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Regional Property Manager & Surveyor

£50000 - £55000 per annum pension,25 days holiday
Hybrid working

Job description

We have a current opportunity for a Regional Property Manager & Surveyor on a permanent basis. This is a regional role but a lot of the work will be based in Gloucestershire - near Gloucester / Monmouth. There will be a need for monthly visits to sites in Watford and St Albans too.

About us

The Trust owns and manages a unique and complex portfolio of over 350 properties and other assets including, but not exclusively:

  • Supported Living accommodation
  • Two Estates with listed mansions
  • Working farms and smallholdings
  • Workshops (Woodwork, Pottery, Arts & Craft)
  • Music halls
  • Cafes
  • Staff offices and other support facilities

Purpose - Team and Role

The Regional Surveyor's role is a key position within Estates. The role provides professional advice and support to The Trust delivering capital investment projects, major infrastructure upgrades, and planned maintenance projects as well as providing professional assessment and advice in relation to the repair and maintenance requirements to improve the condition of our unique property portfolio.

The Trust is developing an environmental strategy and has an investment programme to deliver EPC rating of C, whilst working towards Net Zero. You will be involved in developing and implementing this plan of works and knowledge and experience of sustainable property management is highly desirable.

Duties & Responsibilities

This is a regionally based role providing flexible and professional support to the Estates directorate and in particular the Property Assets and Compliance team.

You will be responsible for managing activities in your designated region of six communities, in a combination of rural and urban settings.

This is a pivotal role requiring a flexible and organised approach to managing multiple work-streams including;

  • Project Management
  • Capital improvement and minor works programmes
  • Supply chain management
  • Property Management and Survey
  • Supervision of contractors and site activities

Main Areas of Responsibility

  1. Leadership

You will visit your designated sites on a regular basis to monitor Project progress and onsite activities. This will include the management of contractors and the monitoring of PPM works being delivered by our in-house maintenance teams. A key part of the role is as professional Business Partner / advisor for the Trust and in conjunction with the Supported Living & Green Care operations team, working to a 'Co-Production' ethos with the People we support.

  1. Project Management

The Trust have an ambitious programme of annual investment works that must be completed to time and cost constraints. Some of these works may be tackled internally, larger works will be delivered via our supply chain, but in all cases will need Project management across the region.

  1. Supply Chain Management

Work closely with suppliers in your region, to ensure works are completed to budget, on time and to a high standard. Carry out periodic site surveys of works-in-progress and checks to ensure safe working practices are being observed, that works are progressing to expected timescales and that quality is maintained.

  1. Asset Management and Survey

Take the lead in managing all Property assets in your region, monitoring condition and feeding back issues to the Head of Assets and Compliance.

Person specification

An experienced, professionally qualified individual with a flexible approach to work. Must be mobile and able to travel across the region using their own vehicle (mileage rate applies). You will have great attention to detail and be able to manage both contractors and the relationship with your peers across the business.

You will work with the best interests of the charity at the heart in all you do and seek the most cost-effective means of delivery wherever possible.

You should be comfortable working alongside contractors, suppliers and individuals with learning difficulties and disabilities, championing their needs at all times. An understanding of Contract and budget management is therefore essential, as is a thorough knowledge of property and the causes of common issues arising.

Knowledge & Experience


  • Significant knowledge/understanding of Property construction methods, maintenance and repair.
  • Contract, contractor and supplier management.
  • Detailed understanding of Project management techniques/governance
  • A strong understanding of Statutory compliance requirements in regards to property, such as Fire, Asbestos, Water Hygiene, Gas and Electrical.
  • Significant experience supporting field teams, contractors and onsite operatives.
  • Experience of managing projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation and communications skills.
  • Experience of writing and presenting reports and Project updates for senior management.
  • Experience in leading people (in-direct and potentially direct reports)


  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in a similar role.
  • Experience in scheduling and delivering programmes of work.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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