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Estates & Asset Manager

Fylde Borough Council
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
Up to £47,500 plus benefits
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

Job description

Fylde is a small progressive Local Authority situated on the Fylde Peninsula on the Lancashire Coastline. With easy access to the Lake District, Manchester and Liverpool, Fylde is a vibrant place to live and work with a thriving visitor economy. We can offer a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of the residents in our local community. This is your chance to become part of a great team, delivering outstanding services throughout the Borough.

In your role as the Estates and Assets Manager within the Technical Services Department, you will play a key part in the service, ensuring the Councils’ property portfolios are future-proofed, opportunities are achieved to increase income and the estates are effectively managed to deliver the Councils’ ambitions. You will be able to negotiate in the Councils’ best interests and provide sound valuation advice.

Fylde Council oversees a varied property portfolio and a range of community spaces including 10km of coastal and estuarine hard and soft sea defences, associated tourist attractions, footpaths and rights of way, award winning public gardens and parks, car parks, corporate buildings and depots.

Ideally you will be qualified to MRICS and be able to demonstrate substantial valuation and property management experience and have a good knowledge of relevant legislation.

You will need a flexible and commercial approach to work and problem solving and have excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills. You will be able to confidently communicate at all levels including at member and senior management level as well as to community groups and local residents.

Job Purpose

To manage, control and co-ordinate the service delivery of the Estates and Asset Team to cost effective, high quality standards in accordance with legislation and corporate objectives.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • To be responsible for ensuring that all services within the Estates and Asset Team operate in line with corporate objectives and policies and are within the legislative framework and national and regional policy.
  • To be the Council’s estates and valuation officer and to advise the Head of Technical Services of the implications of new legislation and new initiatives in connection with the service area. • To give advice to elected members, staff and customers on Estates and Asset Management matters.
  • To discharge the Council’s statutory function in relation to the service area (estate and property management plus building maintenance) in an efficient and effective manner having regard to relevant national and local performance standards and ensure compliance with all relevant legislation through effective procedures.
  • To lead in the formulation of effective policy and advice to the Council and to implement policies in connection with the service area.
  • To prepare written reports for and attend the meetings of the Council and its Committees and working groups; attendance at court if required, and attend meetings with external customers and stakeholders in respect of all matters in connection with Technical Services.
  • To ensure effective financial control of land and property resources and maximise opportunities for income generation.
  • To produce and submit periodic performance reports relating to the service.
  • To formulate, prepare, implement and review the Council’s Asset Management Plan in the context of the Council’s other corporate strategies and plans and to assist the Head of Technical Services to prepare the annual service/business plan and budget.
  • To ensure effective liaison and partnership arrangements are maintained with other council services, local authorities and agencies to deliver an Estates and Asset Management function and any other related Technical Services
  • To lead, direct, recruit, support, manage (including dealing with grievance and disciplinary matters), motivate, enthuse and train staff within the Estates and Asset team.
  • To acquire and maintain an operational understanding of ICT systems which will enhance the effectiveness of the section and ensure that these systems are used and developed to continuously improve performance.
  • Promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity within the service;
  • To have a flexible approach that will require out of hours work (including bank holidays and weekends) to meet the demands of the service, including response to emergency situations as required
  • To ensure that all processes are carried out in accordance with current legislation, regulations and Council policy, with particular emphasis on Health & Safety, customer care and data protection;
  • To undertake training and other duties which are commensurate with the grading and responsibility of the post

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