Estates Surveyor - Braintree District Council - Working for Essex
Salary: £46,135 - £50,146 per annum
Closing date: 02 Jul 2024
Location: Braintree
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 17136
Role: Property
About the role

Estates Surveyor - Braintree District Council

Braintree District Council

Permanent, Full Time and Part Time options available

£46,135 - £50,146 per annum

Location: Braintree

Closing Date: 2nd July 2024

Essex County Council (ECC) are delighted to be supporting Braintree Council to recruit two Estates Surveyors.

To apply for the roles please click here – Estates Surveyors

The Opportunities:

We have two new opportunities for experienced Estates Surveyors to join our Property and Asset Management Team on a full or part time basis.

We are flexible on whether these are worked as one full and one part time or two part time roles.

The Roles:

About our Property and Asset Management Service

We provide professional asset and estate management services and deliver property management solutions for the general fund portfolio. The portfolio is mostly commercial property and land including corporate offices, leisure centres, investment property, country park estates, and community centres.

These roles are to support the Service with the estate management of an allocated commercial and corporate property portfolio to maximise value for the Council. The estate includes investment commercial property, corporate property, community centres, open spaces, and leisure centres. You will be supported by an administrative team and property officers.

Your duties will include:

  • Landlord and Tenant professional and estate management work including leasehold and rent review negotiations, using comparable market evidence for the investment portfolio and land to maximise value.
  • Monitor debt on the allocated portfolio for monthly review with the Head of Service. Taking instructions in relation to enforcement action.
  • Progress leases, licences, wayleaves, easements, from agreement of Heads of Terms through to a successful completion.
  • Undertake agency work including viewings, support with valuation inspections.
  • Conduct a programme of property and land inspections to check L&T obligations, documenting records and working with the wider team to plan remedial works.
  • Deal with estates issues such as land management disputes, encroachment, unauthorised structures, and assist other services with remedial action.
  • Ensuring H&S and EPC property compliance for areas the Landlord controls, with support from the Asset & Project Officer and the Building Surveyor, identify remedial works, support with tenant liaison.
  • Support the Council’s annual asset valuation programme, responding promptly to queries from finance and audit.
  • Providing professional advice relevant to your expertise to the Council.
  • Assisting in the preparation and implementation of the annual Asset Management Plan

Accountabilities:

  • Landlord and Tenant professional and estate management work including leasehold and rent review negotiations, using comparable market evidence for the investment portfolio and land to maximise value.
  • Advise colleagues on the best course of estates action, supporting colleagues with their service objectives.
  • Ensuring details are processed by the asset team so that records are accurate and rent is raised correctly, including business rates.
  • Monitor debt on the allocated portfolio for monthly review with the Head of Service. Taking instructions in relation to enforcement action.
  • Progress leases, licences, wayleaves, easements, from agreement of Heads of Terms through to a successful completion.
  • Undertake agency work including viewings, support with valuation inspections.
  • Conduct a programme of property and land inspections to check L&T obligations, documenting records and working with the wider team to plan remedial works.
  • Deal with estates issues such as land management disputes, encroachment, unauthorised structures, and assist other services with remedial action.
  • Ensuring H&S and EPC property compliance for areas the Landlord controls, with support from the Asset & Project Officer and the Building Surveyor, identify remedial works, support with tenant liaison.
  • Support the Council’s annual asset valuation programme, responding promptly to queries from finance and audit.
  • Assist the Building Surveyor and Asset & Project Officers with tenant liaison for minor works, ensuring relationships with occupiers are maintained to mitigate claims for loss of income.
  • Support the service to identify surplus and underutilised properties.
  • Support with the governance processes including ensuring property transaction processes are completed, assist the HOS with reports and committee requirements.

Important to note this role includes site visits which may not be on a public transport route, so use of a vehicle is required.

The Experience You Will Bring: 

Our ideal Estates Surveyors will have the below skills and experience:

  • Several years’ post qualification experience of estates management on commercial and corporate property portfolios ideally some of this within the public sector.
  • Ideally Membership of RICS
  • Extensive experience of conducting rent reviews, lease renews, including good understanding of the processes to follow.
  • Extensive experience in transaction negotiations, utilising correct process to identify correct rental levels..
  • Ability to work in pressurised environment, to priorities work, to positively manage expectations.
  • Good ability to utilise the Council’s property database, Microsoft offices, finance database for orders etc.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with Members, Council Officers, Customers, Consultants and Contractors

In return we will offer our Estates Surveyor excellent benefits including;

  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Flexible working
  • Free parking
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Learning and development for all staff
  • Staff discounts at local businesses
  • Staff recognition schemes
  • Extensive health and wellbeing programme including discounted gym membership

Why choose Braintree District Council?

Braintree District Council is a great place to work. We pride ourselves on our creative, innovative and forward-thinking approach and promote flexible working as part of our fit for the future programme. We are committed to having an engaged workforce who understand our strategy and how they can help deliver it.

What should you do next?

If this sounds like the role for you and you would like to join our team, then please click the link below to apply!

To apply, click here: Estates Surveyors

Please Note – Essex County Council is advertising this role on behalf of Braintree District Council and if successful you will be employed by Braintree District Council

If you have any queries regarding submitting an application or require anything further, please email humanresources@braintree.gov.uk