The extraordinary story of Tiffeny’s powerful voice
At Westminster City Council, we don’t just listen to the voices and experiences of our residents, we listen to our people too. Tiffeny is a single mum whose young son has ADHD and before joining our team, she never thought she’d find a job that gave her flexibility and freedom to support her son’s needs. As a neurodivergent woman herself, she also never expected to be part of a team that not only supports her needs, but actively celebrates them, where people encourage her to be her true self. That’s what she found here at the City of Westminster
Working as an Engagement Officer within the Corporate Property team means that she gets to meet people from all walks of life within the community supporting the development of positive change, especially being the voice for young people where it matters, in education, training, or employment. Her experiences and her amazing ability to relate to others means that within the first few months of joining our team, she’d already made a huge impact on things like accessibility in the Borough. Tiffeny feels heard and that’s because we know how important it is to listen.
As an Estates Surveyor within the Fund Management Team of our Corporate Property directorate, you can make your own powerful contribution.
You’ll be managing all aspects of lease agreements, renewals, and any other property-related agreements for the council’s operational property portfolio. You’ll be ensuring that the properties within our estate meet Council requirements and that both landlords and tenants are meeting their contractual obligations.
You’ll also work closely with our Customer Leads and wider Property Service teams to monitor and address any service issues that develop, to ensure standards are adhered to, and assets are well maintained
You’ll be a source of intelligence and guidance on complex property issues, assisting teams and stakeholders around the business by ensuring they have all the information they need to make informed decisions relating to our property portfolio.
This is an exciting time to join Westminster City Council as our growing team are central to the delivery of our new Corporate Landlord Model. The work is fast paced, but we’re evolving all the time. This means we’re open to new ideas and the addition of fresh perspectives that could help us improve our processes and deliver on our ambitions for the future. This role is an opportunity to work on some of the country’s more prestigious properties, and your voice and experience could make a real impact at the heart of Westminster.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
We are looking for someone who has experience working in an operational estates management team and who has extensive knowledge of the commercial property and occupational property sector. You’ll need to have a strong understanding of local government legislation, practices, and procedures relating to property services, along with an awareness of the core issues local governments face in the current economic climate.
You’ll also be an excellent communicator and collaborator. Your specialist knowledge will be invaluable to both internal and external stakeholders and teams in this sector, so the ability to engage with others in a clear and informative way that leaves no room for confusion is key to success in this role.
What We Offer:
Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. We’re an organisation that wants the very best for our residents: a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.
We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That’s why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best you can be, you’ll help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.
At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including B.A.ME (Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds), LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We’re committed to ensuring all our staff, regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability, can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way.
Contact details for an informal discussion: Jimmy Maravala, Property Transformation Manager via email at firstname.lastname@example.org