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Estates Surveyor / Project Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Introduction

To support on various buildings and refurbishment projects including residential, boarding houses and school buildings – helping to deliver these projects and manage contractors and consultants. 

You will be employed within the Buildings Department of the College, working with a small team of in-house building surveyors, responsible for property and facilities management of the College estate, including the maintenance, repair, improvement of existing buildings and new development. 

Continual professional development and/or obtaining relevant qualifications will be supported as part of this role reflecting the department’s ever expanding and increasingly specialist workloads.

Due to the needs of the school and the department, we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. This job may also close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Main Duties

  • To assist on various refurbishment projects.
  • Obtain competitive quotes for building works; including preparation of drawings and specification using AutoCAD LT (training will be provided if needed).
  • Project management; including basic contact administration and financial management.
  • To support and use the College’s Computer Aided Facility Management System (CAFM) – the College uses Concept Evolution software) to maintain its Asset Register and Property Planned Maintenance.
  • Co-ordinate with external consultants and other College Departments on building works to best support works alongside on-going school activities.
  • Share knowledge with and mentor (where applicable) other members of the team;
  • Deputise for, and assist, the College’s Asbestos Coordinator with inspections and recording of known asbestos containing materials on site.
  • Archive and information administration to keep property records up to date.
  • Work in accordance with current Health & Safety legislation, and the College policies, to support best practice.
  • Carry out any other duties as reasonably requested by your line manager.
  • Commitment and promotion of equality, diversity & inclusion.
  • All positions at Eton are classed as ‘regulated activity’ as per the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 guidance, therefore a good understanding of safeguarding procedures is essential.
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including by not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood.
  • Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, the incumbent should have:

  • Evidence training and / or experience in a property/project management or surveying role.
  • A working knowledge of statutory regulations and need to ensure compliant buildings and estate.
  • Understanding of contracts, Building Regulations, Town and Country Planning General Regulations, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and Health & Safety standards relevant to the role.
  • Ability to work independently, at pace and under pressure, exercising good initiative and judgement whilst also being comfortable working as part of a team on larger projects.
  • A working knowledge of Computer Aided Facilities Management systems is an advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience and skills managing sensitive customer relationships in a complex high-pressure organisation, and to ensure a high level of customer care and satisfaction.
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) expertise or knowledge of an advantage, albeit training can be given.

Benefits

Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including; an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme (where applicable), free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discount at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

If you have any queries about the application process or any problem with submitting your application online, the Recruitment Team will be happy to help. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to apply online, please do not hesitate to contact us on recruitment@etoncollege.org.uk so we can make adjustments accordingly. 

 

DISCLOSURE CHECKS

Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including reference checks with past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and, where applicable, a Barred List, Prohibition and EEA checks. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form.  Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.

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