Head Of Estates – Estates Service

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Head Of Estates - Estates Service
Contract / Temporary

Tameside 0008 08C4 / 1

Posted: 1st November 2023 09:33
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  • Pay Rate:

    £34.19 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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Interim Head Of Estates - Estates Service

Reference no: Tameside 0008 08C4 / 1

Pay Rate: £34.19 per hour PAYE

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


Hybrid working

This role will lead, plan, deliver and develop an expert professional Estates Service and undertake management of Council services. The post-holder will manage staff responsible for service delivery and operational support within the department. A main objective of the role is to ensure that the department undertakes effective cross-working within the Place Directorate and ensure the Council maximises service outcomes in relation financial management

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring RICS/CIPFA compliant asset valuations for financial reporting and being the primary signatory to such reporting.
  • Management of 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.
  • To 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.
  • Providing a lead for complex valuation advice to Council departments and promoting the corporate use of the property assets across the Council.
  • Providing a lead for high level valuation, management and negotiation for the acquisition, review and disposal of all types of land and property.
  • Providing a lead for advice and producing reports for complex cases to Council representatives and clients.
  • Manage a team of professional staff and consultants, undertaking and developing plans and appraisals on a regular basis and identifying training needs in accordance with the service.
  • Manage, monitor and commission a variety of systems and software for the management of estates services with a focus on integrating cross-function systems to benefit the organisation.
  • To establish processes and systems for information and data management than can inform direction and strategy development. This shall include the development of technical services within the estates functions.
  • To produce documents and reports for executive committees, legal, finance and other services as appropriate

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Relevant Degree such as, Surveying Degree/Real Estate Management / Property Development & Valuation / Quantity Surveying & Commercial Estate Management or equivalent qualification
  • Full RICS Membership – any relevant pathway shall be considered such as General Practice, Valuation, Property Management
  • Hold a full UK driving licence and has access to a vehicle for use at work


  • Experience of planning & delivering effective estates services including valuation, property transactions, case work and projects
  • Experience of working on property matters that cut across service boundaries
  • Experience of working in a political led environment and managing relationships with senior officers and elected members effectively
  • Experience of working with public sector estates and property, ideally within a Local Authority, however other relevant public sector organisations such as HMRC, DWP etc shall be considered with the appropriate experience
  • Substantial experience of managing estates/asset management teams in a complex corporate or public service environment

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent planning, report writing, presentation, organisation and co-ordination skills with an ability to prioritise
  • Strong analytical, interpretation and problem solving capacity and an ability to apply these skills to the local context
  • Has a good standard of IT skills with the ability to use common software packages such as Microsoft Suites and CAFM and Terrier systems
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to manage in person and in writing complex problems, complaints, investigations and cases internally as well as externally


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Head Of Estates - Estates Service
Client Category: Local Authority

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