Deputy Director, Strategy & Engagement

Office of Government Property


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration


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  • Expiry date

    21 July 2019

  • Client

    Office of Government Property

Ref: GSe56069

This is an exciting time for the Office of Government Property (OGP), as we look to strengthen our impact across the civil service and secure the delivery of the commitments made by government in the ambitious Government Estate Strategy 2018. We provide functional leadership, developing expertise and capability of property and estates professionals working across government departments, agencies and arms-length bodies. The OGP utilises this network across the civil service to drive strategic ambitions, helping the public sector to release land for housing, supporting the Government Property Agency in providing a great working environment for civil servants, and delivering an estate that enhances public service provision.

As Deputy Director of Strategy and Engagement, you will set the strategic direction for property staff working across government, building and sustaining strong relationships which ensure the delivery of the government estate strategy. You will be the champion of the Government Estate Strategy, leading a business partnering function which aims to draw on expertise from across the Government Property Function to provide insight which drives estate activity and best practice. You will also lead the development and implementation of the standards and controls that are required to guarantee we meet our strategic commitments. You will encourage collaboration amongst key stakeholders across government, gaining their buy-in and support of government property strategy and policy, ensuring the alignment of estate strategy with a constantly evolving public service.

You will be an experienced leader with a proven track record of developing and implementing strategy across complex organisations. We are not looking for a property professional, though an understanding of the property environment would be beneficial, but knowledge and experience of managing relationships across central government are essential. You will have highly developed communication skills, able to provide the highest standards of written and verbal presentation and engage with very senior stakeholders.

For an informal confidential discussion about the role please contact Michael Dobson on 07891 142 325 or Adam Davidson on 07595 779 915.  

Closing date for applications: Monday 22nd July 2019

Closing Date11:59am, Monday 22nd July 2019
Longlist Meeting25th-26th July 2019
Preliminary Interviews with GatenbySandersonw/c 29th July 2019
Shortlist Meeting9th August 2019
Final Interviews5th September 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this post, you will need to complete the online application process.

This should be completed no later than 11:59am, Monday 22nd July 2019.

  • 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 1200 words) 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.

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