Director of Estates
The Director of Estates has overall accountability for estates strategy and services for the Justice, Law & Home Affairs estates cluster, comprising the Ministry of Justice, Home Office, Crown Prosecution Service, Department for Education, Department for Communities and Local Government, Department for International Trade, and Department for Exiting the EU. The cluster also provides services to other Departments on a call-off basis.
The Director of Estates is employed by the Ministry of Justice, based in its headquarters, and is a member of the MoJ Corporate Services Group and reports to the Ministry’s Chief Operating Officer, Matthew Coats.
The Estates Directorate, comprising c. 300 staff, plays a key role in supporting front line business in each of the Departments it serves. It focuses on developing strategic solutions that meet business needs and reduce costs, planning and delivering capital investment, and maintaining a safe, legal and suitable physical environment.
Annual resource spend of the cluster is c. £1bn on c. 2,000 properties including offices, courts, prisons, probation offices, border operations and immigration removal centres. These estates are business critical and complex covering a range of secure facilities and public-facing buildings with 24/7 operational requirements; and a widely-dispersed customer base.
In addition the annual capital programme is c. £250m, covering new buildings, change programmes and reinvestment in the estate giving an annual turnover of some £1.25bn. The cluster manages a large part of the Government estate, with 6.2 million square metres of property valued at £8.5bn under management in the MoJ alone.
The post holder is also responsible for MoJ’s corporate health and safety, sustainable development and corporate security and business continuity.
The post holder will also be a senior member of the Government Property Profession.
Key Activities and Accountabilities
The post holder will:
• Lead and be accountable for the provision of estate services across the Justice, Law & Home Affairs cluster ensuring they meet the operational requirements of key stakeholders;
• Ensure the Directorate has an engaged, skilled and motivated workforce with a workforce plan to deliver current and future objectives;
• Develop appropriate governance and communications for the cluster businesses to ensure that they have appropriate and streamlined access to services;
• Lead implementation and delivery of new investment and maintenance programmes, the estimated value of which is c. £250m per annum;
• Lead commissioning and contract management of multi-disciplinary suppliers providing professional and delivery services to the cluster estates;
• Lead efficiency programmes to reduce the cost of the cluster estate and realise maximum value from asset disposals.
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