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Property Surveyor (Development)

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£49,854 - £56,565 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

At RBKC, we are committed to changing for the better and we are determined to put our residents at the heart of every decision. The Social Investment and Property directorate is central to this work making sure we deliver on our commitments to manage our properties and deliver new homes for the residents in our borough.

We want someone to join our team of surveyors to focus on opportunities in our borough from supporting major procurements, to carrying out appraisals on opportunities this is a role that can help to deliver change. Within this team you will experience the delivery of new homes; identifying new opportunities; assessing options and overseeing key projects.

The Role:

The role is to act on behalf of the Council with regard to property and asset management issues including landlord tenant matters for the property portfolio.  You will help to ensure the Council’s property portfolio is utilised to the best possible advantage, maximising rental income and optimising use in accordance with the Council’s policies.

You will also provide advice in relation to specified sites within Council ownership and third-party sites to support the delivery of new projects and opportunities.

You will take on a highly varied and interesting workload from appraisals to grants, from lease management to change of use and the ability to switch through each comfortably will be a pre-requisite.

You will get involved in all areas from new developments; equalities and diversity; energy efficiency and community engagement.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

You’ll already have hands-on experience as a Property Surveyor, preferably with a good background or understanding of developing mixed use projects with affordable housing and community or employment spaces, and ideally the professional qualifications to match since you’ll be MRICS certified.

You will know how to prepare feasibility and development appraisals, valuations reports, and modelling cash flows with a particular focus, ideally, on commercial property or asset management. With an in-depth knowledge of the UK planning system and required legislation, you’ll know how to negotiate legal and statutory documentation as much as you’ll be able to support project managers on their developments.

Strong communication skills are a priority in this role, and you’ll be self-motivated and confident enough to be able to work on your own initiative whilst being a part of a team of like-minded individuals who can represent the department professionally when dealing with clients.

Join our dedicated team and 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.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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