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Estates Management Advisor
St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing January 2013
£40k pa taxable in St Helena
A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,000, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for transformation with the imminent construction of an airport.
Tourism is one of the main drivers to developing the island’s economy and effective management and conservation of the Crown Estate will play a key role in this. The Estate covers 75% of the island, including the entire coastal zone, arable and forestry lands, dwellings, business premises, monuments and fortifications, historic ruins and listed buildings. Policies, processes and procedures must be developed for a coherent and robust management system that takes full advantage of property assets, including investor attraction.
Continually reviewing and delivering the Estates Strategy, you will focus on a sustainable management support structure. As you supervise and guide CE staff, you will offer training, assessing skill gaps and recommending remedial action. You will develop a property database to provide relevant data to enable adequate and budgeted building maintenance programmes for the SHG built estate.
You must develop a plan of action to ensure the sustainability of the CE management unit, nurturing the current relationship with the National Trust to ensure a balance between conservation and development. Utilising available data, you will produce a detailed maintenance programme for the SHG built estate. Your understanding of the importance of sustaining the built estate as an asset and of utilising the available funding to maintain and improve its condition will be key. In consultation with Enterprise St Helena, you will advise on how it could attract investor interest and consider the introduction of incentives to persuade users to improve property utilisation, effective long term property maintenance solutions and control of running cost.
Educated to degree level or equivalent and with membership of a relevant professional institute, you should have substantial experience as a Chartered Surveyor and of estate management, building surveying and project management. Having good communication, negotiating and interpersonal skills, you should also have some experience of land/property valuation systems and be proficient in report writing.