Spencer Clarke Group are currently recruiting for a Asset Manager to work in the Westminster area.
A local authority based in Islington has a fantastic opportunity for an Asset Manager to join their team.
Key tasks will include:
Site visits to Council properties to review and update existing to include tenure, property status, area, lease requirements, current occupation, compliance information, tenure etc. ensuring that supporting documentation is logged on the Council’s property management system.
Escalate property related issues requiring action at a higher level in a timely manner, with supporting briefings, options and expert advice, to permit efficient and effective decision making.
Use knowledge to ensure that property is being pro-actively managed in accordance with national requirements, guidance and best practice and the council’s strategic objectives and priorities.
To undertake asset reviews to include suitability and sufficiency reviews, and an analysis of condition surveys and financial information against the needs and priorities of service departments and understanding of the wider Council objectives
Assist developing effective processes for ensuring property records, data and information is kept up to date.
Gather performance data for the Strategic Asset Management Plan
Develop strong working relationship with services and ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities as occupiers as detailed in the Occupiers Handbook
To write or contribute to cabinet report, board reports, progress updates and briefing notes as required
To carry out any other projects, duties or tasks as directed by the Corporate Property team to meet the aims and objectives of the Council
Experience and skills required
Experience in asset management with a similar property portfolio
Has an attention to detail and proven track record in developing and managing programmes of work
Experience in a range of asset management reviews and understanding of best practice
Experience in dealing with a range of property professionals, external agents and consultants
Understanding of and preferably some experience of local government legislation, practices, procedures and financial regulations as well as Health and Safety legislation
Experience in working on own initiative and being an effective member of the team
Well organised and ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Effective at building strong working relationship with a range of stakeholders and understanding their property requirements
Good analytical and creative problem-solving skills with the ability to understand the wider strategic objectives of the Council. Experience of dealing effectively with property solutions for proposed occupiers
Strong project management skills and experience of effective risk management
Relevant professional qualification such as Chartered Surveyor
Membership such as Chartered Building Surveyor or Chartered Architect or Chartered Structural, Civil or Mechanical Engineer, CIPFA, BIFM etc
If you are interested in the role please email your up to date CV to or call Chris on