senior property advisor in Inner Suburbs Melbourne

Inner Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
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AU$ 100,000 per year
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job description

The City of Port Phillip celebrates its vibrant and diverse work environment and community. As an employer of choice it has a strong emphasis on work-life balance.

Senior Property Advisor

  • Permanent, position , 38hrs weekly
  • Band 8 ($100,968 to $113,149) + 9.5% Superannuation

A fantastic opportunity for a property professional has become available within success driven property team at the City of Port Phillip. The Council owns or controls over 230 properties valued at over $2.1 billion dollars and comprising a mix of high value and iconic operational commercial, community and recreation properties.

The City is located south of Melbourne’s city centre on the northern shore of Port Phillip Bay. It is known and treasured by many for its urban village feel and artistic expression. It is one of the smallest and most densely populated municipalities in Victoria, covering an area of 20.6 square kilometres.

Approximately four million visitors are attracted to our City each year, enjoying our vibrant villages, beautiful beaches and local festivals. The foreshore stretches over 11 kilometres, and a network of public open spaces makes the City a desirable place for residents and visitors alike to enjoy.

The physical environment will change as the City continues to experience significant residential development. Substantial growth is anticipated over the next 40 years in Fishermans Bend on the northern edge of Port Phillip.

Valuing our history, fostering a sense of place and planning for the future of our dynamic and evolving City continues are priorities.

At the City of Port Phillip we aim to put our community first. Community First is a mindset that we bring to everything we do. It encourages us to look through the eyes of community, work collaboratively across the organisation and with our community, to improve outcomes, value for money and service.

The Senior Property Advisor will be responsible for the delivery of strategic property procedures, in particular as they relate to leasing and licensing for commercial, community or sporting groups.

The ideal applicant will have:

At least 5 years experience in a property management role – preferably in a local or state government environment. The successful candidate needs to demonstrate knowledge and practical application of legislative requirements related to property leasing, licensing, sales and acquisition in particular the Retails Leases Act 2003, Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 and Local Government Act 1989.

To fit the role the candidate should have outstanding communication and negotiation skills and experience dealing with commercial clients as well as internal and external stakeholders.

The candidate must have a relevant tertiary qualification in a property or property related field.

The Senior Property Advisor duties would include:

  • Provide accurate property advice especially relating to leasing and licensing for commercial, community and sporting groups, the sale and acquisition of other properties and road discontinuance and sale.
  • Negotiate new leases and licences as required within the legislative and police framework and the limits of authority.
  • Prepare reports for review including Council reports, councillor briefings and Executive Leadership Team.
  • Provide strategic property advice and effectively participate in and contribute to cross organisational projects involving Council controlled property.
  • Undertake routine property management functions which include property inspections, debtor control and rent reviews.
  • Prepare and regularly review work plans to ensure property management tasks are undertaken in a timely manner.
  • Accurately maintain files, systems and databases that relate to the areas of responsibility.
  • Assist with budget preparation, implementation and monitoring.

Why would you apply?

  • Good Team Environment
  • Working on an exciting property portfolio with a value of $2.1 billion dollars
  • Flexible working hours
  • Career progression/opportunities
  • Supportive organisation
  • Making a difference to our community

CPP celebrates the diversity of the Port Phillip community, a community which includes people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender diversity, people from culturally linguistic backgrounds, and people diverse in age, health, disability, socio-economic status, faith and spirituality.

We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for a position within the team.

Please note, successful candidates will be asked to answer the key selection criteria’s. Further information can be obtained by contacting Ramona Weckerle on 9252 2188.

Applicants must respond to the key selection criteria contained in the position description.

Applications close midnight Friday 24th March 2017

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