Stock Condition Surveyor
Salary: £40,000 Per Annum
Planned start date: ASAP
Orbit is a fantastic business and one that’s really going places.
Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home.
Over 50 years later, we’re one of the leading housing providers in the UK. Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown. But one thing that has never changed. Our belief in people and what they can achieve.
Your role at Orbit.
At Orbit, we believe people deserve high-quality, affordable homes that they love to live in – whether they’re buying or renting. In the Strategic Asset Management team, our data driven analytics and innovative thinking help us discover how, where, and when our investment strategy can deliver on this vision for hundreds of thousands of customers across the UK.
Orbit is currently recruiting a Stock Condition Surveyor in the East of England.
The Stock Condition Surveyor will help to drive performance across our property portfolio, and to ensure the integrity and reliability of our data is maintained for us to meet the compliance requirements around stock condition and asset management. You will undertake surveys, relating to the condition of housing stock, that will inform strategic investment decisions, in addition to determining the age and lifetime of key building components to help us build long term planned programmes of work.
- Manage Stock Condition Surveys by assessing the condition and life expectancy of the attributes based on a conditional maintenance approach
- Carry out dynamic Housing Health and Safety Rating System assessments
- Liaise with the Repairs and Property Management teams to report any repairs
- Carry out EPC Surveys to ensure that we are able to meet our target of EPC band C by 2030.
- Advise the Carbon and Operations teams following a site survey
- Undertake additional training and development around PAS2035, RdSAP and other relevant development
- Work to ensure that we meet our statutory requirements such as Decent Homes or HHSRS
- Utilise your condition surveys and knowledge to inform strategic investment decisions
The role will require travel across Orbit’s key geographies and expenses will be covered in line with Orbit’s expenses policy.
What will help you make a difference.
- Educated to HNC, NVQ3 or higher in a property related subject or a relevant professional qualification
- Relevant industry experience performing stock condition surveys, attributes and lifecycles
- Knowledge of environmental and property legislation
- PAS2035 knowledge (ideally qualified)
- Experience of delivering EPC surveys and be DEA assessor qualified. Training can be provided.
We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of background, age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, religious belief, faith or disability. As part of our Armed Forces Covenant commitment, we welcome ex-services professionals to consider career opportunities at Orbit.
Rewarding your contribution.
For those who want or need more of a work life balance our view is that this role is suitable for WorkSmart. This means we would consider a more flexible working arrangement, where your hours and work location are managed according to business, customer and personal needs. Agile working arrangements will be discussed during the interview process.
Some of our core benefits include:
- £4,200 car allowance
- Group bonus potential up to 15% of salary
- 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the “Orbit day”
- Private medical insurance
- Excellent contributory pension scheme
- Life assurance
- A great pick and mix of flexible benefits including the option to buy and sell holiday and much more
Our culture and purpose.
We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference. We are proud to be a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, this demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.
We support our colleagues to be at their best through our wellbeing programme #ThisIsMe, our corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, our innovative approaches to making the world and our homes a greener place and our leading reward and recognition package. Because of this our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.
At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently.
Each year we build many new affordable homes and manage a total portfolio of around 45,000 properties. Over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and thrive. We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.
Work for Orbit. Believe in people.
We have so much more that we’d like to share with you so please submit your CV demonstrating the value you could bring to Orbit.
We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check.
How to apply
Please apply via the link below
Application deadline: 15/09/2023
More about Orbit Group
Orbit was established in 1967 by two people on a park bench, contemplating how to tackle homelessness. Five decades on, we are one of the largest builders of affordable homes, placing customers and communities at the heart of what we do. Today, over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our aim is to ensure the homes we provide and the places we create are good quality, affordable and safe. We also play an active part in the neighbourhoods where we work, supporting local economies and social activity within communities.