Property Projects Director

The City of London Corporation
London (Central), London (Greater)
Competitive plus benefits and discretionary bonus
30 Oct 2017
29 Nov 2017
Job position
Contract Type
Full Time

The City of London is also known as the square mile, the financial district and historic centre of London.  It is one of the 33 areas with local authority responsibilities into which London is divided. Administratively, London is divided into 32 boroughs and the City of London. Local authority services are provided by the City of London Corporation. he residential population is approximately 8,000 people.

The City of London Corporation has a role and remit that goes beyond that of an ordinary local authority with three main aims:

  • To support and promote London as the world’s leading financial and business centre and attract new business to the capital and the whole UK.
  • To work in partnership with local communities to increase skills, employment and opportunities for all Londoners.
  • To enhance the capital as a hub of culture, history and green spaces for Londoners – residents, workers and visitors.

The Property Projects Group, comprising circa 30 staff, is a multi-disciplinary construction and engineering operation and is predominantly focussed on the delivery of the City's Capital Programme. This involves the management of major Capital schemes through the stages of vetting potential consultants and contractors, tightly and comprehensively structuring contracts, monitoring and auditing performance, resolving problems, negotiating fees and appraising final accounts. This is a critical role in keeping major projects to programme and within budget.

Focussed on ensuring the Property Projects Group is recognised as a Centre of Excellence, the Property Projects Director will design, implement, and manage strategies and stakeholder relationships to ensure the successful delivery of capital and revenue projects on behalf of the Investment and Corporate groups as well as other Corporation departments. The Director will lead team of 20+ internal project professionals plus external consultants focused a wide range of new builds, major extensions, alterations and refurbishments across the property portfolio in London.

This role would suit professionals with extensive experience across complex estates encompassing residential, commercial, education and heritage buildings. The successful candidate must show a successful track record delivering multiple projects under strict time and budgeting parameters. The appointed candidate will have a relevant property related professional qualification with chartered membership or equivalent demonstrable experience. A post graduate qualification in construction/project management or similar discipline is advantageous.

In addition to strong leadership and people management skills, the post holder will possess excellent communication skills as the role will involve extensive dialogue and interaction with senior stakeholders across the City of London Corporation including Committee Members including Chairs, Town Clerks and senior administrative roles as well as individuals and bodies outside of the City of London Corporation.

This is permanent position with benefits including a contributory defined benefits pension scheme, interest free season ticket loan, flexible working hours and generous leave entitlement.

The City of London is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For an informal discussion around the role, please contact our retained recruitment advisers - The McLean Partnership on 020 3597 6400 and ask to speak with Paul Soothill or Toby Gebbie.

Alternatively, please submit a CV with an accompanying note stating your current remuneration package, and reason for applying: quoting Ref: PPD1

Closing date for applications: Friday, 24th November

The City of London values diversity and is committed to Equality of Opportunity.

The City of London has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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