Head of Property and Strategic Assets



Permanent | Circa £75,000 per annum + exclusive benefits

Hours of Work: 36.5 per week
Reference number: WMCA00647
Salary: Circa £75,000 per annum
Closes: 2022-04-26T11:59:00

Want to play a key role in unlocking the power of West Midlands housing, property and regeneration programmes? Are you an experienced property professional experienced in managing land acquisition and disposal for development?

As Head of Property and Strategic Assets you’ll lead and oversee a diverse retail and property portfolio.

This is a unique opportunity for you to maximise and build long lasting relationships between the public and private sector and stimulate changes when it comes to managing public land.

Your new role leads on innovative land acquisition and disposal work to secure tangible development, inclusive growth and regional impact. You’ll also lead on property and asset management programmes.

You’ll manage and be supported by a team made up of property management professionals and a team dedicated to the delivery of our acquisition and disposal programmes.

West Midlands Combined Authority’s Housing, Property & Regeneration directorate is developing the UK’s most successful, innovative and delivery focused housing and regeneration programme, combining the very best of the public and private sectors to drive inclusive growth in all parts of the region.

We want to unlock and enable the potential and power of the West Midlands housing, property and regeneration, through more devolved funding and opportunities to step up our land, property investment and regeneration work.

The team is at the forefront of implementing WMCA’s inclusive growth mission, and demonstrating the links between housing, skills, transport, health and economic growth; a whole team approach that combines working with local councils, LEPs, Whitehall and the private sector sits front and centre of our way of working.

Our overall aim and ambition: “to enable the delivery of 215,000 new homes by 2031, significantly increasing the proportion of affordable housing and driving new quality and design benchmarks”.

About you

You’ll be an experienced property professional with practical experience of managing large property portfolios. You’ll be able to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of real estate acquisitions and disposals and have the ability to manage complex projects.

Excellent stakeholder engagement is crucial, as is political nous, commercial awareness and having the tenacity required to gain agreement and deliver to challenging deadlines.

The above provides a flavour of the experience, skills and knowledge we’re looking for, you can get more detail from the job description at the end of this advert. We would encourage you to read through the JD so you can fully demonstrate how you meet the criteria.

About us

Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we’ve shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together. Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands – that’s our reason for being here and it drives every move we make. We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region – a happier, healthier, better connected place to live and work.

We fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us and are committed to providing a positive, healthy and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected. We’re ambitious, forward thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do. We trust and support each other to get the job done, and encourage creativity, originality and curiosity from those who work with us.

We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women. As a Disability Confident Employer, we have made a positive commitment to interviewing all applicants with a disability who meet the essential role criteria. We are committed to building a team of people with varied backgrounds and experiences as we recognise that this will only benefit us as an employer, the more inclusive we are the better our work will be, and welcome applications from young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We’re dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits and constantly benchmark our benefits packages to ensure they are attractive for all our people. As well as a competitive salary, employees also receive 27 days annual leave (plus public holidays) and access to a great pension scheme.

Furthermore, wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance. We are very happy to discuss a flexible working pattern that suits your needs, so please do not let that be a barrier to applying. If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.

About your application

The online Application Form you'll be asked to complete plays a key part in our recruitment and selection process. We use the information you provide to decide whether to invite you for an interview. It is important that you complete the Application Form as fully and accurately as possible. You will be asked to upload a Supporting Statement (not a CV) and this should include specific examples which demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria for the role for which you are applying.

If you would like to discuss alternative methods to the online application as a reasonable adjustment please contact the Resourcing Team by email ([email protected]).


16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD. Hybrid working conditions are currently in place which means working remotely and coming to the office when required.

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £75,000.00 per year

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