The London Borough of Waltham Forest is committed to Creating Futures, our new Corporate Strategy. We are fiercely ambitious and strive continuously to make sure each and everyone of our residents enjoys a quality life in London.
Effective Property and Asset Management is a key to the success of us achieving our corporate strategy.
We have restructured our service, so it is positioned for the future and works collaboratively with all stakeholders, to driving change and making service improvements. Now we are recruiting forward-thinking and innovative professionals who’ll place Property and Asset Management at the heart of the council’s broader organisational change agenda.
We’re looking to appoint two new integral Area Estates Managers within the Council’s Commercial Team. You will be part of a Commercial team of six, within the Estates & Valuation Service.
You will be responsible for the management of the Council’s varied and interesting portfolio, within a given geographical area, of non-residential properties with a rent roll of £3.56m. This will include leading on all estate management duties including void management, new lettings, lease renewals, rent reviews, assignments/alienation, decants, asset valuations, debt recovery (supported by a Commercial Rents Officer), disposals and commercial acquisitions as required.
Currently the council has 520 properties under management, which are split into the following categories
- Investment Properties - The current investment property portfolio is valued at £74m. (Properties held for investment purposes)
- Operational Properties
- (Properties held by departments but not in use)
- Declared surplus operational properties
- (Properties not required by departments and alternative uses yet to be determined)