Closing date: 4th January 2021 at 11.30 pm. Interview dates: 14th January 2021 and 21st January 2021.
Do you have experience of managing a property estates and facilities portfolio, including the associated staff, outsourced contracts and budgets? Then join Shelter as Head of Property and Facilities and you could soon be taking on a high profile role that promises to be fast-paced and intellectually challenging.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change – with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
Our Property and Facilities Team is responsible for the estate and facilities for Shelter’s staff volunteers and clients. That means ensuring that the estate is fit for purpose, delivers our purpose and is compliant with regulations. A varied portfolio currently comprises one freehold property in London, 24 leased offices across England and Scotland and around 94 leasehold shops.
About the Role
As well as heading up a diverse team that provides a comprehensive and professional property and facilities service across Shelter’s estate, you’ll get to engage, and manage relationships with, a range of internal and external stakeholders and suppliers too. Leading the management of capital, planned, reactive and cyclical work programmes by providing efficient management, including design and specifying, tendering and project management will be key. We’ll also rely on you to ensure the estate’s compliance with relevant regulatory and best practice standards. And, when it comes to helping internal stakeholders develop location strategies that support their business objectives and align with overall organisational objectives, again, we’ll count on you.
To succeed, you’ll need a relevant track record that includes a proven ability to deliver both strategic and practical changes, influence key stakeholders and lead, influence and shape an organisation’s property and location strategy as it develops. Great at managing, motivating and developing others, you have a collaborative and flexible approach and excellent influencing and negotiation skills. What’s more, you’re an accomplished manager who’s used to working in a matrix management environment. The ability to develop strong business cases is essential too, as is experience of identifying, managing and mitigating risk, promoting compliance and ensuring it’s fully considered at all stages of planning and delivery.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
Shelter promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.