Have you ever thought about making a move into the public sector but have been unsure as to what to expect? Have you wanted to move to the beautiful Gloucester region, but didn't want to commit to a full time role? I am recruiting a Estates Surveyor on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract with South Gloucester Council. They are a well resourced, supportive employer who have some really interesting work and a really large investment portfolio.
My client is South Gloucester Council. As their selected recruitment partner, I can confirm they support a hybrid working model. They pay membership fees. They promote from within and they are really lovely people. The area itself is a renowned area of natural beauty blend of rolling hills and communities of varying sizes.
The Estate Surveyor vacancy is on a 12 month FTC, as the organisation is going into a restructure post review. The estates surveyor role has been ear marked as one that will go permanent but there is a blanket pause on permanent recruitment in this service area.
The role encompasses the full range of estates management work load you would expect. Really interesting portfolio and the tenants vary from the single site client to the large multi national clients that have a global foot print.
South Gloucester has been forced to take a more altruistic view to their investment portfolio. For them ensuring the continued development and growth of their community means sometimes stepping in as the landlord to preserve jobs. Retail is a good example where they have recently acquired a large retail shopping centre.
£50M has been spent over the last 2 years on their investment portfolio, with circa £45M ear marked for investments in the next two years.
The council is lucky enough to have incredibly commercial and working members and officers. A blend that is so rare but is ensuring that the front line services this council provides for the community are preserved by good commercial investments with a good return.
We are not looking for the finished product and MRICS is not essential. We want someone with varied estates management knowledge. Someone who is comfortable getting their hands dirty and dealing with all aspects of estates management.
We also want a positive energy, someone who wants to be part of a team and work towards a shared objective.
Applications from candidates with all levels of experience will be considered. No public sector experience is necessary.
In a sentence, I am looking for a positive individual, who wants a varied property role, who is half glass full rather than glass half empty.
This brilliant twelve month FTC comes with local government pension. For anyone looking to move councils that means continuity of service. A very competitive salary.
It is fundamentally an opportunity to trial local government and South Gloucester before you commit to a permanent role.
Candidates from a permanent or contractor background will be considered. South Gloucester are not put off by a notice period. It is about finding the right person.
This team is incredibly supportive and an organisation I am proud to work with.