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Senior Estates Surveyor

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
£52,647 – £56,755
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

Job Details

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Estates Surveyor to join the Council’s Estates Team.

Tameside is a place that’s perfectly positioned for growth. Ideally located between the bustling hub of Manchester and the stark beauty of the Peak District National Park, we offer an ideal location for easy access to the city and the countryside. And with some of the largest pockets of land in the Greater Manchester area available for development, it really is a fantastic canvas for regeneration and growth.

The Council’s property estate is extensive and diverse which includes 2,979 interests comprising 482 operational assets including town halls, libraries, schools, depots, community buildings, sports grounds, and parks. Plus, the non-operational and investment estate comprising 1,470 assets including surplus buildings and land, leased land and buildings, industrial estates, sports clubs, and shopping centres.

The role offers flexible hybrid working arrangements and will necessarily require attendance at site locations across the Borough.

The Council’s Estates service provides a complete in-house professional property and valuation advisory service to the Council. The team delivers the full suite of general practice surveying services, ranging from valuations, disposals and acquisitions, new lettings, commercial estate management, compulsory purchase & compensation advice, and management of the Council’s land ownership records.

As a Senior Estates Surveyor, you will be a lead surveyor reporting to the Head of Estates and working directly with property colleagues to deliver an effective valuation and estate management service for the Council, ensuring that the Council grows its real estate portfolio income, and you will support key services in delivering key services to residents. The post holder should have previous experience of mixed portfolios ideally gained client side. An understanding of inward investment and regeneration would be beneficial and should be used to working with members of the public. The potholder will also have line management responsibility for surveyors and property staff.

As a key member of the Estates Team and the wider Strategic Property Service you will play a key role in the delivery of Council and Growth Directorate priorities, transformation of our functions, integrate existing services and build new delivery methods.  You will support the delivery of the Council’s disposal programme, generation of commercial income 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 achieve optimum results.

With your advanced theoretical, practical, and procedural knowledge and experience in relation to a whole range of property covering buildings, land, and water you should have experience in successful property negotiations, you will be able to work at pace with enthusiasm engaging with and influencing stakeholders.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Ben Middleton, Assistant Director Strategic Property on 07976 974702

Closing Date: 12 December 2023.

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Tameside Council and Tameside and Glossop CCG



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 Director of Growth has undertaken a review of the directorate’s services and is restructuring to align the resources with the Councils priorities.

Over the next few years a brand new garden village of 2,350 homes at Godley Green, a huge employment site at Ashton Moss and a business quarter will come to fruition in the borough. There are also plans to regenerate five town centres, bring forward major investment in infrastructure, develop the education estate, and deliver the aspirations of the Councils Strategic Asset Management Plan to utilise the Councils Land and Property to achieve Employment, Economic Growth and Housing.

Tameside Council’s overriding challenge is to guide these developments in a way that meets its aspiration to drive inclusive growth that benefits all of its diverse communities.

A new Local Plan will provide an opportunity to deliver high quality, sustainable developments that will really make an impact for current and future generations.

There are also schools and the corporate operational and commercial estates to build and maintain a Climate Change Emergency and the effects of Covid on the economy and the way we work to address.

‘It’s an exciting period for Tameside, there’s so much happening. That is why we think this is an exciting opportunity to join a new team with an ambitious and bold work programme – it is a great time to join us.

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