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Stock Condition Surveyor

This role is home based with frequent travel throughout Kent, Sussex, Surrey, South London and surrounding areas

Salary circa £37,000 depending on experience plus car allowance

Permanent, 37.5 hours per week

About Us

We are the largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people in England. We manage 60,000 homes for people in later life across almost 1,700 sites and operate in over 85% of local councils in England. Helping people enjoy later life is our passion. It has been for nearly 60 years. And today, in an ageing society, our housing, care and support is needed more than ever.

As England’s largest provider of specialist housing and care for those in later life, we’re committed to creating choice and opportunity for everyone. We put our residents at the heart of everything we do, listening carefully and shaping our homes and services around them.

And we’re proudly not-for-profit, which means every penny we make is reinvested into our properties and services, building more and innovating for the future so that people can have a home where they love living in later life.

The Role

As a Stock Condition Surveyor you'll conduct accurate stock condition surveys against set criteria, including the Decent Homes Standard (DHS) and the Housing Health Safety Rating System (HHSRS), in alignment with internal standards.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Planning future investments based on historical surveys, repairs, maintenance works, and improvement projects.
  • Supporting Asset Evaluation Surveyors in developing planned investment programs and strategic decision-making.
  • Attending operations and resident meetings to explain proposed investment decisions and address concerns.
  • Liaising with colleagues to relay property condition information, identify recurring problems, and facilitate collaborative maintenance efforts.
  • Assisting in preparing statistics, reports, and other relevant information as required.

About You

To be successful in this role we'd like you to have/be; 

  • HND / HNC or equivalent in Building or Construction (essential)
  • Working towards MRICS or MCIOB status (desirable)
  • A backgound in building/building services/retirement housing would be an advantage. 
  • Understanding of the differences between care homes, rented housing, and homeownership estates, and their respective customer expectations.
  • Strong data handling and analysis skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with stakeholders on projects.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to assess investment proposals to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Excellent planning, prioritisation, and deadline management abilities.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • It would be great if you live within the East Sussex or Surrey region 


Anchor – a great place to work

Anchor is England’s largest not-for-profit providers of care and housing for older people. Our heartfelt ambition is to transform housing and care so everyone can have a home where they love living in later life.

We’re not-for-profit which means every penny we make or save is invested in the people who live with us, the places they live and the people who work here. That means a better standard of care and customer service, better wages, more investment in training and development and improved facilities.

A rewarding environment

From health and happiness to finance and your career, we’ll give you all the support you need.

Health & happiness

  • Gym, fitness and wellbeing discounts
  • Mental health support
  • Flexible working options
  • Access to online GP appointments


  • Pension plan – contribute between 4% and 8% and we’ll match it or better
  • Quick and easy pension transfer service
  • Savings and financial advice, loans, free life assurance
  • Discounts on shopping, holidays, phones, technology and more


  • Ongoing personal and professional development programme
  • Leadership Pathways online learning resources
  • Career progression and promotion opportunities

To see our full range of benefits, check out our dedicated being well website Please follow the link or copy and paste into your browser 

Celebrating diversity, celebrating you

Anchor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We aim to celebrate diversity and inclusion in all that we do, as we know that the more diverse our colleagues are, the better care and support we can give to our residents and each other.  

We are proud to have an LGBT+ group for our residents, and also Disability, LGBT+ and race and ethnicity colleague networks. These work to celebrate diversity, address concerns, review policy and practice and empower their members.  We also have an Inclusive Ambassador network to allow all colleagues to be part of promoting diversity and to be an ally to others.

We are a Gold Standard Inclusive Employer, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Menopause Friendly and a signatory to the Care Leaver Covenant, HouseProud Pledge and Age Friendly Employer Pledge schemes.

Stock Condition Surveyor

Remote with travel across Kent, Sussex, Surrey and South London
3 - 5 years of experience
General Manager
Qualified / Chartered
Senior Manager
Up to £37,000 plus car allowance

Published on 5 Jul 2024

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