Build your future in Government Property

Working with us is an opportunity to be involved in some of the most exciting property projects for a generation, and with Civil Service modernisation and reform accelerated by the pandemic, there has never been a more exciting time to work in government property.

The central government estate is the largest and most diverse in the country. It’s worth over £500 billion and costs over £20 billion to run each year. From offices to schools, prisons to military air bases, property professionals in government shape the landscape of the UK (and beyond) through the built environment.

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We have a major input into policies that have a significant impact on the delivery of government priorities: the transformation of the justice system; developing future workplaces; creating innovative working environments; investing in our substantial transport; military and infrastructure assets and providing professional property advice to bodies across the public sector.

Career development in property

We’re strengthening property expertise across government, recruiting outstanding talent and providing more opportunities to enable people to enter the profession, and for all of our property professionals to reach their potential and gain professional property qualifications. Some of our offers are:

  • IWFM and RICS accredited apprenticeships (Levels 3 and 6) – structured, accredited learning programmes, running alongside the day job and resulting in the qualification for your career path
  • The Property Fast Stream – our four-year leadership development programme linked to the award-winning Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Government Property Leadership Programme – a tailored 12 month development programme which supports our senior property professionals to become expert leaders

Our learning and development offer is specifically designed to enrich our members’ careers, continuously developing professional, accredited property professionals to support the UK Government’s key initiatives and provide excellent services to our citizens.

Ghaitree Mungroo

The role is challenging and rewarding, with opportunities to learn, develop and network with colleagues across the department. My team is excellent with their support and we often work collaboratively. I enjoy the job and degree, and look forward to fulfilling my career aspirations for the future.

Ghaitree MungrooAssistant Surveyor, Ministry of Justice

Our career offer

Our profession is growing in both size and recognition so there has never been a better time to join. Whether you are at the beginning of your career, returning after a break or looking for a challenge to enhance your existing property skills and experience, we have something for everyone interested in a career in Government Property.

Working in Government Property gives you access to an incredibly varied and diverse portfolio of estates, providing opportunities to use their specialist knowledge and experience to make a practical impact on how property services are delivered for the public.

You could work in:

  • corporate real estate
  • facilities management
  • quantity surveying & cost management
  • property projects
  • valuation
  • building surveying
  • workplace consultancy
  • rural surveying
Janet Young

A future in Government Property

Janet Young, Government Chief Property Officer and Head of the Government Property Profession spoke to Property Week about our growing Property Workforce and the increasing impact Government Property has on UK citizens.

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Government Property Profession Job Vacancies

Review our latest recruitment campaigns to find opportunities to become part of our cross government community. You can also sign up for new vacancies alerts tailored to your skills and experience in the Civil Service Jobs portal (note - you will need to create an account in the Civil Service Jobs portal to sign up for job alerts).

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Government School of Property Launch

Managing the UK's biggest property portfolio of 300,000 public buildings is undeniably a tall order. Now the Civil Service has launched the Government School of Property to help staff deliver the best possible public services. It’s a one stop shop for all learning and development for property professionals.