Housing Asset & Valuation Manager
Salary: Band 11 - £42,503 - £46,549 p.a.
37 hours per week
About the service:
The Housing Asset and Residential Valuation team sit within the Housing Need and Supply Service as part of the Housing, Neighbourhood and Buildings Directorate. The Housing Need and Supply Service brings together the front end of housing need and the capacity through Housing Supply to design solutions to housing need.
This team supports the housing supply work by managing the valuation, leasing and acquisition of new homes to meet the demands placed upon the council.
What is the role?
This role leads the Housing Asset and Residential Valuation team. The team and therefore this post are responsible for the valuation of council housing stock, acquisition of new homes, the valuation of residential property and the management of non-residential assets held within the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) and the Housing General Fund (HGF).
The council aims to add at least 100 properties a year to our housing stock through acquisition and this work is managed within this team. The role is responsible for the management and expansion of the HRA and HGF commercial portfolios which includes leading on planning for an increase in commercial income for the portfolio.
It is preferrable that a qualified valuer will hold the role, but this is not essential. The role will be required to ensure the adequate training and supervision of the team which includes maintaining their professional training. If you are applying for this role and are not a qualified valuer, you will need to demonstrate that you have the necessary knowledge and experience to support the work and your team.
The team currently comprises a mix of residential valuers and commercial officers. This role will be responsible for training and supporting new staff and planning for the future with regards to the development of valuation and surveying staff.
The purpose of this role is to manage the HRA and HGF assets cost-effectively and to uphold quality tenant relationships. Please click here for the full job profile where you can find out more about what this role will involve.
Who is the person?
- You have experience of working in a complex, large scale organisation.
- You can balance the professional role with the line management responsibilities for the team.
- You have the right to work in the UK
- Preferably you are a professionally qualified residential/commercial valuation surveyor, with MRICS status or an experienced Associate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
- RICS Residential Building Survey and Valuation qualifications are preferrable along with the ability to work across general practice surveying fields.
- Experience of managing a large property portfolio and undertaking annual statutory asset and stock valuations is essential.
The role requires experience and knowledge of:
- building pathology and dilapidations
- building and land management
- professional measurement methods
- property and planning legislation
- various complex RICS approved valuation methods
- Right to Buy best practice and current legislation
- property types and constructions (including historic, listed, non-traditional and modern builds)
- You will be comfortable working autonomously and exercising your professional judgement in making decisions. You will have experience of doing this in sensitive situations and working with other specialist colleagues, for example in legal and housing teams.
- You have experience of writing complex reports and presenting them to senior managers, elected members and commercial partners.
- An understanding of stock valuations is essential as this is a high-profile task.
- You are proficient in using IT systems including Microsoft Office applications, property management systems and Geographic Information Systems.
- You will be supported to maintain you CPD and to meet PCC and RICS requirements and legislation.
Closing date: 2nd April 2023
When completing the application form, please thoroughly tailor your application to the 'Who is the Person' points with the use of examples from your experience and attach this as a cover letter in the Supporting Documents section. This is really important or you are likely not to be shortlisted. Please click here for the full job profile.
We are a disability confident employer - committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible and welcome applications from all areas of society.
We really appreciate our employees and fully realise they are essential to our success and look to offer an inclusive, supportive working environment where employees can reach their potentials with a healthy work life balance, offering the following rewards:
- A generous pension scheme
- Up to 31 days annual leave per year (from 2023)+ bank holidays
- Flexible / hybrid working
- A range of retail discounts via our reward portal offering discounts at retailers including IKEA, Currys, Tesco
- Free Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and wellbeing support
- Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities including apprenticeships
- Potential to purchase additional annual leave
- Business travel support and initiatives, including bike loans
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