Director of Estates & Support Services

HM Revenue and Customs

London or Nottingham, with regular travel required

  • Location

    London or Nottingham, with regular travel required

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £130,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    09 June 2019

  • Client

    HM Revenue and Customs

Ref: GSe54682

The HMRC Estates Directorate currently provides and operates an estate of over 100 offices nationwide, and we are delivering Europe’s largest office transformation programme in order to provide a flexible and modern estate which meets the future needs of HMRC’s 60,000 staff. The ambitious ‘Building our Future Locations’ programme involves the development of more than 429,000 square metres of new office space, and the transition from our current estate to 13 regional centres, 5 specialist Sites and a London Headquarters, all equipped with the digital infrastructure and facilities needed to compliment a highly skilled and diverse workforce. We are highly focussed on making this a reality, but also recognise the need to make the most of our existing estate, and support the HMRC team through the transition.  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, we wish to appoint a Director of Estates & Support Services to lead the Estates directorate of over 600 civil servants, ensuring the provision of a high standard of management across the existing estate and holding responsibility for the delivery of a transformed estate. You will manage and deliver the successful closure of our PFI contracts by 2021, and work with a range of stakeholders both internally and externally to ensure a smooth and successful transition with minimal disruption.

To meet this challenging requirement, we require an experienced leader with a demonstrable track record for delivery across vast estates within a transformational context. You will be able to demonstrate experience of managing multidisciplined commercial contracts, complex commercial property contract negotiations, transformational change and will have a breadth of experience across construction and fit out. You will be comfortable leading large teams, instilling a culture of safety and customer-focus, and you will bring strengths in developing positive and proactive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Closing Date12.00, Monday 10th June 2019
Longlist Meetingw/c 17th June
Preliminary Interviews with GatenbySandersonw/c 24th June
Short List Meetingw/c 1st July
Assessments and informal conversationsPost-shortlist
InterviewsMonday 22nd July
How to Apply

To apply for this post you will need to submit the following documentation:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. A completed Equal Opportunities Form which will appear automatically once you submit your application.

Also, if relevant;

  • A Guaranteed Interview Scheme form for disabled persons, if applying under this scheme.

This should be completed no later than 12.00 on Monday 10th June 2019.

Failure to submit both a 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.

If you do not receive acknowledgement of your application within 48 hours, please contact

For an informal confidential discussion about the role please contact Michael Dobson on 07891 142325 or Adam Davidson on 0207 426 3964.  Applications (CV and supporting letter) should be submitted via the website above.

Associated documents
  1. GIS Scheme 2019.docx
Contact details
Matt Malone: 0113 205 6063