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Development Officer
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/483/13175
  • Published: Wed 31/03/2021, 10:11 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 12/04/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 - £44,619 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reigate

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Development Officer

Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your career in a Commercially focussed team with big ambitions?’

Surrey's Land and Property Services have responsibility for extensive portfolios of operational and non-operational premises, including office buildings, libraries, fire stations, rural land, care homes and many other types of property. Our diverse service delivers everything Property; designing new buildings, managing, maintaining and adapting existing buildings, acquiring and selling land and property, managing tenancies, leases and other agreements.

This role is based within the Commercial Team, in Land and Property. The team is responsible for investment, acquisitions and disposals and income generation.

You will have proven experience in delivering outcomes in a similar large and complex organisational environment. In this role you will work as part of a team to proactively lead the sale and acquisition of relevant properties, involving a range of sale methods, to ensure best value is secured and outcomes are delivered at pace.  

You will be able to identify efficiencies for our property portfolio and you will be expected to work closely with colleagues across Land & Property, reporting into the Head of Acquisitions and Disposals, supporting the wider Council. You will need to bring expertise and innovation to your role and will work on local, regional and collaborative projects, often as part of a multi-disciplinary, cross functional team.

You will play a key role in Surrey’s Acquisitions and Disposals team, working at pace to deliver against a challenging programme of income targets, which in turn will help to fund the delivery of key front services. The work will be delivered through a 'mixed economy' of 'in house' directly managed projects and those that are managed by external agencies through partnering and framework contracting. 

To apply and be considered for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Knowledge and experience of construction projects methodology/stages
  • Knowledge of property issues related to acquisitions and disposals and the legal process associated with the same
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to bring together a range of stakeholders to form an effective team focussed on delivery
  • A relevant property qualification and/or substantial experience of working in a similar field
  • Political acumen and an appreciation of the sensitive and changing environment in which the Council operates

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description attached below. Please ensure you refer to this before you submit your application.

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For an informal discussion please contact Graham Glenn on 07890 561245 or by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12.04.2021 with interviews to follow.

from flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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