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Head of Property

Diocese of York
£50k - 60k per year
Closing date
15 Feb 2024

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I am excited to be partnering with the diocese of York to support them with the recruitment of a new Head of Property. The role leads their property team which is responsible for around 260 residential houses and 3000 acres of land across the Diocese of York.

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Head of Property is a senior role which includes accountability for the operational and investment (glebe) portfolios – identifying strategic opportunities, overseeing larger capital projects, and ensuring legal and regulatory compliance, including health and safety. You will be accountable for the budget and have functional and line management responsibility for the Property team.

The role is an opportunity for you to bring energy, insight and direction to this important area of their resourcing; to continue to develop their operations in this area alongside robust systems and processes.

You will be adept at managing a portfolio, with flexibility to cope with changing demands, whilst still within budget, achieving best value from external partners, and at managing and developing a team. This is a full-time post, with options available around flexible / hybrid working.

To be successful in this role you will be an experienced surveyor, with a track record of managing a diverse property portfolio and achieving best value from external partners.  You will be able to identify strategic opportunities, manage larger capital projects, ensure legal and regulatory compliance and lead and develop a team.


With its network of parishes covering the country, the Church of England plays an active role in national life, bringing an important Christian dimension to the nation as well as strengthening community life.  The Church of England is arranged geographically into 41 dioceses, each under the care of a Bishop, and covers every part of England.

The Diocese of York is a family of 607 churches and 127 schools in 470 parishes, which extends from Middlesbrough on the River Tees to Hull on the River Humber, and from the east coast of Yorkshire about as far west as the A1 road.  Led and guided by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, our vision is to be a family of Generous Churches Making and Nurturing Disciples.

The Diocesan Office is located at Clifton Moor on the northern edge of York.  The teams operating from there provide a range of services aimed at supporting the mission and ministry of our churches, parishes and schools.  Our Property Team is a fundamental part of this, playing a key role in the deployment and support of the clergy who are at the heart of our work.

The operational property portfolio consists of around 300 properties, with a value in excess of £100 million, which are held for the deployment of clergy to provide ministry across the diocese.  The team is responsible for asset management, property management, statutory compliance and care of occupants.  The team also works with external partners on the estate management of the glebe portfolio of 3,000 acres, as well as administration and advice in relation to parish properties and trusts.

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Amy Johnson Way
Clifton Moor
North Yorkshire
YO30 4XT

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