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Unrivalled Scale

What we do

We manage the largest and most diverse property portfolio in the UK, with hundreds of thousands of assets: from prisons and courts, to schools and museums, hospitals, job centres, military bases, administrative offices and many more.

Our property workforce leads property projects which are unrivalled in their scale, impact, and variety.

What type of properties will I be working in?

Hear first-hand from our Fast-Streamer Mahir Choudhury about his experience joining Government Property.

£500bn worth of property & projects

Play a part in the management and development of the biggest estate in the country. From 160 million square metres of built, multipurpose floor space, to £70bn of new, modern buildings – our huge Government estate reaches all corners of the UK and beyond. As a property professional in government, regardless of the stage in your career, you’ll be able to access opportunities at a scale not found anywhere else.

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Find out more about how the Government plans to get the best out of property, both now and in the future, in the Government Property Strategy – and look at our Career Framework to see the range of roles in which your expertise could make a real difference.

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“I have an incredibly diverse, broad spectrum role with access to labs, depots, offices. I’ve never felt the need to go away from Government Property.”

Aidan McGuffie

Head of Workspace Planning

We are always looking for talented people. Search Civil Service Jobs for a full list of available roles.

Make an impact on the UK’s biggest, most diverse portfolio

The State of the Estate report shows just how diverse government property is. There is a career in Government property whatever your background.

Construction experts could be building new, state-of-the-art prisons for MoJ, or modern schools and academies with DfE. Facilities Management experts could be running the Defence Infrastructure estate, or managing fast-paced public-facing buildings for DWP. Surveyors could be working on pre-construction for the new Government Hubs, or standing up modern valuations systems with the VOA.

Whatever your discipline, whatever your level of experience, there is an exciting career waiting for you.

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Leading the way in modern, sustainable property

With such a vast estate, we lead the way in modern, sustainable property practices; and there’s nowhere better to develop, hone and develop your skills in this critical field.

Modern methods of construction in MoJ, the latest in slick surveying and ratings systems in the Valuation Office Agency, and modern workplaces in HMRC and Government Property Agency ‘hubs’ are just some examples of how Government Property is harnessing the advancements in technology.

Read more in the Government Property Sustainability Strategy.

Government Property – go Global

In Government Property, your career isn’t restricted to UK shores. Organisations like the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), and Ministry of Defence (MoD), manage and secure over 650 sites globally. Our Profession is responsible for managing and developing embassies, military bases, and all manner of UK Government property in every corner of the globe. Visit FCDO Services or About MoD for a taste of where your career could take you.

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