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Head of Property

  • £75,000
  • Permanent
  • Rochester, UK
  • 19182

Head of Property 
Diocese of Rochester 
Location: Rochester, Kent 
Package: circa £75,000 plus benefits  
The Diocese of Rochester is seeking to make the key appointment of Head of Property. 

We are the Church of England in the areas of Medway, north and west Kent and the London Boroughs of Bromley and Bexley; a historic diocese in existence since 604AD. Serving a diverse and vibrant community of faith, we share the vision that we are Called Together to change, serve and grow the church in this place. Serving a population of over 1.3 million people, the Diocese includes 215 parishes, 89 schools, and two bishops: The Bishop of Rochester and the Bishop of Tonbridge. 
With a sustainable portfolio of over 200 properties including clergy housing, investment property, land and redundant churches, the Head of Property is responsible for the strategic development of the portfolio to support the growth agenda of the Diocese and supporting parishes in the management and development of their own properties. 
The Head of Property will work with the Diocesan Surveyor to ensure continued effective delivery of the repairs, compliance and maintenance programme, whilst also assessing the ongoing review of the residential portfolio to ensure properties remain fit for purpose and meet the needs of clergy. With strategic responsibility for the wider land and property portfolio, we are seeking an individual with experience of delivering strategic asset management in aligned residential, commercial and/or land sectors, along with experience of overseeing acquisitions, property management, disposals and development. 
Reporting to the Diocesan Secretary, and as part of the Operations Management Team, the Head of Property will play a key and senior role, responsible for an established and committed team. As a natural leader, the appointed will mentor, empower and encourage the team to operate at their very best. 
This position offers the opportunity to take on a senior leadership role in the charity sector, offering flexible working and a lean operating structure in an organisation that has a direct impact on clergy, worshippers and the local community.  

For further information, you can view the candidate brochure here:

To arrange a confidential briefing discussion please contact our retained search advisor Stephanie Howe ( / 07932 717 431) and Charley McCarthy ( 07355 093 390). Applications should consist of a CV and supporting statement and should be sent to both Stephanie and Charley.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 16th June 2024.
MRG interviews to be held w/c 17th June and w/c 24th June 2024
Interviews with Diocese of Rochester to be held w/c 8th July 2024

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