Reporting to the Head of Property, the Head of Estates will be responsible for leading the Asset Management team and delivering a robust Estates strategy which will see continuity and growth of the rental roll.
The Head of Estates will manage a team of six, comprising of surveyors & lease officers. The team has responsibility for managing the commercial and operational portfolio. However
The client is a West Midlands based public sector organisation who have a high performing culture and a dynamic view for the future. The client has an interesting & varied commercial portfolio consisting of c750 operational and non operational units. The organisation itself is heavily invested in the regeneration of the region with this role being a pivotal element to that.
This role will comprise both transactional estate management and the 1-year strategy planning looking after c750 properties in their portfolio with a rental roll of around £3million. A key responsibility will include future investment to support further business growth.
The main responsibilities the Head of Estates will have include:A full range of Estate Management tasks and responsibilitiesKey stakeholder managementAcquisitions and Disposals -Management of Strategic RICS Surveying TeamAsset Valuations and Valuations ManagementDefining strategies to drive the organisational outcomes forward
The successful Head of Estates will ideally have the following skills and experience:A MRICS chartered surveyorExperience or at least an understanding and empathy of how a local government operatesBe a commercially minded property leader, who has the ability to lead a team in such a way as to make the portfolio resilient post Covid-19Help train and develop the team professionallyBe comfortable and proficient in engaging and building relationships with internal and external stakeholdersBe comfortable managing significant budgets.
This role offers the opportunity to progress and develop your skills in a dynamic working environment, with unwavering support from the team and exec team.
The salary on offer is £50k-£55k (experience dependant) which, alongside a generous pension scheme (LGPS), supported flexible / agile working arrangements, generous annual leave entitlement plus Bank holidays creates a very competitive package.
However, the most compelling reason to join this council is the variety of work you will have the opportunity to be involved with. In the current climate few organisations are being as progressive and supportive of regeneration and commercial development of the property portfolio. Needless to say you have an opportunity to make a real difference with this client that will affect the lives of the people that rely on the councils services now more than ever.