Are you wanting to make a positive difference? We are seeking a motivated and experienced professional to make a significant and lasting contribution to the repair and improvement of the Church of England school buildings in Devon, with the works funded principally from a significant annual government capital allocation.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the professional Property Services Team as a Diocesan Surveyor for Education. As part of the team you will develop and maintain strong relationships with key personnel in church schools and academies and undertake a range of surveying, property management and architectural fee-earning services throughout Devon.
Strong technical knowledge and the ability to interact effectively with team members, school leaders and other consultants are essential skills to succeed in this challenging and rewarding role. You will be expected to further enhance the strong reputation of the Property Services Team through your design, specification and management of successful of building contracts across the portfolio of church schools and academies.
There is a competitive salary and benefits package on offer to the successful candidate.
The role, within the Property Services Team, works collaboratively with the Diocesan Board of Education to provide a surveying, property management and architectural service to primarily the VA church schools and church academies. Some degree of flexible working may be required on other properties in the diocese portfolio, which includes clergy housing and glebe land.
In conjunction with the Property Services Team:
Develop and maintain strong relationships with VA Church Schools and Church Academies.
Offer and undertake a range of surveying, architectural and project management fee-earning services to schools and Academies to deliver a wide range of projects each year from small repair schemes to major refurbishment and extension schemes.
Produce detailed inspection reports, feasibility and development plans.
Build up and communicate a thorough knowledge of all legislation, guidelines and grant funding affecting church schools.
Support and provide advice to governors, head teachers, and school building committees on property matters.
The role requires a high degree of proficiency across the domains of:
The role covers all work in the Diocese of Exeter and a considerable amount of travel is necessary. Occasional out of hours working is required for which time off in lieu may be claimed.
The Surveyor will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service in connection with this role.