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Asset Surveyor
  • Employer: Sevenoaks District Council
  • Reference: SDC/21/143378
  • Published: Mon 15/02/2021, 13:16 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/03/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,408 to £37,548
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Council Offices, Argyle Road, Kent

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Asset Surveyor

Asset Surveyor

Salary for this position is £34,408 to £37,548

Full time and Permanent

A generous annual leave allowance of 29 days (plus an additional 5 days depending on having Continuous Local Government Service).

This is an exciting opportunity to work for an award winning Council. Having achieved the Guardian Public Service Awards 2016 for being financially self-sufficient, we are one of the few organisations in the country to retain its Platinum Investors in People status. We were voted LGC Council of the Year 2017 and won a Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation award in 2018. The successes of the Finance Team have been recently recognised where the Finance Team has been nominated and is a finalist in the 2020 Public Finance Awards – Finance Team of the Year – Councils.

As an Asset Surveyor you will be dealing with a range of Council owned properties, offering services in valuation, general property management, rent reviews, lease renewals, service charges new lettings and acquisition surveying. You will be responsible for maintaining the Council’s asset management system and will also be involved in the review of the Council's property portfolio, dealing with general property enquiries and conduct negotiations on behalf of the Council with owners, occupiers, and professional advisers in respect of a wide range of property transactions, and report on such matters with recommendations.

This is a perfect time to join the property team within an organisation that has an ambitions property and regeneration agenda and is willing to support further training (if needed) and numerous possibilities in how you want to develop your career with them.

You will have extensive knowledge of property management. You will be an excellent communicator, able to negotiate with tenants, council officers and external agencies. To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate good understanding of the property market and current property issues and you will be able to plan and prioritise work programmes effectively in the face of competing demands.

Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package, including flexible working, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Sevenoaks is a well-connected district, with excellent motorway links to Surrey, East Sussex and the rest of Kent and under 25 minutes by train from London.

Our culture places our customers at the heart of what we do. We offer a supportive and flexible work environment, dedicated to developing talent by empowering our staff to keep learning, be innovative, value others, work together and achieve.

If you value these behaviours too and share our energy and passion to make a real difference for our residents, we’d love to hear from you.

The team

You will be joining a friendly and dedicated Projects and Estate Service team, which is part of the Property and Commercial department.

Interested in the role and want to know more?

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Alison Peet, Senior Asset Surveyor, on 01732 227145 or at

For information about the application process, please contact HR on 01732 227295 or 01732 227361 or at

Need advice on how to ensure you have the best chance of being shortlisted?

Read the Job Description and Personal Specification in the Candidate Pack and ensure that your supporting statement explains how you meet the essential requirements as your application will be judged against these criteria.

Closing date for applications:  Sunday 14th March 2021