Woking is well connected by both road and rail – including the A3, M3 and M25, as well as the London Portsmouth, South Exeter and London train lines – with central London just 27 minutes away. Woking Borough Council’s offices are situated just a few minutes walk away from the train station.
We believe it is our culture that makes us stand out. Our team spirit and supportive approach to work means everyone truly enjoys working here .
Woking Borough Council has an enviable track record of successful Estate and Asset Management and aims to be fully self-financing in the near future. It now holds a large and highly valuable investment portfolio, consisting of around 500 commercial properties, including Peacocks and Wolsey Place shopping centres, several industrial estates and some of the largest office buildings in the town.
Estate Management provide a comprehensive service dealing with a variety of matters relating to both the operational estate and commercial estate. Key areas include day-to-day management, rent reviews, lettings and acquisitions, valuation and commercial debt recovery. We also develop key strategies and policies in relation to the built estate in the form of a Strategic Asset Management Plan and oversee delivery of key actions as part of this.
The management of such a large and diverse estate does not come without its challenges. However, our success so far has only furthered our ambitions for future growth. We have a clear policy to acquire further property and land, as well as to ensure the effective management of those already within our portfolio in order to boost the economic vitatlity of Woking and increase revenue further.
In this diverse and exciting new role, you will support a small, high performing professional team and work with external professional advisors. You will also be responsible for your own estates case work. In this role you will be required to;
- Take responsibility for all property records and systems, including the coordination and collection of data, verification, updates, analysis and report writing
- Administer and understand property related financial records including imputing capital valuations, calculating service charges, processing invoices and payments and dealing with debtors
- Undertake routine inspections, audits and compliance checks
- Negotiate wayleaves, easements and licences including for grazing, access and the letting of market kiosks
- Provide administrative support to the Market Manager and deal with enquiries and advertising and social media on his behalf
WBC will also help support you to work towards a suitable workplace based qualification initially in Business Administration with potential to train in something more specific to the property sector.
Whilst this is a busy role, we also recognise the importance of a work life balance and offer up to 24 days flexi leave in addition to a generous leave entitlement. We also offer membership of the local government pension scheme, discounted health and leisure membership, plus many more excellent benefits.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Helen Jones (Principal Estates Officer) on 07458 059593
Interviews will take place during week commencing 24 August 2020.
Please note, until social distancing measures ease in the UK, selection interviews will take place virtually (using Zoom).
How to apply
Woking Borough Council values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Please apply online via the link provided.