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Property Graduate Manager

Cabinet Office
Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, York
£38,046 - £41,053
Closing date
23 Jun 2023

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Contract Type
Commercial Property, General Practice, Residential Property
Business Type
Public Sector


Property Graduate Manager

Ref: 290955

Location: Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, York

Salary: £38,046 - £41,053


Candidates new to the Civil Service will join on the pay band minimum. Current Civil Servants will be subject to normal CS pay rules. Existing Civil Servants will be appointed in line with the Civil Service pay rules in place on the date of their appointment.

Closing date: 11:55pm on Friday 23 June 2023.


Job summary

The Office of Government Property (OGP) is a business unit of the Cabinet Office, leading the Government Property Function, setting strategy and delivery standards for multiple Government-wide programmes, and leading the Property Profession of 7,000 professionals across Government. This role sits in the Property Profession team, OGP’s Property Capability Programme, providing high quality services to Departments.

We are a friendly and driven team of 12, based across the UK, and we’re proud to have a mix of professional skills across Property, HR, Project Management and Communications. As Graduate Manager, your work will support our aim of developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce that is both diverse and socially mobile.


Job description

The successful person will play a crucial role in developing Property Capability and our Property Leaders of the future. You’ll be involved in the whole graduate journey, from outreach, through recruitment, to coordinating Property placements across government, ensuring our graduates add value to their teams, while gaining the relevant Property experience to develop into qualified leaders of the Profession. You’ll have fantastic exposure to a combination of senior Property and HR stakeholders across government, influencing a culture of demand for - and real value in - Property early talent programmes.


What you’ll be doing

1. Lead the Property Fast Stream, working collaboratively with the central Fast Stream Early Talent (FSET) team to 

  • Ensure departmental buy-in to Property early talent
  • Recruit a diverse cohort of talented candidates from across the UK
  • Manage the placement, accreditation and development journey of our ‘on scheme’ graduates, ensuring they get the technical and leadership experience they need to be successful.

2. Develop and implement a high quality, standardised accreditation support offer across all departments - ensuring departments and individuals have what they need to achieve the appropriate accreditation (e.g. RICS Assessment of Professional Competence - APC)

3. Ensure an engaged pipeline of prospective property graduates, working with colleagues across the Profession team to deliver high quality Outreach activity, and a robust, civil–service-wide approach to Government Property internships and work-placements

This is an exciting, varied role with autonomy to shape and implement strategic initiatives to help Government develop and retain high calibre property graduates, and reinforce Government Property as a Career of Choice. The wide-reaching nature of this role will offer exposure to all departments, property portfolios and team operating models across government, which means success here is a platform for your own development and career progression, too.


Further information

Please note that successful candidates will need to pass the CTC security checks – this requires you to have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years. Supplementary checks may be needed where individuals have not lived in the UK for that period. This may mean your security clearance (and therefore your appointment) will take longer or, in some cases, not be possible.

Please note the terms and conditions attached. Please take time to read the document to determine how these may affect you.

A reserve list may be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.

Any move to Cabinet Office from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.

In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service/Disclosure Scotland on your behalf.

However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

For further information on the Disclosure Scotland confidential checking service, telephone the Disclosure Scotland Helpline on 0870 609 6006 and ask to speak to the operations manager in confidence, or email

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.

A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.

This role is full time only. Applicants who wish to work an alternative pattern are welcome to apply however your preferred working pattern may not be available and you should discuss this with the vacancy holder before applying.


Reasonable Adjustment

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

Contact Government Recruitment Service via as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Complete the ‘Assistance required’ section in the ‘Additional requirements’ page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.



Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is counter-terrorist check.

See our vetting charter.

People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard checks.


Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.


Apply and further information

This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.

The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction.


Contact point for applicants

Jonathan Easthope,

Recruitment team,


Further information

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If you feel that your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles, and wish to make a complaint, then in the first instance you should contact Government Recruitment Service at:

If you are not satisfied with the response that you receive, then you can contact the Civil Service Commission at:

For further information on the Recruitment Principles, and bringing a complaint to the Civil Service Commission, please visit their website at:

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