Government & Defence

Property & Estates Consultant

Not Specified

Property & Estates Consultant – Public Sector

3 to 5 days per week (negotiable)

Remote with occasional travel to sites in Essex and East London.

£367.20 to £613.02 per day – Umbrella or LTD – IR35 status considered.

About the role

Interim Executives have been retained exclusively by a public sector client to urgently source and engage a Property and Development Consultant for a 12-month rolling contract. This role can be delivered remotely, with occasional visits to site and corporate offices to present to a board.


My client has identified a gap in capability and immediately needs to resource a suitable interim to support a high-risk, high-profile, and politically sensitive scheme. Having been given notice by their current landlord, my client are needing to make urgent plans to relocate a key property asset to a new location. On top of this, there are other priotities to be delivered during this contract, including a refurbishment and modernisation programme. This is a multi-faceted role requiring a full range of skills and capabilities. The focus on expertise will be around delivery of medium-sized public sector development schemes, large refurbishment programmes and strategic property consultancy experience. This role sits outside of the existing structure of the property and facilities team and has no direct reports. The successfully appointed individual will set project milestones and key deliverables, which will be presented at interview stage upon receiving the full brief.

You will need to be

As an experienced Director within a public sector setting, you will have a strong background and track record in the delivery of civic, purpose-built training facilities or commercial office schemes. You will have ideally having worked at Director level in a local authority, blue light, charity or central government organisation, supporting £10m+ portfolio of construction, development or refurbishment projects. You will be experienced in both the front end (transition plans, business case and feasibility) and ‘back end’ delivery of construction, and asset management and handover. Our client is open to considering commitments ranging from 3 to 5 days per week.

What to do now

For a confidential discussion, please contact Matt Donovan of The Management Recruitment Group. Applications should consist of a CV and a relevant project list or supporting statement

Campaign Timeline

Applications are open until the role is filled. This is an urgent posting, requiring an immediate start.

Equality & Diversity Statement

MRG Interim Executives shall not discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidate/temporary worker is submitted for a vacancy or assignment, or in any terms of employment or terms of engagement for temporary workers. MRG Interim Executives will ensure that each candidate is assessed only in accordance with the candidate’s merits, qualifications, and abilities to perform the relevant duties required by the particular vacancy