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Senior Estates Surveyor

Dorset Council
Dorset County Hall, combined with home-working
£37,568- £43,570
Closing date
25 Nov 2022
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Senior Estates Surveyor

37 hours

Salary £37,568- £43,570

Dorset County Hall, combined with home-working

What’s in it for you: This is an exciting time to join Assets & Property. Dorset Council is a young, ambitious council, embracing innovation and serving vibrant communities of residents, providing over 450 services. Our Council Plan identifies the effective utilisation of the Council's property assets as a transformational goal for the authority.

This role provides you with the opportunity to take up a professional role where the work is varied and interesting and you will make an important contribution and work in friendly, collaborative and creative environment, with strong support for continual learning and development.

We are open to hybrid and flexible working, and as well as a great quality of life, with the property estate set in some of the UK's most beautiful countryside and beaches, our flexible allows employees to have a great work-life balance.

What you can expect to be doing:  We are looking to transform our estates to help support the Council's Climate and Ecological Emergency and align for the efficient and effective provision of council services. The council has a diverse portfolio of operational and commercial property, covering schools, day and children's centres, libraries, together with guest houses, hotels, retail and commercial property, and farms and a rural estate.

Your work will include estate management, lettings, rent reviews and lease renewals across a diverse portfolio of operational and commercial properties. Also, you will be required to assist in the management of asset valuations for the council's estate.

You will work to make a real difference in a new, small, contemporary team of technical experts helping to deliver Dorset Council policies and priorities in relation to its diverse property estate of over 1,400 assets, and provide property advice to Dorset Council services, external partners and organisations.

About you: You will have the technical expertise, knowledge and experience in asset and estate management including landlord and tenant relationships, managing service charge budgets, and skills to manage contracts for asset valuation. A good communicator you will be able to provide high-quality advice and present technical matters with clarity to the council.
You will be proactive and have an ability to think outside the box and provide innovative solutions to technical issues and challenges.
RICS qualified is desirable for this position.

Contact details: For an informal discussion and for more information about this role, please contact Nicholas Cook at or 01305 224427

Additional Information:

There will be a requirement for travel to include site meetings and inspections so a driving licence and access to an appropriate vehicle is considered essential.

This post requires you to have access to sensitive information. It will be subject to a Basic Criminal Records Check. See our policy on the employment of ex-offenders.

Dorset Council: A great place to work We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. Working for us should be no exception.

At Dorset Council we:

  • provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
  • have ambitious aspirations
  • are excited about our future care about Dorset and all the people who live here
  • know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success

You will:

  • have access to a range of employee benefits
  • be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
  • have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression

We are challenging ourselves to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We recognise that recruitment and inclusion of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds will bring real strength to the council and our communities. We have a commitment to equality and welcome applications from everyone.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.

We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We also look for applicants who share our commitment to our behaviours. We will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

If appointed, the personal information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected, you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found at

This role is UK based and we will need to establish your Right to Work as part of the appointment process.

We use generic job descriptions and person specifications. This means the job title on any attachments may differ from the job title in the advert. We may provide specific information in a context statement if relevant.

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