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FIXED TERM (12 Months): 37 Hours per week
SALARY: £36,648 - £39,186 (Pay award pending)
LOCATION: Tiverton

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Corporate Property & Commercial Assets team, delivering a wide range of tasks across our corporate and commercial property portfolio. We are looking for a Building Surveyor who is RICS qualified with a wealth of knowledge in the delivery of property related condition surveys across our estate.

As an experienced Building Surveyor, you will:

  • Successfully contribute to improvements in the standards of the Councils corporate estate, completing condition surveys, for the Council/Commercial Tenants and stakeholders across the corporate portfolio, and will promote the Councils aims and objectives in the provision of a professional service.
  • Deliver surveys that meet the appropriate industry standard which will support lifecycle budgets and maintenance programmes across our Commercial & Corporate assets, and identify options to decarbonise our estate and make it more energy efficient.
  • Maintaining customers service levels and satisfaction.

You will have proven experience in the completion of and delivery of compliant condition surveys which encompasses building fabric, plant assets, and external car parks/pathways and advises on climate related improvements to our current building stock.   Supporting the budgetary and climate process, working with skilled colleagues in these areas to be able to plan for compliance and the future.

You will also assist skilled colleagues and contractors in their duties as necessary.    You will need to be friendly and cooperative with colleagues in a small team for our customers from within the Council and members of the general public.

You will need to be able to travel across the whole district.  You will need a suitable driving license.

At Mid Devon District Council our benefits include:

  • Competitive rate of pay
  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • A flexible benefits scheme
  • Discounted leisure memberships
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent training and development opportunities

You will have good communication skills, planning ability, organisation skills, and be a creative thinker and have the ability to build positive working relationships within the organisation with colleagues at all levels.

To find out more information about Mid Devon District Council please visit:

To find out more

Please review the enclosed job description for further details about the role, for any questions or for an informal conversation regarding the position of Building Surveyor please contact Keith Ashton, Operations Manager, Corporate Property and Commercial Assets on 01884 234281.

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - HP29 - Building Surveyor 

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

Unfortunately we are unable to sponsor skilled worker visas at this time. For more information on pre-employment checks, please review the documents found here.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to Alternatively, print and send by post to:

Human Resources
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 6PP

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers:

CLOSING DATE: 30 May 2024 at 1:00pm

MDDC reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.  We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We're committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Thank you for showing an interest in this vacancy and we wish you every success with your on-going job search.

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