Operational Portfolio Manager
Make our world-famous property portfolio work harder for our communities.
In Kensington and Chelsea, the Surveyors in our collaborative Property department understand the breadth and gravity of their responsibilities. Naturally, we must deliver a service that strengthens our relationship with local communities. But also, there is the prestige that comes with handling museums, palaces and some of the world’s most famous addresses.
This Operational Portfolio Manager role is pivotal for both the Council and the community. You’ll help lead a £610m portfolio that provides around £15m of vital funds to the Borough each year. But equally, with you at the helm, our operational properties will become discernibly more inspiring, more supportive, and more reflective of people’s needs.
Reporting to Head of Property, your focus will be purely on our operational properties, ranging from refuges to storage depots, care homes to customer service bureaus.
Through your large team of surveyors and support staff, you’ll manage investment programmes, report on building safety, handle marketing and vacancies, negotiate leases and lead on risk management.
Senior colleagues and key external stakeholders will consider you a trusted source of advice too.
However, the core challenge here is to evolve our portfolio – to design and lead an estate management approach that appraises properties, and balances commercial revenues against potential new uses that might better suit the community.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information
As an RCIS qualified surveyor (or equivalent), you’ll have a wealth of experience managing large operational estates. Your background could be in the public or private arena; but it’s vital that you enjoy working directly with communities and the voluntary sector.
With an outstanding record of delivering a transformative change, we’ll look to your understanding of how to reshape our portfolio to maximise its effectiveness – and ability to gain buy-in from key stakeholders so your ideas become a reality.
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