Head of Property

Head of Property

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Health and Safety

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  • Salary:

    £65k - 75k per year

  • Contact:

    Tom Minshell

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  • Contact phone:

    01252 759 162

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

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Head of Property

A fantastic senior opportunity has arisen for a Head of Property to join one of the fastest growing transport and logistics companies within the UK. Principal People are delighted to announce that we have been retained exclusively as a search partner for this role, working in collaboration to identify a best in class senior property specialist.

Reporting to the Board of Directors as the successful Head of Property you will benefit from being on the Senior Management team, working alongside a committed collective of key stakeholders. Managing a team of property and facilities specialists, this is a strategic role where you will be responsible for setting the direction for property management for existing and new premises as the company continues to grow.   

Operating flexibly across the UK network of sites, This is an excellent opportunity to work for a well-established business who are now ready to take the next evolutionary step in expanding the expertise within their business. With a great deal of new projects and a chance to make an impact, this is an exciting time to join the business and lead the team to achieve further success.

Why this is a great opportunity:

  • This is a newly created position, with autonomy and responsibility for reshaping the organisations property strategy
  • It is a broad role with Senior Management level responsibilities and the opportunity to be involved in wider business / commercial strategy planning, with close liaison with the Board
  • The organisation continues to expand despite the current climate, with a host of blue chip clients
  • There is constant reinvestment into the business and aggressive growth plan
  • The organisation are an agile organisation where there is quick decision-making speed
  • If successful, there is a natural progression path to a board level position.

As the Head of Property you will be responsible for:

  • Building and leading collaborative, capable and responsive Facilities Management and Development Teams to service a growing business
  • Proactively investigating and sourcing new sites for the organisation in line with their growth strategy
  • Development of new greenfield and brownfield sites both through in house delivery and outsourced supply chain
  • Establishing relationships and working partnerships with leading third party contractors, landlords, tenants and other suppliers delivering best in class performance
  • Leading the programme for the refurbishment of existing and acquired sites
  • Delivering change management, from a reactive approach to forward thinking and reliable programmes
  • Professionalise and modernise the department through the introduction of enhanced systems, processes and procedures

The successful Head of Property will:

  • Be an inspirational and engaging leader, with team leadership experience and capability
  • Have experience of leading a property portfolio within similar organisations within transport / logistics / rail / utilities or an associated sector
  • Have strength of character and an ability to deal with contractors and stakeholders in a collaborative way
  • Be a self-starter and willing to solve complex issues without guidance
  • Have the ability to engage the wider organisation, gaining their buy in and commitment to change
  • Have a degree related to the profession

In return, the successful Head of Property will be offered a competitive senior level basic salary, with total remuneration including a bonus scheme, pension, and company car.

If this could be of interest, please apply now for your opportunity to register your application, or alternatively please contact Josh Huggins or Tom Minshell at Principal People.