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Estates Officer

  • This vacancy is: Permanent part time
  • Salary: Grade 6 (£25,951 to £28,485 pa) pro rata
  • Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire
  • Closing Date: Monday 4 December 2017

Hours: 22.2 hours per week, days and times subject to agreement

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced estates professional to oversee the day to day estates function for The Symington Building (working with the facilities management team), Harborough Market and other council properties.

The Symington Building houses a number of organisations working in partnership to deliver a ‘one stop shop’ approach for customers and visitors.  In addition to Harborough District Council, partners include various services delivered by Leicestershire County Council including the Library & Museum, Registrar Service and Adult Learning, Job Centre Plus and a number of charitable organisations such as the Citizens Advice We also have three on site retail units two of which are occupied. The Council, also, owns Harborough Market. Harborough Innovation Centre, a number pavilion buildings, extensive public open spaces and other land holdings.

Reporting to the Corporate Asset Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring that the Council’s assets are fully maximised, identifying opportunities for improved use, additional income and addressing issues and risks associated with the portfolio. You will be responsible for lettings, sales or acquisitions of properties as part of the role. In addition, you will be responsible for rent reviews, lease renewals and other lease events such as licences for alteration. You will liaise with customers, tenants, partners, staff, consultants/advisers and public bodies as appropriate.

To be successful in this role you will need:
• Relevant, recent experience in an estates role 
• Experience of property audits to identify opportunities to improve the use of property
• Experience in sales, lettings, rent reviews and lease renewals in the commercial property sector.
• Experience in feasibility studies and options appraisals in respect of property

With a strong focus on customer service and excellent communication and customer relationship building skills, you will also be able to demonstrate negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to ensure we maximise our assets and deliver value for money.

You will need a full driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle.

Interviews are scheduled for 14th December 2017.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am on Monday 4th December 2017.

People who are employed through an employment agency to carry out work at HDC may apply for internal vacancies.

All applicants should be aware that any employee, who is at threat of redundancy at the time of a position being advertised, will have priority status. 

Should you have any difficulties applying online please e-mail or contact (01858) 821304/7.  CVs will not be accepted.  Please specify which post you are applying for on your application form.

Our preferred method of receipt of application is via the online application form.

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