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Director of Property

Job Title: Director of Property
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Wellington
REF: 118417
Contact Details: Jake Harold
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Job Published: 15 days ago

Director of Property

  • Bring your innovative ideas and property management experitse

  • Join a supportive team and enjoy a flexible working environment


If you’re looking for an opportunity to make your mark, are a strong relationship manager and negotiator and have the ability to manage a changeable work programme, we want to hear from you.

Beyond Recruitment is supporting Te Tari Taiwhenua (DIA) in finding a Director of Property to join the Property Team in their newly established Workplace Services Group.

As the director of Property you will provide strategic leadership, oversight and management of DIA’s complex property portfolio, change leadership and ensure the successful delivery of the Property team’s work programme. They lead and manage:

  • service outcomes for the Department across all the buildings in the DIA portfolio both owned and leased sites

  • the assessment of the current state of compliance across all sites under the Property portfolio and all services managed by Property

  • all-of-Department processes to ensure the asset base is effectively managed, evaluated and monitored, and provide information and analysis to support ELT decision making on assets.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the Property team through a change in operating model

  • Providing leadership and direction to the Property team, setting outcomes and monitoring overall progress towards those outcomes

  • Leading and overseeing the Department’s property portfolio, agenda and direction, ensuring strategic and operational functions work effectively together

  • Managing Property assets efficiently and in a manner that ensures compliance with relevant legislation and DIA policies

  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships across DIA to ensure a thorough understanding of branches and their support requirements

  • Actively participating in cross-agency Property initiatives and governance groups to enhance customer services across government and position Internal Affairs as a key contributor

  • Building capability and driving performance within your team by ensuring the implementation of development plans and through providing learning opportunities and effective coaching and mentoring of individual team members 


You will join a newly formed leadership team where they will fully support and encourage you in your leadership development and will offer you every opportunity to grow and thrive in your role. DIA are seeking proven leaders who are keen to be part of and help form a high performing, cohesive and functioning team.

At DIA they embrace flexibility and how that works for each individual. They also ensure that they have team connectivity with team anchor days, social activities and quarterly away days. They have fit-for-purpose technology which fully supports remote working. Let us know what flexibility looks like for you and we’ll do our best to accommodate your requirements.

You will bring to this role:

  • Proven experience in leading strategy development and business planning and reporting processes in multi-faceted organisations

  • Experience in leading though and embedding change

  • Financial management and strategic planning experience 

  • Sound understanding of Property Operations business requirements 

  • Commercial savvy 


If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW!

Or contact Jake Harold–

Applications for this role close at midnight on Sunday 14 August 2022.

Quoting Ref No: 118417