Interim Head of Service – Property

Local Authority
South East

Starfish Search are working with a local authority in the South to recruit an Interim Head of Service – Property. The role will be responsible for the councils large estate which covers buildings from libraries to County Hall, and around 1,500 sites ranging from residential care, to country parks and schools.


You Will:

  • Lead on the property strategy, with accountability for providing insight and intelligence to inform the future development.
  • Be responsible for ensuring delivery of the property strategy and all substantial, complex cross-cutting and collaborative asset management projects, from conception to completion
  • Be accountable for the implementation of the Councils, policies, guidance, protocols and processes
  • Act as the subject matter expert to colleagues in Capital Investment and Delivery to provide challenge and validation of capital delivery opportunities


You Will Have:

  • Evidence of delivering a property strategy with clear commercial benefits and outcomes with significant experience leading a Property and/or Facilities Management service
  • Experience of working in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment with a diverse property terrier
  • Ability to work effectively with internal stakeholders to scope requirements and work with external partners in a commissioning role, with evidence of contract and project management in a property and facilities field
  • Excellent influencing and communication skills


This is a full-time, hybrid role running for a period of 6 months.