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Commercial Surveyor – Property and Asset Management Team

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

London Borough of Waltham Forest

PO8 £48,495 - £51,453 p.a.

Waltham Forest Council, Waltham Forest Town Hall Forest Road Walthamstow E17 4JF


Full Time


26/11/2018 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. 

As a Commercial Surveyor you will support the delivery of strategic projects as part of the overall LBWF Housing and Growth Agenda.

You will be responsible for the appraisal and delivery of direct residential and mixed-use developments, joint ventures and refurbishment opportunities. Besides this you will negotiate terms for the structure and restructure of development agreements and review possible opportunities for investment purchases.

You will also instruct and manage both internal and external professional teams and consultants, monitor cash flows and assess the potential of projects to ascertain viability and profitability.

About you

As a qualified surveyor and Member or Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, you will be experienced in property development processes, valuations and development appraisals.  You will have delivered a range of projects – both residential and mixed use.

Aside from the above you will be an effective collaborator with the ability to influence and gain the commitment of a range of stakeholders.

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 compressed hours and 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 and we just ask that you complete our online application form providing further information against just a couple of specific questions.  You are also welcome to attach your CV to further support your application.

For informal enquiries, please contact Eleanor Clarke, Rosemeena Khankhara or Sue Wait at Jobsgopublic SmartSearch, our retained consultants, on 020 7427 8255 or email Eleanor.clarke@jobsgopublic.comor

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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.


Closing date: 12 noon, Monday, 26thNovember

You will be notified if invited to interview:  TBC

How to apply

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More Information

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