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Development Surveyor

Ashford Borough Council
Ashford, Kent
£35,865 to £39,924 pa (depending on skills and experience)
Closing date
19 Dec 2021

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Regeneration and Local Economies, Built Environment, Planning, Regeneration, Housing
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Full time
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Development Surveyor
Salary from £35,865 to £39,924 pa (depending on skills and experience)
Plus lease car or cash alternative of £3,050 pa

Ashford in the heart of Kent is a diverse and vibrant borough of growing towns and rural communities. We are a council that is actively investing in infrastructure and housing as well as preserving and enhancing the borough’s unique landscape and environment.

If you are from a Design, Engineering or Surveying background then this job could be for you!

Primarily you will initiate and manage the identification of future priority regeneration and new build development sites and leading work to bring forward those sites for development (including coordinating legal. Design, financial and site development work).

In addition you will be responsible for preparing and submitting Planning and Building Control applications. Designs which adhere to lifetime homes standards and those of the funding organisation involved along with:

  • Preparing specifications tender documents.
    Preparing other contract information for the procurement of development and refurbishment projects.
    Carrying out negotiation and evaluation of tenders through to formal appointment.
    Prepare and submit Planning and Building Control applications.

In order to be competent in this role you will have had experience in a Contract administration/client role or Employers agent experience from new build and refurbishment projects or have had a background in Design, Engineering or Surveying along with:

  • Experience in preparation of Building Control and Planning applications.
    Good project management skills, some knowledge of BIM.
    Good knowledge of Health & Safety legislation and CDM Regulations

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Giles Holloway Development & Regeneration Manager, on 01233 330427

We offer

Hybrid Working We have flexible ways of working to help structure your life in a positive and productive way; both at home and in the office. This maximises personal development and collaborative working.       
Generous annual leave entitlement with flexi leave
Salary linked pension scheme

Ashford Borough Council recognises the need to ensure the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults when they come into contact with the services we provide

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces Community


Ashford's countryside is full of attractions; the North Down, the flat farmlands, the exposed areas of the Romney Marsh and the mixture of woods and rolling countryside of the Weald of Kent.

Leisure activities include hot air ballooning, gliding, golf, angling and walking. There is also an opportunity to watch international athletics at the Julie Rose Stadium.

Ashford is situated at the centre of the Channel Tunnel corridor. Within the corridor is the world's busiest roll-on-roll-off shipping terminal at Dover, the Channel Tunnel and Euro Tunnel at Folkestone, the M20 motorway, five domestic railway lines, High Speed 1 and the Eurostar International Passenger Terminal. There is also easy access to Kent International Airport (Manston) and the deep-water port at Sheerness. Such an extensive communications network has generated a varied commercial base. Ashford boasts Europe's most modern livestock market and award winning English wines, racing dinghies, rocking horses, goldsmiths and roulette wheels.

Find Us
01233 331111
Civic Centre
Tannery Lane
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