Disposals & Acquisitions Surveyor

Gi Group
17 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
SUMMARY OD THE JOB: The strategic assets team provides advice and support to the council and community. Among other things the service is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the council's land and property assets.

The Disposals & Acquisition Team provides advice to the council on the management and development of those assets - including the disposal of assets which have been identified as surplus and so available for disposal.The team also contributes to the Council’s regeneration projects and initiatives, major/minor highway improvement schemes and housing projects. In addition the team has responsibility for the management of the Council’s commercial estate of 400 property leases and over 700 land leases.

The post will be based in this Team undertaking, and advising on, the disposal of the Council’s surplus land and property assets as well as providing advice on strategic land and property matters. As part of this role you will be expected to support and provide advise on the implementation of major regeneration schemes being undertaken throughout the Council as well as supporting other corporate initiatives proposed by the various Council services. You will be expected to play a role in a number of multi-disciplinary teams bring forward major schemes including town centre renewal, retail development, commercial development and housing projects.

You will act as adviser in relation to the Council’s land and property assets as they are affected by the various projects. You will be expected to appoint external consultants to provide specialist advice when required, ensuring that the work is undertaken on the best terms for the Council. You will also be expected to certify property transactions and be accountable for the discharge of the Council’s statutory duties relating to the disposal and acquisition of land and property.

You will need to work effectively with minimum or no supervision and have significant skills, knowledge and experience to ensure that projects are successfully completed on time. Extensive professional experience, strong negotiation, consultation and influencing skills are essential for this post, as is the ability to build, maintain and manage effective working relationships with stakeholders, clients and partners through regular communication. You will also be responsible for ensuring that the service is delivered in line with agreed contracts, policies and procedures.

You will also need to keep up to date on all developments in working practices and/or legislation which may have an impact on the duties of this post and take appropriate action to ensure compliance at all times.

MISCELLANEOUS: This post requires you to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends. You may also be required to travel to various locations in order to carry out the duties of the post.

You will be expected to carry out your duties in line with the Council’s policies, procedures and relevant legislation. You will be made aware of these in your appointment letter, statement of particulars, induction, ongoing performance management and development and through Council communications.

As part of your wider duties and responsibilities you are required to promote and actively support the Council’s responsibilities towards safeguarding. Safeguarding is about keeping people safe and protecting them from harm, neglect, abuse and injury. It is about creating safe places, being vigilant and doing something about any concerns you might have. Safeguarding relates to everyone who may be vulnerable, not just the very old and the very young.


• Provide effective negotiation skills and valuation advice on various complex projects, land and property disposals and acquisitions in order to support the Council’s key regeneration, housing and other capital investment schemes.

• Provide effective certification of property transactions and proper accountability is taken for the discharge of the Council’s statutory duties in relation to the disposal of land and property assets.

• Provide an effective development advice service on all aspects of land and property development including site assembly, planning and legal aspects.

• Provide effective management of the Council’s portfolio of commercial property and land holdings to achieve maximum letting potential and rental income.

• Ensure a programme of asset and insurance valuations is completed on an annual basis.

• Provide an effective professional manner to a high standard to ensure that all cases are dealt with to a consistent standard.

• Provide effective technical support to other Council Services by advising on the preliminary stages of schemes as well as providing budgetary and financial advice, particularly in relation to land disposal, acquisition and compensation, and landlord and tenant matters.

• Provide effective post-project support particularly in relation to compensation, re-housing, relocation of displaced businesses and management of acquired premises and ensuring that high standards of customer care are maintained.

• Provide a high level of customer focus by developing and maintaining a positive working relationship with local residents, tenants, local councillors, other Services, colleagues, customers and partners to ensure Service objectives and standards are delivered in a courteous and professional manner.

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