Senior Commercial Property Surveyor

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JUN20227248

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£53,147 - £57,229 Per Annum

Closing date

7 August 2022

Permanent/Full time post

Salary: Band 12 (Dependant on experience): £45,647 – £49,729 plus market supplement of £7,500. 

37 hours per week

The Department

The Property and Investment Team sits within the Council’s Regeneration Directorate and manages and maintains the authority’s multi-million pound property portfolio. The team also provides professional general practice property expertise to the authorities’ municipal port, regeneration and capital projects.

The authority has a broad and varied portfolio of property assets across the UK. This includes a large municipal port, assets in all the major property sectors, industrial (multi-let and single-let), retail, offices, leisure (hotels and golf courses), agricultural and alternatives.

The total asset value is in the region of £1 billion and the commercial assets generate a net income of around £25 million per annum.

What is the role?

Working in a mixed professional team you will support the estate and asset management function of the property investment team, reporting to the Head of Commercial Property. A strong general practice or landlord and tenant background is ideal, and your work will also include supporting other members of the team who are working towards RICS qualification.

Duties include estate management work including undertaking lease renewals, rent reviews, new lettings, assignments, licences and other general estate management matters, as well as overseeing a portfolio of council properties, including ensuring the landlord and tenant matters are prioritised well, arrears are being monitored and ensuring appropriate action being taken, preparing client reporting information the portfolio and ensuring work is being completed by the wider team in a timely way.

You will also be supporting capital schemes, including delivery of masterplans or other development work, where applicable, and identifying revenue and capital income generation, as well as costs savings, and supporting graduate and trainee surveyors, assisting with mentoring them on their paths to becoming fully competent, professionally qualified surveyors.

What you’ll need to succeed

You need to be a Member or Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with at least 5 years PQE, and have demonstrable knowledge and experience of Asset Management to include Landlord and Tenant work, and a pragmatic common-sense approach to property matters, and experience of undertaking Red Book valuations on a variety of property types.

Also, knowledge and experience of property investment analysis and the acquisition and disposal process, with a desire to develop your skills and those under your supervision

You will also have a strong business approach to providing professional property services, and I.T. competency and a willingness to embrace new systems, and a valid driving licence as you will frequently travel around our area (we have pool vehicles available if needed)

We are looking for an individual who can show a good combination of technical knowledge and a genuine enthusiasm for the role.

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 childcare benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

What next

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.