Executive Recruitment

Head of Strategic Land and Property

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Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
up to £75,000
Closing date:
11th February
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
Monday 11th February
Short listing
w/c 18th February
Final Panel
27th Feb


Is this the best property job in local government?

Land and property assets are key to both the delivery of the Council’s services as well as its broader ambitions in areas such as employment, housing and infrastructure development.

As Head of Strategic Land and Property you will assume accountability for a wide and high profile remit which spans leading the delivery of major land and property developments, and driving forward an extensive capital development programme that includes UK Central, linked to HS2, town centre redevelopment and the on-going redevelopment of North Solihull. Your role will be to support new job creation and business investment by delivering our strategic place making priorities ensuring that we gain maximum customer and economic value out of our land and property holdings and interests.

Delivery of major capital and regeneration projects and the commercialisation of a mixed property portfolio will be key areas of focus for you. We are therefore looking for an innovative and commercially focused property expert to lead the service and deliver a substantial property development and investment programme.  Local government experience is not essential, and indeed candidates with a mix of senior experience across public and/or private sectors would be viewed positively.

This is a key role and the Council is looking for the right individual equipped with the necessary enthusiasm, experience, creativity and leadership skills to continue with the development of this service and to ensure that Solihull has the approach and resources required for the future.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Gary Evans
0113 205 6080
Marcia Williams
07807 621 337
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