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Property Partner

Bristol City Council
Based at City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR
BG14 £48,474 - £51,515
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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We have a number of exciting opportunities within the Council’s Operational Property Team. So if you are interested in pursuing or developing a career in property and working towards or have already attained a relevant Property qualification we would be pleased to hear from you.

Roles range from providing support to one of 5 Property Partners in the management of the Council’s operational property estate to leading a Service specific Property Partnering function. Roles also involve the delivery of property related solutions to requirements identified in Asset Management Plans.


What will I be doing?

You will be one of 5 Property Partners whose purpose is to form a strategic link between Property and Lead Officers representing Services using Council assets for service delivery.

You will adopt a lead role in advising on all aspects of property asset management in order to maximise property performance through rationalisation and cost reduction while facilitating / maintaining service delivery in the most cost effective manner.

You will work alongside the Asset Strategy Manager and with strategic service leads to develop service asset management plans ensuring that requirements and solutions for property assets and services are considered in a corporate context by translating strategic objectives into property solutions.

In fulfilling the requirements of your role you will be also expected to negotiate and implement land and property related transactions and to provide professional advice on all aspects of property use and occupation.

Your specific service responsibilities will be to the Housing and Landlord Services Team.


What do I need to have?

You will be a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have significant experience of providing pro – active estate management in a large organisation.

An excellent negotiator, problem solver and advocate, you will demonstrate an ability to deliver clear professional advice to a wide range of service disciplines and to negotiate, monitor and complete property transactions.

You will also be a good listener with capability to clearly articulate service needs and to convert that thinking and planning into effective delivery action.

In addition you will be able to develop and maintain service relationships whilst also recognising the need for asset review and challenge.

You should be prepared to demonstrate evidence of applying innovative and analytical approaches to solving complex and challenging problems.

You will be able to understand the wider needs of the business and the operation of the regional economy and property market including an appreciation of the opportunities which can be derived from developing and maintaining relationships with other public sector property occupiers.


Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. For the majority of our roles hybrid working arrangements are available, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice - mixing both home and office working.

Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.


How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

For further information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification or alternatively, please contact Steve Matthews or Lois Woodcock or Jason Bailey

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. Appointments will be made on merit.

Closing date: 17 July 2024.


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