Why choose us?
Our culture is dynamic, entrepreneurial and pragmatic, with a well-earned reputation for excellence and a track record for success. Our size, focus and agility means we offer employees the best of both worlds, combining the characteristics of both small and larger companies.
What we offer
We provide opportunities to:
- Work with high quality assets and development projects (part of a substantial long-term development pipeline)
- Work with, and learn from, experienced people with a strong track record
- Experience high levels of responsibility and plenty of senior team-level exposure
- Be part of a friendly and inclusive culture and environment
- Enjoy a very competitive rewards package
- Receive excellent training and development support
- Work in a collaborative office environment in a great West End location
What we are looking for
We may own over £2.6 billion worth of London real estate, but we’re still relatively small in people terms so every individual’s contribution counts. New starters are encouraged to innovate and demonstrate the disciplined approach that we are known for.
When hiring, we look for individuals who are comfortable taking responsibility and who work constructively with colleagues. We invest time in providing an extensive induction that helps new starters understand the wider business, feel at home and able to contribute straightaway.
Rachel Aylett Head of Human Resources
Talented individuals and a great team environment make for GPE’s success. This knowledge drives our careful selection of new recruits, our strong investment in people development and our focus on working to develop the GPE culture.
An inclusive culture
of employees would recommend GPE as a great place to work
2017 GPE Engagement Survey
We are an entrepreneurial yet pragmatic business. Senior and executive management are easily accessible and operate an open door policy. We work in cross-disciplinary teams, holding regular meetings (weekly, monthly and quarterly) to connect up all areas of the business.
We recognise that every project’s success is based on individual contributions and great teamwork. New starters are quickly involved in a range of interesting, highly visible projects, working in a friendly environment that engenders strong camaraderie.
Unlocking our people’s potential
We have always encouraged our employees to further their careers by providing them with professional development opportunities and support for qualifications. More recently, we have taken this further with a structured Company programme of activities to grow the talent in our organisation.
All employees have Personal Development Plans and also have the opportunity to be considered for internal vacancies.
Our managers are given training to develop their managerial and leadership skills, as well as support to enhance individual and team performance. Our half-yearly appraisal process is designed for people to focus on what matters most during the year.
All new employees have access to GPE’s ‘Unlocking People Potential’ business skills and training courses. Behavioral profiling is also available to all our people as a tool for their personal development.
Helen Hare Head of Project Management
The Leadership Programme has enabled me to better empower, encourage and motivate my team, further enhancing GPE’s positive culture.
Rewards and benefits
Our aim is to provide competitive salaries and with all employees participating in the Company’s annual employee bonus plan. One part of the reward is driven by personal achievement against objectives and the other by GPE’s performance against its key financial targets.
All employees can participate in the Company’s ‘two for one' Share Incentive Plan which encourages employees to have a long-term stake in GPE and a share in the Company’s success.
Other benefits include a generous employer pension contribution, private health and dental cover, 25 days holiday plus the opportunity to buy further holiday through salary sacrifice, interest free travel loans and cycle to work vouchers.
Inclusion, engagement and diversity
We encourage a culture of mutual respect and fairness where individual success depends solely on ability, behaviour, performance and, most importantly, teamwork.
We recognise the importance of retaining GPE’s unique qualities by engaging all of our people with our strategy and how we operate. To achieve this, we create opportunities for employees to be involved and contribute at a broader level through engagement surveys, working groups and feedback sessions.
When it comes to hiring, we select the best person for the role based on merit alone, irrespective of gender, race, age or any other discriminating factor.