You will be responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of our housing arm Millbrook Property Services. You will also be a resource for the organisation to advise on property related matters, including development and lease negotiations.
About the Role
We currently have a small dispersed portfolio of properties concentrated in Surrey, Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire. We also have individual properties in Leeds, Oban and Norwich. We have ambitions for growth and you will play a key role in bringing new properties and tenants into our portfolio. We also have divisional offices across England and Scotland.
Affinity Trust is a national charity, providing high-quality, personalised support to adults with learning disabilities, so experience of property management in the social care, health or social housing sectors would be an advantage but not essential -– a previous property or facilities management role in the commercial sector would also be transferable experience. You may also be from a maintenance or surveying background.
You must be able to display empathy to the needs of people we support and be able to work cooperatively with support staff and families.
You must be able to manage key contractor relationships, proactively managing cost, quality and performance.
You will have excellent budget management skills and be able to analyse performance and financial data. You must have eye for detail.
As the Property Manager you can be home based. However, you will need to be able to work from our Head Office in Thame one day a week. You will also be required to undertake regular visits to our residential properties and new property developments.
Affinity Trust are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief.
You will be a highly organised self- starter who will take ownership of issues and take decisions. You will have the ability to quickly build a reputation in the organisation for getting things done.
You will be able to demonstrate personal impact, influence and credibility combined with up to date knowledge and expertise across a broad range of property management issues. You will have technical knowledge of maintenance which will help you deal with contractors and resolve issues quickly. You will also bring expertise in relation to health and safety as ensuring the organisation meets all its obligations as a landlord in this respect will be a key accountability. We are looking for someone who is an all-rounder but we are prepared to offer training to the right candidate who is prepared to transfer and develop their skills.
One of the main keys to success is how effectively you build strong working relationships both quickly and in a multi- site environment. You must be an excellent communicator, responding to enquiries and concerns promptly. You must be able to communicate well both verbally and in writing. You will have great people skills to deal with sometimes challenging situations positively and assertively.
Being organised and working to deadlines is essential. You will have strong project management skills. You must enjoy working in an operational environment and have a proven track record in improving service delivery and meeting financial targets.
Contract type: Full Time/Part time, Permanent (preference will be given to applications for full time hours. However, we will also consider applications for part time hours circa 30 hrs per week.
Hours: 30 - 37.5 hrs
Benefits: 23 days annual leave (increasing with service) plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff), Contributory pension scheme, Excellent training and development opportunities, Employee assistance scheme Occupational health support, Affinity4you reward scheme.
To apply for this role, please upload your CV and covering statement below.
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