Interim Assistant Director Strategic Property

10 August 2023
£800 / week
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Job Description

Job Category: Interims
Location: Civic Centre, Bromley Council
Hours Per Week: 36.00
Start Date: Immediate Start
Start Time: 08:30
End Time: 17:00
Salary: £800.00 per week

To lead, shape and drive improvements in the delivery of Property Services at a borough level, providing operational oversight and leadership for all aspects of services including:
• Strategic Property
• Operational Property
• Facilities Management
• Property Capital Programme delivery
• Property Investment Management

• Degree, Professional Qualification together with proven working experience in both public and private sector at senior level in asset management/regeneration and contract management for a minimum period of 5 years.
• Commitment to continue professional development and the development of staff.

• Successful background in the management of the operational delivery of a range of high profile Estate Management services in a local authority or other large complex organisation.
• Leadership experience in the day to day management of staff in the public and/or private sector.
• Successful development and delivery of services aligned to the TFM contract and other regeneration contracts.
• Involvement in the commissioning of services from review, analysis, commissioning and award.
• Involvement in the preparation, management and control of service based budgets.
• Evidence of success in the delivery of quality services with an ability to achieve service improvements under the principles of best value.
• A proven track record of communicating effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and audiences whilst developing positive relationships.
• Proven experience of promoting equal opportunities.

• Extensive knowledge, experience and understanding of asset management and strategic estate planning including regeneration set within a political context.
• Adapts quickly to changing situations with the ability to manage own and others’ time effectively.
• A demonstrable ability to strategically plan and deliver services, while ensuring a flexible approach to work from day to day to cope with a variety of situations, groups or individuals.
• Relevant management experience including the effective operational management and delivery of services.
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills that build positive relationships.
• Ability to communicate effectively within the organisation and to customers, consultants, contractors, courts, external agencies orally and through letters, short reports, meetings, etc.
• Ability to take on the accountability of projects delivering changes in service areas, on both a service and Divisional context.
• Ability and knowledge of Council vision, priorities and strategy with a desire and willingness to understand and resolve service issues with a focus on the customer.
• Genuine ability to work well within the team environment both as leader and as part of a team.  Ability to make positive contributions to overall effectiveness, including the training of staff.
• Capable of being proactive in identifying and resolving practical problems with the contractor and proposing service improvements, ensuring professional standards are achieved.
• Understanding of Performance Management processes in partnership arrangements.
• High level of IT skills and understanding of systems needed for the effective running of the service.
• Ability to manage the political interface and external relationships.
• Demonstrable communication, negotiating and influencing skills when working with contractors, customers, Councillors and stakeholders.

• Ability to travel or and work across the borough

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