Head of Facilities and Property Asset Management

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  • Job Reference 45871
  • SALARY & BENEFITS £63,778 (Croydon £67,980)
Job Description

HM Land Registry (HMLR) are looking to recruit for our Head of Facilities and Property Asset Management. HMLR has set out an ambitious five-year business strategy and aims to become the world leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data. A core element of this is to develop and implement Estate and Workplace Strategies across a geographically dispersed property portfolio, currently comprising 14 office locations and two data centres housing circa 6,000 people in England and Wales. You will be our Head of the Property Profession and will have significant influence on strategy development and exposure to a wide range of senior stakeholders across government.

The role
You will lead the Facilities and Property Asset Management Team and be an active member of the Finance and Business Services senior leadership team, reporting directly to the Deputy Director – Estates & Commercial. You will be responsible for planning and delivering the work of the team as well as being Senior Responsible Owner on projects as the need arises, for example Smart Working where you will lead on the development, implementation and review across HMLR, effectively managing and communicating the business change.

You will lead on environmental sustainability policy and seek a continuous reduction in our carbon footprint and our environmental impact as an organisation. You will ensure that we adopt best practice in property management and management of the built environment and within government in terms of Managing Public Money, legal requirements and codes of practice. You will lead on the implementation of the current estate strategy including modernisation and right-sizing the estate to help with recruitment and retention by providing our people with great places to work.

You will deliver property/estate management professional services such as; landlord and tenant; acquisition and disposal of leasehold and freehold property; valuations; building condition surveys, forward maintenance planning, property relocations, fit-out, refurbishment and workplace design. You will lead on development, delivery and review of facilities and workplace management and strategy and implement, review and develop the Health and Safety policy, audit and continuous improvement. As budget manager you will lead the budget planning and bidding process for ensuring budget is effectively managed in line with delegated limits and Managing Public Money.


Your experience
You are a qualified property professional with experience of managing a large portfolio of buildings and associated facilities management services. You have a successful track record in developing and delivering Real Estate strategies for a large and complex international or national organisation, involving feasibility analysis, scenario planning and development of analytical toolkits.

You will be able to evidence your experience in leading and delivering complex, multi-discipline property projects, large refurbishment projects and property relocations. It will be clear that these projects will have been delivered to time and within budget, using FM and project and portfolio management techniques. You will have knowledge of Smart Working and broad knowledge of the scope and scale of the property life-cycle. You can evidence your leadership skills and experience of influencing stakeholder relationships at board level.

  • Professional membership/qualification of a relevant professional body including; MRICS, CIWFM, RIBA, ICE, IET, MCIOB or similar relevant equivalent

We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
Technical skills

We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Delivering Real Estate strategies and Professional Property Expertise
A great place to work
HM Land Registry is a vibrant place to work with sport and social events and a variety of clubs. We offer flexible working to help you achieve a work-life balance that works for you and us.
You could be protecting property ownership by making updates to the Land Register, or working in our digital, data and technology teams, designing the property market of the future.

Where difference is celebrated
We’re committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve.

Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues.

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