Head of Estates

Borough, Ashton Old Library, Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne.
SCP 52 £61,177– SCP 55  £78,874
23 Dec 2020
24 Jan 2021
DPT 203
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time

Growth Directorate

Strategic Property Service

Head of Estates


36 Hrs – Permanent

Grade M: SCP 52 £61,177– SCP 55  £78,874

The role will be flexibly worked from home but will necessarily require attendance at site locations across the Borough, and also occasionally out of Ashton Old Library, Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne.

Tameside Borough Council is embarking on a programme of radical change to meet the challenges of modern local government, public service reform and integrated health/social care. Fast paced improvement across the Council and the Tameside and Glossop CCG is being driven by a highly motivated, integrated leadership team, who are pushing the boundaries to dramatically change culture, modernise services and identify innovative ways to manage service demand.

Our recently appointed Assistant Director of Strategic Property and the Director of Growth have undertaken a review of the directorate’s services and are restructuring to align all council property related functions and integrate with CCG property management.

Reporting to the Assistant Director Strategic Property you will line manage the Councils/CCG Estates Team.

You will manage the investment and non-operational estate consisting of a very diverse portfolio of over 3,000 assets ranging from industrial estates, retail units, telemasts, development properties, ground leases, residential concerns and land holdings.

You will be the professional valuation lead and manage preparation and completion of the organisation’s statutory and mandatory valuation processes with the Council’s internal and external valuation experts.

You will provide a lead for complex valuation advice to Council departments and promoting the corporate use of the property assets across the Council. Provide a lead for high level valuation, management and negotiation for the acquisition, review and disposal of all types of land and property.

You will manage a team of professional staff and consultants, undertaking developing plans and appraisals on a regular basis and identifying training needs in accordance with the service.

As a member of the Strategic Property Service Leadership Team and the Growth Directorate’s wider Management Team you will play a key role in the delivery of Council and Growth Directorate priorities, transformation of our property functions, integrate existing services and build new teams. You will support the implementation of a Strategic Asset Management Plan and delivery of all the Council’s projects and programmes.

You will work with a wide range of partners and stakeholders, including Schools, Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, to get optimum results for Tameside and Glossop.

An accredited Estates professional, with significant experience in project delivery in an equivalent public sector organisation, you will be able to work at pace with enthusiasm and drive and be able to engage with and influence a range of partners at all levels.

A virtual open day will be held 18 January 2021 when you can meet on a 121 basis with Mathew Chetwynd Head of Assert Strategy/ Estates Business Manager. To book a time please email the post title and the 30 minute slot you would like, to Marie.dale@tameside.gov.uk

There are further opportunities with Tameside Council advertised on https://www.greater.jobs/towns-organisations/tameside.

Ref No: DPT 203

Closing date for applications: 23:59 24 January 2021

Dates for assessment/interview will be February 2021

To apply for this role, please click the 'Apply' button today.

Tameside is an equal opportunity employer.

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