unit manager land & property in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia
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Randstad's Construction, Property and Engineering Division are currently recruiting for a Unit Manager Land & Property for a key client within Local Government. This is a permanent position for a candidate who is available to begin June/July 2017.

The Unit Manager Land and Property is responsible for the strategic leadership and operational management of the Councils built assets, community facilities, leasing, land management and plant assets. The position is responsible for leading and motivating a team of staff involved in land management, leasing and property management, maintenance, renewal and related activities to ensure that the work area effectively delivers on the Community Vision and Councils objectives of service quality and efficiency and effectiveness.

The position will provide positive and energetic leadership and work collaboratively with others across the organisation and with external stakeholders. This involves extensive community engagement with community groups and sporting clubs who lease Council facilities to achieve good governance and maximise the use of facilities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Foster and lead a team culture which is community and customer focused and enthusiastic about the role recreation, sport and open space play in community wellbeing and place-making.
  • Identify opportunities which support a strategic approach to the management of Council’s land and built assets in order to meet current and future community needs.
  • Review and analyse departmental performance, objectives and outcomes.
  • Identify and report on trends, future options, opportunities and risk and initiate appropriate responsive strategies.
  • Support, develop and empower staff to achieve and develop within their roles.
  • Role model Councils values of Respect, Integrity, Achievement and Innovation at all times and foster a team culture which lives the values
  • Ensure the scope of employment legislation, code of conduct, employee relations awards and industrial relations are complied with throughout the work area to decrease risk and create safe and equitable workplaces.
  • Lead the strategic programming for maintenance, renewal and management of Council’s property and building portfolio including activities associated with the acquisition, disposal, leasing, maintenance and renewal of assets.
  • Develop and oversee the delivery of Council’s minor capital works program in accordance with Council’s Buildings Asset Management Plan.
  • Develop and implement systems and processes which support a proactive maintenance program that ensures Councils facilities are safe and fit for purpose and that reactive maintenance is managed in a timely and responsive manner.
  • Prepare and/or coordinate departmental reports, Council reports, information for briefings, business cases etc.
  • Exercise sound financial management of both operational and capital budgets.

Key Qualification/skills required for the position:

  • Qualifications in a property management or land management related field.
  • Experience in activities associated with the land property function, including acquisition, leasing, disposal, development and maintenance of built assets.
  • Experience in negotiating leasing agreements with third parties.
  • Sound knowledge of project management principles and practices.
  • Experience in managing multiple projects concurrently.
  • Substantial experience in program and project planning for minor capital works and building maintenance.
  • Experience in effective community engagement and consultative processes.
  • Strong leadership, coaching and people management skills.
  • Effective time management and the ability to prioritise and delegate effectively.
  • Detailed knowledge of legislation, codes and by-laws, legislative and regulatory frameworks relating to leasing and property management.
  • Knowledge of local government processes related to infrastructure construction and maintenance of community facilities.
  • Sound knowledge of costing, budgeting and financial management principles and processes.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please Anthony Cusenza on 08 8150 7000, quoting Ref No 90M0308354

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