Epilepsy Society sets out to make a difference to every person affected by epilepsy whatever their background, however seriously it affects them, and whether they have the condition themselves or are close to someone with epilepsy. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of people affected by epilepsy by promoting public awareness and education, by undertaking research and by delivering specialist medical care and support services. Epilepsy Society has accumulated substantial high value land and property assets as the charity has evolved. At the end of the 19th century, epilepsy was largely misunderstood and stigmatised. Against a hostile environment for those living with epilepsy, a pioneering group of neurologists took the revolutionary step to found a ‘colony’ for people with epilepsy where they could work. Once sufficient money had been raised, the Society bought Skippings Farm near Chalfont St Peter.
This senior role requires a confident leader who is used to handling sensitive development projects and understands how best to work with stakeholders. You will partner with local and regional stakeholders and both support and advise our Board on all aspects of land and property use for the benefit of Epilepsy Society and our beneficiaries.
With a sharp commercial focus, you will be an outstanding business planner with a strong focus on delivery and while you will have a small operational estates team to lead and support, this is predominantly a strategic role which will support some fundamental commercial and financial decisions. You must have deep experience of managing a complex and valuable estates and property portfolio and be capable and credible handling high level relationships with surveyors, architects and planners.
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