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Company: Chorley Council & South Ribble Council

Location: Leyland/Chorley/hybrid

Salary: £52,579 - £54,720 & 6% car allowance



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Property and Estates Technical Lead

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Company: Chorley Council & South Ribble Council

Salary: £52,579 - £54,720 & 6% car allowance


Location: Chorley/Leyland/Hybrid

Salary: £52,579 – £54,720 & 6% car allowance

Hours: Full time (36.25 hours)

Contract: 3 year fixed term contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the property and development team for a senior surveyor to lead the management and delivery of the Councils’ Property and Estates services, providing a comprehensive building surveying and estate management service across Chorley and South Ribble Councils.

Our proud track record of achievement for innovative work has made a positive contribution to the lives of our residents – who always remain central to everything we do.  This is an exciting, challenging and rewarding job that is balanced by working for supportive and friendly councils with family friendly policies.

 What you’ll be getting up to

  • Lead a high performing property and estates team, managing and coordinating different areas of demand and service delivery to ensure that the councils are meeting their key priorities and legislative requirements.
  • To manage and oversee a high-quality corporate landlord and estates function, meeting the councils’ priorities and legislative requirements.
  • Ensure that there is good records management across the property and estates functions, making good use of technology and supporting service delivery.
  • Working closely with the operational assets service ensure that the councils’ buildings, assets, and estates are safe, meeting legislative requirements, including via a rolling programme of condition surveys and development and delivery of a planned maintenance programme.
  • To manage and oversee the effective management of the councils’ assets, including supporting the development and delivery of asset management strategies and plans.
  • Provide professional advice to other officers and members on property and estates, including via report writing and attendance at relevant meetings.
  • Oversee the management of contractors, including undertaking appropriate procurement and continuing contract management.
  • Lead, plan, co-ordinate and secure the effective delivery of all capital, planned and cyclical works across the Council’s estates in accordance with agreed priorities.
  • To deputise for the head of property and development projects in their absence and support them in providing leadership and management to the wider service, supporting the development and mentoring of junior staff.

Who we’re looking for

  • A chartered and experienced senior building/estates surveyor who can demonstrate
  • Experience of managing and leading multiple teams to achieve key objectives
  • Extensive experience in an estates management role or extensive experience in a property services/ building surveying role
  • Knowledge of current industry legislation and best practice including building compliance
  • Ability to effectively negotiate leases and disputes to achieve positive outcomes
  • Experience of leading and managing a range of projects and programmes
  • Experience of procuring, managing and liaising with external consultants/ contractors
  • A dynamic and engaging individual who is able to demonstrate self-motivation and a strong commitment to their own professional development and the wider team
  • A good knowledge of health & safety and CDM, and its day-to-day implementation within the maintenance environment

Our benefits

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (and Christmas shutdown)
  • Hybrid/agile working from day one
  • Local government pension
  • Healthcare cash plan for cash back on health treatments
  • Cashback website access for savings on brands you love
  • Volunteering days
  • Free parking
  • Car allowance

About us

We are proud to be part of both Chorley and South Ribble Councils. We work closely with the councils to ensure that our services align with their objectives and priorities. And we are committed to delivering the services that make a positive impact on the lives of the residents, businesses, and visitors.

Working together

We share a number of our services with South Ribble Borough Council. This allows for improved resilience across both councils and provides numerous benefits to our operations. Whilst some staff and back-end processes are shared between the Councils, both Councils still retain sovereignty and have separate strategies and corporate plans.

Additional information

Applicants are advised to apply early. We reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date.

Equal opportunities

We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to the elimination of unfair and unlawful discrimination and prejudice in all our policies, procedures, and practices.

We’re committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and accessible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, please contact us via the ‘contact us’ page on our website.

If you are disabled or your last employer was the armed forces, and you meet all the essential criteria of a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

To apply click here. 

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