Head of Property Services

South Gloucestershire Council

South Gloucestershire

  • Location

    South Gloucestershire

  • Job type

    Permanent

  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Job ref

    GSe75944.1

  • Client

    South Gloucestershire Council

Ref: GSe75944.1

We’re making a difference; be a part of it.

South Gloucestershire has a reputation of being a great place to live, work, learn, invest, and grow. Focusing on innovation, transformation, and sustainability, we have become stronger and more resilient than ever, working harder every day to be the council our residents expect. Even in these extraordinary times, we have been proactive, working with our outstanding partners to delivery exceptional services to our communities. 

How you’ll make a difference  

Our new Head of Property Services will provide leadership and direction to the teams delivering services to our corporate property portfolio, across strategic asset management, facilities management, repairs & maintenance, valuation, capital programme delivery and site regeneration. By working with colleagues, both internally and externally, you will ensure all our spaces deliver demonstrable benefit to our residents, now and in the future.

In this role, you will develop more commercial and collaborative approaches to drive new and innovative delivery models whilst ensuring we can move at pace. You will provide strategic property advice to ensure our portfolio supports our strategic objectives, Council Plan, and is fit for the workforce accommodation needs of the future.

What we need from you

To be successful in this post, you will have led professional property teams to deliver successful outcomes across a wide-ranging corporate property portfolio and have demonstrable experience of successfully delivering major capital programmes successfully. You will have operated successfully in a large, complex organisation delivering positive change and transformation. You will be a proactive performance manager with high standards, ensuring performance and development is effective for all staff.

You will be a strong collaborator and have the talent to gain the trust and support of our residents, as well as our partners, stakeholders, elected members, and senior officers, to make a real difference to the communities of South Gloucestershire.

This is a leadership role, and as such, we will be looking to you to drive positive cultural change and embody our behaviours and values in all that you do.

Here at South Gloucestershire Council, we serve a vibrant and diverse community and are recognised as an ambitious, forward thinking, high performing organisation.  Through this period of unprecedented change, our strength has been our outstanding colleagues. We are committed to working together in an environment which is free from discrimination and where our people feel valued and respected.  

For more information about the role or for a confidential discussion about your suitability, please contact Frazer Thouard (07384 810 743) or Rachel Salvia (07594 250 062) from our recruitment partners, GatenbySanderson.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

Recruitment Timetable


Closing Date
27th June 2021


Final panel
Thursday 14th and Friday 15th July 2021


How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email confirmation. If you do not receive, please email contactus@gatenbysanderson.com