Commercial Asset Manager
Be part of an ambitious 20 year programme worth £1bn including capital projects
Work with an incredible and a supportive team
About Our Client
Stevenage is in the heart of a growth area, where it can reap the benefits of cutting-edge industries, a rising economy and new development, making it a great place to live, work and do business. It is a home to 80,000 people.
It is great time to join Stevenage Borough Council as it is becoming bigger and better. The plan to regenerate Stevenage represent an ambitious 20-year programme worth £1bn, which includes major commercial and residential developments in partnership with Reefgroup and Mace. You will be part of a community where you will be transforming the existing town centre and the surrounding area, delivering new streets, facilities and more for our residents and visitors, both now and in the future.
Stevenage is already home to a well-established and unrivalled business support network; in 2017 they helped 49 start-ups set out on their journey. You will be making life even better for the business community with the addition of new and affordable flexible workspace in the centre of town, giving start-ups the freedom to work remotely in central Stevenage, at a time that suits them.
The borough is also creating calm green spaces in which to unwind and socialise in and around the town and centralising all our local public and community services. You will bring health services, the voluntary sector and a library together with the local council in one place, in addition to refreshed public areas and state-of-the-art leisure facilities. The result will be an accessible, convenient location to meet the public's modern-day needs, right in the heart of Stevenage.
This is an exciting role for a Commercial Asset Manager to work on the acquisition and disposal of the sites identified in the capital strategy and the creation of a pipeline of development and disposal sites owned by the Stevenage Council. You will be responsible for advising on property valuation issues, carry out options and development appraisals and feasibility studies in respect of properties and property related projects, as well as contributing to the Council's asset review process and locality reviews.
Drive forward the Council's strategic approach to asset management as a key enabler of change and critical to the success of the Council achieving its strategic aims within the Future Town Future Council programme, as well as overseeing the implementation of the newly adopted the Asset Management Strategy and Action Plan, ensuring its implementation, Council wide, within set timescales and within agreed budgets.
You will work collaboratively with the Head of Estate and the Senior Estates Surveyor to identify and deliver opportunities to improve the commercial and community estate. Populate and manage comprehensive property records to inform the estates team and the organisation generally and facilitate adequate project and programme management.
As a Commercial Asset Manager, you will ensure services are delivered in a manner which is responsive to customer needs, putting in place mechanisms for gathering and acting upon customer feedback and insight. Actively support service transformation, ensuring digital opportunities and solutions are explored and implemented wherever possible.
The Successful Applicant
To succeed, you will have demonstrable developing and directing a strategic approach to asset management planning and ensuring that the council's assets are managed in accordance with its corporate priorities. Experienced reviewing and challenging the use of operational property assets through the Asset Management Strategy, as you will be responsible for implementing and developing. This will involve developing methodology to carry out Locality Reviews and engaging with the Community. Reviewing opportunities to maximise efficient use of surplus or under-utilised assets.
You will have led the implementation of the council's Asset Management Strategy and challenging the effectiveness, efficiency and financial viability of the estate through continual asset review. Champion a culture of continuous improvement across Stevenage Council, ensuring effective performance monitoring and management arrangements are in place and providing timely intervention as necessary to sustain high standards of performance, as well as contributing to the achievement of financial security across the Council.
Relationship management is an important part of the Commercial Asset Manager role. Provide strong, effective leadership, including championing corporate activities and initiatives that cross service boundaries and implementing effective joined up approaches and solutions to meet the Council's vision and values. You will be approachable and have positive leadership, guidance, direction and motivation that harnesses the strengths and talents of individuals and promotes achievement of Council's "one team" culture.
You must be a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor (RICS) showing evidence of working in an estate management capacity since qualification.
What's on Offer
· A competitive annual salary
· Local Government Pension Scheme
· 24 days Annual Leave per year plus bank holidays, increases with service
· Agile Working
· Maternity, Paternity Provisions and Parental leave
· Excellent training and development opportunities are available to all staff in conjunction with our comprehensive performance and development programme