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Head of Estates

Cumbria Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
Police Headquarters, Carleton Hall, Penrith, Cumbria
£76,563 to £83,331
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

Head of Estates

Salary: Director Band 1 -3 (£76,563 to £83,331 per annum)


The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria is looking for an exceptional and dynamic individual to achieve his vision for an estate which maximises operational fit, is cost effective and efficient for both Cumbria Constabulary and Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.    

Job Purpose

The Head of Estates will manage all estates revenue and capital budgets and lead any future estates collaboration projects for blue light services.  We are looking for someone that is ambitious, bring the best solutions to the role and ensure police and fire operations are supported by a fit for purpose estate.


  • Strategically lead and manage the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s (OPFCC) estate function this includes both the police and fire estate. Authorised to manage all estates revenue and capital budgets on behalf of the Commissioner under the arrangements between the Commissioner and the Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer for shared support services. Ensure the OPFCC estate is legal, meets all statutory requirements and lead any future estates collaboration projects for blue light services. drive strategic change but also have the responsibility to manage the existing estate functions ensuring statutory compliance.  

This is a great opportunity to influence the future of the police and fire estate at the start of its journey.  The exciting new role will be influencing the Estate Strategy for the next 30 years and will be driving its implementation.  You will need to have estate management experience and an ability to influence at a strategic level. In return you will be joining a top performing team.

If you believe you can offer this to Cumbria, then we would welcome your application. 

Candidates are invited to apply by submitting:

  • Completed application form outlining your suitability for the position (we will accept CV’s for some elements of your application; and
  • Completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Applications must be returned by 5.00 pm on Friday 1 December 2023 by email to
Mrs Joanne Head –  or via post to The Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, 1-2 Carleton Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2AU.

Shortlisting will take place on Monday 4 December with interviews for this position being held on Monday 11th December 2023


For further information and how to apply please visit our website:


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