Graduate Surveyor - Asset Management
Salary- £30,585 to £31,557 dependent on skills and experience
Hours- Full time
Contract Type- Fixed Term for one Year.
Are you looking to undertake your RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and gain experience of working within a diverse public sector property portfolio, including everything from offices to industrial estates, rural to telecoms?
Are you excited about optimising the use of property assets for the public good?
Do you want to be a part of a professional team, with a truly flexible working culture that supports a positive work/life balance?
We are looking for a Graduate Surveyor, who will support the day to day management of the Council’s commercial estate.
You will be required to assist with 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 also assist/support the Surveyors; Senior Surveyors and the Head of Property Asset Management to create and implement asset specific strategies (retail, rural, industrial, general/other).
An ability to maximise income and reduce expenditure from the Council’s commercial property portfolio, raise standards and support excellent service delivery would also be beneficial.
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 should hold a relevant RICS Accredited Degree in Estate Management or equivalent and you will be required and supported in enrolling onto the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence. You will be assigned to an appropriate supervisor and counsellor.
You should hold a relevant RICS Accredited Degree in Estate Management or equivalent and will be either seeking to enrol or be working towards completing your APC. You will be required and supported in enrolling onto the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence or ?? to complete your APC. You will be assigned to an appropriate supervisor and counsellor.
You will have an understanding of asset/estate management. Experience of working within commercial/public sector surveying would be beneficial.
You should possess a good understanding of the principles of Landlord and Tenant property transactions including the mechanism for undertaking rent reviews, lease renewals and the different types of tenancy agreements including leases & licences.
You should also have a knowledge and understanding of matters such as valuations, acquisitions, disposals, rating and any experience within regeneration projects would be beneficial for this role.
You should demonstrate good problem solving skills, possess strong written and verbal communication skills and have a good working knowledge of IT systems, including MS Office and other relevant software packages.
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.
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.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- 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.
- 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, click here to find out more.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing date: Midnight, 8th October 2020
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Oley Taal Gaye on 0208 132 1043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Sue Promodrou on 020 8132 0960 for a discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.
Fixed Term post/Secondment Opportunity
An external candidate, including Enfield Council agency workers, would be appointed on a fixed term contract, whilst internal candidates who are Council employees, would normally be expected to take up the post on a secondment basis.
To be eligible to apply for a secondment, Enfield Council employees must have completed probation and must have discussed/agreed the proposed secondment with their line manager. Fixed term contracts may be considered where secondment is not possible.
Secondments are the temporary loan of an employee from one part of the organisation to another part of the organisation and rely on the secondee to return to their substantive position on completion of the secondment.
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.