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Assistant Director - Corporate Asset Management

Islington London Borough Council
Islington, London (Greater) / Hybrid
£82,014 - £99,369 per year
Closing date
7 Apr 2024

Islington is a place rich in diversity and culture. As a council our sense of purpose couldn't be clearer: we serve. It's in the logo. We are committed to challenging inequality in the borough and, as one of the largest employers, we know that to look after the place and the planet, we have to look after our people. Together we can change the future.

To do this, we're changing Islington by putting the voices and views of our community at the heart of our work. Our relentless focus on tackling inequality includes shifting the council's own culture and approach. We want the council to mirror the community in terms of diversity of culture, character and thought.

To achieve our ambitions and change the future, we need a dedicated and empowered community of colleagues. No matter what job role, everyone at Islington Council is appreciated and recognised.

Our many and varied careers, voices, skills and experiences are shared through the connections we make as individuals experiencing life in Islington. We have staff networks which bring us closer together regardless of age or profession, and an annual awards scheme to recognise each others strengths.

We're investing more in training than ever before, enabling you to develop personally and professionally. And over half of our vacancies are filled by existing colleagues taking on new challenges and promotions. Careers span from apprenticeships through to the chief executive with over 5,000 of us creating inclusive culture which celebrates equity.

We know that the creativity, innovation and leadership we'll need to tackle the challenges ahead will come from our people.

Join Islington council and together we can change the future.

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of New Homes and Corporate Landlord, the Assistant Director - Corporate Asset Management will be the lead advisor for all non-social housing and commercial property responsibilities. The portfolio needs to be compliant, properly managed and achieving best value return for the authority. Islington is placing data at heart of their strategy as to how to achieve their asset management aspirations and so we need someone who values data and wants to deliver a strategy based upon it to lead the function. We need a passionate property lead, who can take the corporate landlord model to the next level, and ensure that the council benefits from the maximised returns from the estate and is protected from any liabilities.

The Successful Applicant

You will have a substantial track record as a property leader, well versed in all aspects of commercial property management; able to get the best from your internal team and external consultants. A corporate membership and professional qualification is essential; and, you will need to be politically astute and comfortable achieving successful outcomes in a political environment.

Ideally you will have managed large and complex projects, be familiar with concerto and be familiar with local authority corporate landlord models.

What's on Offer

The salary on offer for the Assistant Director Corporate Asset Management Development ranges from £82,014 to £99,369. The Council is in the position to offer top of the salary range for the right candidate.

Working at Islington Council, you will have access to a generous annual leave allowance, starting at 31 days and increasing to 36 days leave per year after five years of local government service.

Islington Council adopts a hybrid approach to working, in order to promote and sustain a good work-life balance. For this leadership post you would be expected to be in as and when required to complete your role. Three days a week in the office and two days home working is the adopted hybrid approach for the senior leaders at the council.

Closing date: 7th April
First stage interview: 15th -25th April
Final stage panel interview: 6-17th May

For further details, please contact:
Joe Gledon on 07467000056 or Matthew Masters on 07951180360
Quote job ref JN-022024-6349982

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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