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Head of Property

St Helena Government
Saint Helena Island, South Atlantic
£42k - £49k pa depending on qualifications and experience
Closing date
10 May 2021
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Head of Property

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
18 months FTC

£42 - £49k pa depending on qualifications and experience, taxable in St Helena - available immediately

Could you manage and develop our island’s Property Division to improve quality of service delivery, efficiency, and customer service… actively contributing to sustainable development?

Enjoying unique lifestyle opportunities, St Helena Island is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Although better placed to develop economically and socially as a result of opening our international airport in 2017, we are not at the stage of self-sufficiency and therefore remain dependent on UK government aid.

The Division manages the estate of crown land and buildings, including a stock of social housing. It serves the needs of government services, generates revenue through sale and rental of assets and supports business development on the island. Your remit will cover property, including social housing and  GIS; the portfolio includes many assets of great historic significance.
As you oversee operations you will be responsible for strategic planning and development, budget and financial management and personnel and staff development issues, playing a key part in succession planning. Offering professional support, guidance and technical advice to colleagues you will liaise with elected members and with key internal and external partners, producing regular reports on progress against key indicators.

With increased focus on customer service and communications with elected members and other stakeholders, you will make it your aim to improve internal communications and increase efficient use of resources, developing the synergies between these different functions. You will also keep a watch on information given to overseas stakeholder organisations.

Degree level educated or beyond, or with relevant professional experience at a senior and strategic level, your background will be in building surveying and/or property management. Working knowledge of the legal side of property including leases, sales and tenancies will be essential along with a pragmatic and innovative approach and experience in front line customer facing service.

Our Benefits Package Includes:

  • Salary: £42,683 - £49,748 pa, depending on experience and qualifications
  • An International Supplement, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information at
  • Relocation Allowances, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information at
  • Annual Pension Contribution of 7.5% of salary
  • Annual Leave of 30 days per annum plus Public Holidays

An application form can be found at where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email:

Applications should be sent to and received by 10 May 2021.

The Public Service positively accepts applications from all members of the community regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and will consider all applications on the basis of merit, in accordance with the person specification.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed.  We would like to thank you for your interest in working for the St Helena Government.

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