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Senior Property Officer

Salary      – £32,909 - £38,296 (pro rata)

Hours      – up to 37 hours – office base, on-site, hybrid working


The role

We are currently looking to appoint a Senior Property Officer who will be responsible for the Council’s property assets, ensuring they are maintained and developed in accordance with legislation and in the best interests of the Council.



Educated to degree level or equivalent experience in property 

Member of a professional body in a relevant subject area would be an advantage


Duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for the Council’s Corporate Asset Management Plan and asset portfolio
  • Negotiate land and property disposals, lease renewals and rent reviews including preparing comprehensive heads of terms and instructing Legal Services.
  • Identify commercial opportunities through the development of property and land in furtherance of the wider economic development of Rossendale.
  • Provide professional advice on property related matters
  • Support the wider Economic Development and Regeneration Team in the delivery of property related projects.


Person Specification

  • Experience of the delivery of asset land and property strategy and maximising revenue
  • Experience of negotiating land and property disposals
  • Experience of preparing comprehensive Heads of Terms and egal
  • Experience of significant building projects including capital construction.
  • Experience of interpreting legislation, policy and guidance to contribute to develop local policies and procedures
  • Experience of leading, motivating and developing staff
  • Experience of following procurement guidelines and policies
  • Experience of dealing with land registry
  • Experience of working in a public sector environment would be an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent IT skills with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability and willingness to demonstrate the council’s values and behaviours
  • Ability to use own initiative, organise and manage own workload to meet priorities with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to research, assess and analysis information and data.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Senior Officers, Elected Members, Managers, staff, colleagues and partners.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development.
  • A commitment to developing and maintaining high levels of customer care.
  • The job will involve occasional evening and weekend working
  • Full current driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes


  • Flexible working
  • Family friendly policies
  • On-site free parking
  • Up to 30 days' annual leave
  • Option to purchase additional leave
  • Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
  • Savings and loan scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Additional voluntary contribution to AVC
  • Staff reward scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee forums (Your Voice, Health & Wellbeing)


General Statement

The information contained in this job description is provided to assist employees joining the council to understand and appreciate the work content of their post and the role they will play in the organisation. However, the following point should be noted:


  • Whilst every endeavour has been made to outline all the duties and responsibilities of the post, a document such as this does not permit every item to be specified in detail. Broad headings, therefore, may have been used, in which case all the usual associated routines are naturally included in the job description.


How to apply

Download and complete the application form 


Application forms should be returned to: OR

Rossendale Borough Council, People & Policy, The Business Centre, Futures Park, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 0BB


Alternatively, email your name and address, quoting reference number RG6001 to or telephone People and Policy on 01706 252449.



Closing Date        – When sufficient applications have been received

Interview Date     – To be confirmed