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  • UK, East Midlands, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham
  • to £450 per day (Within IR35)
  • Contract , 6 months
  • Full time

Our government client are currently looking for x3 Estates Surveyors to join their team on a new contract.  


Contract Length: 6 months  


Location: Nottingham or Bristol – hybrid working – at the moment in the office 2 days a week – offices in leeds, Swansea, Newcastle  


Pay Rate: up to £450pd inside ir35  



- MRICS – Property experience is a must  

- FRICS – general practice – will exclude quantity surveyors – won’t exclude building surveyors. If it’s a building surveyor need to have a familiarity with landlord and tenants and leases – and licenses  

- Someone purely on building side isn’t going to be much use  

- Knowledge of accusitions and planning permissions and disposals of properties – knowledge of rating – asset valuations  

- If they have a degree in estate management would be highly useful.  


Qualification/Professional Memberships  

Member of the Royal Institution of Chattered Surveyors - MRICS  

Skills and Experience  


Experience of working in a professional property function.  

Detailed property management experience and knowledge of property legislation and estate management including landlord and tenant, acquisitions, disposals, lease renewals, rent reviews, break opportunities and terminations.  

Proven budget and contract management skills; financial and property related.  

Hold full current UK driving licence  


This role is to support the strategic management of accommodation across circa 600 properties located throughout GB to meet the business needs and aspirations of the Agency. The post holder will help deliver the programme of strategic asset management for the portfolio ensuring the estate meets property legislation and statute and is managed effectively to maximise occupation, best practice, value for money and financial efficiency.  


The Post holder will represent the Corporate Estate Management Team in all property related matters including but not limited to rates, disposals, acquisitions, landlord and tenant and contract management of agents acting on our behalf.  


The post holder will provide expert property advice and support to Property Investment Team, TFM team, Site Transition and Rationalisation Team and Operational and Enforcement colleagues.  


Main Duties Activities may include  


- Provide strategic advice, management, support and vision on the utilisation, development, and day to day estate management of the portfolio.  

- Responsible for and contribute to and implement the estates transformation and asset management plan within agreed timescales ensuring that a coordinated and consistent approach is taken.  

- Represent as landlord or tenant in all matters associated with its commercial land and property assets including negotiations of new leases, lease renewals, rent reviews, legal and property disputes and valuation disputes.  

- Be responsible for the acquisition of land and buildings to achieve the strategic objectives. Drive out the most cost effective and efficient deal on acquisition.  

- Manage property disposals whether freehold or leasehold, optimising capital receipts within an agreed time frame. Influence and agree closure strategy with  

Operational and Enforcement delivery teams.  

- Provide valuation/appraisals, business cases and reports for all purposes.  

- Provide professional advice as necessary to internal stakeholders and externally where appropriate. Agree strategy with Operational and Enforcement Managers and gain Board approval (as necessary).  

- Undertake acquisition of land and buildings to achieve objectives and asset management plan.  

- Identify underperforming assets and assess opportunity costs to optimise use of property.  

- Responsibility for ensuring occupation costs are minimised through regular review and management of all rating liability, material changes and appeals through management of contractors providing this service.  

- Where necessary procure and manage external property resources and consultants including estates and legal providers to support the work of the team and monitor performance and budget.  

- Assist in the monitoring of performance and KPI’s for all property related contracts.  

- Represent the Agency internally and externally, where requested/required as subject matter expert providing expert advice, support guidance and vision to reach solutions beneficial to the Agency. - Review, maintain and disseminate awareness of property and relevant estate management and works legislation, case law and statutory requirements.  

- Support the Head of Corporate Estates; drafting and providing high level briefing papers on Corporate Estate Management matters, preparing business cases and papers for submission to Boards and Directors, updating trackers and schedules used for reporting purposes and tracking project progress.  

- Prepare draft responses for clearance to PQ’s, FOIs and Corporate Correspondence.  

- Execute management responsibilities effectively and in line with policies and processes; working with, leading and acting as a role model for team members and colleagues in line with Civil Service values.  

  • Quote ref: 100628/60130

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