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Head of Property Services


UK / South East

Estates & Facilities Management



Stephanie Howe
020 3962 9900

Stephanie has led the MRG Public Sector Property function since 2019 having previously worked in MRG’s Real Estate Advisory Team from 2015 to 2019.  During her early career at MRG, Stephanie worked with a number of industry leading advisors, property companies, institutional investors


Job Description

REF: 15486
Posted: 19 June 2020
Closes: 12 July 2020

Head of Property Services

Kent Fire & Rescue Service

c. £65,000 plus excellent benefits

Kent Fire & Rescue Service (KFRS) is seeking to appoint a Head of Property Services to take the lead role for the provision and management of our crucially important estate portfolio.

KFRS provides a wide range of services to our customers, whether in their homes, on the roads or out in the community, by assisting to bring about behaviour change and providing a high quality, rapid operational response. Our vision is to help everyone to be safer by working towards a future where no one is killed or seriously injured by a fire or other emergency.

Our Fire & Rescue Service portfolio of consists of 56 fire stations, 24 residential associated properties, our headquarters building and a site housing our training centre, distribution centre and technical rescue centre. Our diverse portfolio spans the length and breadth of the county of Kent and with some properties originating in the late 1800s/early 1900s through to modern facilities delivered in the last 5 years.

Reporting to the Assistant Director Corporate Services, the Head of Property Services leads a team responsible for the full spectrum of property and estates management provision, including portfolio asset management, capital programme delivery, strategic maintenance management and facilities management. The Head of Property will work closely with the Assistant Director Corporate Services on the development and implementation of the new Asset Management Plan and will drive the delivery of strategic maintenance and improvement projects across the KFRS estate portfolio.

We are seeking an individual with proven experience of leading an estates management function across a diverse, heavily utilised, multi-site property portfolio that requires significant recurrent investment. We require someone who can lead a wide-ranging property function at a senior level, but also who is an individual that relishes leading strategic maintenance programmes across complex estate portfolios and who is adept in the prioritisation of investment to give the best value and improvement of assets.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential in this role, as we are seeking an individual who can lead and motivate an internal team whilst being able to build strong relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholder groups. The role would suit an individual who is proactive, collaborative, highly motivated and results-focused.

The role offers the opportunity to take the lead role across a diverse estate portfolio which plays a hugely important role in supporting a crucial service across the county.

The Candidate Brief can be viewed and downloaded at:

For a confidential briefing discussion please contact our advisors Stephanie Howe ( or Ben Duffill ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900.

The closing date for applications is 12th July 2020.

Removing barriers, embracing difference, adding value. Kent Fire and Rescue Service is committed to providing services which are accessible to all sections of the community, and to protecting those who are most at risk. We pride ourselves on having well-trained professional staff, and an open culture which values diversity and equality of opportunity in employment. How we achieve this is set out in our Workforce Strategy taking in to account of the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

Kent Fire - Head of Property