Head of Property Services

09 Oct 2020
18 Oct 2020
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Job position
Head of
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Property Services

The Clifton Diocese is seeking to make the crucial appointment of Head of Property Services.


The Diocese of Clifton is the Roman Catholic diocese covering the West of England and includes the City and County of Bristol, the counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset. There are 107 parishes within 13 deaneries serving a Catholic population of around 190,000.

The Head of Property is responsible for more than 330 Diocesan properties, ranging from Grade l listed, heritage assets through to more modern stock. The portfolio is made up parish and curial properties including presbyteries, churches and church buildings, investment properties as well as involvement with school buildings and school land.  The primary purpose of the role is to ensure that the Property Services Department provide effective management, development, repair, refurbishments and improvement, rationalisation, leases, licenses and acquisition and disposal of the Diocesan property portfolio.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, and as part of the senior leadership team, you will be an experienced property professional (full member of RICS or CIOB), possessing strong stakeholder management skills. Responsible for a team of 5 property professionals, the Head of Property Services will ensure effective delivery of organisation’s property, whilst acting as a mentor and assisting with their professional development. A highly personable and customer focussed approach is vital to success in the role, owing to regular and continued liaison with parishes, members of the clergy, the community and as a key interface of the Diocese.

The Head of Property Services appointment offers the opportunity to have a direct impact on the lives of the clergy and community through property across a highly diverse portfolio and a wide range of estate related duties.

A copy of the Candidate Briefing Pack including further information can be found on the following link: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/329876/

Closing date for applications is midnight on 18th October 2020.

First stage interviews with MRG scheduled for w/c 19th October 2020.

First stage interviews with Clifton Diocese scheduled for w/c 26th October 2020.

For an initial discussion please contact our retained advisor, Stephanie Howe (stephanie.howe@mrgpeople.co.uk) at The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900.

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