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General Manager of Estate

Job Title: General Manager of Estate
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: kent
Salary: 40000 - 45000
REF: VAC/32779
Contact Name: Sophie Jones
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 3 years ago

Job Description

We are looking for a Head of Estates to work for a charity based in the South East of England. You will need to provide strategic direction on all property-related matters and to deliver full operational management of the estate. You will be ensuring that it provides a safe, secure and fit for purpose environment for service-users, staff and visitors.


As the Head of Estates your duties will be to:


  • Play a key role in the Management Team and to lead the development, creating business plans to support its delivery.
  • Propose and manage property acquisitions, disposals, repurposing and effective asset/portfolio utilisation as appropriate and in line with development plans.
  • Develop and lead a small team of direct reports.
  • Create annually-reviewed, long-term, short-term and cyclical maintenance plans to promote health and safety and maintain legislative compliance.
  • Oversee the delivery of maintenance and facilities services.
  • Conduct regular property condition audits to ensure all services and facilities provided in-house meet professional standards.
  • Advise, lead and project-manage small building works including new developments and alterations.
  • Forecast, manage, monitor and control annual budgets and expenditure.
  • Provide leadership on sustainability and environmental policies and procedures.
  • Control manage and maintain the fleet of vehicles.
  • Lead on the procurement of services.


To be a successful Head of Estates you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Chartered professional qualification in a property-related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Proven experience of managing multi-site property portfolios across large geographical areas, including the development and delivery of estate strategies and realising material cost-savings.
  • Sound understanding of the legal and financial aspects of significant property projects and transactions.
  • Experience and understanding of managing tenanted properties.
  • Previous, effective line-management experience at a senior level.
  • To lead, manage and motivate team.
  • Impeccable interpersonal skills, with an ability to work with people at all levels, evidence of excellent engagement with stakeholders.
  • Resilient and positive with an ability to cope with ambiguity.
  • Possession of a relevant NEBOSH or IOSH qualification.
  • Full UK Driving licence with the willingness and ability to travel.
  • An understanding of Care Regulatory Bodies would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working effectively in a Charitable or not for profit related organisation would be an advantage.