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Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
£54,238 - £61,896 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Location:  Marischal College
Duration: Permanent, Full Time

We are delighted to invite applications for the Lead Officer Estate to lead our Estates Team within our Corporate Landlord model.  The postholder will be  Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer  with experience in all aspects of commercial and operational property development, valuation, acquisition, disposal and managment.  

Job Purpose:
The postholder will provide direction and support to the estates team. They will provide strategic direction around the council commercial asset base, ensuring it is safe, fit for purpose and contributing to the council’s wider goals. The role will require to be flexible adaptable and be able to solve a variety of property related problems. The Postholder requires to have a strong commercial understanding along with ability to merge commercial returns with strategic Council outcomes.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Educated to Degree level
A member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) (General Practise).
Be a Registered valuer with the RICS
Current UK Driving Licence


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Extensive experience in the management, acquisition and disposal of Commercial property

Proven track record in valuing commercial property

Strong Communication skills

Experience negotiator

Good experience in budget management

Be able to motivate and manage a team of different professional and technical staff.

Demonstrate commercial awareness

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families:  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at