Head of Property - St Helena, South Atlantic

St Helena, South Atlantic
£59 - 69k pa
04 Aug 2017
24 Aug 2017
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Property
St Helena, South Atlantic
3 Years FTC
Competitive package circa £59 - 69k pa, includes salary, pension contribution, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information).

Could you manage and develop our island’s Property Division to improve quality of service delivery, efficiency and customer service… actively contributing to sustainable development?

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for future transformation with scheduled, commercial air access.

The Division manages the estate of crown land and buildings. It serves the needs of government services, generates revenue through sale of assets and supports business development on the island. Your remit will cover property, GIS and public works yard; the portfolio includes many assets of great historic significance.

As you oversee operations you will be responsible for strategic planning and development, budget and financial management and personnel and staff development issues, playing a key part in succession planning. Offering professional support, guidance and technical advice to colleagues you will liaise with elected members and with key internal and external partners, producing regular reports on progress against key indicators.

With increased focus on customer service and communications with elected members and other stakeholders, you will make it your aim to improve internal communications and increase efficient use of resources, developing the synergies between these different functions. Reducing reliance on overseas recruitment for key posts in the directorate will be important and will entail a focus on staff training and development.

Degree level educated or beyond, or with relevant professional experience at a senior and strategic level, your background will be in building surveying and/or property management. Working knowledge of the legal side of property including leases, sales and tenancies will be essential along with a pragmatic and innovative approach.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and storage allowances. An application form can be found by clicking on the 'Apply' button where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 24 August 2017. Interviews will be held in London.