Published: 11th Jul 2019

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Looking After Brent Homes   

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

In 2017 Brent made the bold decision to bring back its ALMO inhouse and things have been going well since.  The service has been redesigned to focus on delivering the service residents want.  We want to ensure people live in well maintained homes and estates and we are prepared to put in the required level of investment to achieve this.  We know cash alone won’t deliver the change our residents want to see, we need excellent people who have the right experience, knowledge and attitude to make the cash work and there’s where you come in.

Our Property Service team is looking for a Principle Quantity Surveyor, to deliver sector leading customer experience for Brent tenants and leaseholders.

The Post 

As the Principle Quantity Surveyor you will play a key role in monitoring the delivery and operation of contracts for the management of multi-million pound services including repairs, maintenance, voids, compliance and construction work.

You will lead on the first class provision of commercial, financial, risk management, procurement and contractual advice to ensure contract processes deliver agreed outcomes for the Council, residents and stakeholders that meet the Council’s objectives and affordability targets.

The role will include supporting the Contract and Commissioning Manager to act as the client or lead on the production and negotiations of contracts with contractors, suppliers, in house departments, consultants and other commissioners.

You will also provide advice and support to the council on all aspects of contracting and sub-contracting and support other sections and departments and their teams in contracts discussions and negotiations.

The Person 

We’re looking for candidates with experience of developing effective contract specifications and documents and have demonstrable knowledge and experience of the commercial / social housing sector.

You will have experience of negotiating effectively to achieve positive commercial outcome and an understanding of strategic planning to deliver housing objectives.

You should have a good understanding and knowledge of relevant housing legislation, including a relation to construction, maintenance and service provision and an excellent understanding of the financial and technical aspects of contracts accounting.

Closing Date: 24 July 2019

Assessment & Interview Date: TBC

Additional Information  

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer applications are particularly welcome with people with disabilities.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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