Diocese Building Surveyor

South London 50K - 55K Generous Pension and package Permanent

Job Reference: BBBH10005_1720603296

Position: Diocese Building Surveyor

Salary: £55,000 + 15% pension + benefits

Location: South London Hybrid

This is a unique opportunity for a Building Surveyor to work for a large Diocese within the Church of England working on mainly residential properties from South London to East Surrey. The role is to be responsible for the direct management of over 400 properties consisting of both historic and modern properties to help ensure regular upkeep and refreshments.
This role is key in providing technical surveying expertise to enable the diocese to effectively manage and maintain its portfolio.

The candidate will be part of the team responsible for providing an efficient and effective maintenance and management of all Diocesan Property. This will involve, undertaking all work to a high standard of presentation. This may include:

  • Managing the implementation of vacancy works for properties, ensuring that the properties are available for new clergy to carry out their mission and ministry in their parishes. This will involve working closely with Archdeacons, developing good working relationships, and delivering the stated standards of the property department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out site and structural inspections; analysing building defects; determining causes; reporting; and specifying and supervising appropriate action.
  • Preparing measured and construction drawings (plans, elevations, sections and large scale details) for maintenance, repair, and refurbishment purposes.
  • Writing schedules, specifications and obtaining tenders; assessing the ability of contractors and encouraging rising standards of performance; instructing contractors, supervising building works and authorising payment; preparing, when appropriate, costs in use analyses and detailed technical papers for committees.
  • Advising from time to time on the Law of Property and Planning; lodging Building Regulation and Planning applications and negotiating with Local Authorities to deliver consents.
  • Undertaking small scale land surveys to facilitate building design and establishing the position of boundaries.
  • Assisting in devising, developing and implementing strategic policies for the effective management of diocesan properties. This will include assisting with the modernisation of the departmental procedures and processes, for example the development of stock condition surveys for the whole estate, coordination and implementation of 10 year maintenance plans, and the implementation and population of a property management system.
  • Negotiating claims with loss adjustors, statutory authorities and exercising a client function with consultants.
  • Acting on behalf of the diocese and parishes in Party Wall Matters.
  • Inspection and preparation of quinquennial inspection surveys and building reinstatement valuations when required.
  • Contribute to the building and maintaining of excellent working relationships with the users of the property department, particularly clergy, and to work collaboratively with other senior mangers of the diocese.

Person specification:

  • RICS or MRICS with demonstrable experience
  • Able to work under pressure both in a team and individually
  • Have a good working knowledge of modern and traditional methos of building construction
  • Be versed in the law of property and planning
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Possess experience in cost controls
  • Full clean driving license

Please make your enquiries in the strictest confidence to Chris Kilkenny, by emailing c.kilkenny@capstone-recruitment.com or calling 07494368638

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