Property Assistant - Maternity cover

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: AUG20227056

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Fixed Term


£20,512 - £22,223 Per Annum

Closing date

23 August 2022

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.


The Service

The Regeneration Directorate of Portsmouth City Council manages and maintains a multi-million-pound property portfolio. We have a varied portfolio of property assets including Port 
Solent (a leisure, retail and residential marina complex), industrial sites, retail units, offices, 
Portsmouth International Port as well as more specialist properties like hotels, supermarkets, 
golf courses, leisure properties and an agricultural portfolio.
The total asset value is in the region £1billion and the commercial assets generate a net 
income of over £10 million per annum.
In Property & Investment, our purpose is to manage the non-residential assets cost-effectively and uphold quality relationships with our tenants. All our work is geared towards achieving our purpose.


Your New Role

Working within the Property and Investment Team, you will provide support to the Property 
Team Commercial Property Officers and Graduate Surveyors by assisting in the following tasks:

You will:

Evaluate repair requests and taking appropriate action.
Identify land ownership by reference to GIS mapping systems and Land Registry records.
Place orders on the team’s financial system (Fusion) for equipment and contractor works.
Assist in the assessment and formalising of access rights across PCC land.

You will be:

Meeting, communicating and liaising with customers and other stakeholders.
Measuring and negotiating the sale of small parcels of PCC land.
Monitoring the Commercial Property phone line and email inbox and responding to   enquiries in a timely and efficient way.
Working sensibly and sensitively with Councillors and other teams, recommending appropriate work.

What you’ll need to succeed

You need to have:

A good level of knowledge of Maths and English – we will test you on this as part of the application process.
At least two years general office experience.
The ability to interpret hard copy maps and industry standard electronic mapping systems.
Sound knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft applications, in particular Excel and Word.
An understanding of when you need to ask for help, as this is a politically sensitive role. 
The ability to communicate basic property information effectively to customers and stakeholders across and outside the organisation both verbally & in writing.


Additional information:

If you have any questions, or would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact: Chris Wotton:
Mob:    079 5843 4904


What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme and a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all. 

What next


Closing time/date: Midnight 23rd August 2022

Applications received after this may not be considered.



To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section

We look forward to speaking with you soon.


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