We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.
Wales/West Midlands and Southwest (occasional travel required to MoJ HQ at 102 Petty France London as well as travel to Ministry of Justice, HMPPS and Home Office sites within the region, including at short notice to respond to health and safety and business critical issues)
The MoJ Property Directorate is a customer focused organisation that exists to enable our customers to perform to their very best. We do this by providing high quality, easy to use services, and working environments that our customers want to work in, which support them to deliver their individual outputs efficiently. Our job is to manage one of the most diverse and complex estates in Government – hosted by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). As of 2 April 2021, the Prisons Maintenance Group (or PMG) join MoJ Estates Directorate and the team receives a new title, MoJ Property. This change will align us with our Profession – the Property Profession - and brings together a property portfolio including Prisons, Probation, and MoJ HQ and Arm’s Length Bodies. We also provide property services on behalf of the Home Office.
MoJ Property provides specialist services including facilities management, health and safety, fire safety and security, technical design expertise, and sustainability. We also have business management teams who support the entire Directorate and each of our partners is supported by account management teams. We are responsible for a great deal - our portfolio consists of properties valued at £8.5bn for the MoJ alone. We are part of the Government Property Profession (GPP) and through active membership and engagement we will work with the Office of Government Property to develop the maturity of the profession and also encourage our people to join the GPP. We continue to build our capability through training and recruitment, aspiring to be the best that we can be as individuals and as a directorate.
We continue to deliver new ways of working across our portfolio – leading on the scale and pace of activity for central government – proposing ways to achieve, and then providing more dynamic and flexible workspace, while driving down the cost of the estate.
The Area Property Compliance Managers sit within the Property Directorate’s Property Compliance team and report into the Head of Property Compliance. The post holders Carry out the property compliance audit and assurance programmes to provide appropriate governance and controls and provide statutory compliance reports to key stakeholders.
Job Description, Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include the following:Carry out statutory and mandatory compliance audits across multiple regions.
Expectations of post holder in executing the roleStrategic thinking is key, we welcome candidates who can see the big picture as well as the local detail with the ability to switch between each position as the requirement dictates to obtain a holistic view. Post Holders are expected to display a commitment to Continuous Improvement, leading change, and improving performance. All those appointed to new roles in the team must be wholeheartedly committed to these principles and evidence this in their application.Regular travel to MoJ, HMPPS and Home Office sites will be required, so a full driving licence is necessary.
Skills and Experience
EssentialHold or be working towards professional technical qualification or equivalent in Engineering, Building Fabric or H&S and membership of relevant professional technical bodies i.e. RICS, IWFM, IET, NEBOSH, etc. Comprehensive experience and track record of providing technical assurance to a large operational estate. Excellent capability in technical challenge and root cause analysis. Good analytical skills with the ability to assimilate a wide range of data sources to inform decision making. Excellent communication skills, written, oral and presentational
Highly DesirableProficient/expert in more than one technical dimension. Able to demonstrate continued professional development in technical areas, health and safety and management. Experience of working in cross-functional teams and in a matrix management structure. Knowledge or experience of continuous improvement methodologies e.g. Lean, Six Sigma etc.
QualificationsPost holder must have or be willing to work towards a professional technical qualification or equivalent in Engineering, Building Fabric or H&S and membership of relevant professional technical bodies i.e. RICS, IWFM, IET, NEBOSH, etc.
Further OpportunitiesDeveloping Facilities Management experience and accredited learningOpportunities exist for Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
Government Property Profession (GPP) Technical Skills
The GPP Framework is aimed at staff working in property or property-related roles and consider property to be their career anchor profession. This usually encompasses posts where professional qualifications and experience are directly relevant to the work being undertaken. However, it is also applicable to those who are currently not qualified property practitioners but wish to make this their profession of choice. Those with a property background at any level are encouraged to register with the GPP, which exists to support property practitioners at all levels. Details of the GPP Career Framework can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-government-property-profession-career-framework--2
This role falls under Facilities Management Practitioner and the following Technical Skill may be tested during the selection process:Health and Safety, Compliance and Inclusion – Practitioner Level
We will assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:Changing and ImprovingSeeing the Big PictureCommunicating and InfluencingManaging a Quality Service
Flexible working hours
The Property Directorate offers a flexible working system in many teams.
Requests for reduced hours contracts will be considered in line with business needs. The role is full time and is 37 hours.
We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice. We are happy to accommodate any reasonable adjustments you may require during the selection process. To find out more about how we champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity
The Property Directorate offers flexible working subject to local agreement.
This post is advertised as Permanent & Full Time, part-time applicants will be considered under job share arrangements. The unit is supportive of and encourages flexible working and compressed hours candidates will also be considered. Non-civil service candidates would typically start on the pay band minimum.