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Disposals and Acquisitions Officer

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£31,346 - £33,782 per annum
Closing date
17 Oct 2021

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Regeneration and Local Economies, Regeneration
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Contract Type
Full time
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Kirklees Council's vision is to be a district which combines a strong, sustainable economy with a great quality of life - leading to thriving communities, growing businesses, high prosperity and low inequality where people enjoy better health throughout their lives. This vision is supported by our Health and Wellbeing and Economic Strategies and is backed up by our newly adopted Local Plan and a transformative investment program.

The Council aims to revitalise Huddersfield Town Centre, transform Dewsbury Town Centre and North Kirklees, deliver significant housing growth in line with the new Local Plan and provide the infrastructure required to enable this to happen including new schools, leisure facilities, specialist accommodation and roads.

Kirklees Councils Economy and Infrastructure Directorate have a vacancy for a Disposal and Acquisitions Officer to join the Disposals and Acquisitions Asset team to actively assist in the team’s role in the strategic delivery and management of the council’s land and property assets primarily to include the Councils commercial estate, and general estates portfolio.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and understanding of Landlord and Tenant Law, commercial estate management including disposal and acquisition processes in addition to wayleaves /easements/licences, rent reviews, managing repairs, debt recovery and property records and other matters that would be commonplace in a busy wide ranging property office.

As a key officer in the team, you will possess a range of experience and developing skills and will actively support senior staff in a whole range of property related matters.

You will:

  • Have a property related qualification at graduate level and taking steps to obtain professional membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and/or
  • You will be able to demonstrate significant experience in a land and property related environment to satisfy the demands of the post
  • Be a team player with the ability to work on your own initiative
  • Possess excellent communication skills and customer focus.
  • Have experience in a map-based terrier record system
  • Have experience and understanding of how to read and interpret leases, deeds, title registrations and plans

Ideally you will have some previous Local Authority experience (but not essential to the right candidate) and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of asset and estate management knowledge and duties.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual, who is prepared to work flexibly and as part of a team, in a high profile and demanding environment, working to tight deadlines in accordance with corporate service delivery and project demand. 

For more information about this post please contact Gary Fowler - Disposals and Acquisitions Team Leader on 01484 221000.


Closing date  

17 October 2021, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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