Block Manager - West Sussex

£30,000 - £37,000 + £3,000 car allowance (£40K Max) - Block Management
Ref: 2111 Date Posted: Tuesday 27 Feb 2024
I’ve just taken on a new position for a company based in Crawley who’re interested in speaking with experienced Block Managers who’re keen for a new challenge! 
 
Job Info:
  • Salary: £30,000 - £37,000 (DOE) + £3,000 car allowance. (£40,000 max)
  • Block Management experience is required (experience in a block manager role)
  • Preferably AIRPM qualified.
  • 22 days starting holiday allowance.
  • Increasing after 2 years’ service to 24 days
  • Increasing after 3 years’ service to 25 days
  • Increasing after 4 years’ service to 26 days
  • Increasing after 5 years’ service to 27 days
  • Salary Sacrifice for employee pension contributions
  • Christmas shutdown – no work between Christmas and New Year
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Pension contribution rates: employee contributions 4% and the company contribution will be 4% of your salary.  After 2 years’ service the company contribution will increase to 7% assuming the employee maintains a 4% contribution.
  • Private medical insurance after 2 years’ service (employees can choose to add family members at their own cost)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Company events
  • Employee forum
  • Season loan
  • We currently have a hybrid policy which is always under review and will soon be moving to a ‘home working’ policy. Currently, the minimum requirement is to attend the office for 60% of their work pattern, however we do encourage 80% and when necessary.
  • New starters are required to attend the office 100% during their 6-month probation period or until their line manager is satisfied that their training is complete.
  • Working hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 17.30pm with a 1 hour & 15-minute lunch break, totalling 36.25 hr week.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure the smooth running of your portfolio
  • 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
  • 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)
 
Minimum Requirements:
  • 2 years Block Management experience, including section 20s and service charge budgets
  • Previous experience managing a range of developments including RMCs
  • Excellent customer service, IT and communication skills
  • A full UK driving license and your own vehicle
 
Desirable Requirements:
 
  • Industry related qualifications such as IRPM / RICS / IOSH
  • Knowledge of Landlord & Tenant Act 1985, Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and The Work at Height Regulations 2005
 
 Contact: Matty Stratton
 www.blockrecruit.co.uk | 020 3900 0401 | matty@blockrecruit.co.uk
 
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