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Head of Property

Claygate, Surrey
Salary Details:
Attractive salary + benefits
Hours Per Week:
Closing Date:
24 Nov 2019
Vacancy Type:
The opportunity
About the role

As part of the drive to grow income, our Commercial Directorate is targeted with growing profits to generate funds for research into heart and circulatory diseases from a fast growing portfolio of over 740 stores, plus regional offices and warehouses supporting online retailing.

As Head of Property, you'll be responsible for continually reviewing and implementing the Commercial Property strategy and managing the portfolio as efficiently as possible. This includes ensuring acquisition targets are met, rent levels are constantly reviewed whenever possible and lease terms are structured to ensure maximum flexibility.

You'll be responsible for site acquisition and store portfolio management, identifying potential towns and locations for circa 40 new shops and re-sites per annum. Working closely with the Retail Leadership team and Building and Maintenance Department, you’ll ensure the prompt approval of sites and that they're maintained to a high standard as required.

About you

A qualified Chartered Surveyor, you’ll have strong commercial property expertise in managing a large retail property portfolio. With a proven track record of managing and delivering significant and complex budgets, you’ll have excellent numerical skills, along with initiative, good organisational skills and the ability to work to deadlines.

With excellent commercial acumen, you’ll ensure the lease renewals are managed in a timely and appropriate way and deliver the best value to BHF.

To be successful in this role you’ll have:
  • Line management experience
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • The ability to build strong working relationships and experience of dealing with Agents, Landlords, Investors and Developers
  • Clear and logical thinking with excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • A full understanding of Codes of Practice and Landlord and Tenant Legislation
  • A sound understanding of current property issues, markets and law
In return we offer a variety of generous benefits including 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), healthcare and dental plans, subsidised gym membership. We also enthusiastically support flexible working and positive, active lifestyles with activities from softball, yoga, bake-offs and many more.

About us

We research all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. Heart disease, Stroke, Vascular Dementia, Diabetes and many more. All connected, all under siege. Because our research is the promise of future cures and treatments. 

How to apply

To apply for this role please use the apply button below. Our process involves submitting your CV and a supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role’s criteria. 
Please note 1st interviews are due to take place on Wednesday 4 December in Claygate, Surrey & 2nd interviews will be on Thursday 12 December at our head office in London.
Here at the British Heart Foundation we celebrate diversity and make inclusion part of what we do every day. Diversity and Inclusion forms a main pillar in our People Experience Strategy and we drive our strategy through our diversity and inclusion leaders group Kaleidoscope. Our aim is for all of our colleagues and volunteers to bring their true self to work, so we can beat heartbreak for everyone.