Building Surveyor

Croydon (City/Town), London (Greater)
£35,000 - £40,000 depending on skills
06 Nov 2018
20 Nov 2018
Contract Type

Building Surveyor

Central Croydon

£35,000 - £40,000 depending on skills

Interim - Until March 2019

We are looking for a Building Surveyor to join us on an interim basis to work within a small but busy Estates Department at the Whitgift Foundation.

The role includes carrying out building inspections and fault analysis, preparation of CAD drawings, preparing schedules and specifications and contract administration. 

Founded in 1596 by Archbishop John Whitgift, The Whitgift Foundation has a charitable commitment to provide education for the young and care for the elderly in the London Borough of Croydon. Today, over 400 years later, that commitment continues to grow and the Foundation now runs three outstanding independent schools educating over 3,000 pupils, supported by one of the largest bursary schemes in the country; cares for 100 elderly residents in three care homes; and offers invaluable and impartial information, support and training to an estimated 34,000 carers in Croydon through a Carers’ Information Service.

The Estates Department manages the operational portfolio of the Foundation which includes our Grade 1 listed Almshouses, care homes, offices and residential premises as well as supporting the on-going management and further development of the schools' portfolio. Reporting to the Head of Estates, the Building Surveyor will undertake condition surveys, analyse defects, contribute to the development of the Foundation’s PPM schedule, manage external contractors and oversee projects and works including those carried out by our in-house maintenance team.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified Building Surveyor or other qualified building professional, with the ability to write clear reports and deliver technical advice on repairs and small projects. You will also be proactive and committed and have the ability to work as part of a small but dedicated team. Previous experience of working with historical buildings would be an advantage.

The post is available now until  March 2019. Part time/flexible hours would be considered.
For further information about the vacancy, please contact Suzanne Spooner, Head of Estates, on 020 8256 1593.
To apply, please click on the Apply button above.
Closing date for applications: 20th November 2018