Clergy Housing Manager/Property Surveyor

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per annum

Interviews to take place 3rd November 2020
35 hours per week
Salary - £29,332.00 - £31,354.00
25 days holiday
Free parking
Defined Contribution Pension Scheme

Job Summary:

This is a crucial role to make sure we have an exceptionally high quality housing offer for clergy and to let. Our housing portfolio of c.180 homes is worth £45m. We need to maintain our asset base as an important resource for our diocese.

The role combines conducting property surveys to ascertain the quality of stock; devising planned and cyclical maintenance programmes; setting and managing relevant budgets; and overseeing a high quality, proactive and forward thinking customer focused repairs and maintenance service for clergy and managing contractors to a high level of expectation. The post holder will manage the Clergy Housing Officer.

Key Tasks

  1. To oversee a managed programme of condition surveys of all our housing stock.
  2. To oversee and manage the clergy move in/move out process ensuring homes are in a decent standard for letting and the next incumbent. To project manage relevant works.
  3. To prepare and manage capital and revenue budgets for the planned and reactive maintenance. To manage those budgets and provide management information to the relevant committee.
  4. To develop and promote excellence in the Clergy Housing service helping set high standards and expectations. To monitor and provide feedback on performance against those standards. To develop mechanisms to support this area.
  5. To proactively oversee the letting process for vacant housing.
  6. To provide management and customer information to the Clergy Housing Committee and (where necessary) the Diocesan Board of Finance.
  7. To ensure the diocese is compliant with our statutory and health and safety requirements with regard to our housing portfolio.
  8. To oversee our repair’s contractors to ensure quality of work and customer service standards. To negotiate and procure work and contractors to the best value for our diocese.
  9. To oversee the routine repairs and improvement of bishops’ residences in liaison with the appropriate budget holder.
  10. To manage information on our property database using this as a key planning, budgetary and reporting tool.
  11. To manage the Clergy Housing Officer and liaise with others over the delivery of a quality, responsive service.
  12. To input into the strategy for clergy housing as owned by the clergy housing committee.
  13. To carry out CPD and be conversant in current best practice.

The post holder must be in sympathy with the aims and ethos of the Church of England.

Essential requirements

  • Relevant degree or professional qualification (RICS) or equivalent.
  • Good experience of carrying out property surveys.
  • Experience of managing a varied housing portfolio.
  • Creating work specifications and managing a tendering and site inspection process.
  • Creating and managing budgets.
  • Implementing relevant health, safety, planning and building legislation.
  • Project management in the property context.
  • Delivering multiple projects on time and budget.
  • Good knowledge of the basic Microsoft platform of software.
  • Results focussed with an ability to problem solve.
  • Up to date knowledge of Health and Safety legislation, CDM Regulations and other relevant requirements.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Approachable and dependable.
  • Flexible work approach.
  • Excellent planning and organisation skill.
  • The ability to deal with people with patience, sensitivity and tact.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to work occasional evenings or Saturdays.
  • To have an understanding of, and be in sympathy with, the Church of England.

Desirable requirements

  • MRICS or MCIOB qualification.
  • 2 years post qualifications experience.
  • Managing a team.
  • Self- motivated with an ability to use own initiative.
  • Some knowledge of Church of England structures.