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Date added: 11-Feb-2019

Location: Winchester, HAM, GB

Company: Shared Services Partnership

Job Details:

Head of Estate OPCC6821
Salary Range: £53,892 - £60,658 per annum
Work Location: St George's Chambers, Winchester
Hours per week: 37
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 3 March 2019

Advert Text:

There is a significant transformation of the police estate taking place in Hampshire. We have created exempla specialist buildings in a more flexible, future-proofed estate. Our approach in providing fit-for-purpose facilities for a modern police force is now regarded as best practice, and is being replicated around the country. But we haven’t finished yet…

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who will:-

  • Maintain Hampshire’s position as a leading authority on police estate;
  • Strengthen our relationships with those we share our estate with, and;
  • Develop a new business model for estate management that enhances our partnership working approach.

This position is an attractive and unique opportunity to deliver a high quality public service solution for a client that works 24-7 to keep our community safer.

Please note this is a politically restricted position.

Job Purpose:

To deliver to completion the current Estate Change Programme. 

Establish and run a new Facilities Management service delivery model working with HCC partners and the Estate Manager. 

To work with other agencies and organisations to develop future estate strategies for Police estate that has not yet been addressed. 

To ensure at all times that the Estate Strategy aligns with the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan and supports effective policing.


Role Responsibilities:

Strategy Development

Strategy for ECP Delivery

  • Monitor and ensure the delivery of the current Estate Change Programme (ECP), continually review the commercial viability of the ECP, develop and agree variations to the ECP that may be required as a result of changing financial and operational need.
  • Advise the Commissioner, CEO and CFO and the Estate Board on the strategy and implementation plan and any changes required to the ECP.
  • Lead the development of key projects within the ECP and advise the Programme Board on individual investments including options analysis and delivery of the key principles required to underpin the strategy:-

- The estate programme is to act as an enabler to deliver the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan. 
- Evidence underpinning the operational requirement is to be tested against current and future initiatives and trends, both within the force and with partners.    
- The Programme Board will consider the wider property context across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, to maximise usage of the wider public estate and avoid HC estate underutilisation. Space leasing from partners should where possible be realised at less than market rates.  
- Investment decisions should as far as possible be self-funding with up-front investment costs being met from disposals and cost-savings unless there are exceptional circumstances. Investment decisions should contribute to on-going revenue cost savings. Short-term borrowing may be required for cash-flow purposes.    

Estate Management Strategy

  • Work with advisers from HCC to strategically manage the leasehold estate to ensure continued cost effective estate solutions to meet evolving police needs over time and protect security of tenure.
  • Develop and manage a strategy for leasehold estate management.
  • Supported by the Estate Manager, act as strategic lead to oversee the development of a new FM service delivery model that is to ensure the capital investment currently being made in the estate is protected by a proactive and responsive Hard and Soft FM service delivery model. 
  • Explore options for generating rental income streams from the retained police estate via commercial and/or public sector partnership lettings. 
  • Work with Hampshire County Council in the joint working programme to ensure that the business plan for routine estate management and facilities management is aligned with the ECP and wider police estate needs. 


New Strategy Development

  • Work with the Constabulary change programme to ensure that estate issues are considered as part of the overall plan and that the ECP is aligned with the future direction of the Force. 
  • Work with senior leaders within the OPCC and Hampshire Constabulary (HC) to develop short, medium and long term estate solutions for those sites that currently do not form part of the scope of ECP. These solutions are to be incorporated in to a new Estate Strategy that should seek to address the totality of the police estate. It should be capable of supporting financial planning for the short and medium term.

Programme Management and Delivery

  • Monitor the current ECP implementation plan using a programme management approach and techniques. Advise the Programme Board on the implementation plan, including annual refreshers. 
  • Lead the programme management of the ECP implementation plan, including the management of costs, risks and benefits.
  • Lead on key stakeholder engagement on the delivery of the ECP and its refresh, identifying and providing structured engagement with key partner organisations relevant to best use of the whole public estate.
  • Ensure, advising the CEO and Programme Board as necessary, that strict change control mechanisms are applied to avoid requirement and cost-creep and to ensure the delivery of operational benefits from the estate work. 

Operational and Team Management

  • Act as Strategic lead and principal contact for HCC in connection with all estate matters providing leadership, direction and decision making on all estate matters subject only to the limitations set out the Head of Estate Scheme of Delegation.
  • Manage the ECP team and consultancy support teams to deliver to the ECP Programme Board in line with the approved ECP Strategy.
  • Review the people business model for the development and delivery of the ECP including the model for the split between in-house, shared services, and outsourced work. Advise the CEO accordingly on necessary changes to achieve the best VFM support solution for the longer term. 
  • Work with the OPCC Head of Communications on estate communications to staff and external communication to the media, stakeholders, partners and public of Hampshire Constabulary.
  • Represent the Commissioner and CEO at external stakeholder engagement sessions on estate matters and on relevant regional property boards/committees. 

Essential Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Significant experience in estate strategy development and programme delivery. Significant proven experience in devising and delivering change and/or infrastructure programmes to time, cost, quality with full delivery of SRO benefits.
  • Substantial experience of running major programmes/projects which could be transformational change programmes or major delivery programmes. 
  • Proven Programme management skills based on Agile Gateway and Prince 2 principles. 
  • Significant experience in a leadership role within a private or public sector organisation with a substantial resources impact. 
  • Experience and proven effective delivery in the implementation of change and the leadership and advocacy of business improvement and management.  
  • Excellent leadership skills and behaviours demonstrating a drive and ambition for service delivery and improvement.   
  • High quality communication and presentation ability.   
  • Very effective negotiation and interpersonal skills that give confidence and trust at the highest level amongst customers.   
  • Demonstration of initiative, innovation and creation of business focused solutions.
  • Relevant and strong understanding of issues impacting on estate and property development, acquisition and maintenance.
  • Sound judgment and a clear understanding of the consumer, business and crime prevention environments. 
  • Proven stakeholder management skills to deliver shared solutions providing benefits to all partners.
  • Good commercial understanding and financial acumen to deliver major projects to time, cost, quality.  
  • Change leadership skills to deliver high-performing teams during periods of change and operational delivery. 
  • Experience of preparation and presentation of key reports to Board level audience.

Desirable Qualifications Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in Land & Property/Infrastructure more generally is desirable coupled with a proven ability to understand and translate technical requirements into strategy and delivery plans.
  • Knowledge of police organisation and structure or other public service organisations.
  • Production of Annual Business Plans, budgets and reports.
  • Experience of organisational design and development.

Working Conditions:

The following section provides an outline of the working conditions that may be encountered in this role:-

  • Flexible working in shared offices using display screen equipment.
  • Occasional lone working and travel to different locations for meetings and events.
  • Driving to include the use of own vehicle/Ability to meet the travel requirements of the role.

Vetting Requirements:

Non Police Personnel Vetting Check.

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Dave Green, Estate Programme Director on 07880 165577.



The Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. 

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