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Head of Surveying Services

Head of Surveying Services

Our client, a large residential managing agent, are looking to hire a commercially minded business leader to develop and enhance their surveying function.

The surveying team currently undertake all varieties of risk assessments, long-term management plans and general surveying project management work. The scope to grow this department is a top priority for the group - as Head of Surveying Services you will be responsible for developing a strategy to ensure that group activities grow and the profitability for the business increase. This is a great opportunity to be responsible for a business unit with instant impact and achievable results.

This role will predominantly be based in Hertfordshire but offers flexible home working.

Role overview

  • You will be responsible for:
  • All surveying functions within the group of companies.
  • Ensuring compliance and best practice of the department is critical to ensure the team provides the highest levels of services to all clients.
  • Management and motivation of the team (some based remotely).


Main responsibilities:

  • Leading, managing and mentoring an expanding team of building surveyors nationwide;
  • Developing and maximising the profitability of the team;
  • Managing and supporting the team engaged on existing and future projects;
  • Developing and improving the performance of the team;
  • Formulating and implementing growth plans for the expansion of the department;
  • Managing the recruitment, supervision, and development of staff within the team;
  • Proactively promote the services of the department to the wider business to ensure future projects are awarded to the team;
  • Identify and implement a growth strategy to be delivered for future periods;
  • Implementing and monitoring relevant administration systems as well as standards for customer care;
  • Ensure compliance for all functions and activities of the business;
  • Provide training opportunities for the wider business;
  • Review and implement best practice and process controls for the department.


Person specification:

  • Membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS);
  • BSc in Building Surveying (or equivalent);
  • Experience and evidence of performing in a similar role;
  • A leader with a can-do attitude who thrives on delivering results;
  • An ability to deliver business growth;
  • Knowledge of the Property Management industry;
  • A minimum of 8 years' technical delivery experience gained within a surveying role;
  • IT skills - AutoCAD, NBS, MS Project Outlook, Word, Excel;
  • Good technical writing, client-facing, and communication skills;
  • Well-organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, and willing to work in a mutually supportive environment.


Package: up to £90k plus car allowance (salary dependent on experience)

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