Repairs Surveyor Locality, Operations

Job specification

£30,296 p.a. plus benefits
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At Swindon Borough Council, we want our town to be the best it can be. Our ambitious vision is supported by realistic transformation programmes, with the people of Swindon at their heart. Because that’s who we’re doing it for – the communities and businesses that make our town great. As part of the Council, you’ll support a friendly local authority making decisions with real impact. It’s all for better public services. Better processes. And a better quality of life, for everyone. Join us, and Swindon will be better with you.

We believe that by working smarter and focusing on strategically driven initiatives that we can grow the local economy to build resilience in our communities.

The success of our vision depends on our fantastic employees and fostering the talent of the future. That is why we have this exciting opportunity for Locality Repairs Surveyors.

Your next role

The Operations team are seeking Repairs Surveyors to deliver the required technical solution to both our Housing stock and when required corporate buildings. Ensuring the Council carries out is statutory duty to maintain the structural integrity of the Council Housing stock and corporate buildings.

Surveying, diagnosis, repairs and maintenance technical solutions and give recommendations about any remedial works and action to be carried out on domestic dwellings.  You will be at the forefront of a new, exciting reorganisation of how we deliver repairs, across north and south Swindon.  The successful applicants will be a point of contact within their locality for key stakeholders across Swindon, including Elected Members, residents and local businesses and you will be able to support improvements to customers when delivering services.

You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act “for the effective performance of a customer-facing role”).

About you


Experience in surveying a wide range of housing buildings.

Detailed knowledge of construction related health and safety regulations.

Knowledge of planning and building regulations and other related building codes.

Knowledge of building contract law.

Excellent communicator

Holder of a full driving license

Experienced in a related field which includes face-to-face contact with the public

Please note this role is 37 hours per week and you will be required to have flexibility to cover the core hours of the business between 6am and 10pm. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss this at interview.

Your next package

Please see our Rewards and Benefits offer for more details.

As an employee, you will receive a diverse and exciting environment in which to work, encouraging creativity and innovation whilst recognising the need to support ongoing personal development and a flexible work life balance.

For Swindon to thrive in the future, we need to lay the foundations now. It’s why our regeneration and transformation programmes are already underway. So, you’ll be joining us at an exciting time on our journey. We’ll look to you to share your knowledge, influence decisions and drive real, positive change. With your contributions, we’ll achieve our vision of a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon together. And you’ll be proud to say it was made better with you.

Please see our Vision and Values page for more details.

Your next steps

As an inclusive employer, we welcome applications from a diverse range of communities, and in particular disabled people and people from ethnic minorities. Read our statement of commitment to equality & inclusion.

Read the role profile and select the Apply button where you will be redirected to the Swindon Borough Council website to complete our online application process. Clicking the ‘Apply’ button on this job website is not an application, you must register on the Swindon Borough Council website in order to be considered for the role.

Potential applicants are sometimes put off if they don’t meet 100% of the requirements. We think individual experience, skills and passion make all the difference, so if you meet the majority of the criteria, we’d love to hear from you.

For further information about the role, please contact Toby Buchan, Repairs Manager, Localities, email

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