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Building Maintenance Inspector

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Do you have an interest in repairs?

Can you provide excellent care and quality services to our customers?

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

Our Building Maintenance Service is looking to recruit a Building Maintenance Inspector to join our team (based on Putney Bridge Road, SW18 1HR) and help play a central role in providing excellent services for our customers. Come and join us!

About the team

As member of the Building Maintenance Team, you will provide technical support and advice to colleagues within the Team and your main tasks will be inspecting and specifying works to vacant properties, dealing with non-routine repairs.

About the role

We are interested in receiving applications from people who may not necessarily meet all the JD requirements but who have a keen interest in repairs and a firm commitment to customer care and quality. On the job training will be provided to the successful applicant.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Providing technical support in relation to routine and non-routine maintenance works.
  • Supporting other departments as directed, including tenant management organisations and housing cooperatives, as necessary.
  • Managing contractors and ensures best value is maintained.
  • Delivering technical expertise in the handling of disrepair claims.
  • Ensuring safe working environment for contractors and members of the public in respect of technical issues.

Contact details

If you would like to discuss this position in more detail before applying, please contact the Area Housing Manager, Mark Bailey at


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you would like to explore.

We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing date: 11:59pm on Monday 28th November 2022
  • Shortlisting date: Week commencing 28th November 2022
  • Interview date: To be confirmed

Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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