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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/08/2019 23:59
£32,029 - £34,788 pa
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Property Services
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Badminton Road
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
18 Aug

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

You will be involved in all aspects of the valuation and estates work of the council including acquisitions, disposals, management, rating and compensation matters. You will provide a cost effective professional valuation and property management service to the council taking into account the council’s policies and legislation and particularly the duty to demonstrate best value on all property transactions

About the Role:

• Provide specialist advice to customers, internal departments and partner organisations on interpreting and applying policies and technical principles, assessing risks and benefits and that policy proposals are developed.
• Negotiating terms and charges with statutory authorities and other bodies for easements, wayleaves, licences and rights of way affecting land in the ownership of the council.
• Marketing/negotiation for the sale or lease of council property.
• Providing valuation reports as required eg for property transactions, feasibility studies/land estimates and asset valuation purposes.
• Management of the council’s property records
• Ensure and enforce compliance with department and Council policies, regulations and codes of practice.
• Prepare and present reports as required on a range of technical issues ensuring that they meet Council guidelines, are completed on time and the Council’s position is advocated.
• If relevant: assist in the supervision and development of a team. Co-ordinate, allocate and check the work of teams, ensuring that performance objectives are achieved and team work is effective
• Develop solutions and put forward recommendations to resolve to issues, ensure that they are successfully implemented and that service regulations and codes of practice are adhered to.
• Input into service plans procedures and systems of work and propose changes to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the service.
• If relevant: plan and monitor spending from technical budgets
• Be the Council’s expert witness as and when required

Essential Criteria:

• Degree in Estate management or similar, Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, General Practice Division (or equivalent).
• You will have relevant practical experience, backed by evidence of appropriate specialist knowledge.
• You will demonstrate authoritative knowledge of the specialist area.
• You will have good persuasion and influencing skills, able to negotiate effectively with a range of people.
• You will have experience of planning work activities within general professional guidelines and/or Council’s policies.
• You will be able to determine your own priorities in dealing with competing workloads.
• Where appropriate you will have some financial experience or training to manage budgets.
• If relevant: the experience of and the ability to supervise and develop a team.
• Effective IT skills and working knowledge of word processing, databases and spreadsheet packages. Ideally, experience of MapInfo (although training will be given if needed).
• The post holder must possess good communication and organisational skills and be able to meet commercial and contractual deadlines.
• Ability to work on own, prioritise work and deliver projects.
• Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours

Desirable Criteria:

• Ideally will also be a Registered Valuer.
• Knowledge of the various methods of marketing, disposal and acquisition of land and buildings
• Experience of Local Government practises and procedures

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South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services

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