Job Description

Job context

  • The Council’s Property Service is facing a number of changes arising from the recent adoption of a new Property Strategy including, specifically, new arrangements for the delivery of construction projects and the management of maintenance activity. This post will play an important role in the development of new arrangements for the management of the maintenance function.
  • The postholder’s key responsibilities will be in respect of the oversight of maintenance services to the Council’s own portfolio, including schools via the traded service, and to partner organisations
  • The post will require that links are established and maintained with a range of stakeholders, including colleagues within the Property Service, Service Directorates, Schools, Partner Organisations, the Council’s Consultants and Contractors.
  • The Post will be responsible to the Property Maintenance Officer
  • The post will be based at an agreed location in the County although travel will be required to be undertaken around the County.
  • The post will either cover Building Surveying or Mechanical and Electrical Surveying.

Job purpose

Contribute to the maintenance of the Council’s property portfolio.

Operational Management:

  • To be responsible to the Property Maintenance Officer for the co-ordination and delivery surveying, and maintenance services to a defined number of establishments
  • Surveying establishments to record condition and other issues
  • Liaise with establishments / colleagues / contractors to diagnose issues and specify works as required
  • To monitor works undertaken by contractors, including through post completion monitoring of repair work, and to take action as required / directed
  • To undertake a programme of annual meetings to establishments / schools to review property / condition / risk issues and to provide professional advice as appropriate
  • To contribute towards the development of programmes of planned maintenance and compliance works through an awareness of priority issues
  • To visit schools to review project proposals and to offer professional advice
  • To manage / deliver individual planned maintenance projects as directed
  • Supervision of the commissioning and delivery of responsive and preventative maintenance, including liaison with the Health and Safety Risk Management Unit regarding CDM.

Resource management:

  • Budget responsibility for programmes or individual projects undertaken


  • Consultant / contractor contact acting as client for both programmes and individual programmes as identified.

Strategic management:

  • To contribute, as required, to improving practice to increase efficiency and value for money
  • To contribute, as required, to a range of issues within the Property Service, including contractor management / procurement


  • Represent the Directorate at Working Groups as requested
  • Assess the property implications of project proposals that are made by schools
  • Represent the Council at meetings with Schools, partner organisations or other clients as required
  • Represent the Council at meetings with consultants and / or contractors as required

Systems and information:

  • Required to work with a number of systems including the Asset Management System (Concerto), financial systems and Traded Services


  • To work with colleagues and others to maintain the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults as appropriate within the working environment.

What’s on offer?

  • Excellent competitive pay rate, paid weekly.
  • Excellent management structure with experienced leaders
  • Opportunities to work remotely
  • A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • Previous experience within the same or similar role.
  • Along with your 'Right to Work' documents we will need 2-3 references from previous employers.
  • Relevant qualifications/certificates.
  • Enhanced DBS

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area