Senior Surveyor

Job Category: Technical & Professional
Directorate Estates and Facilities
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Initial 3 months
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate £11.22 per hour

About the job:

We are seeking a Senior Surveyor on behalf of our client, Northamptonshire County Council, to be responsible for the delivery of a case load including, operational urban property management, valuations and transactions, to represent Estates within internal and external environments in respect of operational property matters.

  • Provide good quality professional advice to Strategic Assets’ customers in the Cambridge Office on estate management and valuation matters, and to advise Service Directorate colleagues on professional and technical issues.
  • Contribute to the delivery of Managed budgets on target, including the delivery of any agreed savings and efficiencies targets
  • Deliver property disposals within appropriate timescales and in line with best value requirements, which contribute to the delivery of annual Capital Receipts targets
  • Carry out valuations for the delivery of the Annual Fixed Asset Valuation programme, to liaise with Finance colleagues to ensure that all information is required to the appropriate timescale and standard
  • Contribute to processes and initiatives to develop and maintain a cohesive and consistent Strategic Assets function across all Stakeholders and Customers
  • Contribute to partnership working with internal and external stakeholders, and implement improvements in cross-cutting working relationships
  • Undertake negotiations in technical property issues on behalf of customers and Shareholders, providing high quality and professional advice to enable good decision making
  • Up to date knowledge of Property Valuation, Property and Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant and Property Transactions
  • Property Management techniques and methods
  • The ability to establish good rapport and open and honest relationships with Customers, from the public, partner organisations, senior officers and Members
  • The ability to implement innovative and creative solutions to problems and plans to create and deliver win: win outcomes
  • Positive attitude to change in the organisation and a willingness to promote and adopt new ideas and ways of working
  • Capable of expressing information, concepts and ideas both orally and in writing in a logical, well structured, timely, accurate and meaningful form to recipients
  • Ability to organise, plan and manage own work and that of others to deliver objectives and outcomes in a timely and responsive manner
  • Ability to develop constructive relationships with stakeholders, partners, consultants, colleagues and others within and outside the organisation, and to influence and persuade others to ensure that desired outcomes are met
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Thorough post-qualification professional experience in Urban/Rural Estate Management, including property management, valuations (including Fixed Asset Valuations for Accounting purposes) and transactions
  • Direct experience of dealing with a range of cases in Landlord and Tenant, Disposals and Acquisitions
  • Experience of working within a public sector environment, and delivering best value
  • Experience of working with the private sector, and delivering commercial outcomes
  • Experience in influencing and negotiating with internal and external stakeholders and customers, and of communicating ideas and solutions
  • IT literate in all major applications
  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays).
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered after 12 weeks
  • Pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
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  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Consultants based on site within Angel Square
  • Gain experience to support permanent applications

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