Commercial Property Surveyors

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: OCT20219651

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£35,744 - £55,141 Per Annum

Closing date

4 November 2021

We are looking to appoint a Senior Commercial Property Surveyor and a Commercial Property Surveyor.


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 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.


Senior Commercial Property Surveyor

Working in a mixed professional team you will support the Asset Management function of the property investment team, reporting to the Head of Commercial Property and supporting the more junior members of the team. You will support, manage and advise on asset management initiatives and business development across council directorates as required. You will prepare client reporting information in relation to asset management and business development and support capital schemes, including delivery of masterplans.


Commercial Property Surveyor 

The role will make a significant contribution to authorities’ valuation function, taking a lead in the annual asset valuation process. Working in a mixed professional team you will also support the asset management function of the property investment team and supporting the more junior members of the team. You will be undertaking valuations of land and property for a variety of purposes and supporting colleagues across the department undertaking valuations.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have demonstrable knowledge and experience of Asset Management to include Landlord and Tenant work, a pragmatic common-sense approach to property matters and ideally maritime/port experience (for the Senior post). You will have experience of undertaking Red Book valuations on a variety of property types and knowledge/experience of property investment analysis and the acquisition and disposal process. You will demonstrate a desire to develop your skills and those under your supervision, a strong business approach to providing professional property services and competency and a willingness to embrace new systems. You will need a valid driving licence as you will frequently travel around our area (we have pool vehicles available if needed). Please review the job profiles for the requirements for each 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, which ranges from flexible working hours to 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

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 fully and ensure you address the requirements listed on the job profile when completing the Personal Statement section.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.


There is no set closing date, suitable applicants will be interviewed as they apply.