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Head of Estates (Diocesan Surveyor)

Harris Hill
£65k per year
Closing date
25 Jul 2022

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The Diocese comprises 87 parishes including 54 maintained schools and academies across Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire (except Slough), South Oxfordshire, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. Formed 19th May 1882 by the division of the Diocese of Southwark, the organisation has a presence in every community and can offer ministry and mission to all who come to them, working towards the Bishop’s vision of Bringing people closer to Jesus Christ through his church.

The Diocese is looking for a Head of Estates (Diocesan Surveyor) to have responsibility for the development and delivery of all estates and facilities services across the Diocese. The postholder will provide building and construction expertise and take a commercial approach to investment properties to support the development of the organisation. This role will be the principal advisor on all land, property, estates, and facilities matters to the Parishes and Diocesan Trustees through the Chief Operating Officer. The postholder will work closely with internal colleagues and external partners and advisers to ensure all estates and facilities matters are considered as part of any change or development.

Key details:

Role: Head of Estates (Diocesan Surveyor)

Location: The Diocesan Estates Team is based in Portsmouth, with a hybrid office/home model

Salary: £65,000 per annum

Contract: Full time, permanent

Amongst other criteria, the successful candidate will have:

 Membership of RICS, or other relevant professional body and evidence of recent and continuous professional development
 Significant and relevant experience at a senior level, leading a property function in a large, complex, and multi-site environment
 An established record of estates and property portfolio planning, development, management, and rationalisation
 A sound understanding of the legislative framework related to property management including listed buildings
 Well developed understanding of risk management

This role will require occasional evening/weekend working and flexibility will be required. The role involves site visits throughout the Diocese, therefore a clean driving license and access to a vehicle is essential.

If you would like to receive a full job description for this role with details on how to apply, please contact Faye Marshall at Harris Hill:

Faye Marshall: | 020 7820 7303

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 18th July 2022

Harris Hill Charity Recruitment Specialists operates an equal opportunity policy and commits to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


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