Mid Sussex District Council is a dynamic, forward thinking local authority in the heart of southern England. We have clear priorities, and are proud that our service provision is consistently rated highly by the local community. We are based in easily accessible Haywards Heath at the centre of the largest opportunity for development identified in the Coast 2 Capital Strategic Economic Plan and the Greater Brighton City Deal.
As well as a number of attractive rural areas Burgess Hill and East Grinstead are two of the region’s major conurbations. Current projects include major town centre revitalisation work in these areas, which involves providing strategic advice to the Council. The Council’s recent acquisition of the Orchards Shopping Centre demonstrates a firm commitment to secure opportunities to further invest in the District.
We are a great employer to work for, situated in a glorious part of the country with great staff benefits to offer, including generous holiday, car allowance and pension. We are currently seeking a professionally qualified and skilled person to fill the following post:-
Estates Surveyor and Team Leader (COTD089)
Salary: Up to £38,789 pa plus £5K market supplement
We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Estates Surveyor to be the Council’s technical advisor, as well leading our dedicated Estates team. You will be responsible for making the Council aware of all aspects of its landed estate and ensuring it is run efficiently and cost effectively.
Further responsibilities include identifying investment opportunities and projects to maximise income from the Councils’ property portfolio, as well as investigating the delivery of development sites and opportunities to secure capital receipts.
Your main focus in this new role will be the preparation, maintenance and implementation of the Corporate Property Strategy. You will regularly provide appropriate estates and valuation advice to other Business Units and the Council’s development partners, so thorough knowledge is essential, and you will also be responsible for overseeing the work, managing and supporting your team.
You will be an enthusiastic, committed individual with proven experience of working corporately at a management level, as well as dealing with capital projects, investment and effective in-house estates.
The role also involves communicating Council priorities to local communities and partner agencies as well as delivering effective procurement, contractor management and reporting to a public forum. As the right candidate you will be working in one of the largest areas of potential growth in the South East
Your focus will be on the delivery of key outcomes and experience of working in the public sector, although desirable, is not essential.
If this opportunity sounds like the role for you we’d love to hear from you. If you would like any further information, or have any questions, you should contact Sharon Wade, Business Support Officer to the Business Unit Leader on 01444 477174 or Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment for you to speak to Thuso Selelo, Business Unit Leader for Corporate Estates & Facilities, for an informal chat. Or you can simply go to www.midsussex.gov.uk/jobs and apply online.
Close date: 5 February 2017
Interview date: 14 February 2017