We’re building for the future in Gravesham, with work starting on the first phase of the multi-million pound regeneration of Gravesend town centre alongside a number of major private residential developments.
Gravesham Borough Council also manages a diverse range of property investments, driven by its corporate pledge to be a progressive and financially prudent authority, bolstering its revenues through astute investment opportunities.
It’s an exciting and challenging environment and we’re looking for property professionals to join our experienced and talented team as we work to play our part in delivering a Gravesham to be proud of.
The role- The Property Department is responsible for managing the Council’s diverse and substantial commercial property portfolio and plays a key role in a number of regeneration projects in the Borough. We are now seeking a Senior Surveyor (part or fully qualified) to join the small team who will enjoy a varied workload which will include all aspects of commercial property management as well as involvement with a variety of corporate projects.
The post involves travel across the Borough for which an essential car user allowance is payable (included in above package).
Essential qualifications/experience- The Senior Surveyor will be expected to be MRICS or working towards that qualification and be or be willing to work towards joining the RICS Valuers’ Accreditation Scheme. Experience of commercial property management and valuations is essential as are excellent negotiating, influencing and communication skills and the ability to work on your own initiative, within deadlines and to procedures.
Desirable qualifications/experience- Local Authority experience is desirable but not essential.
In return we offer you:
A very secure pension scheme which both you and we pay into. More information can be found on the Local Government Pension Scheme website.
A generous holiday entitlement, plus paid bank holidays.
An option to join the Council’s flexible working scheme.
In-house and external training including non-qualification, Continued Personal Development (CPD), NVQ and other qualification training plus payment of RICS fees.
Employee Assistance Programme by Care First
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Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the service is there to help you manage all of life’s events and support you through the challenges. Their expert advisers are there to help whenever you need them with support on the telephone, online and face to face.
An on-site Occupational Health Advisor. We have an occupational health service provided by East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. The service is delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in occupational medicine and deal with the relationship between your work and your health. Occupational Health also works with us to resolve any issues in the workplace and also to ensure that well-being at work is maintained.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager contact Elizabeth Thornton, Service Manager (Property and Regulatory) on 01474 337552, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Gravesham Borough Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.