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Senior Block Property Manager

  • Location:

    Altrincham, England

  • Sector:

    Real Estate & Property Services, Residential Real Estate

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:

    hdalton@cobaltrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JN -102020-71823_1608039837

  • Published:

    15 December 2020

  • Expiry date:

    13 February 2021

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Senior Block Property Manager

Based Altrincham

Salary £38,000-£42,000

My client, specialising in property development, property lettings and property management operating throughout the country, is recruiting for a Senior Property Manager to join their team. This ambitious and fast-growing organisation operates the block and property management function of the group, with around £5m of Residential and Student service charges currently under management in the UK.

The ideal candidate will have experience of Property Management and leading teams within a property environment, including handling service charges, an understanding of leasehold management and an awareness of compliance regulations. A strong focus on customer service is required, for internal and external stakeholders at all levels. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and managing a the existing Property Management team of 5 staff, and improving processes in close conjunction with the Executive Board. An IRPM qualification is desired, AIRPM or preferably MIRPM, or RICS equivalent.

Duties

  • Develop, implement and maintain Property Management processes, in line with business strategies.
  • Take a leading role within the Property Management team, responsible for overseeing staff and site management.
  • Preparation of annual service charge budgets, management of H&S and insurance compliance.
  • Day to day management of sites, particularly with regard to high profile or high value works.
  • Assist with preparation of service charge proposals and tender / bid documents for new business, alongside the BDM and Directors.
  • Manage communications with various potential client groups including developers, right to manage (RTM) company contacts and resident management company (RMC) directors.
  • Reporting to Directors on progress, business performance and compliance.

Key Skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of the UK property development or management market.
  • Understanding of Property Management, including leasehold and compliance issues.
  • IRPM qualifications desired, ideally to Member / MIRPM level, although Associate / AIRPM considered, with suitable experience. Study support for this and any other relevant qualifications will be provided.
  • Excellent relationship building skills, both internally and externally, at all levels.
  • Experience of managing a team of staff, workloads and projects.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of a Property management systems:- MRI Qube PM, Propman or similar.
  • Experience of Major Works, Section 20 consultations, Fire Safety works, cladding issues.
  • Working knowledge of ARMA guidelines and requirements.
  • Previous experience as Senior Property Manager/Team Leader.

The role will require national travel.