Property Management Officer

England, Essex, Chelmsford
Up to £42000.0 per annum
30 Aug 2019
24 Sep 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Bring your property management expertise to a forward-thinking team.

At Essex County Council, we are committed to meeting the needs - and exceeding the expectations - of our 1.4 million residents. With a clear vision for the future, we are constantly evaluating the services that we are delivering to this vibrant community, making for a particularly dynamic and fast-paced working environment. We enjoy a great sense of purpose within our team, particularly as many of our skilled employees are local people who are directly influencing plans for their own neighbourhoods, and it is here that we would value your input.

We currently have a stimulating opportunity for a Property Management Officer to join our well-respected Property team. Within this role, you will be central to the estate management of the 350 buildings that sit within our property portfolio, plus around 1,500 sites such as country parks and schools - cumulatively worth around £1.7billion. With each day presenting a range of fascinating and often high-profile challenges, you could be tasked with anything from property transactions to landlord and tenant matters. Across all projects, you will have the autonomy to explore cost-saving initiatives and ways in which we can improve our processes. If you are keen to develop your skills with the support of a highly skilled senior team, then this is the role for you. We are seeking an individual who is keen to invest their time in building a great career for themselves - and a bright future for our local communities. We would therefore be delighted to hear from you if you have experience in property management, with a solid knowledge of property services, strategy review and the commissioning of transactional work. We will expect you to work in partnership with suppliers and stakeholders to deliver the best value for money, so you will need exceptional communication and relationship management skills. Ideally qualified (or part-qualified) as a Chartered Surveyor (RICS), or with a degree in estate management, you will know how to navigate the specifics of local government working and you will be able to hit the ground running.

While this role offers high levels of job satisfaction, it also provides a unique quality of life. Just a 20-minute commute from London, Essex is a highly desirable location in which to live and work. Essex boasts vibrant market towns, a stunning coastline and thriving culture and leisure options - so we make sure our people have plenty of time to enjoy all that the area has to offer. With generous annual leave (plus the option to buy additional holiday), and flexible working, you will have the scope to work from home for at least one day per week. Your long-term future will be taken care of too, with access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, life assurance of three times your annual salary, plenty of learning and development opportunities, discounted travel, and a range of optional benefits such as tax-free savings on childcare and discounted private medical insurance.

Join a team where your quality of life matters - and take on the types of challenges that will define your future career.

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