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Head of Property Maintenance

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 15 £59,559 - £65,327 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
21 July 2024

Head of Property Maintenance

Matlock, Derbyshire/Hybrid

£59,559 to £65,327- Plus market leading package (see below)

Define our Future and Yours!

Derbyshire County Council is seeking a Head of Property Maintenance to lead our Property Maintenance functions, overseeing the implementation of Asset Management and Property Maintenance strategies and supporting the Assistant Director (Property Management) in operational and strategic management ensuring the development and delivery of effective, efficient, and responsive property maintenance to meet the needs of the council, its users, and the people of Derbyshire.

 At Derbyshire County Council, we’re truly ambitious about building on our success to date and continuing our journey to becoming a more modern, effective and Enterprising Council. We are focused on delivering the best services we can and committed to meeting our communities’ changing needs.

 As Head of Property Maintenance, you'll be at the forefront of our mission to ensure the Council's land and buildings portfolio is fit for purpose, safe, compliant, and cost-effective, supporting service departments in delivering their mandates efficiently.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead on the development and manage the delivery of an efficient property repairs and maintenance service to internal and external clients, ensuring the Council maintains statutory compliance while delivering the Council’s political, strategic, and operational business priorities.
  • Provide ambitious leadership to the Property Maintenance Team including Operational Delivery, Surveying, Health & Safety and Cost Planning, ensuring that the necessary skill and competency levels are in place, developed or acquired.
  • Act as a lead expert in Property Maintenance, provide specialist advice and guidance to the Council and lead professionals to ensure an effective service and innovative solutions.
  • Spearhead strategic and operational Property Maintenance initiatives that set the standard for excellence.
  • Develop and lead the strategic direction for Property Maintenance services aligned to corporate goals and objectives by reviewing and implementing the Property Maintenance Strategy for Property.
  • Forge partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to drive innovation and deliver effective, efficient property maintenance.

Experience and skills required:

  • A natural leader who inspires others to exceed expectations and embrace change with experience in senior roles within a multi-disciplinary Property Services department and a track record of success and innovation.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic corporate advice on property maintenance and drive service improvements in a complex environment.
  • Proven experience in budget management, resource allocation, and stakeholder engagement, with a focus on delivering efficient and effective services.
  • In-depth understanding of legislation, regulations, and best practices in property maintenance and management, coupled with knowledge of national and local government developments.
  • Excellent financial management skills and a commitment to continuous personal and professional development.


  • Degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field.
  • Evidence of ongoing management and personal development.
  • A commitment to ongoing personal and professional development, ensuring you stay at the cutting edge of your field.

These lists are not exhaustive, please look at the attached job and person profile for further detail about this role.

What we offer you: 

  • 34 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Flexi time, allowing up to an additional 2 days of leave per month
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Access to a comprehensive wellbeing package
  • and much more!

Join a team that's not afraid to push boundaries and challenge the status quo and where innovation is encouraged, and your ideas will be valued. You’ll be able to make a difference in the lives of the people of Derbyshire.

How to apply:

If you're ready to make a meaningful impact in the field of property maintenance and contribute to the ongoing success of Derbyshire County Council, we encourage you to apply. Join us in our mission to create sustainable, inclusive communities through effective property management practices.

The Council is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, including how your experience aligns with the key responsibilities and requirements outlined above. CVs submitted without covering letters will not be considered.

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role, please contact Stephen Brown by email stephen.brown@derbyshire.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: Sunday 21st July 2024

Interview Dates: Week commencing 29th July 2024

Due to this post having administrative privileges within the Council’s IT systems, and in order to comply with the Public Services Network requirements, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Basic criminal record check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here


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This role currently offers hybrid working options which will be to subject service needs, there'll be an opportunity to discuss working arrangements for this position at interview.