We are currently recruiting for a Head of Valuation & Asset Management position to lead and, manage Medway Council’s estates, valuation, and asset management planning services and ensure these are well coordinated.
The Council’s property portfolio is extremely diverse with a value of approximately £750M and includes well over 1000 assets, which the successful applicant will need to become familiar with very quickly.
You will be required to:
Take overall responsibility for the management of the councils’ assets, undertaking inter departmental projects and, where required, developing cross directorate, and inter agency working to benefit the community.
Explain and generate enthusiasm for Directorate and Corporate direction and encourage appropriate behaviours within the estates, valuation, and asset management planning service. Take overall responsibility for a programme of disposals in accordance with targets set within the Council’s capital investment strategy and asset management plan.
Act as the council’s principal lead for property, devising and developing strategies to manage the council’s estate, acquisitions and disposals.
Ensure that the estates and valuation service, including lease and tenant management, disposals and acquisitions, valuations, rating work and other work and its support systems is responsive to the needs of internal and external stakeholders and to lead and direct the creation of the council’s investment strategy and asset management plan.
Be the principal contact for internal and external contacts in relation to all matters related to disposal acquisition, valuation, rating and management of the council’s leased estate, providing professional direction to directorates, Members and liaise with tenants or their representatives.
Lead the management of the estates and valuation services property ownership and management systems and to develop the systems to produce information on the performance of the asset, including directing the rolling programme of asset valuations.
Lead property support to all Portfolio reviews, providing professional property advice and guidance in the use of the council’s assets and to direct implementation programmes in pursuit of policy objectives, both internally and externally.
Interviews are due to take place on the 19th October 2022.
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
Medway is a unitary authority in the Southeast of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please email Sunny Ee on Sunny.Ee@medway.gov.uk
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.