Orbit is a fantastic business and one that’s really going places.
Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home.
Over 50 years later, we’re one of the leading housing providers in the UK. Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown. But one thing that has never changed. Our belief in people and what they can achieve.
Your role at Orbit.
At Orbit, we believe people deserve high-quality, affordable homes that they love to live in – whether they’re buying or renting. In the Strategic Asset Management team, our data driven analytics and innovative thinking help us discover how, where, and when our investment strategy can deliver on this vision for hundreds of thousands of customers across the UK.
The team of Stock Condition and EPC Surveyor’s help drive performance across our property portfolio, and to ensure the integrity and reliability of our data is maintained for us to meet the compliance requirements around stock condition and asset management. You will undertake surveys, relating to the condition of housing stock, that will inform strategic investment decisions, in addition to determining the age and lifetime of key building components to help us build long term planned programmes of work.
The team of Stock Condition and EPC Surveyor’s will assess the energy performance of our properties and also undertake RdSAP energy data surveys and lodge these through an accredited body. This will contribute towards the wider strategy of achieving EPC Band C for our portfolio before 2030.
To help us ensure we meet our statutory requirements such as Decent Homes or HHSRS you will have an understanding around such legislation and be able to carry out a dynamic risk assessments to ensure our homes are safe for our customers.
Working collaboratively across the rest of the strategic asset management team and the wider business through our processes around providing on our stock data and dynamically to ensure any identified repair issues are facilitated through the proper channels.
The role will require travel across Orbit’s key geographies and expenses will be covered in line with Orbit’s expenses policy.
What will help you make a difference.
Experience delivering Stock Condition Surveys
Experience conducting EPC Surveys
Experience performing HHSRS assessments
Good knowledge of environmental and property legislation
Ability to travel to properties across Orbit’s geography
It would be desirable for candidates to have experience of PAS 2035 and DEA Assessor qualified although training and support can be provided to successful applicants.
We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of background, age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, religious belief, faith or disability. As part of our Armed Forces Covenant commitment, we welcome ex-services professionals to consider career opportunities at Orbit.
Rewarding your contribution.
For those who want or need more of a work life balance our view is that this role is suitable for WorkSmart. This means we would consider a more flexible working arrangement, where your hours and work location are managed according to business, customer and personal needs. Agile working arrangements will be discussed during the interview process.
Some of our core benefits include:
Mileage expensed via the orbit expense policy, to be reviewed after 6 months. If on track to do over 10,000 miles a car allowance of £4200 will be added to the package.
Group bonus potential up to 15% of salary
27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the “Orbit day”
Private medical insurance
Excellent contributory pension scheme
A great pick and mix of flexible benefits including the option to buy and sell holiday and much more
Our culture and purpose.
We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference. We are proud to be a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, this demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.
We support our colleagues to be at their best through our wellbeing programme #ThisIsMe, our corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, our innovative approaches to making the world and our homes a greener place and our leading reward and recognition package. Because of this our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.
At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently.
Each year we build many new affordable homes and manage a total portfolio of around 45,000 properties. Over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and thrive. We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.
Work for Orbit. Believe in people.
We have so much more that we’d like to share with you so please submit your CV demonstrating the value you could bring to Orbit.
We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check