Estates Manager (Permanent) - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £53,969 per annum
Closing date: 16 Jun 2024
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 16996
Role: Property
About the role

Estates Manager (Permanent)

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £53,969 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Closing Date: 16th June 2024

The Opportunity

The Essex Property team is responsible for managing the Essex County Council’s (ECC) £1.7bn estate, which covers approximately 350 buildings and around 1,500 sites ranging from residential care, waste, country parks, schools and corporate offices. ECC’s challenge is to deliver an efficient estate strategy to achieve best value, whilst supporting service delivery.

ECC is in a partnership with a delivery agent for all property and facilities related operational functions. The Property Team operates as the Corporate Landlord, providing strategic, intelligent client functionality for ECC by developing corporate property policy, strategic advice and managing the transactional and property management services procured through the contract.

The Estates Manager, working with Service Managers in ECC, will focus on areas covering property strategy, estates management, and projects that support the property strategy. They will be working collaboratively with suppliers and stakeholders to identify opportunities to enhance the efficiency of property management and ensure the best arrangements for stewardship of the ECC estate.

This opportunity comprises the following-


  • To manage and commission property services in order to implement the Council’s Property Strategy and current policies around the use of property.
  • Use specialist skills, knowledge and experience to ensure the effectiveness of the Corporate Landlord function,
  • To provide professional support and expertise to members of the team and the partnership on property matters.
  • To establish, develop and maintain effective and collaborative communication, working relationships and arrangements with all internal and external stakeholders to optimise the potential of the service and the use of ECC property assets.
  • To contribute to Essex Property service outputs, ensuring best value for money and accurate in-year spend.
  • Provide expert, specialist advice and guidance to ECC as required
  • Ensure compliance with all external and internal regulation.
  • To manage a caseload that delivery required Property projects, ensuring effective integration and coordination across the property strategy.
  • To commission works as appropriate from the supplier partner and to oversee, monitor and evaluate the outputs from these projects.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

The Experience You Will Bring

  • Educated to RFQ Level 6 or equivalent

· Evidence of continuing professional development and a qualified member of an appropriate property and/or facilities professional body

· Experience of Property Management including strategic reviews, transactional work and the implementation and commissioning of projects.

· Ability to intelligently instruct work from partner consultants and project management in a property field

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Why Essex?

Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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