Head Office

Building Surveyor – Field Based

Reading, England
March 25, 2021

Fixed Term Contract (Salaried colleague – on payroll)

Building Surveyor – FTC 

  • £36-£45,000 depending on experience and development needs
  • Field based Position – Working from Home – Full UK licence required
  • company car and other great benefits!
  • Based ideally close to the M4 (Reading / Bristol)
  • FTC Until 31st December 2022
  • 37.5 hours a week – Monday to Friday – some flex will be needed for the business from time to time

About the role

The overall role purpose is to carry out building surveying duties to Lloyds Pharmacy branches, residential and sub-let properties. Emphasis will be on project management, contract administration, dilapidations, pre-acquisition surveys and asbestos issues, general maintenance etc. 

Some of the duties will involve Inspect branches (trading and non-trading), residential and sub-let units, advising on defects etc, refurbishments, cost of works, timescales etc in line with lease terms. You will also carry out pre-acquisition building surveys of potential new pharmacies. Specify works required, obtain tenders, and manage works on site, looking at all pre and post contract duties. You will Inspect vacant residential and commercial units at termination of tenancy, provide general property related advise to other companies within the group and support to maintenance help desk. You will be in control and selection of contractors and undertake development works as required. You will be required to ensure projects are carried out on time and within budget whilst maintaining a close working relationship with property and retail colleagues.

You will be able to advise on insurance rebuilding valuations and claims and service charge issues and give advice on party wall, service of all notices etc on any development projects. You will represent company in dilapidations negotiations with landlords.

About you

To be successful in the role you will need to have a degree in Building Surveying, or equivalent. Be a Chartered Surveyor or be qualified by experience. Have a previous background in retail and have a full UK Driving Licence

We are looking for someone who is resilient and a team player but also able to work on own initiative with minimum supervision, show a flexible working approach and have the ability to challenge if necessary. You will need to sometimes be flexible to be contactable outside of working hours if the business requires. You will be familiar with Microsoft Packages and be able to manage your own workload and meet deadlines. You will have experienced in working with/supervised third party contractors, be able to negotiate and communicate effectively with customers, both internally and externally at all levels. Ideally but not essentially, you will have good knowledge of database and spreadsheet software’s, have administrative and office-based skills.

The majority of the work will be between Reading and Bristol so the ability to commute to this areas is a must for this role.

About LloydsPharmacy

LloydsPharmacy is a recognized household name with over 1,400 stores nationwide. The size and scale of our business is brought to life through our partnership with McKesson, an industry leader in the healthcare sector and have a portfolio of healthcare brands – AAH Pharmaceuticals, LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare and MASTA to name a few. These brands are well-known and well-respected in the industry. They enable McKesson to cover the whole spectrum of healthcare services across the home, wholesale and high-street sectors and provides unrivalled careers paths that no other community pharmacy can offer.

About McKesson

We’re McKesson – a Fortune Global 500 healthcare company that strives to break boundaries, challenge the status quo and support the changing healthcare industry. Bringing together six companies and 24,000 McKesson UK colleagues across pharmacy, pharmaceutical distribution and homecare services, we’re committed to offering the best advice and healthcare to our patients, customers and colleagues. As part of our Support Centre you’ll be able to use your passion, ambition and drive to build solutions and have experiences that transform lives for the better – starting with your own.

Our ICARE values, and ILEAD behaviours help us to define how we operate within our business. ​ILEAD stands for Inspire, Leverage, Execute, Advance and Develop. While our ICARE principles incorporate who we are and what we value as an organisation, ILEAD is about how we do it. Together, ICARE and ILEAD build our shared value system and are the key pillars of McKesson’s corporate culture.


Application Process


If you are shortlisted for this role, you will be contacted via email or phone and invited for a telephone interview. If successful at this point you will be shortlisted to the hiring manager where they may then select you for an interview. The second and final stage will be a face to face competency-based questions interview.


If you require any reasonable adjustments to your interview or recruitment process, please contact us at resourcingteam@lloydspharmacy.co.uk.


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