• Reference: RP23
  • Salary: £38,546.00 - £45,622.00 per annum
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Posted on: 21 July 2021
  • Interview date: -
  • Division: Corporate Finance
  • Positions: 1
  • Grade: J - K
  • Working hours: 37 per week
  • Closing date: 8 August 2021
  • Location: Town Hall, Crawley
  • Category: Finance
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About the role

Crawley Borough Council is looking to recruit an Asset Surveyor to join their small and friendly Asset Team (Investment & Corporate Estate). Crawley, being a New Town, owns much commercial property (excludes Housing) within the residential neighbourhoods. 

As an Asset Surveyor you will be responsible for managing a share of the Council’s commercial property and tenants, helping to bring in the current rent roll of £6.38m. In addition the role includes delivering corporate property requirements, and responding to a variety of property related queries from officers in the Council’s other Directorates, Members and the public. 

You will be preferably RICS qualified, but this is not essential. However, it is essential that you will be able to demonstrate competent and recent hands-on commercial property management and landlord & tenant experience; a good working knowledge of all relevant and associated legislation; and competency at carrying out valuations and viability appraisals. In addition a working knowledge of the planning system would be useful.  

You will possess excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills, together with good IT and problem solving skills, and a positive attitude to work. 
Experience of working in a commercial property environment is essential and experience of working in both the public and private sectors is desirable. 

We are a small team and work supportively together to effectively manage 700 tenants and licensees. However, coupled with this team working, the ability to work self-sufficiently, appropriately managing a case load is paramount. 

Additional information

A full current UK driving licence will be a requirement of the role.

Essential car user allowance payable (currently under review).

Interviews will be performed virtually using MS Teams.

Employee benefits

We offer a generous employee benefits package, with a range of discounts, benefits and wellbeing incentives to suit everyone.

Our way of working

Our shared values and behaviours reflect the special nature of our council. We encourage all colleagues to put them into practice, whatever job they do. Take a look to see if we are the perfect match.

Safer recruitment

Crawley Borough 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.

How to apply

Click the Apply button to complete your application online. Please ensure that the reference details you supply are for your current or most recent employer and that any gaps in employment are covered on your application form. Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a fully completed application form.

For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, please email Richard Gammie, Senior Asset Surveyor or call on 01293 438651.

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