Operations Manager - Property Services
Ipswich is one of England's fastest growing regional centers. It has a rich history and heritage, a Waterfront offering a new university and café culture, a summer events programme and a range of arts festivals, a strong IT and financial sector, a growing port, beautiful parks, good schools and a town that is surrounded by stunning countryside.
The Council has a diverse asset base and a grand ambition for the Borough. Together, the assets deliver an income of almost £3m each year as well as providing homes to many of the town’s small, medium and large enterprises across a variety of sectors. The Council is actively regenerating the town using its assets for economic development – whether that’s attracting high profile tenants for properties in the heart of the town, developing high quality office corridors, building homes or creating new enterprise parks.
The Council seeks a qualified RICS Chartered Surveyor to manage its portfolio, leading a team to maximise the potential of the assets, advise on acquisitions and disposals, and act as corporate landlord. As a member of the Council’s Senior Managers Group, you will work closely with the Corporate Management Team, including the Chief Executive, and with senior Councillors to help Build a Better Ipswich and deliver our financial strategy. Ideally, you will be experienced at managing a diverse property portfolio, developing and delivering asset management plans, be commercially astute and have experience of using property to support economic regeneration.
The ideal candidate will come from a private sector company or from another local authority or public sector body and will be able to demonstrate having successfully dealt with large scale property deals. You will be a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) and ideally a registered valuer. Experience of financial management, including prioritising of resources and income generation planning, will be highly beneficial and advantageous.
You will be ambitious, creative, commercially driven, and passionate about property. The ideal candidate will be able to identify, coordinate and promote new and innovative opportunities to develop the service. You will also need to be entrepreneurial, innovative, analytical, collaborative and agile in your approach.
In return, Ipswich Borough Council is offering a competitive salary with a range of attractive benefits; including excellent working conditions, flexible working, a good work / life balance and career progression.
For more information about the role and organisation please visit their dedicated recruitment website hays.co.uk/jobs/Ipswich-borough-council or for an informal discussion please contact John Martin, the retained consultant working in partnership with Ipswich Borough Council. Alternatively, please click apply now with your up to date CV.
Closing date for all applications will be on Sunday 15th July 9am.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 25th July time’s tbc.
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