An opportunity now exists for a Property Manager to join one of Southampton’s largest property investors and private landlords, based in heart of Southampton.
Within this position the candidate will be managing a portfolio of approximately 180 properties for over 1000 student tenants. Of these the majority are located in Southampton, with a few further properties in Portsmouth and London. The candidate will be responsible for a fully employed team of 8 tradespeople.
The main aim of this role is to ensure efficient and effective management of the portfolio, ensuring superb customer service levels are maintained at all times, both to tenants and to investors.
You will be well-presented and confident. You will set the tone and provide the example for the efficient running of the maintenance team. You will be a talented communicator in every arena, an excellent people manager, able to foster a great team spirit and will be highly organised.
Role & Responsibilities
Receive and action tenant maintenance requests
Communicate all actions to tenants
Manage a team of 6-10 directly employed trades (seasonal fluctuation)
Where applicable instruct approved contractors, controlling costs and quality
Manage relationships with sub-contractors
Reconcile and authorise supplier invoices on the in-house database
Landlord Client Liaison & Managed Properties
Develop personalised relationships with Client Landlords
Report necessary property maintenance to Landlords
Report proposed medium scale property improvements to Landlords
Be able to oversee medium-scale projects of up to £50k in value
Prepare quotations and time schedules for proposed maintenance and works
Provide regular updates and photographs to Landlords during projects
Reconcile and authorise invoices for 3rd party projects on in-house database
Ensure gas safety records are up-to-date at all times
Arrange electrical safety checks
Assist with HMO compliance
Assist with inventories, check-ins and checkouts
Assist with the compilation of photographic records
Familiarisation with and use of bespoke property management system employed to
Log maintenance issues reported by tenants
Compile daily work schedule and individual job sheet for trades and subcontractors
Organise, prioritise and co-ordinate maintenance jobs
Allocate and monitor all maintenance tasks
Arrange property visits to clarify and analyse issues
Arrange periodic property inspections to maintain standard of portfolio
Order materials required for maintenance jobs
Liaise with tenants re planned maintenance visits
Visit properties for task quality control
Develop knowledge of design, building and maintenance
Develop relationship with existing clients to grow business
Assist with managed building projects
Expand and maintain knowledge of up-to-date property legislation
Skills & Experience Required
Previous experience of working in a maintenance or building is useful, but not essential
A natural interest in building and design
Hard working and organized
Be an able and inspiring team leader
Be able to prioritize, and understand cash-flow sensitivities and constraints
Perform administrative tasks to a high standard
Communicate well across a wide range of contacts – face-to-face, verbally and in writing
Keep excellent records with attention to detail and accuracy
Work Proficiently in the use of a range of IT software packages
Hold a full UK driving licence.
Salary & Benefits:
The successful applicant will be offered a salary of between £28,000 – £30,000.
This is an opportunity for an individual with a ‘can do’ attitude and a strong work ethic. The company has continued to grow year on year since it was founded and is looking to employ an individual that wants to develop their career within an expanding business.
If you have the required skills and experience and would like to be considered for this amazing opportunity, please forward your CV and portfolio ASAP to email@example.com or call 01243 779789.
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