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Deputy Director, Head of Office, Operational Estate and Facilities Management

  • Deputy Director, Head of Office, Operational Estate and Facilities Management
  • Location: Leeds or Birmingham
  • Salary: up to £85,000
  • Closing date:  23:55 on Monday 12th December 2022

The Department for Transport (DfT) is a ministerial department, supported by 24 agencies and public bodies. We work with our partners and agencies to support the transport network that gets the UK’s businesses, people and goods travelling around the country. We plan and invest in transport infrastructure to keep the UK on the move. We have one of the largest property portfolios in Government, comprising c. 9,500 holdings across the country.

The Deputy Director, Head of Office, Operational Estate and Facilities Management, will report to the Director of Corporate Finance and Property and will lead, manage, motivate and develop the Group Property team and will oversee the re-procurement, commercial negotiation, contract mobilisation and steady state operations of the Department’s total facilities management (TFM) contract for commencement in 2025. You will contribute to the corporate leadership and development of DfT as a department that is ambitious, outward facing, flexible and somewhere people want to work.

This is a role that calls for a successful team leader with a solid grounding and experience in property and facilities management. Professionally qualified and accredited (RICS or equivalent) you will support and propagate best practice, with a track record of delivering successful outcomes across a diverse portfolio. You will have experience of leading large, complex public sector estate FM contract re-procurements at a commensurate scale, having led contract mobilisations and  ‘steady state’ operations across large and geographically dispersed estates. With a passion for customers, leadership, and property, you will join the department at an exciting time in its transformation programme. This opportunity provides a great opportunity to make a positive impact and deliver tangible benefits that make a real difference to millions of people every day.

How to apply

To apply for this post, you will need to complete the online application process by no later than 23:55 on 12th December 2022 by clicking Apply.

You will be asked to submit the following:

  1. Some basic, personal information;
  2. A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years;
  3. Statement of Suitability (no longer than 2 pages explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role against the criteria in the person specification.​


For a confidential discussion please contact: Russell Brandon

DfT’s recruitment processes are underpinned by the Civil Service Commissioners Recruitment Principles, which outlines that selection for appointment is made on merit based on fair and open competition. You have the right to complain if you feel the department has breached the requirement of the Recruitment Principles. In the first instance, you should raise the matter directly with the department concerned via If you are not satisfied with the response, you may bring your complaint to the Commission. For further information on bringing a complaint to the Civil Service Commission please visit their web pages:

Deputy Director, Head of Office, Operational Estate and Facilities Management

Leeds or Birmingham
up to £85,000

Published on 21 Nov 2022

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