Assistant Director of Property Services

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea


  • Location London
  • Sector Housing
  • Client Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Salary/Remuneration £87,546 - £100,194 + Market Supplement
  • Reference GSe110112
  • Closing Date Sunday 21st April 2024

Located in heart of London and with a wealth of cultural attractions, Kensington and Chelsea is a unique and diverse borough, welcoming residents from every corner of the world. Our diversity is a source of pride for those who call this part of London home, with almost 144,000 residents of over 50 different nationalities, our shared goal is to enhance our community's wellbeing, and ensure every resident enjoys a high quality of life. The Grenfell tragedy remains a focus for the council and our communities. We continue to learn from what happened and are determined to meet the challenge we have been set to become the best possible Council for all our residents. 

Assistant Director of Property Services | Salary: £87,546 - £100,194 Market Supplement: Available for exceptional candidates.

We are seeking an Assistant Director of Property Services, a strategic leader to oversee the continuous improvement and operational excellence of our Property Services division. This role is pivotal in enhancing the living conditions, compliance, and improvements across all council homes and HRA commercial properties, contributing directly to our vision of creating a safer, greener, and fairer borough for all.

As part of our team, you will play a pivotal role in steering strategic initiatives that align with the Council's dedication to excellence in housing management. Your work will be rooted in sustainability, ensuring the safety and active engagement of our residents. You will be at the forefront of promoting operational excellence, introducing innovative solutions to elevate the standard of our repair and maintenance services. Your efforts will prioritise efficiency, sustainability, and the satisfaction of our residents.

Embracing a community-focused approach, you will ensure residents voices are at the heart of shaping the services we offer, ensuring their voices are a key part of our service enhancement strategies. This reflects our commitment to creating a more equitable Kensington and Chelsea.

We're seeking a results driven leader who looks to continuously improve our Council's housing and commercial properties, prioritising safe, well-kept, and inclusive spaces for residents. Your focus will be on achieving tangible outcomes and showcasing a proven track record of success. This role demands substantial expertise in property management, including managing complex repair and maintenance programmes and strategic asset planning. You will utilise technology to optimise asset management and employ data-driven approaches for lifecycle costing and capital investment planning. Compliance with regulations, health and safety standards, and environmental sustainability are essential. Your communication skills will lead change, engage stakeholders, and foster innovation.

If you are someone who places a strong emphasis on the quality of service delivery that centres around the needs and safety of residents, embodying our core values of respect, integrity, and collaboration, we would like to hear from you.

For further details or to discuss your suitability, please reach out to our retained recruitment partners at GatenbySanderson: Kembi Coakelin at and Alfred Leigh at

Closing date: Sunday 21st April 

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