This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We're less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we'd welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.
The starting salary for this role is £53,018 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week.
Are you looking for a senior opportunity to develop your career in a commercially focussed team with a big agenda? Do you have a breadth of asset management experience linked to market knowledge, asset and land disposals and acquisitions? This could be for you.
Surrey County Council has an extensive property portfolio, exceeding £2bn. This is managed by Land and Property Services who have responsibility for all life cycle activities across its asset base, including its office buildings, libraries, care homes, schools, depots and many other types of property, including a substantial land and rural estate.
Our Acquisition and Disposal team add, and secure, the best value from our asset base by supporting, developing and executing service client and investment strategies.
The successful post holder will have extensive experience in delivering outcomes for a large, and complex, organisation and be part of the small team that proactively leads on the sale and acquisition of properties.
You will be able to provide a customer focussed professional asset management service to the Council, reporting into the Head of Acquisitions and Disposals. Post holders will need to bring general practice expertise and innovation to their role and you can expect to work on a range of local, regional and collaborative projects, often as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
You will play a key role in supporting all our activities, working at pace to deliver against a challenging programme of targets, which in turn help to fund the delivery of our frontline services. Our work is delivered through a mixed economy of 'in house' directly managed projects, and/or commissioned through external agencies through our partnering or framework arrangements.
To apply and be considered for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Knowledge of property issues related to asset management, valuation, development, town planning, acquisition and disposal activities, and the legal processes associated with same
- Knowledge and experience of applying project management principles, and techniques, to a wide range of complex asset related projects or programmes
- Strong negotiation and influencing skills with the ability to bring together, and maintain, effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders
- Proven written and oral communication, with a high level of ICT literacy
- Proven problem-solving skills with the capacity to devise and implement innovative solutions
- A relevant property qualification, such as Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and/or experience of working in a similar field for at least 5 years
- Political acumen and an appreciation of the sensitive and changing environment in which the Council operates.
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
This advert closes at 23:59 on 24 October 2021.
For an informal discussion please contact Graham Glenn, Head of Acquisitions and Disposals on 07890 561245 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.