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Maintenance Disrepair Surveyor - WD17 1LA



Job Type



Property & Construction


WD17 1LA

The vacancy

At Watford Community Housing, we provide vital services that help people to live better lives. We’re looking for an experienced Disrepair Surveyor to lead on complex disrepair cases and ensure the effective financial and legal representation is followed and actioned.

What’s the role?

As part of our Operations team, you will use your technical skills to help us ensure that potential disrepair claims are dealt with promptly and professionally. You will deliver high-quality housing services and provide technical advice and support to the organisation to ensure good customer service is provided.

The right candidate will have the ability to carry out appropriate property inspections, produce detailed specifications of work itemised from the NHF schedule of rates or using composite values, and prepare estimates, plans, sketches, drawings and photos as necessary. You will need good communication skills to negotiate with tenants and their representatives’ regarding works, while accurately collecting, reporting, and recording information.

What are we looking for?

You'll have significant knowledge of building construction, building standards, planning regulations, regulatory standards, leasehold legislation, and other legislations relevant to asset management, along with a detailed knowledge of construction contracts and their effective administration. You'll also have a commercial understanding of value for money drivers in construction and will ensure compliance with Health & Safety policy and legislation ensuring all personal risk assessments are completed and reviewed, and that relevant action is taken to mitigate risk. 

You will be customer-focused, with the ability to interact empathetically with a wide variety of people. You’ll have an excellent grasp of the current building regulations and relevant legislation with an understanding of how supervise works on site to ensure compliance is followed. You will have a background in similar roles previously, and knowledge of the housing or construction sectors would be a distinct advantage.


  • HND / HNC in Construction or Property Management or relevant experience
  • Experience of contract management NHF 7.2
  • Experience of working in an asset management and/or maintenance field
  • Experience in managing both internal and external contractors and suppliers
  • You will need to hold a UK driving licence with access to a suitable vehicle and insurance cover for business use.
  • You will need to maintain a satisfactory basic level DBS check.


  • BSc (Hons) in Construction or Property Management
  • Member of a relevant body such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or the Chartered Institute of Building
  • Knowledge of the housing sector
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel

What can we offer you?

We know that people are our most valuable assets, so we offer a range of benefits including 28 days’ annual leave, an employer pension contribution of up to 11%, development opportunities and access to a comprehensive employee rewards scheme.

How to apply

If this sounds like your next role, click ‘apply now’, tell us why you've got what it takes and send us a copy of your current CV.

The closing date is Friday 8th July, (but please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a large response).

About us

We are a housing association with homes across South-West Hertfordshire. We aim to make a real difference by delivering better homes and supporting our communities, because we know that good homes give people the chance to lead more fulfilling lives.

We own and manage more than 6,800 homes and associated assets in South-West Hertfordshire. Our business is evolving rapidly as we find new ways to deliver great homes, improved services and much-needed new homes. We also have a one-star accreditation from Best Companies, putting us in the top 25 housing associations to work for.

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