Assistant Property and Land Officer
An opportunity has arisen in the Leasehold and Procurement Section operating within the Council’s Housing and Regeneration Department for an Assistant Property & Land Officer. You will be part of a small, friendly, and highly efficient team. Your role will mainly be to assist the Senior Leasehold & Procurement Officer in administering a wide range of processes related to the ownership of property and land held by the Council as a housing authority and more specifically as a residential landlord. You will ensure the Council complies to statutory requirements when dealing with lease extension applications thus guaranteeing a regular income into the Housing Revenue Account.
Summary of the post’s duties:
- processing statutory lease extension applications
- processing requests related to Deeds of Variation/Consent, Licences for Alterations, and Release of Covenants
- processing requests for access and compound licences and agreements over housing land to facilitate private development
- investigating title deeds to resolve issues relating to land ownership rights and boundary disputes etc.
You will be a pro-active individual with an eye for detail. You will have experience in interpreting leases and ownership documents and in dealing with property related enquiries (freehold and leasehold) within a local authority setting. Ideally you will have a general knowledge of leasehold related regulations and a good understanding of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include (delete as appropriate) Compressed hours, home working (dependent on service need), part-time working, annualised hours, term time only. and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.
Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Shortlisting Date: Friday 3rd May 2019
Interview Date: Wednesday 15th May 2019
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.