Senior Building Surveyor

Posted on 4 November 2021
  • Directorate BHCC: Economy Environment & Culture
  • Salary £40,876 - £43,857
  • Contract Fixed Term
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed


Hove Town Hall

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    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

Have recent world events lead you to consider making changes in order to achieve a better work/life balance? Then please read on…

No two days are the same with Brighton & Hove City Council’s Building Surveying team. If you want diversity in your surveying work and are looking to further develop your existing skills then we have fantastic opportunities for you to contribute to the unique City of Brighton & Hove.

There are so many great reasons to work in Brighton & Hove: reduce your carbon footprint, reduce time spent commuting and get a genuine work / life balance. Our team members enjoy the benefits of flexible working, enabling them to fit work around caring for loved ones, nursery/school drop-off & collection times, personal matters and fitness/hobbies. For more information about the Council’s flexible working policy and core working hours, please see our website:

From rectifying defects to full refurbishment and long-term programmes of planned maintenance work; the surveying team look after a variety of buildings. You will get the chance to work on school buildings, social care premises, the Council’s civic and operational stock and the City’s vast array of historic structures. This post is a chance for you to contribute to our City in a positive and meaningful way.

Fixed term: Cover for substantive postholder on maternity leave

Interview date: To be confirmed


About the role

We need a team player who has good leadership and person management skills, is strong on Health and Safety, confident on AutoCAD, have monitoring contractor and performance on site skills, a flexible approach, good communication skills with the ability to work under pressure in our trusted, busy team of professionals.

You will have relevant experience working as a Building Surveyor, preferably in a Senior role with good leadership and management skills and be qualified MRICS/MCIOB.

You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of Client teams across the City to support service provision, corporate objectives and ensure the best use of our assets. We remain sustainably independent as we generate fees through the works we manage. Always busy, we continue to secure further programmes of work and need to fill this post with the right person.

A message to you from one of the team ‘Having worked for BHCC for just over three years now, there is one thing that has struck me – the variety of work. From the Brighton Centre to schools, the seafront and historic clocktowers, I have carried out repairs, maintained and restored such a varying degree of construction types. No project ever feels daunting as there is a wealth of experience in our team, that I know I can rely upon for support and advice whenever needed.’

Avoid the daily commute and work within the City of Brighton & Hove.

You will enjoy a package of benefits including:

•           a healthy work life balance with flexible working hours

•           reimbursement of professional fees (RICS or CIOB)

•           an attractive pension scheme

•           generous annual leave

•           additional staff benefits

If you would like to find out more please e-mail the best number to call you back on to the Building Surveying & Maintenance Manager 

Application process

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance ( and Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.


Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Company information

Please note this role is subject to a Standard DBS Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.


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