Canal & River Trust

  • Building Surveyor

    Job Locations UK-Leeds | UK-Birmingham | Red Bull
    Job ID
    Closing Date
    Position Type
    Temporary FT
    Investment & Commercial
    Advertised Salary
    Up to £36,680 inclusive of allowances
  • Job Purpose

    We're the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways across England and Wales, because we believe that life is better by water.

    Every role across the Trust plays it's part in transforming our canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better, bringing wellbeing benefits to millions.


    The Estates Building Surveyors form part of a team, which contributes to the management and enhancement of the property portfolio of the Canal & River Trust and is directly responsible for monitoring the condition and compliance with statutory and Trust requirements of the properties.

    The Trust aims to increase visitors to the waterways and ensure that they have an enjoyable experience, so they want to return with friends and family. We believe that waterborne businesses, in all their richness and diversity, can make a significant contribution to achieving this aim. We want to encourage and support boating businesses to thrive and offer high quality services which add life and vitality to our canals and riverside destinations.

    The 18 month post will primarily work on the Business Boating portfolio and will be tasked with gathering information on the let estate and advising on repair liabilities of the Trust or its tenants. Information gathered through desktop review and site visits will include simple measurement of buildings to prepare sketch plans with dimensions, services information, drainage type, construction type and condition. Reading and interpretation of repairing obligations within leases and licences will be required.


    The role will include the preparation of insurance reinstatement cost assessments and advising on the requirements of the MEES regulations.

    Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience

    • The Building Surveyor provides technical expertise in the management of commercial property to inspect, determine and prioritise actions as well as to identify and prioritise building works.
    • Independent working is a requirement of this role.
    • Ensure statutory compliance in respect of all directly managed property.
    • Appropriate relevant qualifications such as HND/ degree in a construction subject and may be working towards membership of RICS or MCIOB.
    • Experience in a range of professional surveying services including but not limited to preparation of schedules of condition/ stock condition surveys, measurement of buildings, preparation of insurance reinstatement cost assessment, preparation of maintenance plans and interpretation of leases to determine tenant maintenance responsibility. 
    • Knowledge of historic building defects and methods of repair, statutory requirements for compliance and health and safety management would be an advantage
    • Valid driving licence to provide access to remote sites with necessary equipment.

    What We Offer

    At the Trust we care passionately for our waterways, and as importantly, for those who look after and use them. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do as a Trust.


    In addition to your annual salary, we are offering a car cash allowance. We also offer a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement, and numerous other employee benefits, including several salary sacrifice benefits.


    We are striving to represent the diverse communities that we are a part of. All candidates will be treated on the basis of their merits, skills and abilities and solely by being assessed against the requirements for the job. Many of our vacancies can be considered for people who wish to work flexibly, job share or part time. 


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