Estates officers are responsible for the management and upkeep of land and property belonging to local councils and public bodies.
1. Entry requirements
You’ll usually need an HNC, HND or degree in a related subject, like:
- building services engineering
- construction management
- facilities and estate management
The University College of Estate Management has details of distance learning courses.
2. Skills required
- communication skills
- maths skills
- negotiating skills
- excellent IT skills
3. What you'll do
Your day-to-day duties may include:
- organising and checking repairs and maintenance
- making sure properties are being used for their intended purpose
- dealing with tenancy applications and monitoring tenancy agreements
- setting and reviewing rents
- checking the potential of property for both short and long term use
- negotiating with landowners and other interested parties about compulsory purchase or purchase by agreement
- advising on land purchase issues
- attending meetings and working with other departments and organisations
- analysing financial and other data, and writing and presenting reports
- keeping up-to-date with land management, building control and environmental issues
Starter: £21,000 to £25,000
Experienced: £27,000 to £35,000
Highly Experienced: £50,000
These figures are a guide.
5. Working hours, patterns and environmentYou’ll usually work 37 hours a week. This may include some evenings for committee work and meetings. Part-time work may be available.
You’ll usually be office-based, but you may need to travel to attend meetings and visit sites. You may need a driving licence.
6. Career path and progressionWith experience, you may be able to progress to estates manager, or specialise in a particular area.
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Last updated: 08 December 2016