Principal Asset Manager
Permanent - Full time (36 hours) position
Grade: MM2 £48,078 - £61,497 with market factor supplement of up to £70,000 (the salary comprises of a £8,503 Market Factor Supplement, which is reviewed annually)
Do you get excited about optimising the use of property assets for the public good?
Are you up for the challenge of managing and transforming a rural portfolio?
Do you love managing a varied property portfolio, dealing with everything from offices to industrial estates, rural to telecoms?
Do you want to be a part of a professional team, with a truly flexible working culture that supports a positive balance between work and family life?
We are looking for an experienced Principal Asset Manager, who will manage and carry out as required all commercial property transactions but with a focus on the rural portfolio.
Duties will include managing the Council’s rural consultants to ensure the portfolio is fit for purpose. You will be key in formulating new and innovative ideas to utilise the rural portfolio ensuring it is in line with a modern rural portfolio.
Other duties will include negotiating occupational agreements, lease/contract tenancy arrangements, negotiating and managing rent reviews and service charges, landlord consents, income and debt management, undertaking insurance valuations, repairs, dilapidations, breach of covenants, asset valuation and day to day estate management for the rural portfolio.
You will be required to manage the rural portfolio, and or other commercial portfolios, and work with the Head of Property Asset Management (HOPAM) to create and implement asset specific strategies (retail, rural, industrial, general/other) within an overall Commercial Asset Strategy, ensuring asset optimisation, reducing expenditure, increasing income and developing and maintaining a fully occupied well balanced portfolio whilst ensuring compliance with all Council policies, procedures and legislation.
You will continually work to maximise income and reduce expenditure from the Council’s rural and commercial property portfolio, raise standards and support excellent service delivery.
SPS is a growing team of public sector property professionals, who are passionate about optimising Enfield Council's property assets to create community dividends. We have created an ambitious new Strategic Asset Management Plan for Enfield, which will deliver on the Council's broadest corporate objectives, including economic growth, diversity, sustainability, well-being and new homes. We manage all 1,100 of Enfield's non-housing assets, from our own operational accommodation, to industrial estates, retail assets and farms in the Green Belt, with a current income of c.£8M p/a from our investment estate. We act as the Council's Corporate Landlord, responsible for ensuring compliance across the portfolio. We undertake all aspects of property asset management, from leases and licences, to disposals, acquisitions, development deals and joint ventures. We are the custodians of all Enfield's Property Information and operate the Council's Asset Management System. We are also growing the Council's capacity and capability in Geographical Information Systems (mapped data). Our aim is to have a comprehensive and qualified property team, to provide Enfield Council with an exemplar professional property service.
You will be an experienced Principal Asset Manager with previous rural/land management experience. You will also have extensive asset/estate management knowledge with proven competency in all aspects of commercial/public sector.
You will play a pivotal role in managing the rural portfolio and or a diverse commercial / mixed-use commercial portfolio, working with a variety of client groups. You will need to demonstrate an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing local government in relation to asset management.
Previous experience in managing a rural portfolio would be beneficial.
You must have a proven ability to generate new income opportunities as well as the ability to reduce expenditure whilst delivering projects on time and within budget.
The role will also require you to manage internal staff as well as external providers of professional services within an asset management/estate management team
In SPS no day is the same and there are constant challenges, but we all share a vision, which is to ensure that Enfield’s property assets are made the most of, for the benefit of Enfield’s people.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- Flexible approach to working hours patterns, ideal for people with caring responsibilities.
- Ability to work remotely as well as in the office or on site.
- Annual upward salary increments within the stated salary scale
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods e.g. CIPFA and RICS.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
How to apply:
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
2. Your CV
Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 pages your application may not be considered or reviewed
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing Date: Sunday 28th November 2021 at 23.59
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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