Isle of Wight Council

Corporate Property Maintenance

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Senior Building Surveyor (Ref: 2024_813)

County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight (Flexible working arrangements are possible – contact to discuss)

Grade 11, £41,548 to £44,356 per annum

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact David Watts tel. 07970 422 971 or, or Paul Beardmore tel.07970 423 072 or

Vacancy Reference: 2024_813

Closing Date: 29/04/2024

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week

Are you looking for your next career move and want to gain experience working across a diverse property portfolio in a beautiful part of the world?

The Isle of Wight is only two hours from London yet has a slower pace of life and the kinds of scenery that many people can only dream of. The Island has a wealth of culture and history and everything from quaint villages, remote countryside to bustling towns with incredible beaches. 

The Isle of Wight Council’s property estate is diverse, comprising some 783 building assets, of which around 150 are corporately used operational buildings including: offices, schools, leisure centres, libraries, museums, care homes, family centres, storage units, cemeteries, heritage buildings/landmarks as well as commercially let industrial units, restaurants, cafés etc. The list goes on.

With a diverse portfolio comes a diverse workload. Working in a friendly and supportive building surveying team, you will have the opportunity to support existing planned and responsive maintenance regimes across the corporate estate.

There will be opportunities to design, procure and project manage works from minor repairs to larger capital refurbishment projects as well as surveying buildings within the estate for a variety of purposes including condition surveys, individual issue diagnosis and for compliance purposes such as fire safety and asbestos management matters.

Why not consider joining the Isle of Wight Council’s surveying team?

We are searching for an enthusiastic, capable, and experienced surveyor with strong technical surveying skills and preferably, but not essentially, public sector experience.  A fully qualified Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) or advanced and experienced candidate working toward their chartered membership is desirable.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact  David Watts tel. 07970 422 971 or, or Paul Beardmore tel.07970 423 072 or

Applications for part-time and variable working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:

-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

-  Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes

For some vacancies (subject to criteria)

-  A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available if you are specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a new role with us

-  If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible to have some travel costs reimbursed

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via if you would like to receive a copy.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable

Closing Date: 29 April 2024