Head of Estates

Bordering the Thames in Fulham and set in 42 acres of magnificent grounds, The Hurlingham Club is a green oasis of tradition and international renown. Recognised throughout the world as one of Britain’s greatest private members’ clubs, it retains its quintessentially English traditions and heritage, while providing modern facilities and services for its members. The Club continually looks at ways in which it can improve, for both current and future generations, the first-class social and sporting facilities within an elegant and congenial ambience.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Head of Estates / Estates Executive will be responsible for delivering a safe, well organised experience that exceeds customer expectation. The post holder will oversee all aspects of day to day soft services in addition to overseeing the planning and delivery of an extensive maintenance/minor works programme. You will be supported by a management team of three across grounds, maintenance and cleaning.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of leading a customer facing FM team in a similar prestigious environment and have demonstrable experience in creating a culture of service excellence. You will be adept in people management including mentoring, motivating and developing staff. Excellent organisational and planning skills are also essential including the effective performance management of external suppliers. Previous public venue expertise in a high public footfall environment would be advantageous.

We are particularly seeking to maximise the potential of our history, brand and physical environment from a property and FM perspective and we are therefore seeking candidates who have a track record of successfully operating in best in class environments. Given the diverse nature of stakeholder relationships the post holder will proactively manage; it is expected that prospective candidates will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong budget management skills are also essential.

The competitive benefits package includes living accommodation on-site (three-bedroom detached house) in addition to staff membership of the club (for partner and children under 18). Also included are private healthcare, group life assurance, bonus, free meals whilst on duty and excellent pension scheme.

To arrange a confidential discussion and/or to request the full briefing particulars please contact our retained advisor Adam Spencer of The Management Recruitment Group.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 18th August 2019.

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