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Block Manager - Essex

£30,000 - £40,000 - Block Management
Ref: 1217 Date Posted: Monday 14 Sep 2020
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Job Title:          Property Manager
Salary:              £30,000 - £40,000 (with opportunity to get commission too!)
Location:          This position will be based at one of the sites in Rotherhithe 2-3 days a week and office-based for the remaining in Leigh-on-sea
What will joining this company do for you?
  • Support with Industry qualifications
  • Mentoring from senior team members
  • Supportive & collaborative working environment
  • Attendance of industry events
  • Working with a passionate, small team that is growing
Opening Statement:
We are a close-knit team, who actively support and learn from each other daily. We care about what we do and take pride in our work, where ideas, collaboration, and passion come together.
If you are looking for an ethical business and employer, who will recognise your hard work, let’s talk!
Job Purpose:
To efficiently manage a property portfolio, offering outstanding customer service to all clients. Maintaining value of assets in line with the resident’s requests and financial position. Managing the portfolio in accordance with RICS Codes of Practice, ARMA rules and landlord and tenant legislation.
Number of Developments: 3, as this business grows this would increase
Total Unit Count: c390 units (140, 100, 150)
Portfolio Type:             
  • 2 x Freeholders 1 x RMC
  • 2 sites are based in Rotherhithe (Southeast London) 1 site based in Romford
  • 1 x Grade II listed buildings and 2 riverside buildings
Key Responsibilities:
  • Proactively manage your portfolio in accordance with the management agreement and terms of the lease
  • Management of all contractors
  • Drafting and serving S20 notices for major works 
  • Project management of major works
  • Co-ordinate, chair and attend AGM’s
  • Draft and prepare agenda/ minutes for board meetings
  • Corresponding with residents/ developers/ RMC’s
  • Encouraging a harmonious relationship between all parties
  • Dealing with conflict resolution
  • Management of on-site staff
  • Service charge budgeting & ground rent collection
  • Approval of invoices for payment
  • Ensuring all properties in the portfolio are insured including dealing with all claims, renewals and enquiries regarding the policy
  • Representation at FTT (First Tier Tribunal)
  • Ensuring the lease terms are adhered to and dealing with any breaches
  • Responding to deed transfers/ Licence to Alter/ Lease variations/ Lease extensions
  • Regular site visits, checking health & safety/ maintenance works required
  • Fire Risk Assessments & RAMS (Risk Assessments & Method Statements)
  • Management of ACOP L8 (Legionnaires’ disease)
Technical Knowledge Required:
Landlord & Tenant Act 1985
Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002
Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
The Work at Height Regulations 2005
Person Specification:
  • Team Player
  • Hands on and able to use own initiative
  • Ability to communicate positively and effectively with a willingness to help others
  • Passion about doing well in your career
  • Provide exemplary service to clients
  • High level of discretion and diplomacy
  • Resilient, able to work under pressure
Minimum Requirements:
  • 2+ years’ Block Management experience
  • A full working knowledge of Service Charge budgets, Section 20 notices and relevant law/regulations (Landlord & Tenant Act 1985)
  • Experience in chairing AGM’s and carrying out site inspections
Desirable Requirements:
  • English Degree or Industry related qualifications such as IRPM / RICS / IOSH