

The intention is for the postholder to work predominately from home however, regular attendance at our sites and offices will be expected at least weekly and in many cases much more regularly. Any costs for travel from home to the office will be met by the successful candidate.

If you have any questions or wish to have an informal discussion, please contact Caroline Russell by email or telephone on 01926 456411.

Closing date: 14th July 2024

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Warwick District, is at the heart of Shakespeare’s England and comprises the towns of Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick, Kenilworth and Whitnash.  The district boasts historic castles and buildings with regency architecture, vibrant town centres hosting a lively calendar of events, as well as beautiful parks and gardens.   We enjoy links to the M40, M42, M1 and M6, national rail connection and Birmingham International airport. It is one of the most prosperous regions in the country with low unemployment rates.

Here at Warwick District Council, our vision is to make Warwick District a great place to live, work and visit and we recognise that our employees are the key to achieving that. Working arrangements in most jobs are flexible; flexi-time, full or part time and job sharing is usually available.  You can expect generous holiday entitlements, a pension scheme and plenty of opportunities for training and personal development.  

We believe in recruiting the best person for the job, using fair and open selection, based on knowledge and experience, skills and behaviour.  We welcome applications from a diverse range of  candidates.

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Riverside House
Milverton Hill
Leamington Spa
CV32 5HZ
United Kingdom

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