Director of Property Services



  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    27 February 2020

  • Client


Ref: GSi63516

We are seeking an interim Director of Property Services who reports directly to the Managing Director, leading the management and improvement of our repairs and maintenance service. The ideal candidate will have experience of running a similar service in an organisation of similar size and complexity and demonstrable experience of delivering improvements to service and profitability. You will also be an excellent communicator, able to quickly build effective relationships across stakeholders including the Council staff and expert at financial and data analysis. This is a new role, supplementing the current management structure and the individual will also be instrumental in helping to shape the service structure going forward.  Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Ensure that this business has a strong customer focus, establishing close liaison and links with Housing Client teams and Residents to ensure proper co-ordination of the service and excellent customer satisfaction that is continually improving.
  • Responsible for the establishment of performance targets (informed by benchmarking) that will ensure periodic and routine feedback, including ensuring maximum procedural compliance through regular audit & control, and recommend innovation through new strategies, policies and plans
  • Being accountable for the management, development and growth of a highly commercial in-house housing repairs, maintenance and minor works, working to achieve best in class customer satisfaction, quality and value for money
  • Delivering the new target operating model successfully to ensure a highly efficient, cost effective and customer / client focused service

The role is required for 3- 6 months pending recruitment to a permanent role day rate will be dependent on experience.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Justine Fisher: 020 7426 3974