Land and Property Asset Surveyor
We are looking for a Land and Property Asset Surveyor to join our Asset Management Team and take responsibility for the provision and coordination of an effective asset and property management service.
The role reports to our Head of Strategic Assets and ensures that all external property services in relation to corporate land and property are managed effectively and secure value for money.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work flexibly from home and from our offices in Summer Lane. All our sites are based in the West Midlands and the management of these will be done remotely with very minimal travel to sites.
We are open to this role being worked part time or in other flexible ways of working that suit both the WMCA and you.
What will you be doing?
- Advise on strategy for land and property to support Asset Management objectives
- Give and procure advice on lettings, land and property strategy
- Commission regular site visits, inspections and appropriate maintenance works for non-operational assets to ensure that any risks are mitigated, including adverse possession claims
- Negotiate optimal suitable terms in respect of leases, licenses, sales, acquisitions, easements, options, break clauses and other land and property related matters in relation to land and property
- Gather accurate asset information about WMCA’s land and property portfolio, and ensure that good records are kept
- Undertake and ensure all residential lettings are completed effectively and efficiently
- Minimise the impact of environmental performance on any tenancies, providing support and advice to improve ratings to mitigate any risk
- Prepare/approve notices required in relation to land and property matters to derive maximum benefit from the property portfolio including rent review notices, service charges and termination notices
Our ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in dealing with land and valuation matters in relation to capital projects.
You will have knowledge of compulsory purchase and compensation, conveyancing and landlord and tenant procedures and the management of land and property, business rates and be able to carry out site investigations where required.
Although this is a standalone, you will have a team of RICS qualified peers to collaborate with and get support from. Knowledge of the legal regime and the financial arena in which the WMCA operates would be a very real advantage.
This is an interesting role and you will play an active role in how we manage our land and assets to ensure value for money.
A professional qualification (MRICS) would be beneficial, however candidates qualified by experience are welcomed. The WMCA will support the successful candidate towards gaining a professional qualification from RICS.
About the team
West Midlands Combined Authority’s Housing & Land Team is developing the UK’s most successful, innovative and delivery focused housing and regeneration programme, combining the very best of the public and private sectors to drive inclusive growth in all parts of the region. The Housing & Land Team is at the forefront of implementing WMCA’s inclusive growth mission, and demonstrating the links between housing, skills, transport, health and economic growth. A whole team approach that combines working with local councils, LEPs, Whitehall and the private sector sits front and centre of our way of working.
Our overall aim and ambition: “To enable the delivery of 215,000 new homes by 2031, significantly increasing the proportion of affordable housing and driving new quality and design benchmarks”.
Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we’ve shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together. Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands – that’s our reason for being here and it drives every move we make. We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region – a happier, healthier, better connected place to live and work.
We fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us and are committed to providing a positive, healthy and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected. We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women.
Our employees feel they can make a difference and are excited by the growth and the potential to shape the future. As we undergo a period of significant change, our employees are engaging with what is going on and we are encouraging a culture where people feel they can contribute towards improvements.
We’re ambitious, forward thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do. We trust and support each other to get the job done, and encourage creativity, originality and curiosity from those who work with us. We’re committed to creating an accessible and diverse workplace, one that nurtures an inclusive environment where our people can be themselves.
If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.
We are designing our organisation of the future and planning a new, flexible approach to the way we use our office space. This approach will mean most of us working from home some of the time and using our office space to come together to share ideas and learn from each other. We will continue to use digital technology for meetings, collaboration and communications - bringing teams together virtually wherever they’re working, saving time and spending on travel.
We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.
We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance.
We’re dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits and constantly benchmark our benefits packages to ensure they are attractive for all our people. As well as a competitive salary, employees also receive 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and access to a great pension scheme.
Land and Property Asset Surveyor- Role Profile.pdf