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Senior Estates Valuation Surveyor

Employer
Leicester City Council
Location
City Hall, Leicester
Salary
£44,624 - £47,665 per year + Significant Benefits
Closing date
25 Sep 2022
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Joining our Asset Strategy, Valuation and Commercial Real Estate Teams. You’ll become part of a professional team, delivering valuation and estate asset management services for the Council. As part of the Estates and Building Services Division, we work closely to encourage business growth, job creation and develop our property investment fund. With your work involving a diverse range of land and property types including commercial, industrial, residential, retail, agricultural, tourism, business premises and operational property.

The team are proactive and innovative, providing solutions in commercial property management, replacing existing assets, and investing in new assets that make a big and positive impact on our community.

Due to expanding speciality we are looking to recruit  senior valuation surveyors, in either our Acquisitions and Disposals team or to join the team in Corporate Estate.   

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance.  Working at home and in city hall as you wish. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including discounts on gym membership , city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate.

What you'll be doing 

Taking the lead on our property portfolio as  a Senior Valuation surveyor. You will deal with a complex range of property related issues covering but not limited to: acquisition and disposal of property assets, improving marriage value, compulsory purchase orders, sales and lease back, community transfers, redevelopment, regeneration and new developments.

Providing a high level professional advice to clients on valuation issues, you’ll work with internal and external teams to identify new opportunities for the council to invest and improve its property and land stock holdings. As well as, making recommendations for development and disposal to recover investment and make a commercial return on its investment.

Preparing and monitoring  expenditure and income budgets. You will be involved in inspecting land and buildings. Valuing  the various interests as required and negotiating the letting, acquisition/disposal as required.

You will also support the management of the Estates function, including attendance at decision-making boards, and deputises for the Service Manager as required. Supervising and managing staff who may be assisting on projects from other sections including allocating and checking work for quality and quantity.

What you’ll need

Being experienced in handling a complex range of property related issues including negotiating lettings and acquisitions/disposals to ensuring optimum return. You’ll use your knowledge of ethical standards and relevant legislation around land transactions specifically, council assets. To recognise new opportunities to enhance the council’s asset base, being able to prepare briefing notes to senior management on complex issues, with context, impacts and recommendations. Often explaining complex issues to non-specialists in a positive manner.

You will be also be a professional member of RICS (MRICS or FRICS).

For an informal discussion on this role please email rachel.heggs@leicester.gov.uk 

Total benefit value includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement £64,995.79

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