Property Officer, Southern Synod, closing date 30 June ’17


Southern Synod of the United Reformed Church seeks to appoint a

Synod Property Officer

Based in Croydon working across South London, Surrey, Kent and Sussex.

Salary: £35,000 -£45,000 depending on experience and qualifications.

Full-time post of 37.5 hours per week.

We are looking for:  An individual with a passion for helping churches fulfil their mission through their properties.  A Chartered Surveyor or professional with property management experience, with a pastoral heart and ability to work within a team including volunteers.

The post involves being responsible for the general management of all property matters on behalf of the Synod Trust including:

  • The support and oversight of ongoing repairs, maintenance, minor works and refurbishments. Much of this work is managed by the local church.
  • Major Redevelopment of existing sites, possibly with third party involvement.
  • Acquisitions and disposal of church property including Manses.
  • Day to day support and advice to churches for legal, statutory, and regulatory requirements including Listed Buildings.
  • Contract negotiations.

A willingness to work within the Christian ethos of the United Reformed Church is essential.

The post holder will be based in the Synod Office in East Croydon.

Regular travel will be expected including site visits to churches, manses and sites within the Synod as required. Occasional attendance will be required at evening and weekend meetings and events.

Full information is available from the Southern Synod Website – Documents Library

Or for an information pack please contact Lauren Kane, the Synod Clerk’s PA and Office Administrator at the Synod Office.  Email: Telephone: 020 8688 3730.

If you are interested in working for us and can meet all of the above requirements, please send your CV to Lauren Kane at the above email address.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 30 June 2017

Interviews will be held on Thursday 20 July 2017

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