We have a great career opportunity for an experienced Building Surveyor/ School Building Consultant, preferably with experience of working on schools and educational buildings, to join our growing Educational Building Consultancy team.

The Role

As part of our continued growth, we are seeking a Building Surveyor/School Building Consultant, with experience in school or project work, to strengthen and develop our Educational Building Consultancy team.

The role may particularly appeal to a Building Surveyor who already has experience in the role of School Building Consultant, or who would like to focus on school clients and developing school estates.

Applicants should be Building Surveyors with experience but need not be Chartered/MRICS qualified.

The successful applicant will enjoy a varied workload, in the role of School Buildings Advisor to schools, academies, multi-academy trusts, sixth-form colleges, and Dioceses.

The position includes design and specification of project work, tendering, contract administration, CDM Principal Designer role, Planning Applications, Building Regulations, etc.

There will also be opportunity to be involved with condition survey reports, planned maintenance programmes, development planning, space planning, RAAC surveys, etc.

Additionally, there will be the role of identifying funding opportunities, preparing funding applications to DFE and Dioceses, on behalf of schools and academies, to secure funding for much needed projects.

Knowledge of funding sources such as CIF, SCA and Post-16 funds and application process requirements would be advantageous. As would knowledge of school building standards such as Building Bulletins, CIF Portal, funding approval process, etc.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious School Building Consultant/Building Surveyor to join a driven team within a well-established and progressive firm.

About Lea Hough

Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors is a leading property and construction consultancy in Lancashire, with a team of over twenty staff, and with a particular specialism in the Educational Sector.

We are established for forty years as a regional, multi-discipline independent firm with an excellent reputation and busy workload, particularly in the education sector.

Our core disciplines include Building Surveying, Project Management, Valuation Surveying, Educational Building Consultancy, Architectural Design, Planning and Land Development.

We cover the whole of the North-West region from our office bases at Blackburn, Preston, and Lancaster. Our school/academy clients are mostly in Lancashire, Cumbria, and Greater Manchester.

Educational Building Consultancy

Our expert Educational Building Consultancy team provide the full range of Building Surveying services to schools, academies, and colleges, including professional Building Surveying work and Project Management.

We have a strong specialism in the education sector, with a large client base of schools, academies, and colleges.

Additionally, our Building Surveying team covers a diverse spread of work for a range of fabulous clients from commercial property, local authorities, housing associations, new-build developers, churches, and public sector clients.

We are extremely busy, growing year-on-year and have lots of exciting work ahead, mainly for educational, commercial, and public sector clients.

The Position

This is a career opportunity for a self-motivated candidate with appropriate qualifications and experience.

It is a permanent position, within our thriving private practice consultancy.

We can offer an exceptional workload in a team atmosphere, undertaking local work for high-quality educational clients.

We are seeking high calibre candidates with good technical surveying skills, and experience of schools. Candidates should possess ability to work off own initiative, good communication skills and be capable of fostering client relationships.

If you are a driven, enthusiastic Building Surveyor/School Building Consultant, who is looking to progress your career within a thriving, growing, well-respected Educational Team, please get in touch.

APC Support & Training Programme

If required, Lea Hough provides full support through the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), via our Structured Training Programme.

At Lea Hough, we have a strong team of highly experienced surveyors working alongside younger surveyors who have recently navigated the APC process to MRICS status, so we are best placed to help you on your career path, whilst you help us develop and improve our practice.

Lea Hough has an enviable track record of helping APC candidates through their APC process to achieve Chartered status, and in quick time too.

We can offer:

  • An excellent salary (negotiable dependent upon experience).
  • Bonus system (generous and achievable).
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Payment of RICS fees.
  • 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Free parking.
  • Mileage allowance.
  • In-house CPD seminars.
  • Contribution towards external CPD requirements.
  • Modern office environment.
  • Social events.
  • Full APC support and career development, if required.
  • A strong team ethic where everyone helps each other.

Importantly we can offer an excellent career opportunity, working in a great team environment, directly alongside several knowledgeable and experienced Chartered Building Surveyors/Educational Building Consultants, with a large portfolio of educational clients.

You will not be a “number” in a large corporate organisation, but instead you will be a valued member of our first-class Educational Building Consultancy Team, and will work on excellent quality schemes, for great clients, making the role even more interesting and varied on a day-to-day basis.

If this role interests you, then please send your CV and written application to: Sarah Dignan at sarah.dignan@leahough.co.uk.

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Lea Hough is a trading name of Lea Hough & Co LLP, which is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales under partnership number OC306054.
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