Thurrock is an ambitious unitary council with vision and opportunity for residents and businesses. Thurrock lies on the River Thames immediately to the east of London, is strategically positioned on the M25 and A13 corridors creating transport links and is home to some of the most exciting initiatives, industries and organisations in the country including the internationally renowned Royal Opera House.
The council has a significant budget challenge in the years ahead and needs to become financially self-sustainable. Working with partners and the community, the council wants to drive growth in our role as champions for the place and as local leaders to maximise opportunities and attract inward investment. This approach alongside generating income and trailblazing new innovative service delivery models will continue to be vitally important to our future.
The Council’s Corporate Property Team plays a central role in the delivery of this agenda, leading on a range of economic, social and capital projects. The Council is now looking to recruit to positions which will each drive elements of this work forward.
The key functions of the Corporate Property team include: Management of the Council’s significant land and property portfolio to extract maximum value and support the delivery of the Council’s broader corporate objectives. The team are also responsible for facilities management and, through a phased roll out, will be taking on a Corporate Landlord role in respect of all Council assets (excluding housing and parks etc).
The Asset Manager role will be an integral part of the team in supporting the development and operation of a professional property management service; and securing the effective management of building maintenance, investment and development works to the Council’s operational and non-operational property portfolio.
Please note that this role will require a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Our vision – Thurrock: a place of opportunity, enterprise and excellence where individuals, communities and businesses flourish.
Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. We are an area of massive growth, which is creating jobs and new industry, but with great transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.
Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. Job share applications are also welcome. Most departments operate a system of flexible working hours.
We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.