Do you want to run the newly-merged Propertymark, embracing both the National Association of Estate Agents and the Association of Residential Letting Agents?
Well you only have a week to get your application submitted to the head-hunters, who have produced a seven page appointment brief.
Part of it says: “A newly created role, the Chief Executive Officer will be pivotal in ensuring Propertymark meets its strategic plan to become “one Propertymark”, unifying the organisation through the merging of working divisions known to the industry as ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) and NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents).
“Not only will this role lead on transformation and change the way in which the organisation operates, it will play a lead role in shaping the culture of the organisation ensuring the highest of standards are met both internally and externally with its members and stakeholders, placing the consumer at the heart of what it does.
“The CEO is responsible for the overall success of Propertymark and its subsidiaries and is responsible for leading the execution of long-term strategy in line with the company vision and values. They will report into the Chair, and work with the Board of Directors which is currently made up of member volunteers and Non-Executive Directors. The CEO for Propertymark will also be an active member on the Board.”
Surprisingly the brief - prepared by head hunters Saxton Bampfylde - suggests that Propertymark wants someone who does not necessarily have a track record in the lettings industry, or indeed property, although they should have an “interest.”
Instead, the successful candidate will need a track record in regulation and professional membership bodies, as well as showing a willingness to be a leading voice in the sector.
The brief also says: “Central to the future success of Propertymark is an ambitious programme of transformational change, which will see the organisation building on its strong foundations to shape the future culture of the organisation, and ensure the highest standards are met internally and externally, with the consumer at the heart of everything it does.
“Operating in a fast-evolving sector anticipating a number of significant legislative changes Propertymark has the chance to consolidate its position as the industry-leading body, by capitalising on the opportunities such changes will bring.”
You have until noon next Tuesday to apply and the new candidate is expected to be announced in the early autumn.