Property Administrator - 12 Month Fixed Term

Job Description

Your new role  

National Highways have an exciting new opportunity for a Property Administrator within the Property and Compensation division of the Major Projects Directorate on an initial 12 month fixed term basis.  

The role is based at our Bristol office two days a week, but we have a hybrid working approach meaning the role will be a combination of office and agile home working. 

This role will support the Property Acquisition Team’s work in ensuring that the land and rights required for the scheme are acquired and that related costs are paid promptly and appropriately in accordance with legislation, policy, and the compensation code.  

What you’ll be leading on  

  • Liaising with the company’s legal and valuation suppliers to acquire land and rights that are needed to improve or maintain the Network.  
  • Accurately maintaining the company’s property records, financial and other administrative records, using the company’s systems; to ensure they comply with statutory and internal procedures, and inform effective decision making.  
  • Managing work to meet objectives, ensuring that the relevant law, policies, and procedures are followed.  
  • Liaising with colleagues and customers, building effective relationships to ensure that claimants and affected landowners receive a good customer service.  
  • Collating and analysing relevant information to inform effective decision making. 

To be successful you’ll need   

  • The ability to work effectively in an office environment and deliver excellent customer service and engage with Stakeholders both internally and externally.  
  • Strong understanding of English language and great grammatical skills, to deal with items such as legal documentation or drafting letters etc. 
  • Effective record keeping and attention to detail especially in respect of managing case finances.  
  • Ability to follow processes and procedures and recognise the importance of governance.  
  • Taking ownership of own workload and ability to recognise when matters require escalation. Seeking advice and guidance as appropriate.  
  • Demonstrable IT skills to enable production/maintenance of a range of complex documents and spreadsheets.  

A bit about us  

Major Projects Property and Compensation division is the leads the property-related elements of projects – anticipating and assessing needs and formulating good quality solutions in partnership with project managers and their teams.  


Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

A connected and sustainable working approach has been adopted across National Highways. For some roles, this means being able to work in a hybrid way spending up to 60% of time working from a remote location such as home.

Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package

  • Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible hours and an approach driven by connected and sustainable working which includes hybrid working
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme
  • Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year

If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:       

  • Right to work check
  • 3 year employment history references
  • DBS criminal record check
  • Social media and adverse journalism check
  • Driving licence check (if applicable)
  • Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable)
  • Qualifications and/or professional membership check (if applicable)

And finally

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