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Area Estates Manager

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.

London Borough of Waltham Forest

PO8 £48,495 - £51,453 p.a.

The Magistrates Building, Town Hall Complex, Forest Road E17 4JF


Full Time


19/11/2018 at 12:00 PM


London Borough of Waltham Forest

Vacancy Description

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is committed to Creating Futures, our new Corporate Strategy. We are fiercely ambitious and strive continuously to make sure each and every one of our residents enjoys a quality life in London.

Effective Property and Asset Management is a key to the success of us achieving our corporate strategy. We have restructured our service, so it is positioned for the future and works collaboratively with all stakeholders, to driving change and making service improvements.

Now we are recruiting forward-thinking and innovative professionals who’ll place Property and Asset Management at the heart of the council’s broader organisational change agenda. 

An integral role that we’re looking to appoint to is Area Estates Manager.  In this key position, you will be responsible for the management of the council’s non-residential properties. This will include lease renewals, rent reviews, rent collection and debt recovery, together with the annual programme of asset valuations.

You’ll quickly gain an understanding of all matters affecting property within a designated area of the borough. You will then promote a good understanding with relevant stakeholders, enabling the prioritisation of work according to council priorities and needs.

Key to your success will be your ability to develop effective estates management plans which meet strategic business goals, ensure compliance and support the development and delivery of continuous improvements in all aspects of the service. You’ll work collaboratively in achieving your objectives and establish valued working relationships with different stakeholders, including members, residents and services, within your designated area of the borough.

About you

As a chartered surveyor, educated to degree standard or equivalent, you will be experienced in carrying out valuations, including statutory valuations and undertaking acquisitions. This will include the development of appraisals techniques.

You’ll need experience of managing a mixed and varied case load of conflicting priorities, responding effectively to the needs of all customers.

Previous management experience would be helpful, however we are more than happy to consider those seeking to step up into a management role. The important thing is your ability to lead, motivate and develop those around you.

About us

Over the past few years, Waltham Forest has changed drastically. Not only are we London’s first ever borough of culture but we also boast good schools, great parks, mass regeneration and budding community entrepreneurship. All of this is making Waltham Forest a place that people want to call home.

Waltham Forest as a council has also changed. Despite the challenges of austerity, we are a fast paced borough that is undertaking many large scale projects, yet we continue see our highest ever levels of resident satisfaction. As funding reductions continue, Waltham Forest is creating a council for the future.

Waltham Forest Council is an employer of choice. We offer a huge range of benefits to make working with us more than worthwhile. We are committed to flexible working, Including Remote working. In addition to this, we offer some serious financial benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme whereby the Council pays more than double the employee’s contribution towards a pension payable on retirement. 

Application arrangements

We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible so we just ask that you complete one application question and attach your CV as further support.

For informal enquiries, please contact Eleanor Clarke or Rosemeena Khankhara at Jobsgopublic SmartSearch, our retained consultants, on 020 7427 8255 or email or

Please note, if you haven't completed your application through the official SmartSearch channel your application unfortunately we will not be able to process your application.

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Closing date: 12 noon, Monday, 19th November
Interviews: Week Commencing 26th November

How to apply

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More Information

For informal enquires please contact Eleanor Clarke, our recruitment consultant, by email at