Building Surveyor

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Strategic Asset Management
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
Salary Range
£37,914 to £41,517
Closing Date


Fixed term contract until March 2023.

All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for an internal vacancy.

Internal staff must have approval from supervision to progress as a secondment opportunity.

The Role:

Northumbria Police is one of the largest forces in the country and serves a population of 1.5 million people and are recognised for our high standards and our desire to be outstanding in everything we do.

Our vision and mission are underpinned by a set of core values which define the standards we have set. These core values create an environment where all officers, staff and volunteers are proud to come to work, proud to represent Northumbria Police, and proud to deliver an outstanding service.

An excellent opportunity has arisen in within our estates department for a Chartered Building Surveyor, the successful applicant will have previous experience of working to an exceptional standard across a wide range of projects.

We are looking for someone who has a professional, competent approach together with excellent verbal and written communication skills.


The role will involve a mixture of core professional building surveying, contract administration and project management work, so a background in all three areas would be an advantage.

 What you will be doing: 

·       Provide professional and proactive advice on property issues to the organisation

·       Carry out condition surveys of property and prepare maintenance plans to inform medium term financial forecast

·       Maintain detailed knowledge of assess management techniques as well as all legislation, guidance and best practice

·       Evaluate proposals from manufacturers and subcontractors to remedy building defects.

·       Produce reports, develop specifications and suitable scope of works packages following analysis of repairs data, asset data, H&S risk assessments or survey data.

·       Undertake research and development into maintenance solutions and the promotion of these.

·       Lead projects to ensure requirements of the organisation are captured in sufficient detail.

·       Prepare advice and recommending input from specialists where appropriate to complete project documentation.

·       Assist the contract administrator in the preparation of tender documentation.

·       Undertake inspection of works in progress and completed works to ensure completed to a satisfactory standard 

·       Produce design work, prepare drawing’s, specifications and other tender documents to accurately convey the scope and content

·       Prepare and submit applications for statutory and contractual consents in a timely manner

·       Develop, monitor project programmes and manage risk to ensure agreed timescales are achieved

·       Manage the work of consultants and contractors to ensure that products meet required quality standards.

·       Such other responsibilities allocated which are appropriate to the grade of the post.

You will need:

·       RICS qualified/working towards this or can demonstrate suitable work experience

·       Full driving license 

·       Excellent verbal and written communication and customer care skills with the ability to direct and influence operatives on site.

·       IT skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office and competent in the use of AutoCAD 

·       Providing excellent customer service.

·       A sound knowledge of current technical regulations 

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and creative candidate to join a team delivering first-class property solutions.

For further information please see the role definition:  Building Surveyor role definition.docx

Vetting level:

Management Vetting (MV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 5 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed. 

A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Team using the following email address

Vacancy Contact: 

To discuss the position in more detail please contact John Leslie on 

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone.   

Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts. For further information please contact the Talent Acquisition Team