Thank you for your interest in this role. This is a really exciting time to be leading Government Property. In the wake of change that is unprecedented in modern times, we have never had more of an opportunity – and responsibility – to make a positive impact to our citizens.
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, and in the midst of the UK’s commitment to sustainability and Build Back Greener, Government Property has a vital role to play in driving innovation, securing value and supporting the recovery. We have the largest, most diverse estate in the UK – a £515bn portfolio touching everyday life for the whole country – meaning a real opportunity to be at the forefront of meaningful shifts in policy and practice.
The Property Function encompasses a diverse community of professionals all over the UK, including over 4,000 property professionals. They have direct responsibility for the Government Hubs and Levelling Up agenda, working to create prosperity in all corners of the UK. Pioneering smart, innovative working practice increasingly helps us to foster a collaborative environment for all of our people, which in turn means we are delivering the best possible places to work, live and visit.
If you’re a proven property leader who wants to achieve lasting change at national scale, and shares our vision for modern workplaces as key enablers for new ways of working and unparalleled service levels, this could be the ideal role for you, and I invite your application.
Best wishes, Alex.
Chief Operating Officer for the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary at the Cabinet Office