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Head of Property Safety

£73,500 - £74,500

UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management


Job Description

REF: 15522
Posted: 28 July 2020
Closes: 04 August 2020

About the role

MRG have been retained by our client, a London-based Housing organisation, to recruit a Head of Property Safety. This is a newly created permanent role, reporting to the Director of Property.


Our client has identified the need to build a new team with a focus purely on property safety and compliance. Within your remit, you will be responsible for the management of day-to-day property safety/compliance work (including fire safety, gas safety, structural safety, water hygiene, electrical, lifts, asbestos). You will ensure all relevant buildings have valid fire risk assessments and actions arising from these assessments are implemented on time and to high quality standards. You’ll produce and implement a resident engagement strategy focussed on property safety issues as well as operational management, annual planning, performance monitoring, service improvement and development of the Property Safety team. You will be responsible for all estates and facilities operational and service delivery matters within your remit including compliance to national standards and line management of the 5 person team on a day-to-day basis.

You will bring

As an experienced Head of Service from a public sector property background you will have over five years of experience managing a compliance or health and safety-related service for residential buildings. You will have extensive experience of the current housing related legislation of compliance work streams including fire, gas, asbestos, electrical etc as well as experience managing Health and Safety with Construction (D&M) regulations. You will be an experienced people leader and have a desire to build a team around you. The current team of 3 is being expanded and your responsibility will be to shape that team, adding 3 new heads once you join. You must have access to your own vehicle and a drivers license.

This role would suit someone who comes from a building surveying, construction or engineering background. Our client is seeking someone with the right credentials, therefore it is essential that applicants possess one of the following charterships: MRICS, MCIOB, IOSH, RIBA, CIBSE.

In return

In return, you will be taking on a new and exciting Head of Service role for a well known organisation. You’ll be working directly for a Director of Property who is the one driving the organisational culture to one where compliance and safety play a key part of how the business operates. You will have full support at every turn, the freedom to influence other key stakeholders in the organisation and have your say at Senior Management meetings. The role comes with a salary of £73,000 plus £1,000 car allowance.

What to do now

For a confidential discussion, please contact the consultant managing this post, Nicholas Coppard ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 07896 079495.

Applications should consist of a current CV and supporting statement.

Campaign Timeline

Applications are open until the role is filled. This is an urgent posting, requiring an immediate start

Equality & Diversity Statement

MRG shall not discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidate/temporary worker is submitted for a vacancy or assignment, or in any terms of employment or terms of engagement for temporary workers. MRG Interim Executives will ensure that each candidate is assessed only in accordance with the candidate’s merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required by the particular vacancy.