Capital Development Manager
Capital Development Manager
Hove, East Sussex
£39,493 to £42,503
37 Hours per week with flexible working
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Interview date: we intend for interviews to be in the week commencing 27 March 2023
For an informal discussion, please contact Gillian Churchill - Head of Education Capital on 01273 293515
About the role
As the successful candidate you will have a detailed knowledge of the statutory framework of local authorities, education authorities and the DfE and of preparing and revising Asset Management plans in relation to schools premises. This will require an understanding of building maintenance related issues including statutory regulations and requirements, a detailed knowledge of the process of planning capital expenditure within a local authority, a detailed knowledge of the principles and application of project management in respect of capital projects, a detailed knowledge of budget setting and monitoring.
You will also have a commitment to acquiring awareness of current Health and Safety legislation as it applies to their area of responsibility and to attending relevant Health & Safety training.
Awareness of the need to identify hazards in their area of responsibility and the ability to assess and manage the associated risks.
There's a lot to do, and we need someone who is passionate about property and its impact on raising educational standards. You will be educated to degree standard, a qualified chartered surveyor with minimum 3 years experience within a strategic asset management role within the education sector (or 10 years if not professionally qualified). You will act as a role model for staff, partner agencies and stakeholders on the councils behaviour framework.
If this is you then we would love to hear from you.
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As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We offer the opportunity for the suitable candidate to choose to work in a hybrid way. Your specific working arrangements will be subject to team and service working arrangements already in place alongside Government guidance. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
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