Do you get excited about optimising the use of property assets for the public good?
Do you love managing a varied property portfolio, dealing with everything from offices to industrial estates, rural to telecoms?
Do you want to be a part of a professional team, with a truly flexible working culture that supports a positive balance between work and family life?
We are looking for a full time Surveyor, who will support the day to day management of the Council’s commercial estate
You will be required to carry out all surveyor responsibilities within the Council’s commercial estate (land and building for occupation and investment) to meet the Strategic Asset Management Plan, corporate objectives, and, by generating income, supporting the delivery of excellent services.
You will be responsible for a specific commercial asset portfolio, or portfolios, and will assist the Senior Surveyors and the Head of Property Asset Management to create and implement asset specific strategies (retail, rural, industrial, general/other) within an overall Commercial Asset Strategy, ensuring asset optimisation, reducing expenditure, increasing income, developing and maintaining a fully occupied well balanced portfolio whilst ensuring compliance with all Council policies, procedures and legislation.
You will continually work to maximise income and reduce expenditure from the Council’s commercial property portfolio, raise standards and support excellent service delivery.
SPS is a growing team of public sector property professionals, who are passionate about optimising Enfield Council's property assets to create community dividends. We have created an ambitious new Strategic Asset Management Plan for Enfield, which will deliver on the Council's broadest corporate objectives, including economic growth, diversity, sustainability, well-being and new homes. We manage all 1,100 of Enfield's non-housing assets, from our own operational accommodation, to industrial estates, retail assets and farms in the Green Belt, with a current income of c.£8M p/a from our investment estate. We act as the Council's Corporate Landlord, responsible for ensuring compliance across the portfolio. We undertake all aspects of property asset management, from leases and licences, to disposals, acquisitions, development deals and joint ventures. We are the custodians of all Enfield's Property Information and operate the Council's Asset Management System. We are also growing the Council's capacity and capability in Geographical Information Systems (mapped data). Our aim is to have a comprehensive and qualified property team, to provide Enfield Council with an exemplar professional property service.
You will be a member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or an Associate Member with several years of relevant experience and working towards completion of the Assessment of Professional Competency (APC).
You will hold a relevant property related degree (RICS Approved) or equivalent professional property qualification.
You will have sound asset/estate management knowledge and proven competency at Surveyor level in commercial and/or public sector surveying across a diverse mixed-use commercial portfolio.
Experience in undertaking Landlord & Tenant matters such as lease renewals, rent reviews, estate management, valuations, acquisitions, disposals, rating as well as regeneration projects are key requirements for this role.
You will bring experience in supporting a commercial/investment portfolio whilst assisting with creating opportunities to generate growth, income and maximise commercial potential.
You should demonstrate good problem-solving skills and have experience of working with a variety of client groups collaboratively within an asset management/estate management team to deliver projects on time, within budget whilst responding positively to changing/competing demands.
Salary - £37,842 to £40,728 pa with a potential market factor supplement of up to £50,728 pa
(The current £10,000 market factor supplement will be reviewed annually)
In SPS no day is the same and there are constant challenges, but we all share a vision, which is to ensure that Enfield’s property assets are made the most of, for the benefit of Enfield’s people.
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Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
Flexible approach to working hours patterns, ideal for people with caring responsibilities.
Ability to work remotely as well as in the office or on site.
Annual upward salary increments within the stated salary scale
An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods e.g. CIPFA and RICS.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always #Happy to Talk Flexible Working.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing Date: Midnight on 5th April 2020
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
To apply please click on the apply link below
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.
2. your CV.
Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
If you have previously applied for this role within the past 12 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Claire Turner on 0208 132 1024 or Claire.Turner@enfield.gov.uk.
If you would like to know more about the role, please email Justin Caslake at Justin.email@example.com for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.
A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.