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Estates Surveyor

Employer
Wyre Forest District Council
Location
Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Salary
£36269 to £38770 Per Annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
Reference
WFDC/TP/181/135

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Asset management
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
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Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

About Wyre Forest District Council 

Whatever your role within Wyre Forest District Council, every day you will be working to benefit people living in the area. The District is a mix of urban rural, market and riverside town communities covering 195 square kilometres. The three main towns of Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn and several surrounding villages including Arley, Rock, Chaddesley Corbett and Wolverley make up the district. Over 100,000 people live here and you can help shape our district’s future as part of our 390 strong workforce that strives to make a difference in making sure the services we offer meet the aspirations and needs of our local community.

Working for us:

At Wyre Forest District Council, people depend on us – every day we provide essential services across the district which make a real difference to residences’ lives. That’s why we need people we can depend on too, who can perform well within a challenging social and economic environment. We value our employees and aim to create a positive, progressive and open work culture that supports everyone to thrive. We focus on supporting your physical, financial and emotional wellbeing so working for us you can expect to enjoy a range of learning and development opportunities designed to enhance you in your role and our excellent benefits package includes:-

  • a competitive salary 
  • an excellent local government pension scheme
  • favourable holiday entitlements with an option to purchase additional annual leave
  • flexible working options, hybrid working is part of our culture
  • Regular job-specific training
  • Discounted gym and swim membership
  • Health and wellbeing support with an optional health cash plan 
  • Employee Assistance Scheme including access to counselling services
  • Employee discounts with a range of companies 
  • Kaarp discount scheme which provides employee discounts on days out and holidays

If you have ambition for yourself and this district, thrive on challenges and getting results, share our values and strive to make others feel valued, then we want to hear from you.

The Role 

A unique opportunity to be part of a new property team and lead the Council’s property management services across a diverse estate, which includes an extensive commercial property portfolio. We are looking for competent real estate professionals with excellent business and commercial acumen who can improve the performance of the council’s asset base and increase its net commercial income.

We have a significant transformational agenda, a new Corporate Plan and a refreshed Commercial Board and these roles offer the opportunity to work collaboratively on projects and initiatives that will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the current service; grow the annual rental income and generate new revenue streams. These are top Council priorities, and these posts will play a key role in aligning the Council’s property assets with the strategic aims and direction of the Council.

This is an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurial real estate professionals to take the lead in generating innovative solutions that deliver added financial and non-financial value across the Council’s estate and to be involved in wider place-making initiatives and projects.

You will join an organisation that values collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship; stimulates personal and professional development and offers flexible ways of working. 

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you and for an informal discussion about this post please contact Ostap Paparega, Head of North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration, at ostap.paparega@nwedr.org.uk  or 01562 732192 / 07580725167.

Knowledge and Experience

  • At least 2 years’ post qualification experience working as a Chartered Surveyor in the commercial property field. 
  • Estate management experience, including negotiating commercial rent reviews and leases.
  • Experience of undertaking property acquisitions and disposals.  
  • Property valuation experience using market, income and cost approaches.
  • Experience of marketing property for sale and for letting.
  • Experience of working in local government.  
  • Representation of a local authority with other property professionals, advisors, third parties and stakeholders
  • Good knowledge of Landlord and Tenant law.  
  • Understanding of equality issues, how they impact on Council services provided and how they need to be integrated into service delivery and employment practices.
  • Experience of using digital property mapping software.
  • A degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, for example estate management, facilities management, property management or Town and Country Planning.
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) member or a commitment to achieving membership status.
  • Ability to deal with tenants and customers without supervision.
  • Well-developed negotiation, persuasion and problem-solving skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Good organisational skills and ability to manage competing priorities. 
  • Competent IT skills, including the use of Microsoft Office / 365

Special Conditions 

Working hours are 37 hours per week with the post being open to hybrid working

Flexible approach to working hours, able to work outside normal office hours if necessary, including a requirement to be available for evening meetings

To work outside normal office hours from time to time as the demands of the post and emergencies dictate in additional to the out of hours rota. You may be required to respond to out of hours call outs as required.

You may be required to provide a suitable vehicle in connection with the duties of this post.

Wyre Forest District Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer 

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Working for us:

Join our team and you’ll be part of an evolving of council. One that seeks to make a difference, not just to its colleagues, but to the lives of those who live, work and visit our district. We are transforming and finding new more efficient trusted ways of working and all of our colleagues have a part to play.

We value our employees and aim to create a positive, progressive and open work culture that supports everyone to thrive. We believe in rewarding employees and working for Wyre Forest District Council has some great benefits.  We focus on supporting your physical, financial and emotional wellbeing. You can expect to enjoy a range of learning and development opportunities designed to enhance you in your role. Our excellent benefits also include a competitive salary and pension scheme, favourable holiday entitlements and flexible working options. Hybrid working is part of our culture.

We feel it is necessary to have a diverse workforce and focus on making sure the services we offer meet the aspirations and needs of our local community. Positions at all levels contribute to the district’s wellbeing and smooth-running.

If you have ambition for yourself and this district, thrive on challenges and getting results, share our values and strive to make others feel valued, then we want to hear from you.

Our Vision:

"A safe, vibrant and clean place to live, work and visit."

Our Values:

Our vision is underpinned by the following values which lie at the heart of everything we do.  We will:

  • Be honest
  • Invest in our workforce
  • Be supportive

Our Priorities:

Our priorities represent what we want to achieve for the social, economic and environmental well-being of the district, they are:

  • Economic growth and regeneration
  • Securing financial sustainability for services the local communities value
  • A clean, safe and green place to live, work and visit

What you can expect:

At Wyre Forest District Council we rely on good people to perform well within a challenging social and economic environment, and we will reward them accordingly.  Working for us you can expect to enjoy a range of learning and development opportunities designed to enhance you in your role. Our excellent benefits include a competitive salary and pension scheme, favourable holiday entitlements, and mobile and flexible working options.

Our locations:

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To find out more:

To find out more about Wyre Forest District Council, or the area we serve please visit our website at www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk, 'Like' us on Facebook www.facebook.com/WyreForest/ or follow us on Twitter @WyreForestDC.

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Telephone
01562 732721
Location
Wyre Forest District Council
Wyre Forest House
Finepoint Way
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY11 7WF
GB

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