Social Value Asset Manager

Posted on 29 June 2022
  • Directorate BHCC: Economy Environment & Culture
  • Salary £41591 - £44624
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed


Hove Town Hall

Job Summary

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    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

This is a brand new role to be responsible for overseeing and progressing work to embed social value fully in property asset management, regeneration and property investment decisions made by the council, across its wide and diverse property portfolios, to obtain the greatest sustainable social, environmental and economic benefits for local citizens and community organisations.

For an informal discussion, please contact Jessica Hamilton - Head of Estates on 01273 291261.

About the role

Are you a skilled Commercial Property Surveyor with an interest in social value and sustainability? Would you like to work with a diverse commercial property portfolio to support the council and benefit the city and its stakeholders and community? Can you provide strategic property advice to support the delivery of social value and sustainability outcomes?

We are looking to recruit a Social Value Asset Manager to support the council’s extensive and diverse commercial property portfolios and work to embed social value fully in asset management, regeneration and property investment decisions.

The council owns a wide and varied portfolio of 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 this role you will provide strategic property advice across all sectors, to deliver social value and sustainable outcomes and embed social value in property decisions.

This is a new role and 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 diverse 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 or comparable qualification 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 detailing your experience and technical expertise, as well as providing responses to our shortlisting questions. 

Please read our Apply for a job at the council ( pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they 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 Shortlisting questions 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.

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.

Part office / part home – hybrid -  We offer the opportunity for the suitable candidate to choose to  work in a hybrid way. Your specific working arrangements will be subject to team and service working arrangements already in place alongside Government guidance.  Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

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Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (


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