Bracknell Forest Council has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, qualified Head of Strategic Asset Management professional.
With a fantastic salary on offer for a proactive forward-thinking individual, that holds a relevant professional membership (MRICS or MCIOB).
Regular visits to site will be required throughout the week, which you will need to ensure you can be available for. A driver’s licence will be required and access to a vehicle.
If you think you are the right person to take on this challenge, we would love to receive your application.
What it’s like working in our team…
Bracknell Forest is a great place to live and work and we have high ambitions for the area. The current stage of redevelopment of our town centre is complete with a future expansion, being planned within the town centre and beyond. This really is an exciting time to join and be a part of this dynamic and changing organisation.
You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…
Your key priority will be to lead and manage a team responsible for providing professional building services, reactive repairs, implementation of the Corporate Landlord Model, compliance, management of the Planned Maintenance Corporate and School’s programme and Capital Works schemes with business support across the Council. The team incorporates surveyors, project managers, energy managers, admin staff.
You will prepare briefs, design schemes, prepare specifications and run projects from an in-house team or with external Consultants. Projects will range from the refurbishment and maintenance of the councils-maintained schools and corporate planned works with various other one-off capital schemes as applicable.
The role will have the oversight of compliance amongst the council’s portfolio of properties and along with the wider team, you will ensure that our estate remains compliant and in a good condition.
You will be expected to maintain your continuous professional development as current legislation changes or are revised.
The benefits you will experience are…
- Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
- An inclusive and social working environment.
- Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
- A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
- Internal sports and social club opportunities.
- Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
- Supermarket discount.
- An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.
What we’re looking for…
We are seeking to appoint a dynamic property professional, who is organised, flexible and a proven team player who has proven skills and experience in either a consultancy or similar local authority/client-side role.
The successful candidate will be required to be a professional Chartered Surveyor with a hands-on approach and be active in delivering both Capital Projects (in excess of £10m), Planned Maintenance (for both Corporate and Schools) and the day-to-day Reactive Maintenance. You will have experience in managing a Multi-Discipline team, capable of delivering from Inception to Completion, one off capital projects.
You will also be required to manage the Construction & Maintenance team to manage the key objectives for team and support with solutions.
Have experience of Procurement rules and the various forms of building contracts, including JCT and NEC.
Requirement to have knowledge of managing Service Level Agreements, with schools and the procurement of service contracts.
The role requires an individual capable of problem solving and co-ordinating with the Councils chosen consultant’s and reactive maintenance provider and will need to be available as and when for site visits. We require someone capable of compiling monthly cost reports, client briefs for the commission of consultants and diagnosing construction defects.
The individual will have proven experience as a Service lead in managing multiple programmes of construction works and excellent supervisory skills to the Construction and Maintenance Team.
The role requires excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as you will be expected to liaise regularly with other senior managers, councillors, consultants, and the public, as required.
Interviews will be held 23rd Mary 2022
Want to ask us a question?
For an informal discussion concerning the post please email:
Kamay Toor, Assistant Director: Property, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Sharman, Contract Support Officer, email@example.com
Any candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria.