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Surveyor/Principal Surveyor

Halton Borough Council
Halton Borough Council
£33,024 - £43,421 per annum - Plus a market supplement up to £10k
Closing date
10 Mar 2024

Make a huge impact in Halton!

The Council has ambitious plans to deliver a local plan that provides a platform for future generations. To achieve this at pace, there is an organisational commitment to build operational capacity across a number of service areas.

As a result, we have a range of exciting career opportunities in roles that will directly contribute to the growth and development of our local area.

By taking on one of these roles, you’ll be at the centre of the action – revitalising neighbourhoods, developing new public spaces, delivering on our sustainability priorities, and improving infrastructure.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Halton Borough Council. The Asset Management team are looking to recruit two principal surveyors and a surveyor to join our busy team to work on all aspects of the estate management and the development of the Council’s property portfolio.

Our mission is to promote and develop an environmentally sustainable and diverse economy in Halton, which provides good jobs and employment for our residents and creates a positive environment for business creation.

Reporting to the Asset and Valuation Manager, the Principal Estates Surveyor, Principal Valuation Surveyor, and Surveyor will provide professional advice on estate management matters, property valuation matters and provision of a broad range of property related advice and support to the Council.

You’ll have a chance to develop your career through managing and handling property matters in a diverse portfolio across both Widnes and Runcorn maximising the Council’s use of assets to deliver services or generate income and opportunities to contribute to the Council’s regeneration projects.

You will manage the income and investment generating assets, and wider estate, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and standards and generally managing the landlord and tenant relationship.

You will be involved with acquisitions of land and buildings for service delivery and as part of regeneration schemes, implementing the disposal programme and asset valuations for inclusion in the Council’s accounts as well as working closely with internal colleagues across the Council giving experience of work in a multi-disciplinary way using and developing collaborative skills.


About you

Do you have:

  • A corporate membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Experience in negotiating rent reviews, lease renewals, and new leases to comply with landlord and tenant legislation and managing the general landlord and tenant relationship
  • Experience of acquiring and disposing of freehold and leasehold properties
  • Experience in producing asset valuations for financial accounting purpose and buildings insurance reinstatement valuations complying with RICS and CIPFA guidance
  • Experience of using project management methodology and processes and using property databases
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, appointed external consultants, businesses, and organisational leaders


Working at Halton

All our colleagues at Halton have made a positive commitment to delivering great outcomes for our communities. In addition to working with a great team, you will have access to a fantastic range of benefits, including:

  • A generous leave package of 26 days annual leave + Bank Holidays (Increasing after 5 years’ service)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Investment in your personal development
  • Free car parking at HBC sites
  • Access to a range of discount schemes Access to a car leasing scheme

We are actively reviewing applications and keen to invite shortlisted candidates for interview prior to the advert closing. If a suitable candidate is appointed, the role may close early, therefore please do not hesitate to submit your application!

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Louise Risk, MRICS, Asset and Valuation Manager, 0151 511 6196


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