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Property Compliance Surveyor LBHF9893

Job Details:

Salary Range: £39,855 - £42,651 per annum

Work Location: Hammersmith Town Hall Extension, King Street, London, W6 9JU

Hours per week: 36

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 17 June 2019

Contact details for an informal discussion: Arturo De Paola, Senior Property Compliance Manageron on 0208 753 4005

Advert Text:

An opportunity to be outstanding ...  

At the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham we're determined to be the best local authority in the country. Hammersmith and Fulham is perfectly situated in West London and has possibly the best opportunities in the country for economic growth. These include amazing transport links, world class businesses and growth sectors. It is a fantastic place to be based for your career right now and it's never been a better time to join us.

A vacancy for a Property Compliance Surveyor is currently available within the Property Compliance Team. The Property Compliance Team is a dynamic and highly qualified team within the Housing Property and Compliance Division of the Growth and Place Department that provides a range of professional and technical services for residents, ensuring that the housing stock is effectively managed. We are looking to attract high quality staff, who are suitably qualified or have significant experience, to provide professional and technical services to a fee earning, income generating team.

If you feel that you have what we are looking for, we are looking forward to receiving your application form.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead & assist the Property Compliance Team with:
    • Determination of landlord’s licence applications for alterations
    • Determination of remedies in the event of breaches of lease and/or tenancy obligations
    • Party wall and neighbourly matters
    • Rights of light
    • Scaffold licences upon Council land
    • Site inspections
  • Provide professional and technical advice and reports on all matters within the functionality of the service, including undertaking the role of professional or expert witness at hearings, adjudications and legal proceedings etc.
  • Oversee the project management and preparation of design requirements, specifications, and the preparation of building related drawings to satisfy all regulations, standards and codes of practice, for the purpose of repair and refurbishment to council owned buildings.
  • Carry out Project Management duties and ensure responsibilities in respect of the CDM Regulations 2015 are fully met ensuring that partners are competent to carry out their responsibilities under the CDM legislation.
  • Oversee the preparation of specifications for one off capital projects and remedial works.
  • Consult with customers about remedial works and ensure that the contractors resident liaison function meets diverse customer’s needs in the preparation and delivery of works.
  • Maintain and update relevant Quality Assurance systems/procedures/processes.
  • Act as Contract Administrator for small programme of remedial works contracts to ensure effective contractual and technical monitoring of contractors performance.
  • Contribute to the development of policy, practice, procedures and service planning for Asset Management and Property Services and participate in projects, working groups, service developments, audits and reviews as directed.
  • Maintain own up to date knowledge of legislation, advances in technology and best practice relating to the functionality of this post and ensure that it is translated into action.
  • Build and maintain effective and productive working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Carry out other duties commensurate with their grade and directed by manager.
  • Monitor and report on performance to ensure that services meet performance, contractual compliance, quality and budgetary targets.
  • Take corrective action if they fall out of target.
  • Responsible for financial performance of allocated projects of remedial works ensuring that projects are delivered on time and in budget. Agree final accounts and applications for payments with contractors, liaising with quantity surveying services as required.
  • Authorise and process requests for cost variations and invoices and ensure that all orders and Invoices are processed in line with the Council’s Standing Orders and Financial Regulations so that all expenditure is committed, tracked and monitored against target, actual and forecasted budgets.
  •  Provide information as required to colleagues to support budgetary and Performance monitoring, Health and Safety reporting, statutory and regulatory returns, audits and self- assessments.

People Values:

How we act defines who we are.  At the heart of our organisation is a common approach to defining ‘who we are’.  We are looking for people have can build this into everything they do.


We are fair

We treat everyone with compassion, dignity and fairness. We value the views and opinion of others, and promote benefits and opportunities for all.


We are caring

We care about our borough and doing things well. We focus on standards and continuous improvement; learning from our mistakes and celebrating success.


We are collaborators

We work together for a better society. We work with our residents, businesses, schools, third sector and others for better outcomes for everyone.


We are driven

We will only settle for the very best. We seek to continually improve and put our residents, customers and businesses at the heart of everything we do.

Recruiting for Attitude:

Your skills and ability are important however, we recruit as much for attitude as we do experience.  We are looking for people who have the following attributes:


Complex problem-solving

The ability to work within a complex system and find simple solutions and outcomes that deliver real change. 


Critical thinking

The ability to challenge the norms through evidence-based approaches using both numerical and critical reasoning and thinking.  You can rationalise decision-making and form views quickly and soundly from a range of sources.  



You take approaches that demonstrate how doing things differently and creatively changes the dynamic in situations.  You can apply creative solutions that deliver hard outcomes.  


People management

You can get the best out of people.  You have a coaching-style and drive through a commitment to personal and professional development.  You are clear in your expectations and have exception feedback from your team about their working environment. You recognise and support people as individuals.  


Coordinating with others

You have the knack of working well with others.  You have an appreciation of your own presence and approach and can demonstrate how you have developed and continue to develop how you work with others.  You will also can recognise how others work, think, and feel to get the most out of collaboration.  


Emotional intelligence

You have a high degree of self-awareness and self-regulation in a wide range of situations from one-to-one conversations to team and group dynamics.  You can recognise motiving factors and demonstrate empathy appropriately applying a wide range of adaptive social skills. 


Judgement and decision making

You can take rational and evidence-based decisions and take responsibility for your decisions and actions.  Where there is ambiguity or a lack of evidence you can demonstrate the ability to understand the environment and show flexibility in applying your judgement.  



You can demonstrate an understanding of the range of skills and techniques required to successfully negotiate with a range of other partners.  This includes understanding how to structure and undertake successful negotiation on an organisational-wide level.  


Service orientation

You must be unequivocal in your commitment and drive for outstanding service delivery.  Both in terms of the quality of products and work delivered as well as the achievement of objectives.  You and your team can demonstrate how your overall contribution to the organisation and service delivers to our organisational aims and objectives.  


Cognitive flexibility

The ability to recognise the environment in which you work and adapt and shift to this environment to maximise your own personal achievement and lead others in the same approach.  Applying cognitive flexibility to situation of significant change and transformation. 

Role Specific Qualifications:


  • Degree or Surveying qualification
  • Demonstrate relevant experience gained in a social housing context.


  • Evidence of continued professional development.
  • Chartered Status & member of RICS, RIBA, CIOB, ICE, INSTRUCTE or equivalent
  • Experience in the preparation of party wall awards

Working Conditions:

  • Working at heights or on ladders
  • Use of display screen equipment
  • Good vision including colour vision


London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

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