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Asset Manager

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£59,111 - £67,900 per annum
Closing date
10 Oct 2021

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About Us:

Making a difference through your strategic, self-driven approach 

In Kensington and Chelsea, we have an ambitious Council Plan which sets out our priorities for the next four years. It is directly shaped by the Council’s biggest ever ‘conversation’ with residents and puts community involvement at its heart. 

Following the Grenfell enquiry, Kensington and Chelsea understands the opportunity, as well as the necessity, for positive innovation and change. 

We have brought our social housing stock back under local authority control and are reviewing the management of our portfolio to prepare for major new legislation and to ensure rigorous compliance with building regulations.

The Role:

Against this challenging backdrop, you will maintain a strategic overview of RBKC’s housing portfolio, with the critical responsibility of delivering compliant and safe properties.

From fire-proofing to sustainability, you’ll influence investment decisions to ensure we achieve the best possible performance. 

We’ll look to you to demonstrate value for money, and you’ll work closely with colleagues across Property Services to deliver smart, coordinated data.

It’s a new role that offers the opportunity forge your own path and have a major impact within a high-profile local authority. 

With a planned spend of over £300 million on building and refurbishment over the next five years, there are considerable challenges ahead.

Managing different stakeholders and partners will be key to your success.

Please refer to ther Job Description for more information

About You:

We’ll expect you to hit the ground running, so sound experience of asset management is essential. 

You’re likely to have a background within a similar organisation, including good knowledge of construction or property development. 

You’ll be a strategic thinker, adept at compiling and analysing strategic programmes of work. 

The ability to manage both people and projects is essential.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

Additional information

RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible. 

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