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Head of Property

Hays Building
Up to £69,549 plus Market Supplement
Closing date
1 Aug 2024

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Job position
Head of
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Construction Manager

Job Details

I am excited to be working with a local authority in south, central Hampshire who have asked us to help them identify a new Head of Property on a permanent basis.

Post Title: Head of Property
Directorate: Property & Commercial
Hours: 37 hours per week, flexible / hybrid
Salary: Up to £69,549 with a market supplement available for the right candidate

Are you passionate about making a difference?
The council have a commitment to positive change that extends to all residents, businesses, and visitors. They take pride in creating sustainable and healthy communities while increasing employment and well-being opportunities.

Why work for them?
The council was named APSE's Council of the Year in 2022. With a well-defined Corporate Plan, a two-year budget, and ambitious goals, the council offers stability and a vibrant organisational culture. It's a place where careers can thrive. Achievements include managing a significant commercial property portfolio, delivering major capital projects (from elite sports venues to mixed tenure housing developments), achieving one of the highest recycling rates in the south, and addressing the housing crisis as the leading housing developer in the Borough.

The council is committed to tackling the climate emergency, improving residents' health, and strengthening the local economy. Policies and projects are supported by financial and political stability, making the council a place where ambitions become reality.

The Role
As the Head of Property, you will be the lead expert on asset management and investment issues within the Council.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Building relationships with external stakeholders
  • Liaising with senior decision-makers, including councillors and service directors
  • Creating the Council's asset management strategy
  • Leading an action plan for strategy implementation
  • Managing portfolio performance and various teams involved in asset management
  • Driving system improvements and ensuring effective IT solutions across the property team
  • Identifying income generation opportunities and maximising capital returns from the portfolio

Full job description available on request.

About You
To excel in this role, you should have:

  • A relevant qualification in a property discipline
  • Chartered surveyor status (MRICS or FRICS)
  • Experience at a senior management level
  • Strong knowledge of council services related to asset management, including facilities management, building surveying, and property investment and divestment
  • Political awareness
  • Familiarity with commercial transactions and business drivers affecting local authorities
  • Strong leadership skills, including motivation and mentoring
  • A full driving licence

About the council
Join a great team in an organisation committed to a flexible, inclusive, and enjoyable working environment. The council values personal and professional development, offering exceptional employment conditions as an accredited Living Wage Employer. Make a lasting impact on the community.

Benefits include:

  • 31 days of annual leave (dependent on local government continuous service)
  • Flexible working arrangements and the ability to accrue up to 2 additional days of leave per month (subject to operational requirements)
  • Generous pension contributions

How to apply
The council will review CVs as they are provided to them and there is no application form required, so for more information or to apply, please contact Ashley Wardle on 07947 414 457 / at your earliest convenience.

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