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Head of Property

This position is now closed to applications.


Wasps, an established social enterprise who are also Scotland’s leading artist studio provider, has a rarely available opportunity now open to Head up their Property Team.  This post is a permanent role to oversee the management and maintenance of Wasps portfolio of 20 properties across the length and breadth of Scotland.

The role will involve engaging with Wasps wider staff team, their studio communities across Scotland, their Board, as well as a wide range of stakeholders, development partners and maintenance contractors that they engage with on a regular basis.

The postholder will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of Wasps five-year Estates Plan to ensure their properties are managed, maintained and fully let. The post is supported by a full Property Team whilst working closely with Wasps Finance Team in managing rent collection, leasing, utility management and property maintenance investment.  The post will also work closely with Wasps Projects Team, who deliver the new capital developments which become operational studio buildings for the Property Team to manage.

The duties of the post will also include

  1. Overseeing the leasing of studios within Wasps properties for artist and creative industry tenants to ensure maximum occupancy is maintained across the estate and that new properties become occupied early in their operational stage.
  2. Facilities management of all the company’s properties ensuring they are appropriately managed, maintained and occupied.
  3. Overseeing ongoing repair and maintenance planning and delivery, including budgeting, managing spend, procurement of external contractors, plant maintenance and repair, managing annual maintenance contracts and compliance.
  4. Overseeing health & safety compliance, fire safety and other legislative requirements within the company’s properties and report on these to Senior Management Team and Wasps Board on a regular basis. 


To be considered, applicants must be educated to degree level (or equivalent) or relevant professional qualification in property, estate management or surveying. They will have significant experience in facilities management, leasing and property compliance within either a not for profit or Public Sector organisation and possess excellent communication skills (both oral and written), with the ability to communicate complex information to stakeholders in a format appropriate to each. 

They must have strong espouse to listed/historic buildings and have an appreciation of the challenges faced in maintaining older buildings. Due to the nature of the role, a full UK driving license is also essential to the position.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work at a national level, to join a respected social enterprise and oversee a portfolio of beautiful buildings and could suit candidates from a University Estates, Housing Association or Local Authority background who are familiar with the governance and culture.

If you have a query or would like an informal discussion regarding the opportunity please contact Steven Murray at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

For more information on the organisation, role and how to apply please visit the dedicated microsite at

Closing date for applications: Monday 27th January 2020.

To apply, please send your CV and supporting statement (your supporting statement should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role’s criteria) to Melissa Scholes –

If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 24 hours of submitting your application, please contact Melissa Scholes on 0141 212 7555.