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Senior Asset Manager

Closing date: 12 December 2019

Crown Estate Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Asset Manager to join our Rural and Costal Property team on a full-time permanent basis.  The successful candidate will lead operational management of the 127,000ha rural and coastal portfolio, which included residential and commercial property’ port and harbour developments, agriculture, renewable energy, minerals, forestry, coastal and rural tourism interests.

This role will be based in Edinburgh or Inverness, but we would consider home based in the A9 corridor depending on circumstances.

About Us

Crown Estate Scotland manages assets on behalf of Scottish Ministers including agricultural and forestry land, most of the seabed, just under half of the foreshore and some commercial property.  We invest in property, natural resources and people to generate lasting value for Scotland. We return all revenue profit to Scottish Government.

Our Values of Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration and Commercialism help us to put our purpose into practice. They shape how we work, underpin our actions, and help to make Crown Estate Scotland a great place to work.

About You

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team of asset managers and operational staff managing the Crown Estate Scotland rural and coastal portfolio, working closely with the wider Crown Estate Scotland team and external agents to deliver a high standard of asset management.  The successful candidate will maintain positive relationships with tenants, partners and stakeholders, building Crown Estate Scotland’s reputation as a responsive and progressive asset manager.  The post holder will also manage operational budgets, achieving value for money and finding opportunities to grow asset value, derive income streams and realise capital returns.  The post holder will also oversee planning and implementation of capital and investment projects, delivering projects on budget and on time and take responsibility for health and safety management across the rural and coastal portfolio.

The successful candidate should hold a relevant degree with post-graduate professional qualification (preferably RICS) and have at least 5 years relevant experience on land and estate management.  The post holder should also have an existing network of industry relationships with a track record of building trust in internal and external relationships.  The successful candidate should possess excellent analytical skills, the ability to effectively use evidence in decision making, the ability to work well under pressure and to deliver tight deadlines, strong financial and budget management skills and communication and public relations experience, including working with the media, community groups, sector groups, government and agencies.

The starting salary will be £67,389 with potential for future progression as well as eligibility of annual cost of living rises.  The role offers participation in the Civil Service pension scheme.

To apply 

Please send your CV and Covering Letter, explaining why you are applying for the role to careers@crownestatescotland.com.

The closing date for applications is 12 December 2019. Interviews will be conducted in the week commencing 16 December 2019.