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Head of Facilities and Property Asset Management

Posted: 11 Mar 2020 Closes: 2 Apr 2020
Croydon, London, CR0 2AQ : Nottingham, East Midlands, NG1 7AU : Plymouth, South West, PL6 5WS £63,778 (Croydon £67,980)
Flexible hm-land-registry/20200311174246

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.

Job description

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. 

For more information please see the attached job description.


• 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. 

Please click here for further information on our rewards package: 
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Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.

To apply please attach your CV that should include career history, qualifications, skills and experience. You will also be asked to complete an online application form and a statement of suitability. 

The sift will take place shortly after the closing date, with interviews and presentation, held week commencing 20 April 2020. 

The blended interview and presentation will test the behaviours listed in the above job description, as well as the strengths associated with the role. We want to hear your first, unrehearsed, natural response to strength questions, and so we don’t advertise which strengths are being tested. 
The best way to prepare for strengths questions is to reflect on what you identify as your own personal strengths, and your preferred ways of working.

Please review your application before clicking ‘submit’ – once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application. 
Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date. 

HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview. 
If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement. 

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Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

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The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.


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