Head of Property Development

Ref: 299 Date Posted: Wednesday 23 Jun 2021
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Overview of role

Our Client in the North East is looking for a Head of Property Development to join their team on 3 months, Contract Project basis.

Job Purpose/Summary: The Post Holder will play a key role within the company, supporting the Senior Leadership Team to manage the effective operational delivery and on-going property management of all capital assets to an agreed specification, process, timescale and budget. In addition - the post holder will have specific oversight to all asset maintenance activity across the entirety of the organisation’s asset portfolio. The post holder will support the company, to deliver a modern, efficient and sustainable property portfolio which is compliant with all relevant regulations and enable effective and safe delivery of care and support to our service users, staff and stakeholders. The post holder will directly manage the effective programme of asset sale/ acquisition/ lease/ tenancy, development/ refurbishment/ upgrade, cyclical maintenance, reactive maintenance and routine building works to meet the needs of service users and the company in the Republic of Ireland. The post holder will have substantial facilities management experience


Key Accountabilities · Support the Director and associated colleagues to develop and deliver new services within agreed timescales, specifications, regulatory regimes and budgets. This is likely to include multiple projects in multiple locations each at different stages of the development process. · Be the principal point of contact and lead for the effective operational delivery of all capital asset projects in area. · Engage in and manage the full project delivery cycle from inception to completion for new build, refurbishment, conversion and 3rd party assets. · Manage external design consultants, contractors and suppliers to maximise cost effectiveness and to co-ordinate and deliver good quality schemes which meet the needs of service users, staff and commissioners now and in to the future. · Manage budgets and accounts associated with specific projects in order to maximise cost effectiveness whilst remaining within agreed budget limits and complying with the company procurement policies and processes. Ensure payments to contractors have been properly scrutinised before being passed to the relevant authority for approval. · Advise the Senior Leadership Team on capital budgets for property related matters to ensure effective and realistic budgets are implemented each year. · Develop effective partnerships and alliances with Housing Associations and, where procured, private developers/ landlords to support the delivery of all property development schemes and the disposal of older properties to raise capital for future schemes. · Oversee the purchase or disposal of properties as required ensuring conveyancing is completed in a timely manner. Review and negotiate leases in relation to rental property and liaise with company’s solicitors to finalise contracts. · Provide assurance to the Senior Leadership Team and Praxis Care Board on matters relating to property. · Develop and implement policies and procedures that deliver strong governance and efficient timescales for all related property matters. · Manage / oversee the planned and reactive maintenance and repairs of the property portfolio. Ensure there is an annual timetabled and costed programme of cyclical maintenance within the organisation.

Required / Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

Degree in an Engineering or Construction/ Property related profession. And/ or · Degree in facilities management

Applicants must demonstrate experience over a 5-year period.

This is a 3 months project contract role.

If you are interested in the above role, please register online or email your cv to hazel@recruitmentbureau.com quoting reference HM/374.  At The Recruitment Bureau, we respect your privacy.  Your CV will not be forwarded to a client company without your consent. Unfortunately, The Recruitment Bureau will only contact candidates who’s CV matches the criteria for the above vacancy. You are welcome to register with the agency for future positions.