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Job Vacancy:Estate Management Officer

Job Information


£31,224 - £34,695 pa

Contract Type:



Full time - 37 hours


Hailsham, East Sussex


Wealden is a large and predominantly rural area situated in East Sussex stretching from the coastal areas of the Seven Sisters and Pevensey Bay in the south and inland to Crowborough and the Ashdown Forest.

The Council has a diverse property portfolio of typical Local Authority assets, these range from unadopted land and public car parks and toilets to Leisure Centres, commercial and historic properties. In recent years our portfolio has also grown with the development of 2 SANGS sites, a crematorium and shopping centre.

The post holder will be part of a small specialist team within the Housing and Property Services Department, responsible to the Asset Team Leader and managing an Estates Management Assistant.

Your role will be challenging, ranging from the day to day management of the Council’s property data systems, lease and licence management, asset management including options appraisals and advising other staff, Directors and Members on good land management practise. You will need to be well organised and highly motivated person who can work with minimal supervision.

You will need to have a proven ability to produce conveyance plans, instruct and liaise with the Council’s Legal Team on property issues, knowledge of GIS mapping systems and the ability to deliver outcomes in restricted time scales would be an advantage. In addition you will need good IT skills and have the ability to effectively communicate with Directors and Members as well as with tenants and other property owners.

You need to demonstrate a good knowledge of all property related matters, a professional property qualification would be an advantage but not essential.

We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, career average salary pension scheme, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime, and discounted leisure centre membership.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job Description and Personal Specification.doc

Closing Date:

12 July 2018

Interview Date:

26th July 2018

Post Number:


Contact the Human Resources Team

Contact Form: Contact the Human Resources Team

Email: human.resources@wealden.gov.uk

Telephone: 01892 602424

Wealden District Council
Human Resources
Council Offices
Vicarage Lane
BN27 2AX