As a building surveyor, what are you looking forward to most about life post-covid? Going on a European holiday? Meeting up with friends for dinner? Going to a wedding?
What about the commute to the office? If it steals two or three hours from your day, the chances are it’s not a prospect to be relished.
Research from Ipsos Mori showed that only 29% of people were looking forward to their commute to work once they returned to the office. Plus, separate research from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace, shows that longer commutes have a negative impact on mental wellbeing, with longer-commuting workers 33% more likely to suffer from depression, 37% more likely to have financial worries and 12% more likely to report multiple aspects of work-related stress.
It found those who commute to work in less than half an hour gain an additional seven days’ worth of productive time each year, as opposed to those with commutes of an hour or more.
So why not view the pandemic as an opportunity…
Is it time to re-evaluate your work-life balance as a building surveyor?
Here at Workman’s Guildford office, we are looking for experienced Building Surveyors who are seeking an opportunity to shine in a small team that has growing aspirations in the commercial world.
Located only 38 minutes from London by train, we work with an enviable list of clients on a broad range of instructions including both professional and project work of various values. We also provide additional resources and support to our London and other regional Workman teams as required. Regular communication and inclusion within various working parties and business development groups ensure the whole department shares market intelligence, and staff are well connected.
The office covers a broad geographical range of areas with projects as far Dover and Eastleigh in the South; to Basingstoke, Farnborough and Slough in the West. This equates to an excellent diversity in the instructions we take on, together with continued exposure to our clients. We are much more mobile because we’re not committed to trains and public transport. Plus, the Guildford team is more autonomous, almost like being part of a small business that’s backed by a much larger entity.
As the biggest town in Surrey, Guildford is a microcosm of London, minus the crowds and pollution. A pretty market town steeped in history and culture, it’s brimming with an array of bars, restaurants and pubs, cinema, arts venues and shopping. Could the likes of The Ivy, Electric Theatre and The White Company really be wrong?
And while you may not want to leave the South East, if you do need to get into London for client meetings, department socials, CPD or the like, there are two Guildford stations offering numerous trains every hour. Portsmouth Harbour is an hour away, Reading just over half an hour, and Gatwick Airport around 40 minutes.