Head of Housing


UK / Greater London

Construction, House Building & Development



Stephanie Howe
020 3962 9900

Stephanie joined MRG in January 2015 and is a Business Sector Director within the Real Estate Advisory team specialising in retained appointments at mid to senior level. She spent the first 8 years of her career with a large property services organisation where she oversa


Job Description

REF: 15420
Posted: 12 March 2020
Closes: 09 April 2020

Diocese of London

Head of Housing – London Diocesan Fund (LDF)

Location: Pimlico, London

Package: £60,000+

London Diocesan Fund is seeking to make the vital appointment of Head of Housing.

The Church of England in London is vibrant and at the heart of communities throughout the capital. The Diocese of London comprises parishes, chaplaincies, and missional communities in London north of the River Thames. At the London Diocesan Fund (LDF), we seek to do all that we can to support mission and growth in the Diocese of London, using our resources to help our parishes and worshipping communities serve over 4 million people.

The Head of Housing is responsible for the LDF’s £850m occupied and let residential assets, a substantial portion of the total £1bn portfolio. The primary purpose of the role is to ensure that all operational houses, are managed effectively on behalf of its occupiers in addition to maximising the missional and financial return.

The LDF’s residential portfolio is divided into two key areas: homes of the clergy and privately let assets. The Head of Housing is supported by a team of in- house property professionals and external consultants.

  • Operational housing – 300+ homes occupied by members of the clergy. Ensuring effective maintenance, fit out and management of housing stock to ensure a high level of service to occupiers. The portfolio is subject to a rolling 5-year review to ensure that it is fit for purpose and cost efficient in additional to Quinquennial Repairs (cyclical 5 year repairs).
  • Let residential portfolio – circa 100 properties generating a gross income of £3m.

Reporting to the Director of Housing and Investment Property, you will be an experienced housing professional (with a relevant industry degree or qualification), possessing strong contractor management skills and proven team leadership expertise. A highly customer focussed outlook is vital to success in the role, owing to regular and continued liaison with members of the clergy as a key interface of the Diocese.

The Head of Housing appointment offers the opportunity to have a direct impact on the lives of the clergy within the Diocese and provide input to the wider portfolio strategy.

Whilst we welcome applications from people regardless of their background, we particularly encourage applications from women and those from ethnic minority backgrounds as they are currently under-represented within the organisation at this level.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 9th April 2020.

First stage interviews with MRG scheduled for w/c 13th April 2020.

First stage interviews with LDF scheduled for w/c 27th April 2020.

For more information, including a copy of the Candidate Briefing Pack, please contact our retained advisor, Stephanie Howe ( at The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900.