Property Manager – Anglican Diocese

Anglican Diocese



  • Leadership role
  • Auckland based

The Anglican Diocese of Auckland covers a wide geography over 94 parishes in the North Island and owns a broad spectrum of property from heritage churches, parish halls and vicarages to more modern buildings built in later years. All these properties require ongoing maintenance and care as assets of the Diocese and the Property Manager plays a key role in this. Following the retirement of the previous manager, there is a rewarding opportunity to join the management team of the Diocese, reporting to the Diocesan Manager.

The Property Manager is a pivotal project management role which acts as the main conduit between the parishes, the General Trust Board and the Diocesan Council to ensure the best interests of all key stakeholders in the Diocesan property portfolio. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Implementing all property policy, providing direction, guidance and advice to all stakeholders
  • Ensuring legislative compliance which includes Certificates of Title, Warrants of Fitness, Fire Regulation Compliance, Health and Safety and Heritage legislation
  • Managing the sale and purchase of properties as appropriate, working closely with key stakeholders
  • Actively project managing a number of property projects across the Diocese from inception to completion which includes the financial management of each project, provision of accurate legal documentation and the performance of internal and external contractors
  • Conducting property inspections as required
  • Implementing an online property database and user friendly property manual to ensure consistency of approach and transparent knowledge sharing
  • Regular report writing which will include technical reports following a property inspection as well as business case recommendations at a governance level to the Diocesan Council
  • Establishing a list of preferred list of contractors and suppliers to provide appropriate and cost effective external resource and expertise as required which upholds health and safety legislation and promotes best practice
  • An ongoing focus on improvement to processes and systems

This is both a strategic and operational role which will require excellent spoken and written communication skills as well as the proven ability to influence and negotiate to ensure optimum outcomes for all. While the successful candidate will not be expected to be a subject matter expert across all the property related areas, there will need to be a demonstrated understanding of and interest in property to ensure professional credibility as the trusted advisor. Key to success will be sound project management skills and experience, ideally to an accredited level. In addition to this, the ability to work effectively with clerical and lay stakeholders at all levels will also be critical for success.  IT literacy and exposure to the not for profit sector complete the ideal profile for this shaping role which offers both variety and challenge.

Please contact Julia Stones on 0274 222 007 or email if you have any queries or would like more information. Please email a cover letter and CV to  Applications close on Friday 6 April 2018.