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Policy and Partnerships Manager

Bolton Council
Bolton, Greater Manchester
J, scp 35 £41,496 to scp 39 £45,495
Closing date
18 Dec 2023

We have an excellent opportunity at Bolton Council due to the strategic expansion of our Corporate Property team.  The Council has established a brand-new organisation structure that is designed to deliver service across the portfolio to best effect for years to come, and the team is core to delivering on the Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP).  Through managing assets used across Council services, it underpins the delivery of all the directorates, and is therefore positioned within the Corporate Resources directorate.  Approximately 1,700 assets are managed across the borough, from highly iconic civic buildings to Council-owned commercial use properties and other assets used for the benefit of the community. The Corporate Property service is a key enabler of Bolton’s impressive regeneration programme and is involved in a wider portfolio of capital projects currently valued at over £50m.  The service manages close to 4,500 helpdesk calls a year relating to staff and elected members’ usage of the facilities, while externally managing approximately 350 rent renewals per year, and pursuing the strategic disposal of assets as approved under SAMP.  All in all, Corporate Property is the home of many exciting pursuits with a remit that is central to Bolton Council’s success in supporting residents, businesses, and visitors across the borough.

The Policy and Partnerships Manager reports to the Assistant Director for this service.  You will be joining a high-performing group, working with colleagues to lead on the provision of policy, performance, and business intelligence.  This will support the setting of the strategic direction for Corporate Property, in line with the Council’s ambitions, and helping the group to deliver in standardised ways.  The Council works with many organisations and agencies across the borough, and beyond (e.g., Greater Manchester, central government, and national bodies).  You will play a key role in fostering strong and healthy working relationships with these partners, including being a catalyst for instance of the Strategic Estates Group.  You will also keep abreast of and realise external funding opportunities in support of Corporate Property’s portfolio.

You will be based in Bolton’s prestigious Town Hall, although some remote work will be possible to help with flexibility, and you will also periodically be on-site at various locations in the Council’s property estate.

You will be naturally proactive, organised and results driven.  We are seeking someone who will make a significant contribution to Corporate Property overall.  It’s an exciting time at Bolton Council and we would like to hear from enthusiastic and capable individuals to help us achieve the best results for the borough.

You will need:

  • A detailed understanding. of the national, regional, and local policy agenda facing local government and the public sector.  This understanding will ideally relate to asset management and property.
  • Strong strategic skills and utilisation of these to align and agree policy.
  • Strong relationship management and collaboration skills, in relation both to external organisations and internal stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Good communications and influencing skills.
  • Team spirit, tenacity, and focus on delivery!

About Us

This is your opportunity to join us at an exciting time as we have strong ambitions for the borough. 

Bolton is a great place to work. We are a welcoming organisation that wants to contribute to a place where people feel active, connected and prosperous. We are passionate about improving the outcomes and experience of Bolton people. We want Bolton to be a vibrant place built on strong cohesive communities, successful businesses and healthy, engaged residents.

As an employer we want to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment, by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits, including discounts and exclusive gym membership prices and salary sacrifice schemes. In addition, we offer a generous annual leave allowance, flexible work opportunities, access to a Pension Scheme, as well as a range of employee wellbeing and support services.

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