Estates Director

Department for Work and Pensions

Flexible – Any DWP Hub with regular travel to London. DWP hubs are London, Leeds, Sheffield, Blackpool, Newcastle & Manchester

  • Location

    Flexible – Any DWP Hub with regular travel to London. DWP hubs are London, Leeds, Sheffield, Blackpool, Newcastle & Manchester

  • Job type

    Permanent

  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary

    Circa £140,000 per annum, plus pension and benefits

  • Job ref

    GSe63560

  • Client

    Department for Work and Pensions

Ref: GSe63560

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a Department that touches the lives of citizens the length and breadth of the UK. What we do matters. 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.

Our Estates Director is accountable for the delivery of all real estate services including facilities management and project management either directly or through third party supplier partners across DWP’s portfolio of over 800 properties covering 1.3m square metres and providing workplaces for 84,000 employees. 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.

This is an unrivalled opportunity for an experienced and innovative real estate leader to provide strategic direction to a team of circa 100 colleagues and deliver our ambitious estates requirements and estates reform, as well as continue to develop our supply chain to focus on delivering service excellence and a superior customer experience. This role has accountability for more than £500m.

As a stand-out senior leader, who puts individuals at the heart of everything they do, you will be critical in helping us to embed operational excellence aligned to the needs of the department and the people we serve. This will be a hugely collaborative role, so we need someone who can build effective relationships with delivery partners and key stakeholders across the Government property community, with a real emphasis on driving best value for DWP and our customers.

This an exciting time for DWP Estates and this role offers the opportunity lead a team that is inspired to make a difference. Whether you are internal or an external candidate, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role please us.

Department for Work and Pensions is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and want our workforce to reflect the communities that we serve.  We are also committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.

The Civil Service Commission provides assurance that selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition

Timetable
Closing Date for Applications Monday 9 November 2020.
Preliminary Interviews with GatenbySandersonw/c 16 November 2020
Assessments, Informal Discussions & Referencingw/c 30 November and 7 December 2020
Final Panel InterviewTuesday 15 December 2020
How to Apply

To apply for this post please submit the following documents no later than 23:55 on Monday 9 November 2020
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 Equal Opportunities 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.

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 Olivia Robinson (olivia.robinson@gatenbysanderson.com or 0113 205 6298) Julie Myers (julie.myers@gatenbysanderson.com or 07595 779915) or Michael
Dobson (Michael.Dobson@gatenbysanderson.com or 07891 142325).

You will also be required to provide the details for two potential referees. References will be requested for those candidates invited to interview.

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.

Associated documents
  1. GIS Scheme 2020.docx