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The Church Commissioners for England - London - Rural Asset Manager

Job Added: 01 May 2019

To apply:

Main Contact:
Helen Astill


0116 259 6533 or 07721 437 085

The Church Commissioners for England



Job description:

The Church Commissioners’ Investment Division is responsible for a unique and diverse global real estate portfolio worth over £2billion which includes commercial, rural and residential property, as well as strategic land, commercial forestry, infrastructure and indirect property investments.

A rare opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and experienced Rural Asset Manager to join the team and assist with taking forward the strategy and its successful delivery in respect of a substantial rural property portfolio comprising 100,000 acres across 45 estates and valued at over £600 million.

The Position

Reporting to the Head of Rural Asset Management, the successful candidate will have an innovative and driven approach to estate management.  Key responsibilities will include:

  • Formulation and implementation of estate strategies;
  • A proactive approach to and efficiently managing estates, leading the external consultants, to optimise financial performance and returns; and
  • Assessing the viability of investment and development projects and assisting the Strategic Land Investment Team with their work and transactions.

The Candidate

  • An MRICS (or similar) qualified individual with strong experience and a proven track record in rural asset and estate management;
  • An entrepreneurial, dynamic, and driven individual - able to consistently apply professional and commercial judgement.  Financially astute with the ability to deliver results to deadlines.
  • A team player, reliable, friendly, approachable and supportive with excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships at all levels; and
  • Enthusiastic and organised with the ability to prioritise competing objectives.  

This is a fantastic opportunity to assist in driving forward a premier rural portfolio in an environment which encourages a very strong team ethic.

For a confidential discussion please contact Helen Astill on 0116 259 6533 or 07721 437 085 and to apply email a CV and covering letter to

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