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Head of Property

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service
£57,429 - £60,238* per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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Job position
Head of
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Facilities Manager, Manufacturer

Job Details

External & Internal

Head of Property

£57,429 - £60,238* per annum  


Agile working arrangements can be discussed with the successful candidate.

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) provides a wide range of services to the people who live, work and visit our county.  Covering over 1,000 square miles, including both urban and rural communities with a population of approximately 1,060,000, including parts of the National Forest and the Peak District National Park. We employ over 900 people and with 31 strategically placed fire stations located across the county, we're always ready to respond, protect, and educate.

The Head of Property is a newly created role within DFRS and presents an exciting opportunity to work directly with the Area Manager Service Delivery Support and the Services Strategic Leadership Team.  The postholder will lead the Services approach to asset management and sustainability, including the design and delivery of strategies and improvement programmes. Ensuring the Service maintains compliance against legislation will also be a priority for the postholder. 

Key Responsibilities

  • To show a commitment to sustainability and responsible asset management. Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service are dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment while delivering exceptional value for money.
  • To lead on the design and delivery of the Service’s Asset Management and Environmental Strategies.
  • Lead and plan the delivery of the Services major improvements programme including oversight of project budgets and the specification, design, tendering and negotiation of a wide range of contracts and managing the maintenance and improvement of the Service’s built estate.
  • Take a lead role in ensuring contractual scrutiny and by acting as the duty holder to ensure compliance against legislation whilst supporting the delivery of ongoing health and safety related compliance.
  • To support the development of and champion the Service’s Environmental Strategy and help identify and secure external funding opportunities.


  • A professional qualification in a construction/property related discipline, to mean full membership of a relevant professional body, such as Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Institute of Building, Royal Institute of British Architects or equivalent and a related construction/property degree.
  • Evidence of continuing management and personal development.

Please see the attached Job description and Person Specification for full details of the role.

There will be a requirement for some travel for which a pool car will be provided.

The normal working week is 37 hours however you may occasionally need to work beyond normal office hours.  

In return we offer;

  • Flexible working hours.
  • Family friendly policies.
  • Annual Leave entitlement of 28 days, increasing to 33 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Free, secure on-site car parking.
  • Health & wellbeing services, including free access to gyms at Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service locations.
  • Employee discount scheme (Boost).
  • Employee support networks.
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay (subject to meeting eligibility criteria).
  • Occupational Sick Pay subject to length of service, increasing up to 6 months’ full & 6 months’ half after 5 years’ service.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • Salary sacrifice AVCs offering highly beneficial tax advantages.
  • Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions.
  • Eligibility to join Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVC) offering highly beneficial tax advantages.

Please be advised that we are currently in the process of introducing a new Job Evaluation scheme, as a result of this all Support roles will be re-evaluated.

Guidance on the Pension implications of taking a promotion are attached, Pensions and Tax – The Annual Allowance – Briefing Note for Candidates

We are committed to equality and fairness at work.  Applications are encouraged from all diverse communities.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect this, and all staff are expected to share this commitment.

Police security vetting procedures at the appropriate level will be requested for the successful applicant. Please note that, due to the nature of security checks undertaken, applicants must have 3 years continuous residency in the UK up to the date of the application and Home Office approval for indefinite leave to remain within the UK.

To apply please visit:

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Monday 1 July 2024.  

If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, please contact the Service Centre on 01773 305441.

*The points of the Salary Grade are detailed below:

  • £57,429
  • £58,381
  • £59,321
  • £60,238


Company info
Headquarters, Butterley Hall
United Kingdom

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