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Apprentice Surveying Technician

  • Portsmouth City Council
  • Southsea, Portsmouth
  • £24362 per annum

We are looking for a Surveying Technician to join our Building Maintenance team to undertake essential tasks relating to compliance and property data collection. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate who is considering embarking on a career in building surveying at an entry level, or someone that is contemplating a career change. There may be further opportunities to develop your career with Portsmouth City Council following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    250186
  • Wages
    £24,362 p/a
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    20/05/2024
  • Start Date
    02/09/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    27 months

  • Location
    Southsea
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Automotive
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Surveying technician (ST0332)
  • Employer
    Portsmouth City Council

Description

Based at one of our area housing offices and reporting directly to a Senior Building Surveyor, you will be working as part of a team of apprentices and experienced Building Surveyors. You will assist the team to manage our assets by undertaking a range of property surveys and essential compliance tasks. These will include:

  • Energy Performance Certificates
  • Vacant property surveys
  • Stock condition & data surveys
  • General compliance surveys
  • Repair quality surveys

You will be supporting our Building Surveyors who carry out a wide range of repairs surveys across our varied asset portfolio of over 17,000 council owned or leasehold properties in Portsmouth and Havant, together with corporate operational, commercial and community assets. You will be supporting the team to maintain and improve our properties while ensuring the right repairs are carried out at the right time.

You will undertake stock condition surveys followed by timely updates to the stock database. Your input will help to ensure that we have up to date, accurate information for our properties to enable us to run precise measures and identify areas needing improvement.

As a Surveying Technician, you will also be responsible for ensuring our homes have compliant and up to date energy performance certificates to ensure that our potential customers have all the information they need to make an informed choice about the energy efficiency of a building before committing to signing a lease agreement.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Learning Skills Partnership on 01482338840 (Ref ID: 250186)

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Candidates must be resilient, enthusiastic, good communicators, have excellent attention to detail and be keen to develop their building surveying knowledge and skills.


  • Have excellent communication skills, including.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with customers to arrange appointments and site visits
  • Speaking to customers and stakeholders face to face while summarising the purpose of your visit.
  • Being assertive while dealing professionally with colleagues, service users, third parties and contractors.
  • You will need to have 5 GCSE Grade A-C or higher including Maths and English.
  • You will need a full driving licence and use of a car as the role will cover all the PCC housing areas. You will be required to carry equipment to undertake surveys and provide proof of vehicle insurance that covers business usage.

We will support you by providing opportunities to undertake additional training, develop your current abilities to enable you to effectively carry out accurate surveys. Our Senior Building Surveyors will provide guidance and advice at all stages while you work alongside our existing apprentice team.

You will have opportunities within the team to gain building surveying experience whilst studying part time towards a level 3 Diploma in Surveying and following a successful end point assessment you will become an associate member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (AssocRICS).

  • Have an ambition to work in the built environment and have a strong desire to work toward becoming a Building Surveyor.
  • Can work independently, are well organised and able to prioritise and manage multiple demands as appropriate.
  • Have an interest in buildings and demonstrate some knowledge or experience that can be related the service we provide.
  • Be organised, methodical and have an eye for detail when undertaking detailed surveys. Have the ability to prioritise work tasks as appropriate.
  • Able to work as part of a team to ensure a smooth delivery of the service and be flexible in being able to adapt to the needs of the team.
  • Have a positive attitude towards work, be resilient, embrace change and actively work with your colleagues to improve the service offered to customers.
  • Be able to use information to problem solve, risk assess, ensuring customers and colleagues health and safety.
  • You will be inspecting a variety of buildings with different access arrangements and will need to physically fit.
As well as competitive pay you will receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme and a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staff's development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement with continual personal development, we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have childcare benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

We really appreciate our employees and fully realise they are essential to our success and look to offer an inclusive, supportive working environment where employees can reach their potentials with a healthy work life balance, offering the following rewards:

  • A generous pension scheme
  • 26 days annual leave per year + bank holidays
  • Flexible / hybrid working
  • A range of retail discounts via our reward portal offering discounts at retailers including IKEA, Currys, Tesco
  • Free Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and wellbeing support
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities including apprenticeships
  • Potential to purchase additional annual leave
  • Business travel support and initiatives, including bike loans
We are a disability confident employer - committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible and welcome applications from all areas of society. 

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