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Senior Disposals Valuer

Derbyshire County Council
Chatsworth Hall, Matlock (Hybrid)
£37,915 to £41,299 plus market leading benefits package
Closing date
26 Jun 2022
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Senior Disposals Valuer

Location: Chatsworth Hall, Matlock

Job term: Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week

Closing Date: 26 June 2022

£37,915 to £41,299 plus market leading benefits package (see below)

We are accepting CVs for this position so it’s easier than ever to apply!! 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Disposals Team at Derbyshire County Council for a dynamic and committed individual to support the council’s Corporate Property objectives. 

Following a service delivery review which has resulted in a restructure, Derbyshire County Council is looking for a Senior Estates Surveyor.

Working closely with the Principal Disposal Manager and other team members, you will be involved in the disposal and valuation of a varied range of predominately Land and Commercial property assets. This role provides an opportunity to explore and unlock development opportunities and maximise Capital Receipts and Revenue Savings. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual who already has, or who has a desire to learn new skills and approaches in a commercial environment.

You will be joining a team of Property Professionals and have a manager who is supportive and keen to facilitate your personal growth and development. You will provide the Council with Disposal and Valuation advice in regards to providing professional and technical advice on any real estate issues to senior managers and client departments to ensure you obtain best value for Derbyshire County Council’s land and property assets.

Based in one of England’s most beautiful areas, including the Peak District National Park, with flexibility as to the mix of home working and from offices based in picturesque Matlock and across the County.

What will I be doing:

  • Provide innovative professional property advice and identify opportunities to maximise outputs including capital receipts and revenue savings as part of an asset review programme.
  • Lead and manage internal and external resources necessary to deliver disposals by liaising with key stakeholders, analysing information and performance managing taking appropriate action if required. 
  • Manage the divestment of properties and leases and surplus space through subleases or sales, lease terminations, re-gears and more. 
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with external representatives and the general public.
  • Report progress of the Disposals Programme and key sales to appropriate parties, including internal senior management teams and Elected Members
  • Use a wide variety of national and local data sources to provide information and reports to support the Council’s management of intelligence
  • Run data analysis to inform strategic decision making to improve the Council’s understanding of the impact it is making in local communities. 
  • Support on a variety of research, policy and performance projects

 This list is not exhaustive, take a look at our comprehensive job profile for more detail.

 What skills and experience do you need to have:

  • Experience of property and land valuation and property portfolio management.
  • Experience of team working within a professional property environment.
  • Experience of the collection and collation of financial information relating to property.
  • Experience of reporting to management on financial and budget issues within a real estate context.
  • Experience of conducting lease and licence negotiations, rent reviews, lease assignments, lease renewals and the acquisition and disposal of property.
  • Experience of dispute resolution and landlord and tenant negotiations.
  • The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Good presentational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to handle a personal caseload competently with the minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Ability and confidence to work alone at various locations around the county in accordance with the Council’s Lone Working Policy.
  • Good organisational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to understand complex issues, using innovative thinking towards problem solving.
  • Ability to use computerised systems and databases including the use of Microsoft Office and other real estate software.
  • Good working knowledge of the five principal valuation techniques.
  • Good working knowledge of land and property law, including Landlord & Tenant, planning, dilapidations, and compulsory purchase.
  • An understanding of the effect of local market conditions.
  • Awareness of Fire Safety, Health & Safety legislation, and Asbestos Regulations.

What we offer you: 

  • 27 days of annual leave plus another 5 once you reach 5 years of continuous service
  • Flexi time, allowing up to an additional 2 days of leave per month
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Guaranteed incremental annual pay increases
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts at selected county leisure centres
  • and much more……

We’re recruiting to other positions in our team, to view these other opportunities click here.

We're always pleased to hear from talented people so if you're looking to join a dynamic team and have the skills and experience we're looking for, then we'd like to hear from you.

If you would prefer to submit a standard application form, you can download one here and upload this instead of your CV.

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role, get in touch with Allen Shepherd

Provisional Interview Date: within 10 days of the closing date, via Ms Teams

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