Strategic Property Manager

About the role
This is a permanent, full-time position working 35 hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm) and will be based at the Nowra Administration Building.

The advertised salary is based on the grade of the position, comprising of 4 steps within the range shown. The starting salary is at Step 1 within the grade. Progression through the salary steps shall be based upon the achievement of performance objectives relating to the position.

Reporting directly to the Director – City Futures, the focus of this position is to:

  • Identify strategic opportunities for future growth, create pathways to make plans come to life, and deliver great outcomes for the future of the Shoalhaven.
  • Lead the preparation, implementation, and management of positioning Council’s property assets.
  • Prepare, implement, and manage tasks associated with positioning Council’s property assets (current & future) to achieve or realise short-term (activation) and strategic long-term (end outcomes) goals that support Council’s aspirations for the improvement of key centres, development of key precincts or sites and ongoing service delivery.

Skills & Experience
Council is looking for a property wizard. To be successful in this role you will need to have experience in managing a strategic property portfolio, have a passion and understanding of the important role and opportunity local government plays in land dealings and development, and have worked with government before to deliver game changing outcomes. We will need you to not only see the opportunity for what could be, but to understand the steps needed to make it happen!

It would be very helpful if you have a working knowledge of public private partnerships and the legislative framework Councils work under to deliver great future outcomes.

This is a reasonably new role for Shoalhaven Council so there is an opportunity to really make it your own. The first job on the list is to look at all the current property assets Council own, find some regional game changing opportunities, then make them happen! 

This is a great role for the right candidate to work along side the Director of City Futures to drive positive change in our beautiful region.

In order to be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

  • Recognised tertiary qualifications in:
    • Business and/or management
    • Property portfolio management
    • and/or relevant experience
  • Experience in managing a diversified portfolio of properties – commercial, industrial, residential & other
  • Knowledge of relevant provisions of the Local Government Act, Roads Act & the Crown Land Management Act.
  • Demonstrated financial management & budgetary experience
  • Demonstrated skills & experience in project and contract management
  • Knowledge and skills in contemporary management practices, staff management, performance management, staff development, change management and quality management systems
  • Class C Driver’s Licence
  • Proof of Australian residency or citizenship, or authority to work in Australia (Visa)

About Shoalhaven Council
Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.

We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply
You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you.

In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

Previous applicants need not apply. 

  1. At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  2. Please explain why your experience would make you great for this role?
  3. What experience do you have preparing formal documentation? i.e. letters, reports etc
  4. What do you see as a key strategic opportunity for the future of the Shoalhaven that council should consider for future property dealings?

Contact:  Coralie Bell - Tourism Manager - (02) 4429 3241

Applications Close: This vacancy will remain open until a number of applications have been received. Applications will be reviewed regularly and you will be advised on your status throughout the process. Please be advised that you may only apply once.

Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds 

When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email

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