Strategic Land Asset Manager

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Hybrid - remote working or Church House, Westminster

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The Church Commissioners for England is a statutory corporation that is a major financial institution managing over £10 billion of assets for the Church of England and an administrative body with regulatory and quasi-judicial duties. It has representatives of Church and State on its governing body and is answerable to Parliament and the General Synod of the Church of England. Financial returns are used to support the mission and ministry of the Church of England.

The Property Investment team is responsible for the Commissioners’ real estate investments which include rural, strategic land, commercial, residential, forestry, infrastructure and indirect property investments, with a portfolio worth over £2 billion.

This role helps manage the Strategic Land Portfolio of about 60 major greenfield, mainly residential, development opportunities spread across England and valued at over £290 million, and responsible for bringing forward key strategic development sites. To closely oversee agents, planning, technical and legal advisors to deliver potential development schemes from inception to a subsequent sale.

An exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team. As one of the largest landowners in the country the Church Commissioners have a sizeable Strategic Land Portfolio, with a national geography, capable of delivering approximately 30,000 homes and 7m sqft of employment space across 60 sites. We are seeking a proactive person to assist with land acquisition, provide development advice to the Planning team throughout the planning process, assist with landowner agreements and collaboration agreements and to assist with the identification of developer partners and site disposal process. This is a Central London based role, with flexible working. Travel across the country will be required.

The Strategic Land team sit within the Real Estate fund of the Church Commissioners’ Investment Division which has a value in excess of £10 billion.’



Capabilities in core areas of management practice outlined below:

  • Direct experience of development site identification.
  • Delivery of results – as demonstrated through the ability to initiate action to resolve problems, overcome barriers and exploit opportunities.
  • A clear understanding of the preparation and use of financial appraisals.


  • RTPI or RICS professional membership / relevant property qualification.
  • Experience of working within one (or two) of the following sectors: development, consultancy or public sector development delivery.
  • Experience of project management and of managing stakeholder relationships.
  • Working knowledge of the UK planning system at national and local levels.


  • A commercial approach to planning and development processes.
  • Clear and effective communicator with good report writing skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Ability to deliver results working to deadlines whilst managing a full workload.

Personal Attributes:

  • Friendly, enthusiastic and professional.
  • Consultative and collaborative team player.
  • Self-motivated with initiative and the necessary drive to deliver results.


  • Some tasks may occasionally involve working out of normal office hours to meet deadlines.
  • This role requires the post holder to undertake property inspections which may include overnight visits and regular travel, sometimes with no public transport.


Capabilities in management practice:

  • Direct experience of land acquisition and/or land disposals.

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