Wealden is a large and predominantly rural area situated in East Sussex stretching from the coastal areas of the Seven Sisters and Pevensey Bay in the south and inland to Crowborough and the Ashdown Forest.
The Council has a diverse property portfolio of typical Local Authority assets, these range from unadopted land and public car parks and toilets to Leisure Centres, commercial and historic properties. In recent years our portfolio has also grown with the development of 2 SANGS sites, a crematorium and the purchase of a shopping centre.
The post holder will be part of a small specialist team within the Assets & FM team, responsible to the Assets & FM Manager. You will be one of the team’s property specialists advising other staff, Directors and Members on good land and property management practise. You will need to be a well organised and highly motivated person who can work with minimal supervision. You will also have extensive knowledge and experience of property and estates management.
We are seeking to appoint an experienced and dedicated Estates Surveyor, to help ensure that the Council’s property assets remain efficiently managed to maximise income, mitigate losses and ensure that public and community needs are met. In addition you will need good IT skills and have the ability to effectively communicate with Directors and Members as well as with tenants and other property owners.
The role includes carrying out property inspections, sales, acquisitions, lease renewals, rent reviews, managing external consultants, valuations and dealing with applications to assign and sublet and a range of estates related cases. In view of the emphasis on property and estates expertise, candidates must have membership of the RICS with experience of estate management. Local Authority experience is desirable.
We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, career average salary pension scheme, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime and discounted leisure centre membership.
Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment. We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities and all applications will be treated on merit.