Estates Surveyor

Contract Full Time

London Jobs Board

Spencer Clarke Group are currently recruiting for a Estates Surveyor to work in the Redbridge area.

A local authority based in Redbridge have a fantastic opportunity for a Estates Surveyor to join their team

Purpose of the role :

Reporting directly to the Estates Manager, the postholder will lead on a range of property matters including leasing, disposals, acquisitions and the management of the Council’s investment portfolio generating c.£2.5m per annum.

The postholder will support the development and implementation of the Council’s Asset Strategy through the identification and assessment of opportunities to rationalise, release or develop Council property as well as supporting consideration of investment within the Council’s existing portfolio, including through acquisitions, to meet service objectives

Accountabilities :

Manage any designated staff, contractors and consultants appointed to support the management of the Council’s estate – setting targets, monitoring performance and taking corrective action as required;
Manage the Council’s commercial, industrial, agricultural and investment estate including any negotiations in respect of letting, disposal and acquisition activity;
Develop and implement a rolling programme of inspections across the Council’s non-operational estate to ensure that lease terms are being complied with, taking corrective action as necessary;
Support efforts to identify and develop further investment or regeneration/development opportunities through acquisitions/disposals, redevelopment/reinvestment and joint ventures with investors/landowners; and
Support the development of the Council’s wholly owned Development Company through the provision of property advice, including to its Board and Shareholders.
Contribute to the development and implementation of a clear Asset Management Plan directing the use of the Council’s assets to support the delivery of the Council’s objectives and those of its partners;
Ensure that all estates information is being appropriately recorded within Corporate systems to support efforts to move to a more data driven approach to service management;
Support the development and implementation of appropriate policies and procedures are in place and are being implemented in respect of acquisitions, disposals and lease renewals including the establishment and servicing of a Corporate Property Board; and
Support the development and implementation of appropriate systems for the procurement, management and monitoring of third party contracts in respect of estate management, specialist advice and agency support
Candidate requirements:

Good quality degree in relevant subject
Membership of RICS in a relevant area, i.e. General Practice
Project Management Qualification, i.e. PRINCE2
Direct experience in the management of property within a similar organisation
Knowledge of commercial development and investment models within the residential or commercial sectors
Knowledge of financial, legal and planning processes/regulations in relation to property management in England
Detailed, practical knowledge of valuation techniques and legislation for the management of commercial and operational properties for all purposes – i.e. rental, asset value, and re-instatement valuations etc
Understanding of the political, commercial and economic context within which the Council’s asset management activity is undertaken
Experience of working within local government
If you’re interested in the role and would like to apply please email your up to date CV to or call Chris on (phone number removed)

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