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Assistant Property Manager

Manchester, Greater Manchester

£12666.00 - £14467.00 per annum

Permanent (Full time)

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Assistant Property Manager
Salary: £12,666 £14,467 per annum gross (£19,000 £21,700 FTE) Depending on skills and experience.
Contract: Permanent role.
Working Hours: 25 hours a week over four days (flexible between the hours of 8am 6pm) Occasional work outside these hours required.
Location: Based in Manchester, with occasional work in Sheffield
Deadline to apply: 9am on Monday 30th September 2019

Role Summary
A unique opportunity has arisen for a practical and organised person to work for one of the UKs leading social businesses. The role reports to the Property Manager for Manchester and Sheffield and will involve hands on property maintenance and related administration work.

The Ethical Property Company
Founded 20 years ago, the Ethical Property Company provides affordable workspace to those who most deserve it the charities, community groups, campaigns and social businesses working for a fairer and more sustainable society. From humble beginnings, the company has grown steadily and now owns or manages 22 centres across the UK providing affordable office, retail and conference space to over 1,000 social change organisations. Flexible leasing arrangements provide our tenants with longterm security and working alongside likeminded organisations offers them influenceenhancing networking opportunities.

The Post
The Assistant Property Manager is part of the North and Midlands team. You will be based mainly in The Green Fish Resource Centre, in Manchester, occasionally working at Scotia Works, in Sheffield.

You will report to the Property Manager for Manchester and Sheffield. You will network with other colleagues across the Company, including those based in our head office in Oxford, and will participate in the property managers forum meetings.

Your main duties will involve:
* Carrying out basic weekly inspections of properties, including testing of fire systems and procedures and other routine tasks, keeping a clear and accurate record and reporting any issues to the Property Manager
* Assisting the Property Manager in ensuring the buildings are safe, pleasant, accessible and that the services are functioning
* Assisting the Property Manager in planning and organising routine maintenance of building plant, fabric and systems
* Assisting the Property Manager in engaging and managing contractors
* Being the main point of contact for tenants queries in relation to maintenance, establishing and maintaining excellent communication with tenants to ensure their satisfaction with the buildings and services
* Carrying out small repairs which do not require specialist training both for the communal areas and for individual tenants
* Checking on stocks of cleaning materials, light bulbs, recycling supplies etc, preparing orders and keeping an accurate record on the purchase order sheet
* Tidying communal areas and arranging furniture in meeting rooms
* Changing communal light bulbs
* Carrying out some cleaning and porter duties
* Ensuring waste and recycling are managed efficiently within the centres

Other areas in which you will be required to work include;
* Collecting regular data for the head office (such as meter readings)
* Providing information to the Property Manager for recharges to tenants and to help with credit control
* Attending and contributing to meetings of the Regions property management team
* Making suggestions on how to improve management and delivery of maintenance and services to tenants and improve the companys social and environmental objectives
* Assisting the IT department with setting up and managing phone systems and simple computer networks
* Any other reasonable task commensurate with the role

You will maintain a professional standard of presentation and communication with colleagues and tenants at all times.

Person Specification
This is a busy, demanding and handson role that will require someone who is organised, enthusiastic, confident and a problem solver. You will need:
* Previous experience of working in a similar role for example as a maintenance officer in the public or private property sector, or a school caretaker
* To be trustworthy and able to establish a good rapport with tenants and team members
* To be able to prioritise your work, multitask and remain flexible
* To be able to act quickly and effectively, often on own initiative and sometimes under pressure
* Basic DIY skills and experience
* To be committed to providing a good service to our tenants
* To be a good communicator, both orally and in writing
* To be comfortable using Microsoft Office software, including Excel
* To be able to work successfully both independently and in a team
* To be committed to social and environmental issues

Contractual Details
This is a permanent role with a threemonth probationary period. Benefits include 25 days holiday entitlement (prorata) in addition to all public bank holidays. The salary for this role is: £12,666 £14,467 per annum gross (£19,000 £21,700 FTE), depending on skills and experience.

In addition, we offer a 6%7% company contribution to an ethical pension that all employees are eligible for on completion of probation. We also offer other benefits such as a cycletowork scheme and childcare vouchers.

Please note, you must be eligible to work in the UK in order to apply for this role. No agencies please.

To continue your application, please click Apply and ensure you include a cover letter.

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