Property Strategy Lead
About the role & about us
Property professional with a strategic outlook from an architecture, surveying, planning or asset management background.
You will be responsible for developing and implementing the planning, strategy and funding of the Directorate’s Property functions and services ensuring that they are well placed to develop and deliver the Council’s vision, objectives and priorities.
You will develop your relationship with customers and stakeholders and build sound working relationships with government departments, associated regional, national, European bodies and professional organisations and play a role in sourcing funding and securing investment in Cornwall’s Property infrastructure and services.
Cornwall Council is one of Cornwall’s largest employers, with over 5,000 people working directly for us. We also deliver a range of services through our family of companies and other partnerships. The Council delivers services to more than half a million local people and to over five million visitors a year.
These services include…
Care for the elderly, children’s safeguarding, maritime, fire and rescue service, waste and recycling, parks and open spaces, countryside management, economic development, town planning, tourism support, trading standards and county farms.
We deliver these services through our employees who work directly for the Council and through our many other Council owned companies and organisations.
We also have close links with Cornwall’s health organisations, colleges and universities and work closely with the police, town and parish councils and the voluntary sector.
With a competitive employee reward package that attracts, retains and motivates our employees; open plan working environments in most offices, good business systems and a can do culture where talented people thrive, Cornwall Council is a great place to work.
This is an ideal opportunity for those considering a re-location to Cornwall, one of the UK’s most stunning locations! This year 21 of our beaches flew the prestigious Blue Flag and/or Seaside Award flags, plus Cornwall has won British Travel Tourism Award’s Best UK Holiday Destination for the 9th consecutive year (Autumn 2017)!
About the Role
While a number of Local Authorities are reducing their in-house teams, Cornwall Council is creating new opportunities for individuals to join its Property team. The Council’s strategy is to deliver significant savings for the authority through improving the quality and compliance of its property portfolio and optimising opportunities for a One Public Estate with for example the health service and our care services.
The Property Team are seeking to recruit 2 Property Strategy Leads to support the Council’s aspirations in rationalising the estate across Cornwall enabling devolution and future growth of the estate in an evolving climate. This includes supporting other public bodies ranging from the Health Authority, the Police, Local Community Groups and our Housing Team.
The Property Strategy Lead will be supporting the Property Strategy Manager who is responsible for coordinating the assessment, prioritisation and funding of the Council’s Property Strategy ensuring that its properties are well placed to develop and deliver the Council’s vision, objectives and priorities.
You will have particular responsibility for developing programmes, funding bids and business cases for, and communicating the benefits of, property rationalisation, devolution and sharing.
This post is politically restricted under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and is an equal opportunities employer. More information about working for Cornwall Council is available here.
You will need a relevant degree level qualification, professional membership of relevant body such as RICS, RTPI, RIBA or CIOB, and evidence of continuous professional development.
You will have experience in the delivery of relevant functions within a local authority or other organisation of comparable scope and complexity.
You will have a proven record of managing a property programmes and projects.
You will have experience of successful budget management within tight financial limits in a complex organisation.
You will need to demonstrate an up to date knowledge and understanding of the law, government policy and best practice in relation to the functions within the portfolio.
These posts will be on a permanent basis. They are full time positions, but we will consider part time applicants. The posts will be based at our main office in Truro with flexible working hours and the opportunity to work remotely at the manager’s discretion.
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Closing Date: 3rd December 2018, Midnight
Interview Date: 13th December 2018