Woking Borough Council
Woking is well connected by both road and rail, including the A3, M3 and M25, as well as the London Portsmouth, South Exeter and London train lines – with central London just 27 minutes away. Woking Borough Council’s offices also benefits from adjacent town centre parking and being situated just a few minutes walk away from the train station.
We believe it is our culture that makes us stand out. Our team spirit and supportive approach to work means everyone truly enjoys working here.
Woking Borough Council has an enviable track record of successful Estate and Asset Management and aims to be fully self-financing in the near future. It now holds a large and highly valuable investment portfolio, consisting of around 500 commercial properties, including Peacocks and Wolsey Place shopping centres, several industrial estates and some of the largest office buildings in the town.
Estate Management provide a comprehensive service dealing with a variety of matters relating to both the operational estate and commercial estate. Key areas include day-to-day management, rent reviews, lettings and acquisitions, valuation and commercial debt recovery. We also develop key strategies and policies in relation to the built estate in the form of a Strategic Asset Management Plan and oversee delivery of key actions as part of this.
The management of such a large and diverse estate does not come without its challenges. However, our success so far has only furthered our ambitions for future growth. We have a clear policy to acquire further property and land, as well as to ensure the effective management of those already within our portfolio in order to boost the economic vitatlity of Woking and increase revenue further.
In this diverse role, you will work with a small, high performing professional team and external professional advisors. You will be be both a point of contact for our Town Centre Managing Agents, and also need to handle your own significant case load. Whilst it is essential for you to be either an Associate or Full Member of the RICS, with experience in commercial estate management, it will also be your ability to work with colleagues and partners in a friendly supportive way that will deliver success.
Please note, this is temporary position covering a period of maternity leave for up to 12 months.
The Council offers in return a generous flexi time scheme with the ability to take two flexi days a month, membership of the local government pension scheme, discounted health and leisure membership, plus many more excellent benefits.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Helen Spencer (Principal Estates Officer) on 01483 743052.
Interviews will take place at the end of May 2019.