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Assistant Property Acquisition Manager

Posted: 8 Oct 2019 Closes: 17 Oct 2019
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As an Assistant Property Acquisition Manager at HS2 you will lead on delegated acquisitions to ensure timely availability of the required land for the HS2 project.



About the role:



  • Assist in the negotiation of claims for compensation including market value, disturbance, loss payments and professional fees

  • Participate as necessary in consultation events to explain aspects of the compensation schemes to members of the public, stakeholders or interested groups

  • Provide support to senior members of the team as required on acquisitions that are out with the scope of the statutory and discretionary compensation schemes

  • Work with the in-house property management team and Department for Transport to ensure timely delivery of acquisitions

  • Take ownership of all property and management related information that is developed or influenced by the scope of work undertaken and ensure complete and accurate data is recorded in the Land and Property systems in an efficient and effective manner

  • Prepare responses to questions or requests for information from Claimants, Stakeholders, and MPs in a timely manner ensuring exemplary standards of communication are maintained at all times

  • Undertake research and obtain information from a variety of sources to assist in determining compensation claims and in responding to petitions or queries

  • Build on-going relationships with colleagues from within different departments at HS2 and the Department for Transport

  • Share knowledge and learning experiences with colleagues in Land and Property and the wider organisation

  • Draft approval papers for governance and approval panel review.


About You
  • Ability to manage communications and negotiations in a tactful way

  • Effective stakeholder management

  • Communicating effectively with teams to ensure smooth flow of information

  • Skill in developing public facing communications

  • Capability in project management techniques

  • Report writing skills and data compilation and analysis

  • IT skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint or equivalent

  • Ability to access, analyse and maintain information from multiple IT databases and systems.

  • An understanding of the compulsory purchase process or other government compensation schemes (training will be provided).

  • Experience of managing a process within a technical discipline

  • Experience of working with suppliers to develop effective working relationships and manage performance to ensure delivery through the supply chain.


It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us:

High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK’s new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.


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