The Valuation Surveyor will contribute to the Council’s vision to achieve the highest possible professional and customer service standards,ensuring that these are consistently maintained,to facilitate achievement of all relevant service and business objectives, in compliance with legislation,policy and Government regulations.
Undertake tasks relating to the management of the Council’s diverse general fund and HRA property portfolio including but not exclusive to property valuation,property management and right to buy valuations.
Contribute to the updating of the Council’s Asset Register on SAP-RE and ensure that contracts are correctly inputted onto SAP-RE to enable the invoicing and payment of rents.
Budget To participate in the effective management of:
• The property portfolio with value of circa £1.4 billion
• £2m revenue receipt in connection with the property portfolio
The post holder is responsible for valuation and management of the Council’s property assets and the development and implementation of the Council’s strategic property strategies and Corporate Landlord Model,together with the delivery of the capital receipts programme in accordance with MTFS.
The Valuation Surveyor contributes to the work of the Service by undertaking the day to day management of the commercial portfolio in the General Fund and Housing Revenue Account,preparation of asset valuations for Capital Accounting purposes and valuations for Right to Buys and acquisitions.
The Valuation Surveyor will be required to prepare complex reports,customer information and initiatives for presentation to a diverse audience including public,members,private sector organizations,Department of Communities and Local Government.
1.Work proactively and positively with the SM Valuation and Estate Management to ensure the successful working of Estate Management and Valuation services
2.Undertake tasks to ensure the efficient management of the Council’s property portfolio including lease renewals, rent reviews and the letting of vacant property to include shops,industrial units,offices.
3.Assist with monitoring/resolution of rental arrears.
4.Prepare evidence for Public Enquiries,Arbitration and Court Cases and attend the same as necessary
5.Undertake asset valuations of all types of assets within the Council’s General Fund and HRA portfolios in accordance with the RICS–Professional Standards and International Financial Reporting Standards and CIPFA Code.
6.Identify and advise on opportunities for service provisions,development and urban regeneration.
7.Acquisition of property for service provision or development by private treaty or CPO including negotiation the settlement of compensation claims,and if required preparing evidence for Lands Tribunal Cases.
8.Provide commercial property investment and valuation input into property and service reviews to maximise the potential of Council assets.
9.Prepare Cabinet Reports, Portfolio Holder Reports, Briefing Reports and other technical documents.
10.Advising on rating issues including preparing and conducting appeals against assessment of Council property.
11 Prepare capital and revenue estimates for acquisition,disposal and leasing of all Council owned and purchased property
12.Commission external consultants to provide expert technical input into aspects of projects and manage the effective delivery of this input.
13.Contribute to the achievement of Corporate Estate in terms of service delivery,financial performance,objectives and targets.
14.Ensure that the asset register is promptly updated with any changes to the portfolio
15.Attend meetings with Senior Offices on property issues.
16.Develop and maintain effective governance and performance frameworks to clarify accountabilities, expectations and ensure that effective monitoring, reporting and challenge mechanisms are in place.
17.Contribute to the achievement of all relevant National,Regional,Corporate and Divisional performance objectives and targets in Property Services.
18.Ensure compliance with responsibilities as laid out in the Council’s Equal Opportunity Policy and take an active role in promoting and enabling equality of opportunity,promoting the diverse needs and aspirations of the community,ensuring equality and diversity is mainstreamed in all Divisional/Directorate activities.
5 Selection criteria:
The selection criteria specifies the knowledge,experience,skills,abilities,qualifications and training required to perform the duties of the post for which you are applying.
Knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation for property matters.
Knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the key issues that effect local government,including equalities issues relevant to the service provided by the team.
Working knowledge of relevant Health,Safety and Welfare Legislation and approved Code of Practices
Working knowledge of Performance and Quality Management processes
Substantial experience in Property Valuation or Asset Management field
Experience of commercial property management,acquisitions and disposals.
Evidence of ongoing personal and professional development and commitment toimprovement
Experience of providing and developing services in partnership with other organisations/suppliers.
Education,Qualifications and Training
Full Member or Fellowship of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors–General Practice and Valuation
To be a Registered Valuer or have the ability to become Registered
Ability to manage own workload with minimum supervision
Current driving licence for use in the UK
High level of writing skills,numeric ability and IT literacy
Excellent communication with wide range of people at all levels