Property Projects Manager
  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: DEN0763
  • Published: Fri 15/07/2022, 15:26 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/08/2022, 15:26 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £43,570 - £46,662
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

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Property Projects Manager

The role is a hybrid role with part work from home and part office


It’s an exciting time for our Corporate Property Services Team.  Over the last year we have taken great strides to modernise our Property Department delivering a first-class service which is compliant and offers modern and inspirational property portfolios for staff and the people of Reading.


We are looking for a dynamic leader with strong property surveying and projects management experience and knowledge.  You should have a strong passion to want to drive improvement, support best value as well as delivery of best practice in Property Services Management.


If you enjoy a fast-paced team environment with opportunities to really make a difference we need you to help us achieve our goals and aspirations.


We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity and inclusion is the key to our success. Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.


About the role

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To lead and manage the Property Projects Team. Deliver a full professional and technical service to all Client Directorates and external bodies, regarding feasibility and new build works, refurbishment, improvements, building maintenance, contract and project management. 
  • Provide technical advice on all construction issues, including condition surveys, managing asbestos and fire risk.
  • Project management of multiple and complex processes and capital projects from appointment of contractors, through to start on site and completion/handover of projects outputs.
  • To programme manage property improvement schemes, proactively managing risk, resources and relationships and ensuring achievement of project objectives..


You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place. Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success. Our values and behaviours guide how we will achieve this:


Work Together as one team - champion and inspire a culture which ensures that all employees across the organisation work together to provide excellent outcomes for Reading

Drive Efficiency - create an environment in which resources are used efficiently and employees’ skills are developed and used effectively

Be Ambitious - aspire to deliver excellence and inspire and support others to reach their potential 

Make a Difference to Reading - inspire a culture in which the customer is the focus and where change is welcomed as an opportunity


About you

We are looking for someone with a property surveying background who has management experience in Property Services. With an inspirational can-do attitude, someone that enjoys a challenge, demonstrates innovation and proactiveness with a drive to make things happen, whilst never losing sight of the customer.


Specific requirements:

  • Degree in Building Surveying, or equivalent in construction together with relevant experience within the construction industry.
  • Management qualification or experience in a management role within a large organisation.
  • Experience and knowledge of the legislative context of property management in a large, diverse and complex organisation.


Our offer

We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.


A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
  • A wide range of flexible working opportunities
  • Modern working environment at the Civic Offices in the heart of Reading
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Life Assurance - three times your annual salary (for members of the LGPS)
  • On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
  • Season Ticket Loan - a loan to help with the cost of your rail or bus journey, to and from work
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years. The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax

To arrange a confidential discussion on this position please contact 

Closing Date:  14th August 2022

Interview Date:  To be confirmed

Interview Process: Panel interview with questions


Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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