Kirklees Councils vision is to be a district which combines a strong, sustainable economy with a great quality of life - leading to thriving communities, growing businesses, high prosperity and low inequality where people enjoy better health throughout their lives. This vision is supported by our Health and Wellbeing and Economic Strategies, and backed up by our newly adopted Local Plan and a transformative investment program.
The Council aims to revitalise Huddersfield Town Centre, transform Dewsbury Town Centre and North Kirklees, deliver significant housing growth in line with the new Local Plan and provide the infrastructure required to enable this to happen including new schools, leisure facilities, specialist accommodation and roads
Kirklees Councils Economy and Infrastructure Directorate have capacity for up to 3 qualified surveyors to join the Disposals and Acquisitions Asset team under the Head of Corporate Landlord to actively assist not only in the teams role in the strategic leadership and management of the council’s land and property assets including management of the Councils commercial estate, and general portfolio management, but also provide advice and property related guidance in the project management and development of assets contributing to the Councils corporate regeneration projects and initiatives including major highway improvement schemes, housing development projects in accordance with corporate partners, Town Centre regeneration and investment acquisitions and compulsory purchase processes.
As a key officer in the team, you will be a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor with a strong background in property and capable of providing leadership, direction, high technical ability and knowledge and delivery on a full range of general practice surveying skills to include landlord and tenant portfolio management including rent reviews, lease renewals and lettings. You will be required to produce valuations across the portfolio. You will have experience of disposal and acquisition processes and preparation and an understanding of all land and property related estate management functions.
- Have a property related qualification and professional membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
- You will be able to demonstrate significant post qualification experience to satisfy the demands of the post
- Have a proven track record of professional delivery
- Experience in planning, housing, highways, land assembly and compulsory purchase procedures and legislation would be favourable.
Ideally you will have some previous Local Authority experience (but not essential to the right candidate) and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of asset and estate management.
You will have the experience and ability to work on your own initiative possessing excellent communication skills and customer focus.
The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual, who is prepared to work flexibly and as part of a team, in a high profile and demanding environment, working to tight deadlines in accordance with corporate service delivery and project demands.
We’re very happy to discuss flexible working to achieve the work-life balance we know is so important to our workforce and our service.
For more information about this post please contact Gary Fowler - Disposals and Acquisitions Team Leader on 01484 221000.
Our employees are at the very heart of the services we provide to the community, to help us achieve our ambitions, we want the best possible team. In return, we will make sure you are rewarded with a great range of staff benefits to support you in and out of work.