Job vacancy – Building Surveyor – Property and Assets – REF: TGHC595

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under About us - find a job, About us - find a job - vacancies, News.

  • Job title: Building Surveyor
  • Service area: Property and Assets
  • Job ref: TGHC595
  • Grade: Grade J £33,136 – £36,153 per annum (SCP 37-40). 2 x 12 month fixed term posts – 37 hours per week. 
  • Applicable to: External vacancy
  • Closing date: Midnight on Sunday, 16 December 2018.

The Gateshead Housing Company does not accept CVs.

An opportunity has arisen in the Property and Assets Team for the role of two Building Surveyors on a 12 month fixed term contract.

The role of the Building Surveyor will be to carry out inspections (potentially working at height), investigations and surveys to diagnose and remedy building defects in relation to high rise fire safety.

You will be able to demonstrate and evidence a history of working with the public, and key stakeholders, utilising effective technical, negotiation and communication skills to adopt a problem solving approach and ensure that building assets are improved and refurbished to a high standard.

To be the successful applicant you will need to be educated to degree level in Building Surveying and have extensive on the job experience in your field, as well as hold CITB Site Safety Certificate or equivalent, a valid CSCS card and valid driving license. If you do not hold a valid CSCS card but you meet the requirements of the post the company will support you to achieve this.

For an informal discussion about the role please email Steve Cook, Service Manager, or call 0191 433 7250.

You should consider the job profile when applying, giving examples of how you meet the criteria.

What to do next?

  • Read the job profile needed for this role.
  • Consider the essential and desirable criteria for this role.
  • Ensure you meet all the essential criteria before applying.
  • Complete our online application ensuring you provide evidence within the body of your application that you meet the essential criteria, giving examples where appropriate.
  • Applicants who do not evidence that they meet the essential criteria will not be shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment process.
  • Complete the online confidential form
  • If you prefer you can download our printable application and confidential forms. You must complete both forms for your application to be considered.
  • Assessments will be by application, online assessment and interview for this vacancy.

Note: The online application and confidential forms are on our external website, in order to enable employees to complete the online forms away from work if they wish.

Applications are to be returned by email or post no later than midnight on Sunday, 16 December 2018 to:


Human Resources Team
The Gateshead Housing Company
Civic Centre
Regent Street

The Gateshead Housing Company does not accept CVs.

If you require any further advice email the Human Resources Team or call 0191 433 5333.

Why you will love working for us

We know that we can’t achieve our vision without the right team of people.

We expect our employees to work in partnership with colleagues, and to apply their skills effectively with commitment and enthusiasm. In return we do our best to make sure they are happy in their work by listening to their ideas and making them feel welcome.

Because we work in partnership with Gateshead Council, we can offer you all the benefits of working for a large organisation as well as the intimacy of working for a small, independent team.

You will be able to take advantage of:

  • Our Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Occupational health
  • Appropriate training courses
  • A work life balance policy
  • Flexitime scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement.

The Gateshead Housing Company is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from candidates of any age, disability, marital status, race or sex.