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Estates Surveyor

Employer
City of Wolverhampton Council
Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
£54,734- £57,820
Closing date
21 Dec 2022
Reference
WLV000004698

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Sector
Property, Construction
Contract Type
Permanent
Specialism
Estates Management, Property Management
Business Type
Public Sector
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The City of Wolverhampton Council’s  are firmly committed to working collaboratively and building a spirit of team working and a supportive culture one in which innovation is encouraged and individuals can thrive.

City of Wolverhampton Council has a City Assets Service that brings together the Council’s considerable land and property assets into a single portfolio. The service is well positioned to take a more strategic approach to the management of Council assets.

We are committed to developing our employees and provide a wide range of learning and development opportunities, flexible working, generous leave entitlement, employee benefit scheme and access to the Local Government Pension.

£54,734 - £57,820 per annum (based on 2022 payscale)

37 hours per week

Permanent

Do you have the innovation, drive and expertise to manage and be part of a dynamic in-house property consultancy?

City of Wolverhampton Council has a City Assets Service that brings together the Council’s considerable land and property assets into a single portfolio. The service is well positioned to take a more strategic approach to the management of Council assets.

In the role of Estates Manager at the Estates Team, and reporting to the Head of Assets, you will be responsible for commercial property matters and management of the Council’s diverse land and property portfolio which will include managing valuations, estate management of all commercial property classes, lease renewals and rent review programming, and the disposals programme. The role has direct line management responsibility and the successful candidate will be expected to have experience in budget management. Working to the Council’s Strategic Asset Plan, you will take an innovative approach to the growth agenda to maximise capital receipts and revenue and generate efficiencies.

You will provide recommendations on which property and land assets to retain, develop, or sell with an in-depth market knowledge supporting such recommendations. You will also work collaboratively with other services as part of the Council’s transformation programme.

The Council is firmly committed to working collaboratively with partners and building a spirit of team working. Our culture is a supportive one which encourages innovation and providing a platform for individuals to thrive.

We are committed to developing our employees and provide a wide range of learning and development opportunities, flexible working, generous leave entitlement, employee benefit scheme and access to the Local Government Pension.

As the successful candidate you will be an experienced and commercial estates manager, with relevant professional qualifications. Whether from the public or private sector, you will also be politically astute and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Furthermore, you will be innovative and have the confidence to take measured risks in leading the service forward as an example of excellence.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate, with evidence where required;

• An understanding of the needs of service users within a highly diverse community.

• Experience of successfully managing change.

• Detailed understanding of the major strategic and operational challenges facing local government and the public sector as a whole, along with an awareness of the opportunities available for improved collaboration and partnership working required in order to respond to increasing service demands and substantial reductions in available resources.

• Experience of providing sound advice that may lead, inform or facilitate successful policy formation and aligns resources to corporate priorities.

• Experience of working effectively in partnership with other organisations and agencies towards mutually beneficial objectives.

• A track record of performance management across a department.

• Relevant experience in providing services to support corporate activities at a service level and to meet challenging deadlines.

• Expertise in managing the Council’s statutory and legal responsibilities.

• Successfully promoting equality of opportunity both in employment and service delivery.

• Excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills.

Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject

A Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (General Practice) and desirable to be a Registered Valuer Management Qualification and or relevant post graduate education

Track record of continuous personal and professional development

For informal enquiries, please contact Julia Nock , Deputy Director of Assets at Julia.nock@wolverhampton.gov.uk or alternatively leave a voicemail message on 07793884924.

Closing Date: 21 December 2022

Interview & Assessment: Week commencing 9 January 2023

We will notify you of the outcome of your application as soon as possible after the closing date.

Diversity

We are committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diverse community we serve. We want to attract the best applications from people of all backgrounds and underrepresented groups because we strongly believe in adding value through diversity, inclusion, and equality. Our employees enable us to deliver services that are accessible, inclusive, and reflective of Wolverhampton residents.

We encourage, inspire and value an inclusive culture here at the council where employees can flourish, thrive and be themselves. We have four staff equality forums for employees to join. These help to ensure our workforce has a voice, employees feel empowered to speak up and where everyone is treated with respect - Learn more here

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

We are committed to the fair treatment of all our employees, potential employees, or users of our service regardless of offending background. The Council uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for any vacancies that require a DBS check to obtain information about applicants to assess their suitability for employment in positions of trust. We do not discriminate unfairly against any individual on the basis of a conviction or any other information revealed as a result of a DBS disclosure - Learn more here

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