Senior Place Manager (Estates/Property)

Scottish Government
Dundee and Glasgow
£39,312 - £47,065 pa
Closing date
28 Oct 2021
IRC89848 E
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Are you looking for a new challenge influencing the strategic management of Social Security Scotland's estate?

Do you have strong collaboration skills with the ability to deliver results across business areas?

If so, we need you to help shape the new Management Unit of Place Services.

We are currently seeking applications for a Senior Place Manager within the Corporate Services Department based in Dundee and Glasgow. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.


The Place Services branch has the responsibility to lead the accommodation, travel, and smarter working arrangements for the Agency. There are two operational teams one located at our headquarters in Dundee and another in Glasgow. A new business management unit is currently being developed to support these operational teams, and to provide leadership in the areas under the responsibility of the Service.

Qualifications Required

For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent or relevant experience.

Experience of Property or Estate Management is preferred.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria

1. Proven understanding of long term estate planning, including governance, asset management, and environmental performance management.

2. Excellent leadership skills with the ability to engage internal and external stakeholders to deliver consistent positive results.

3. Excellent organisational skills with the ability to demonstrate initiative and prioritise a varying workload across a team to meet targets and deadlines.

4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to produce complex strategic material that is concise, well-structured, and accurate; with both written and numerical content.

Important Information Regarding Interviews

In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the MS Teams app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

Candidate Information Sessions

We are running information sessions for candidates in order to provide further information on the recruitment process and the role itself. Please click on the link of your below to register for one of these sessions:

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Further Information

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the "Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants" which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Mark Jummun who can be reached at

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team via

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