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Head of Property

£60,000 - £70,000

UK / South East

Estates & Facilities Management



Stephanie Howe
020 3962 9900

Stephanie has led the MRG Public Sector Property function since 2019 having previously worked in MRG’s Real Estate Advisory Team from 2015 to 2019.  During her early career at MRG, Stephanie worked with a number of industry leading advisors, property companies, institutional investors


Job Description

REF: 15191
Posted: 10 January 2020
Closes: 22 March 2020

Diocese of Guildford

Head of Property

Location: Guildford, Surrey

Package: £60,000 - £70,000

The Diocese of Guildford is seeking to make the vital appointment of Head of Property.

Extending across two-thirds of Surrey, north-east Hampshire and into Sussex and Greater London, the Diocese of Guildford operates across 161 parishes and incorporates a portfolio of 217 church buildings, 83 schools in addition to a residential property portfolio.

The Diocese of Guilford seeks to enhance the wellbeing of the clergy as they settle into vicarages, which combine a workplace and a home, by ensuring effective management and maintenance of property and forging strong and trusted relationships with them.

In addition, the Diocese realises the opportunity to extract additional value from both its housing and investment portfolios. The appointed will be responsible for reviewing the current portfolio and subsequently devising and implementing a long term property strategy. This will outline the current and future requirements of operational housing, as well as identifying opportunity for development and asset management across the overall land and property portfolio.

The primary purpose of the role is to ensure that all houses, developments and investment properties are managed effectively to maximise the missional and financial return. Key responsibilities include: maintenance and repairs, inspections, sustainability, lease renewals, acquisitions, disposals and development as well as supporting our parishes in the care of church buildings.

The Head of Property is responsible for a team of five in house property professionals who they will motivate and work closely with, in order to deliver the operational management of the portfolio, the defined property strategy and support to our parishes. As a natural leader, the appointed will mentor, empower and encourage the team to operate at their very best.

As the go to property advisor within the organisation, the Head of Property will build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders including: the clergy, the community, schools building team, diocesan staff and external consultants. The Head of Property works closely with parishes to provide consultative advice relating to church buildings and property. The role reports directly to the Diocesan Secretary.

The appointed candidate will be a Chartered Surveyor with experience gained within commercial and residential portfolio management. Offering a competitive salary within the charity sector, work life balance and the opportunity to have a direct impact on the mission and people within the Diocese.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 22nd March 2020.

First stage interviews with MRG scheduled for w/c 23rd March 2020.

First stage interviews Diocese of Guildford scheduled for Monday 30th March 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.