Property Manager

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£37,500pa plus excellent benefits

The Property Manager is an important and crucial role at the Diocese, as you will lead on all aspects of the maintenance and renovation of the housing property portfolio owned by the Diocese of Canterbury.

The Diocese of Canterbury has a housing stock portfolio of approximately 180 properties located throughout South and East Kent. This housing stock comprises a diverse range of properties of varying ages, size and value. The majority of these are designated as homes to house our clergy. The remaining housing stock is rented on the open market. All elements of the Diocese’s property portfolio are regularly reviewed and properties are bought and sold on the open market in order to meet the housing needs of the diocese and its parishes.
Reporting to the Property Director, you will oversee the maintenance and upkeep of our portfolio, researching and procuring contractors as needed to maintain, repair, or improve properties.

As Property Manager, you will also manage the maintenance team to ensure best results on a limited budget, and take responsibility for inspecting, specifying and coordinating any repairs and improvements, ensuring that all properties comply with statutory regulations.

You will also build good relationships with Clergy households and tenants to coordinate house moves and resolve any issues and requests from occupiers, whilst maintaining effective records of occupiers and vacant properties.

You will be based within the Property Team in Canterbury, but the role will involve significant off-site work so the ability to travel and work flexibly is a necessity.

  1. Oversee the safety and maintenance of the property portfolio owned by the Diocese of Canterbury ensuring that properties comply with all applicable regulations.
  2. Inspect, Scope Recommend and coordinate repairs and improvements to Diocese’s property portfolio as needed.
  3. Manage the maintenance teams to ensure best results on a limited budget.
  4. Research and procure contractors needed to maintain, repair, or improve properties as required and as per schedules of maintenance.
  5. Manage multiple workloads and shifting priorities with regards to the changing needs of our property portfolio.
  6. Overseeing security, fire prevention, and other safety systems in our properties to ensure they are compliant and meet regulations.
  7. Ensure that occupants are provided with proper utilities
  8. Build excellent relationships with Clergy households and tenants to coordinate house moves and resolve complaints, problems, and requests from occupiers
  9. Maintain effective records of occupiers and vacant properties
  10. Draft specification of works with relation to our property portfolio.

You should have experience with residential properties and a broad knowledge of estate management practices, along with an understanding of all statutory requirements in relation to residential property management.

Canterbury Diocese is the oldest diocese in England, stretching from Maidstone to Thanet, the Isle of Sheppey to the Romney Marsh. We have 350 miles of coastline with historic ports and seaside resorts, alongside rural communities, market towns and commuter-belt urban developments. Affluent areas often sit alongside pockets of major deprivation, offering an exciting and challenging mission context.

At the heart of all we do is a vision of transformation for ourselves and our communities: no one can encounter God and remain unchanged. In the Diocese of Canterbury, we want to increasingly become a Christian community transformed through encounter with Christ, growing and overflowing to transform and bless the families, homes and communities we serve: Changed Lives, Changing Lives.

Closing date: 20 March 2022, 23:59.