Morgan Hunt is delighted to be supporting a homeless charity in their search for a new Head of Property. Right There are a charity that provides tailored support for people, at home, and in the community and are there for people who are living with the effects of homelessness, poverty, addiction, and family breakdowns.
Rooted in the hearts of local communities across Scotland, Right There support people on their journey to creating a safe, supportive place to call home. They help individuals and families affected by homelessness and improve mental health and well-being through mentoring and counselling.
It doesn’t matter what the situation is – they are not there to judge, only to help. Their approach is about creating trusting relationships and nurturing people’s strengths, and their dedicated staff, mentors and volunteers play a crucial role in this.
The Head of Property is part of their Senior Management team and has principal responsibility for all aspects of property management, including repairs, cyclic planning, asset investment and future strategic planning.
The Head of Property will take an entrepreneurial approach to delivering an excellent customer focused service both internally and externally, through our property team and external contractors. The post holder will deliver increased asset performance, continuous improvement and value for money and ensure that all properties are maintained in line with quality standards, Health and Safety and legislative requirements.
Lead the Property team, comprising health & safety, repairs and maintenance, portfolio management, procurement and administrative support functions
Mentor and develop staff.
Engage and manage contractors, consultants, and other service providers.
Lead the development and delivery of the client’s property service plan.
Deliver a customer focused repairs and maintenance service that provides efficiency, quality, and value for money.
Lead of delivery of property investment, reactive, planned and cyclical maintenance
Lead and manage the procurement of the organisation’s properties, ensuring that they meet agreed quality, health and safety requirements and that costs are in line with budget
Implement and maintain an approved external contractor list.
Provide guidance and support to programmes in relation to property related issues.
Ensure compliance with all associated legislation, regulation, and best practise.
Develop, implement, and adhere to policy, processes, and systems for property functions.
Ensure that all property records are accurate and accessible.
Implement mechanisms to ensure that all landlords meet their responsibilities in relation to property condition, and health and safety requirements.
Ensure properties meet all health and safety legislation, acts, regulations, special guidance and standards.
Assist in the development, implementation, monitoring and maintenance of Health and Safety strategies, policies and procedures and ensure adherence across the property team.
Prepare and provide regular KPI and management information on the operational and financial performance of the service.
Responsible budget holder for the service ensuring that value for money is achieved.
Lead the development of the client’s housing management software, ensuring that it is fit for purpose, and can provide meaningful management information which can be used for decision making and investment purposes.
Regular attendance and active contribution at meetings and working collaboratively and positively with both internal and external stakeholders to achieve set objectives in line with the client’s operational and strategic objectives.
Experience & skills
Excellent knowledge and understanding of the property and building sector.
Excellent knowledge of current property standards legislation
Experience of managing a team with varied experience and skills
Experience of executing system improvements, leading transformation, and implementing changes to policy and process
Excellent communicator with report writing experience.
Financially astute with a commercial approach to property management
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