Director of Estates Transformation

HM Revenue and Customs

Flexible, with regular travel required. Majority of the team based in Canary Wharf

  • Location

    Flexible, with regular travel required. Majority of the team based in Canary Wharf

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £120,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    12 November 2018

  • Client

    HM Revenue and Customs

Ref: GSe47676

We are delivering the largest real estate transformations of its type in the UK which is also at the leading edge of the Government Hubs Programme. The Building our Future Locations Programme is not only very ambitious and innovative in the office sector but will play a vital role in developing us as an organisation for the future.  We have 60,000 staff and a portfolio of 115 offices reduced from 170 just three years ago which, with your support and expertise, will move to a flexible and modern estate comprising of 13 regional centres, 5 specialist Sites and a London Headquarters equipped with the digital infrastructure and facilities needed to compliment a highly skilled and diverse workforce. The scale of this ambition is significant and unparalleled.  Our Estates Transformation Directorate is highly focussed, and we need people who will make a difference.  Our vision is to help people be the best they can be by developing and delivering best in class working environments that create an enduring legacy.

At this exciting time for HMRC and the directorate we wish to appoint a Director of Estates Transformation to lead the overall strategy and delivery of this programme, leading a large team made up of civil servants, consultant partners and on-site contractors. You will be responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of a number of large construction, fit-out and refurbishment projects in line with HMRC’s estate transformation ambitions, managing engagement and negotiation with contractors and local authorities, and supporting the transition of a vast workforce into the new regional hubs.

You will be an experienced leader of property and estates delivery and transformation programmes, with a complete understanding of the development lifecycle and experience of providing oversight to complex construction and fit-out projects. You will bring a proven leadership capability, with the necessary gravitas and expertise to manage a large, geographically dispersed team, and will be comfortable and credible engaging with senior stakeholders both within government and within specialist consultancy and contracting organisations.

Advert Closing Date12th November 2018
Long List Meeting16th November 2018
Preliminary Interviews with GatenbySandersonw/c 19th November 2018
Short List Meetingw/c 3rd December 2018
Assessments & Fireside Chats3rd – 14th December 2018
Final Interviews9th and 10th January 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this post, you will need to submit the following documentation to us.

This should be completed no later than 23:59, Monday 12th November 2018.

  • A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years.
  • A Statement of Suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.

Failure to submit both documents (CV and Statement of Suitability) will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification. 

Please ensure that both documents contain your full name.

Part of the application process will require you to complete diversity questionnaire, you will have the option to select ‘prefer not to say’ but this mandatory information is very important to the Civil Service to help us monitor our progress towards the Civil Service becoming the most inclusive employer by 2020. Please note this is an online form which will appear automatically once you submit your form. 

See the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for more information.

  • A completed guaranteed interview scheme form, if applying under the scheme.

All applications will receive an automated response.

Should you encounter any issues with your online application, or if you do not receive acknowledgement of your application within 48 hours, please get in touch with us via

For an informal confidential discussion about the role please contact Michael Dobson on 0207 426 3968 or Adam Davidson on 0207 426 3964. 

Associated documents
  1. GIS Scheme 2018.docx
Contact details
Adam Davidson: 020 7426 3964

Duncan Ewart: 0113 205 6092