Hertfordshire County Council - Hertford - Senior Rural Estates Officer
Job Number: HCC19279
Salary Range: £41,591 - £44,624 per annum
Hours: 37 per week
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Hertfordshire County Council are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work within their expanding Rural Estates team.
This is an exciting opportunity to be a key player in the management of this very diverse rural property portfolio. The Rural Estates unit are responsible for the County Council’s 10,000+ acres of rural property assets spread across Hertfordshire. These assets include farms, agricultural land, village greens, telecoms, commercial and residential properties.
Your work will be both interesting and challenging with no two days the same. Your focus will be on the day to day management of your part of the rural property portfolio such as undertaking rent reviews, re-lettings, inspections, lease negotiations and much more. However, there is also a chance to get involved with the exciting Sustainable Hertfordshire project, where a lot of the key deliverables have rural estate involvement.
You will also be joining the team at an exciting time having just kick started our latest strategic review. Your role will be key in delivering our new objectives and ensuring the Estate is fit for any future challenges on the horizon.
The successful applicant will have experience working within the rural sector with a good knowledge of rural property lettings, land management, agriculture, environment schemes, countryside issues and the associated legal agreements. You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the confidence to communicate effectively and build positive relationships with colleagues, tenants, contractors and other internal and external professionals.
The team’s office base is Hertford; however, we actively encourage flexibility and remote working.
You will be educated to degree standard ideally in a rural property related discipline and be a member of a professional organisation e.g. the RICS Rural Practice Division.
You will hold a valid licence to drive in the UK and have your own car. You will be required to travel across Hertfordshire to visit the Estate.
In return we can offer you generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working arrangements, excellent pension and salary whilst working for an organisation that values its employees and invests in training and career development opportunities.
As part of the application you will be required to complete a full supporting statement providing examples to demonstrate your experience and suitability in the areas listed at the bottom of the job outline. If you do not complete a full supporting statement your application will be rejected.
For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Emma Chapman on 01992 556246.
Closing Date: Monday 6th June 2022
Interview Date: Week commencing 13th June 2022
Benefits of Working for HCC:
- Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
- Excellent Career Development
- Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
- Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
- Shopping Discounts
- Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes