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Head of Property Services
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: LBH02429-37728
  • Published: Thu 12/03/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/03/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 per week
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

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Head of Property Services

When it comes to property management, everyone talks about ‘big projects’. But how big? At oneSource, we’re the real thing. With us, you can take on projects with genuine scope and scale. Our portfolio covers 80 square miles and two London boroughs, and our work has a big impact on the 600,000 people we serve. Building stronger communities? Brighter futures? Better lives? It’s all here. This is bigger than big.

Head of Property Services

Grade 12- £65367-£73670pa

You’ll be our go-to senior leader across a huge range of activity, including acquisitions, disposals, valuations, estates works and asset management. This spans two London boroughs – Newham and Havering – and you’ll play a central role in the strategic development of our service in both areas. That means turning your hand to diverse projects such as digital development, commercial negotiations and investments.

On top of this, you’ll lead around 26 individual team members across four key departments and manage a combined budget in the tens of millions. It’s about taking these resources and using them to achieve new levels of quality throughout our services. Whether it’s creating new plans for asset management, expanding our data capabilities or building strong teams, you’ll spearhead an effective, customer-first and value-for-money organisation.

What you’ll bring to the table is significant and wide-ranging experience across property services, local government and senior leadership. You’ll be equally confident managing a complex portfolio or driving strategic change and service improvement, always leading by example and pushing others towards high performance. You’ll be a natural communicator and collaborator.

We’re also looking for people who can turn strategies into solid plans, get others on board and make our efforts a success. Innovation will come as second nature and form a huge part of your thinking when it comes to improving our services. We need people who are always asking ‘how will this benefit our customers?’ and have the communication and team-building skills to inspire others and bring plans to life. As you push our standards higher and higher, you’ll also instil integrity and true diversity across our teams, respecting others and expecting the same in return.

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770

Click hereto find out more about our Asset Management recruitment campaign. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Mark Butler (

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 29th March 2020 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interview date to be scheduled.

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770