Property Information Officer

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Property Information Officer
Contract / Temporary

W Sussex RQ697608

Posted: 7th October 2022 10:39
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  • Pay Rate:

    £13.17 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Property Information Officer   

Job Ref: W Sussex RQ697608 

Pay Rate: £13.17 per hour PAYE 


Please note the candidate will be required to attend the Chichester office once, maybe twice per week - the rest can be worked at home 

As a Property Information Officer, you’ll need to have excellent attention to detail and be able to use their own initiative to investigate issues and determine the correct course of action to answer queries and record details of property transactions. The role often requires extensive periods of concentration when researching or interrogating the various data sources available, so the ability to concentrate for long periods of time is needed   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Provide an efficient and effective management and information service including extracting, collating, maintaining, analysing, interpreting and presenting a diverse range of data and information for various internal and external customers.  
  • Carry out in-depth interrogation, analysis and interpretation of complex legal documents and log information on various relevant database systems.  
  • Ensure the quality and integrity of information stored about WSCC Property assets within the WSCC Terrier system, the Concerto asset database and the Property GIS dataset.   
  • Diagnose problems with property ownership data and provide solutions to customer enquiries where matters may be more complex.  
  • Collate information from numerous sources, both current and historic, in order to provide customers with a complete picture to assist them in decision making and commissioning further work. Also utilise and interpret third party data to advise customers.  
  • Use appropriate methods and tools to produce accurate and timely information in the most appropriate and useable formats for the customer so that it is easy to understand and useful.  
  • Fulfil the Subject Matter Expert role in relation to the WSCC estate. 
  • Communicate in an appropriate manner with a wide range of customers, for example general public, Members, managers and colleagues from across the County Council, IT software providers, Legal Services, Her Majesty’s Land Registry, Solicitors representing customers.  
  • Remain up to date and compliant with organisational procedures, policies and professional codes of conduct to uphold standards of best practice  
  • Maintain knowledge of, and be able to advise on, matters pertaining to statutory reporting legislation, such as Freedom of Information, Environmental Information Regulations and GDPR 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Demonstrable experience working in a data-rich environment. Preferably in an environment where data has been in both hard and soft formats and both current and historic 
  • Experience in data interpretation, analysis, recommendations and presentation 
  • Experience in a customer centred environment 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to analyse complex issues and research and interpret data from a variety of sources to produce information and reports with minimal guidance 
  • Excellent IT skills including GIS, Word and Excel (or equivalent packages) for word processing, data processing, maintaining computer databases and production of statistical data etc 
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills in order to interact effectively with a range of customers and create and maintain effective working relationships 
  • Ability to organise / prioritise work, co-ordinate a variety of tasks in a clear and logical way and meet agreed deadlines which minimises the disruption to the business 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

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: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Job Ref: W Sussex RQ697608
Property Information Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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