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Head of Property

Macdonald & Company
Milton Keynes
£80000 - £100000 per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2022
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Macdonald and Company have been exclusively retained by The Parks Trust to secure a Head of Property

Head of Property – The Parks Trust
Milton Keynes

£80,000 - £100,000 + package                                         


The Parks Trust is a self-funding charity that owns and manages much of the greenspace in Milton Keynes -  approximately 6,000 acres of parks, lakes, woodlands and roadside landscapes. 

Parks Trust has a diverse commercial property portfolio valued at c £128m in Milton Keynes and throughout the UK. The property portfolio plus a financial investment portfolio provides the bulk of their income. Further income is generated from their day-to-day operations such as farming, forestry, leisure and events.

The Parks Trust has an annual turnover of c £10m: around 75 permanent staff, 100 casual staff and 200 volunteers.

The Role

The Head of Property is a key member of the Management team responsible for delivering the Trust’s long-term vision and strategy, short-term business plan and annual budget. 

The Head of Property is the strategic lead for The Parks Trust’s property portfolio and leads the Property and Facilities Management team to help secure the long-term financial viability of the Trust. 

This is a dynamic and varied role; specific responsibilities include:-

  • To be responsible for the commercial property investment strategy including the acquisition and disposal of properties.
  • To seek out commercial opportunities for further investment.
  • To identify and implement property asset management initiatives including development, re-development and refurbishment.
  • To lead the inhouse property and facilities management team comprising three surveyors and one trainee.
  • To oversee the active management of the property portfolio and to deliver exceptional levels of 250 tenants.
  • To provide guidance and support to colleagues on a wide range of aspects in relation to property occupation and ownership.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate should have the following attributes:-

  • Qualified Member of the RICS (MRICS or FRICS).
  • Proven client-side experience managing people, teams and projects in the private and public or voluntary sector.
  • Extensive experience identifying and implementing property investment and asset management strategies, and managing development projects to create capital and income growth.
  • Experience overseeing and understanding of pro-active estates management in relation to a diverse property portfolio.
  • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of leadership and have excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Strong business acumen, be self motivated and have drive and ambition.

Get in Touch

  • Apply to our retained consultant Rachel Hampson MRICS with your CV by email or call her directly for a confidential discussion about the role.
  • All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to Macdonald & Company.
  • E:
  • T:  020 7318 5858


Macdonald & Company is the leading professional recruitment consultancy to the property industry and environment.

We have offices in the United Kingdom, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa enabling us to offer global reach with local knowledge.

We act for a diverse range of clients, including developers, investors, institutions, property companies, funds, banks and consultancies - indeed any organisation that occupies, owns, develops, finances or advises on property, construction or the environment.

Our high standards, professionalism and confidential service have resulted in us being appointed the RICS Preferred Recruitment Partner.

Our unique mix of property and recruitment professionals ensure we provide the best advice to employees and employers alike, born of a deep understanding of the route to qualification, career development and working in the property world. Our close-knit teams are trained sector specialists, who are active across the entire property and built environment recruitment marketplace.

Our consultants work within the following specialist sectors:

• General Practice, Development, Investment & Finance
• Facilities Management
• Architecture, Design
• Technical/Construction
• Planning & Urban Design
• Marketing
• Residential
• Health & Safety
• Property Funding
• Environmental & Energy• Defence • Finance/Accountancy & Business Support, HR

We specialise in the recruitment of personnel ranging from graduates and freelance/contract staff to partners, executives and chief operating officers.

In keeping with our service promise, we will assign a dedicated senior account manager to provide you with a "one-stop" point of contact and ensure you get the best from Macdonald & Company.

Visit for more information and to view our current assignments or alternatively contact our Managing Director: Peter Moore

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