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Head of Property Services and Major Projects

Head of Property Services and Major Projects
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

About Three Rivers District Council:
Three Rivers District in South West Hertfordshire straddles the north west corner of the M25 on the edge of Greater London. The district is a mixture of beautiful countryside, villages and small towns. The area has a diverse range of sectors and businesses and is a centre for the film industry with Warner Brothers at Leavesden forming part of a studio cluster along with Elstree and Pinewood is a short drive away.

At a Glance:
- 700 historic assets and 22 conservation areas, 77% of the district is in the Green Belt
- 1,914 NNDR registered businesses with the economy providing 39,000 jobs
- Very low crime rate
- The district ranks highly for business registrations and start-ups with a highly skilled and trained workforce, high employment levels with GVA and weekly earnings above average

The Department:
The Property Department covers the whole range of matters that are relevant to the built environment, from development and property management. It is responsible for both an operational and investment estate of all property types, although with a strong weighting towards commercial property.

Recent changes in the management of the Property Department sees a future where the Department will undergo some transition to improve the way it works so that it is best placed to meet current and future challenges, as well as delivering an efficient customer service and property outcomes the Council requires.

With the evolving landscape of local authority funding meaning that councils need to be more reliant on their own generated income rather than central government funding, commerciality and a business-like approach in dealing with property and third parties is now essential to optimise property revenues for Council services.

The Role:
The Head of Property role has responsibility for all aspects of the land and property assets owned by the Council. At the centre of the team’s remit is the promotion and management of new development and the relationship with incoming commercial opportunities and stakeholders in the built environment.

The role will have a direct influence on the Council as part of the Senior Executive team, as well as leading on major property projects. We are looking for a driven, ambitious and strategic thinking property professional to really make a difference to a community.

What We Offer:-
Salary range of £61,347 - £69,733
We offer an excellent benefits package, including competitive salary, 28 days’ holiday - rising to 30 days, a generous employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance, flexible working, career development, free on-site parking, cycle-to-work scheme, discounted leisure centre membership, employee volunteering schemes and access to discounted activities and days out.

Closing date: 7 February 2021

A basic DBS check will be carried out for this role.

Other organisations may call this role Head of Property, Head of Property Services, Head of Building Services, or Senior Property Services Manager. 

To apply for this role, please visit our jobs portal here.