Strategic Asset Manager

Godalming, Surrey
c£50,000 + car user allowance
28 Feb 2018
23 Mar 2018
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

The Opportunity

We are working with Waverley Borough Council to identify a Strategic Asset Manager for this newly created role. This is a fantastic opportunity to influence the strategic direction of the management and maintenance of the councils housing stock. Waverley is landlord to some 5,000 individuals and families. The council has a 30 year business plan that provides considerable financial certainty on which to deliver our ambitious improvement programme.

Principal responsibilities

  • To lead on the development of our asset management strategy, active asset management, gathering and analysis of intelligence, planning and programming, and ensuring compliance programmes are adequately funded.
  • Leading a team responsible for writing and preparing specifications, undertaking market analysis and benchmarking of costs and performance levels, and identifying and evaluating alternative delivery options
  • Deliver an annual stock condition survey programme in line with the targets set in the Asset Management Strategy
  • Lead on the strategic direction of the Repairs and Maintenance Service over a rolling 5 year period, responsible for strategic investment decisions
  • Through the effective use of data, set and monitor budgets for the Property Service’s streams of work programmes.
  • To be responsible for developing a culture within your team and contractors of cultivating innovative solutions and services that enhances the business, value for money and which reflect the values of the organisation.
  • Use performance reporting, customer insight reports, complaints, audits and other statistics to shape and drive best performance within the team.
  • Manage partnerships, in particular political partnerships, ensuring that you enhance the Housing Service’s reputation without compromising our objectives


  • Degree in construction/surveying or equivalent experience
  • Track record of improving customer experience across a range of socially  and commercially driven services
  • Up to date knowledge of asset management and experience in writing specifications
  • Experience of evaluating financial implications and strategic decisions
  • Have the ability to mobilise resources when necessary in order to achieve corporate objectives
  • Experience of developing a team and promoting a culture of performance management and continuous improvement

Application process and closing date:

Applicants should submit their CV to by Friday 23rd March 2018.

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