Senior Commercial Estates Surveyor

Posted on 21 September 2021
  • Directorate BHCC: Economy Environment & Culture
  • Salary £40,876 - £43,857
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed


Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove

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    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

37 Hours per week with flexible working

Have recent world events lead you to consider making changes in order to achieve a better work/life balance? Join us in Brighton & Hove – a unique, energetic, diverse centre for culture in the South East and an exciting place to develop your career.

There are so many great reasons to work in Brighton & Hove: reduce your carbon footprint, reduce time spent commuting and get a genuine work / life balance. Our team members enjoy the benefits of flexible working, enabling them to fit work around caring for loved ones, nursery/school drop-off & collection times, personal matters and fitness/hobbies. Follow the link below to find out more information about the Council’s flexible working policy and core working hours.

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About the role

We are looking to recruit a Senior Commercial Property Estates Surveyor to support the council’s extensive and diverse commercial property portfolios including commercial property investments, operational buildings, agricultural land and development/regen sites; covering all industry sectors from multi let city centre offices, high street retail and industrial warehousing to leisure, residential, health, community and 10,000 acres of farmland. 

In addition, the role will provide strategic property advice across all council services, assisting with delivery plans that require proactive asset management of operational buildings.

The role offers a genuinely varied, interesting and diverse workload, working with colleagues and consultants to deliver effective management of the portfolios, to meet the aims of the Corporate Asset Plan and support the local economy and community.

As the successful candidate you will have experience of communicating and influencing at a senior level to manage strategically and creatively the council’s extensive commercial property portfolio, to ensure the council’s land and building assets are delivering the best outcomes for the city and its residents.

There's a lot to do, and we need someone who is passionate about making change happen, is comfortable working in a complex political environment, has a proven track record of strategic property management.  You will have a RICS membership and an enthusiasm for the role of property in fulfilling wider strategic aims. 

If this is you then we would love to hear from you.   Your application should include your cv and a supporting statement detailing your experience and technical expertise in commercial property asset management including disposals and acquisitions, landlord and tenant and valuation.  For further information, please contact Jessica Hamilton, Head of Estates,

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance ( and Supporting statement guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.


Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Company information

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.


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