Hays are working in partnership with Gloucester City Council to recruit a Property Asset Management Officer.
About Gloucester City Council
Gloucester City Council is a dynamic local authority providing essential services to the people of Gloucester. They have a strong vision for the city to be a place where everyone feels proud to live and no one gets left behind. To make a difference to their communities, they are looking for people who share their commitment.
Gloucester is a cathedral city and administration centre for the area being located in the Severn Vale and adjacent to both the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean. It is both an historical and cultural centre and each year over 3.5 million people from home and abroad visit the city for leisure and business. Gloucester continues to grow into a vibrant and unique place to live and work - a city that's undergoing a cultural and physical regeneration while retaining its distinctive heritage. The Council is located right in the heart of this, next to beautiful historical buildings like Gloucester Cathedral and a mix of high street shops and independent boutiques. Only a short walk away is are the historic docks and home to Gloucester Quays, a popular outlet shopping centre and cinema, with a wide range of restaurants, and a great night life. The historic docks also host a number of events like the Victorian Christmas Market, Tall Ships Festival and the monthly Food and Craft Market.
In the City, you'll also be at the heart of Premiership Rugby, at the Kingsholm Stadium - home of Gloucester Rugby 'the Cherry and Whites'. If your taste for adventure is a little more obscure, you're also in the home of cheese rolling and surfing the second biggest tidal range in the world - The Severn Bore!
It's an exciting time to join the Council, they are transforming the city through regeneration, cultural change and investing in their heritage. The City Council and its partners Gloucester Culture Trust are in the process of delivering an ambitious Cultural Strategy that places culture at the heart of the city for the good of all - making Gloucester a dynamic and creative place with big ambitions to develop its cultural scene. Gloucester truly is a great place to live, work, study or visit with great facilities, there is no better time to consider a career with Gloucester City Council given this level of ambition.
Your new role
As a Property Asset Management Officer, you will be working within the asset management team managing the Council's property portfolio. You will be working on an exciting variety of commercial property ranging from listed buildings to modern state of the art properties. You will deal with the Council's operational buildings ensuring that they provide the environment to meet the Council's needs, the Council's investment properties let to a wide variety of both commercial and partner organisations and manage and assemble sites to contribute towards the Council's ambitious regeneration plans.
You will be operating as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide a focused commercial property asset management resource that contributes to the delivery of the Council's plans and strategy. This includes the ongoing growth and regeneration of the City Centre ensuring that the regeneration aspirations are delivered across both large and small scale regeneration sites.
You will manage the Council's diverse portfolio of property assets to best effect in terms of fit for purpose, project delivery, financial efficiency, income generation and value for money. This would include managing and negotiating leases, tenancy agreements, negotiations for acquisition and/or disposal of all types of legal and equitable interests in or relating to land and property. You will assist in commercial valuation work on the portfolio as part of the normal landlord and tenant work and to meet the Council's statutory responsibilities. This is one of a number of posts that will work flexibly as a team ensuring that the service is delivered effectively, efficiently and customer focused and with regard to the principles of asset-based community development.
- Manage and negotiate leases, licences, tenancy agreements etc. in respect of council land and building, in accordance with the Asset Management Strategy and Plan.
- Conduct negotiations for the acquisition and/or disposal of all types of legal and equitable interests in or relating to land and property.
- Maximise income opportunities through the Council's property portfolio balanced by regeneration outputs and delivery.
- Working with a wide variety of suppliers, legal and administrative organisations, partners and customers and be able to communicate with them in as effective and proficient manner as possible.
- Ensure that Statutory Testing regulations are thoroughly complied with by tenants in conjunction with the building services team.
- Contribute to the implementation, monitoring and review of the Council's Asset Management Strategy and associated strategies, action plans, programmes and projects.
- Contribute to the maintenance of an accurate, up to date and accessible record of interests, ownerships, covenants, leases, licences and condition reports held on the Council's property management software.
- Assist with the maintenance of the Council's Property Asset Register through the participation with the annual commercial property asset valuations.
- Work in a flexible and adaptable way with a 'can-do' attitude where solutions and recommendations are provided and acted upon.
To be successful in this position as a Property Asset Management Officer it is vital you hold thorough professional knowledge of effective property asset management principles and practices including the valuation of commercial property. Working knowledge of Landlord and Tenant law and dealing with rent reviews/lease renewals and all commercial LL&T matters is also essential.
To lead to your success, it would be advantageous if you were of chartered status, as well as having post qualification experience in commercial property asset management (preferably relating to a mixed property portfolio). Experience of commercial valuations in accordance with the RICS, CIPFA and Accounting Standard will also be preferable.
What you will get in return:
This is a unique and highly rewarding opportunity. You can expect to achieve a salary of £35,451 - £37,910 per annum, coupled with a generous leave entitlement of 29 days annually (with an additional 8 bank holidays), one of the largest pensions in public sector in the UK, along with life cover of three times your salary with financial protection for your family. The Council operate a flexible hours working scheme with core hours and the option to bank over contract hours to take up to 12 days flexi leave a year.
The position will be based in high-quality, recently refurbished city centre office at Shire Hall in the heart of Gloucester City Centre within walking distance of most of our properties.
To review the full job description, please refer to the key documents section on the dedicated recruitment Microsite as listed in the URL below.
HOW TO APPLY:
For more information, please visit the dedicated recruitment microsite URL link:
To submit your interest, please click apply now on the opportunities section. The application process will require you to upload a copy of your CV, along with a covering letter which explains why you are attracted to this post and why you believe you are the person for us. Please limit your covering letter to no more than 1 page.
- Closing date for applications - Friday 5th March 2021- Midday
- First stage interviews - Week beginning 8th March 2021
- Final stage interviews - Week beginning 15th March 2021
*these dates may be subject to change