Property Support Officer

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£19662 to £23329

Our team undertake all property management functions for a portfolio of circa 460 residential properties and 700 acres of land mainly used for farming and development opportunities. Individuals will be responsible for working with our Property Managers in the management of a wide-ranging portfolio of mainly residential properties across the Diocesan Area.

The Property Support Officer role will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining and monitoring electronic maintenance records;
  • Dealing with incoming calls, including general property enquiries;
  • Contacting trades people as required to arrange or progress work;
  • Handling the process of moving in and out of new occupiers, liaising regarding dates, utilities, garden maintenance, council tax and water rates and similar items;
  • Arranging inspection visits and processing inspection reports and maintaining the inspections and departmental diary;
  • Coding and passing incoming payments to the finance office and coding and copying accounts for payments; and
  • Supporting the Chief Financial Officer in running the overall department, which property forms a part, and particularly supporting key committees.

We take a team orientated approach but expect the team members to operate with a high level of autonomy and self-reliance. The successful candidates will enjoy freedom to get on with their role and work on their own initiative. The role offers the right individual the opportunity to work and develop in a progressive and ambitious organisation.

You need to:

  • Be a suitably experienced and ambitious individual;
  • Be capable of working on your own initiative;
  • Be able to build relationships with effective communication skills;
  • Have a track record in a related area of business support / administration;
  • Have a demonstrable good basic education with evidence of commitment to further developing their knowledge

A competitive package includes a competitive salary, flexi-time scheme, an 8% non-contributory pension with an additional 5% matched contributions and 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and 4 customary days a year (between Christmas and New Year).

Closing date 4 September 2022

Interviews will take place mid-September

For more information on this vacancy, please contact John Knox, Head of Property on 0113 3530 213 / 07872 005311 / email:

See attached Job Description

See attached Person Specification

The Diocese of Leeds covers the whole of West Yorkshire, the western part of North Yorkshire, and small parts of South Yorkshire, Lancashire, and County Durham. This is one of the largest dioceses in England and its creation in 2014 was unprecedented in the history of the Church of England. It covers an area of around 2,425 square miles, housing a population of around 2,642,400. The Diocese has around 600 church buildings in 450 parishes and 240 Church of England schools and academies. The Diocese of Leeds property team are responsible for a portfolio of circa 460 residential properties and 700 acres of land.

The following information is furnished to assist staff joining the Diocese to understand and appreciate the work content of their post and the role they are to play in the organisation. However, it must be noted that whilst every endeavour has been made to outline all the duties and responsibilities of the post, this document does not permit every item to be specified in detail. It must also be noted that this job description may be reviewed from time to time, in conjunction with the post holder.

Our Values

The Diocesan values, Loving, Living, Learning, are vital to the way we encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We aim to:

  • Love God, the world and one another.
  • Live in the world as it is, but, drawn by a vision of something better, we want to help individuals and communities flourish,
  • Learn when we get things wrong, by listening and growing together.

The Diocese of Leeds is proud to be a Living Wage Employer.

Leeds Diocesan Board of Finance (The Board) is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and the workplace and in avoiding unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, the Board will ensure that recruitment and selection, training and development, and promotion procedures result in no job applicant or employee receiving less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, class or caste, religious belief or lack of religious belief (unless this is an occupational requirement), disability, trade union membership or non-membership, gender or sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, responsibility for dependents or being a part-time or fixed-term worker. The Board’s objective is to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated solely on the basis of their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities.

For clergy applying to this role, your Area/Suffragan Bishop must be informed of your applications at the earliest opportunity. Furthermore, you must seek a Diocesan Bishop’s Licence in order to be eligible for a new role, and please be aware that granting a licence is subject to a CCSL from your Area/Suffragan Bishop.

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