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Job Title:
Chancery Property Manager

£53,366 plus excellent benefits

Vacancy type:

Term Details:



Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London, UK

Closing date for applications:
23-02-2020 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Deputy Management Consular Officer (Property), and with the support of mission staff and contractors, the Chancery Property Manager has overall responsibility for the management of 5 Trafalgar Square and 2-4 Cockspur Street, housing the High Commission of Canada as well as a tenant. The Chancery Property Manager manages contracts related to property services, including the overall Property and Facility Management Services (PFMS) contract; provides expert technical advice; oversees all activities related to the management of the Chancery buildings; identifies, plans and implements projects related to the maintenance, repair, improvement, and modernization of the Chancery buildings. The Chancery Program Manager is also responsible for managing a team of employees and budgets related to the Chancery buildings.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened on the essential qualifications below and must demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet these criteria. Only those candidates who have all the essential qualifications and demonstrate these qualifications clearly within their application will proceed to the next stage of the process.

Education: A minimum Level 4 (higher national certificate (HNC)) qualification in construction, engineering, surveying or a related trade or discipline or equivalent.


- Minimum five years experience of supervising staff and of leading a team, within the last eight years

- Minimum five years work experience in non-residential property management, within the last eight years

Linguistic Profile: Professional written and oral communication in English

Rated Requirements
Candidates must also meet the Rated Requirements shown below, which will be assessed through any of the following: cover letter, written test, oral communication, interview and reference checks.

• Knowledge of building systems with a broad general knowledge of civil, structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering;
• Knowledge of legislation and regulations pertaining to property matters including relevant codes and standards;
• Knowledge of property management practices, including maintenance schedules;
• Knowledge of project management practices including scope, time, cost, and risk;
• Knowledge of environmental principles and sustainable environmental management practices;
• Knowledge of financial budgeting, planning and forecasting.

• Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work.
• Ability to resolve issues related to clients, scope and price.
• Ability to direct the work of others, including contractors, professionals, etc.
• Ability to write correspondence and reports in a professional manner
• Computer skills in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Project and Power Point)

Personal Suitability
• Client focus
• Initiative and good judgement
• Team-work

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications, which should be clearly demonstrated in their cover letter.
• Membership of a professional institution i.e. MRICS, CEng, MCIBSE, MAPM, CIOB, IMechE or IET or similar;
• Experience in the public sector, an international organisation or a diplomatic mission;
• Ability to communicate effectively in French both orally and in writing;
• Experience with SAP;
• Possessing a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Must be able to work overtime on short notice on occasion;
• Must be available for occasional duties outside normal working hours (i.e., evenings and weekends);

Condition(s) of Employment:
Hours of work will be 37.5 per week, worked Monday to Friday at time to be arranged by the supervisor. Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory employment and character references and the ability to obtain and maintain an Enhanced Reliability security screening (including a criminal record check).
Copies of educational qualifications will be required at the interview stage of the process. Successful candidate must have the required documentation allowing the right to work in the UK. Documentation will be required.

Area of selection:
United Kingdom

Important Notes:
This position is open to candidates currently resident in the UK, who hold current documentation allowing them to work in the UK without restriction, who meet all of the essential requirements stated and whose applications are received by the closing date. Those candidates holding documentation/visas not renewable in the UK such as the Youth Mobility Visa will not be eligible to apply for this position.

The High Commission of Canada does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interview nor does it reimburse any relocation costs. The High Commission of Canada does not sponsor work permit applications on behalf of candidates.

The High Commission of Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce.

The High Commission of Canada is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.

Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture.

Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.

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