Cambridge Council - Principal Property Surveyor

Posted 07 March 2024
Salary Up to £500 per day
Job type Temporary
Discipline Interim
Contact NameLorna Burner

Job description

Job Purpose

There are three Principal Property Surveyor positions within Property Services delivering a full range of asset and property management for the Council's corporate and commercial property portfolios. There will be overlap between the posts and all post holders will be expected to carry out a full range of general practice surveying duties as service

To pro-actively manage and undertake general asset management and valuations of the Council's land and property holdings, including the commercial investment and corporate portfolios.

To drive the performance of the Council's commercial investment portfolio to maximise income, capital, redevelopment and investment opportunities.

To ensure that the Council's commercial investment portfolio is well managed, maintained and competitive in the market.

Service Roles & Responsibilities:

  1. Day-to-day estate management of the Council's commercial land and property portfolio including developing, reviewing and implementing asset management plans and marketing strategies for properties within the commercial portfolio.
  1. Provision of general practice surveying property advice to Directors, Councillors and other Council departments as required.
  1. Undertaking professional work in connection with the management of the Council's commercial and corporate portfolio including negotiating new lettings, lease renewals, rent reviews, lease restructuring, deeds of variation and dilapidation claims. Ensure that reviews and renewals are dealt with in a timely manner and in accordance with the performance standards/requirements.
  1. Acquisition and disposal of land and property as required or in accordance with asset management plans including negotiations in respect of compulsory purchase and compensation claims.
  1. To ensure that the commercial property portfolio is properly repaired and maintained in accordance with contractual commitments and good asset management. To liaise with Estates & Facilities to ensure that they have all properties within the portfolio included in relevant corporate contracts managed by them in relation to repair, maintenance, statutory servicing and compliance testing required and advised as necessary by Estates & Facilities.
  1. To oversee inspection, survey and preparation of reports, valuations and plans of Council houses and flats under the 1985 Housing Right-to-Buy provisions, including appeals submissions to the DV and Equity Share transactions as may be required.
  1. Carrying out valuations and appraisals of the Council's commercial and corporate portfolios and on behalf of other Council Departments as required.
  1. To attend and present reports at Committee and other meetings as may be required related to this role. Deputise for the Chief Property Surveyor when required or in their absence.
  1. Maintaining and keeping updated property and valuation records as required, reflecting professional best practice, and specifically maintaining the Council's property management database and case management system up to date at all times.
  1. Contribute to the establishment, review and implementation of procedures and performance standards for the Council's property portfolio including property performance, condition and customer satisfaction. Monitoring and reporting in accordance with these procedures and performance standards as required.
  1. To work with the Property Team to develop and review the Council's General Fund Asset Management Plan
  1. Managing designated cost centres including, where appropriate, the calculation and management of service charges. Assist in the preparation, control and monitoring of income and expenditure budgets
  1. To ensure confidentiality and compliance with the Council's data protection policies at all times in all matters relating to any work or communication within the Department, the Council and with customers.
  1. Managing and working with the Property Surveyors and graduates/apprentices to manage the Council's property portfolio and to help them develop and meet their training and development needs. Supporting the Chief Property Surveyor in the induction and professional training of the Property Surveyors and graduates.
  1. As a line manager you are responsible for leading, motivating and developing your staff. You are responsible for appraising your staff in accordance with the Council's policies, identifying their training and development needs and helping them meet these needs.
  1. Carry out any other duties as required by the post holder's line manager from time to time in accordance with the grading of the post. Where required, to occasionally deputise for the Strategic Property Lead.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.