Head of Real Estate Service Delivery

Department for Work and Pensions

Flexible – DWP Hub locations (London, Leeds, Sheffield, Blackpool, Newcastle and Manchester)

  • Location

    Flexible – DWP Hub locations (London, Leeds, Sheffield, Blackpool, Newcastle and Manchester)

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £90,000 per annum, plus pension and benefits

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    11 February 2020

  • Client

    Department for Work and Pensions

Ref: GSe60786

The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department, we operate on a scale that is almost unmatched anywhere in Europe and most people in Britain will be in contact with us at some point in their lives.

The DWP Estates function is accountable for the service delivery of key real estate services, facilities management and project management either directly or through third party supplier partners across DWP’s portfolio of over 800 properties. We have undergone major change recently, exiting a 20-year PFI contract and introducing a brand-new operating model to transform the way we deliver to the Department. Our aim is to be recognised across Government as a leader in our field.

As a member of the DWP Estates (Finance Group) Senior Leadership Team, you will play a critical role in leading the drive for excellence and innovation across all Real Estate services and operational project management, either directly or through third parties, across a large and complex, geographically dispersed property portfolio.  Managing a multi-million pound operational and capital expenditure budget, this role will suit an experienced, technically proficient Real Estates professional who has a track record in leading and inspiring teams with a large, complex, and demanding remit, whilst nurturing essential relationships with our supply chain.

This an exciting time of transformational change and offers the opportunity lead a team that is inspired to make a difference. For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Michael Dobson (07891 142 325) or Julie Myers (07595 779915) or Paddy O’Hara (0113 205 6098).

Closing date23:55 Tuesday 11th February 2020
Short listingw/c 17 February 2020
Assessments and Informal Discussionsw/c 24 February and w/c 2 March 2020
Final Panel Interviewsw/c 16 March 2020
How to Apply

To apply for this post please submit the following documents no later than 23:55 Tuesday 11th February:

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 supporting statement (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 essential criteria in the person specification.

3.A completed Diversity Monitoring Form. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way. This form will appear once the two previous documents are submitted.

If relevant, please also submit:

·A completed Guaranteed Interview Scheme Form if applying under this scheme.

Failure to submit all documents will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification. 

Please ensure that all documents contain your full name.

·If you do not receive a notification of your application within 24 hours please contact julie.smith@gatenbysanderson.com.

Whether you are internal or an external candidate, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role please contact Michael Dobson (07891 142 325) or Julie Myers (07595 779915) or Paddy O’Hara (0113 205 6098).

Associated documents
  1. GIS Scheme 2019.docx