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Block Manager (New Build)

Ref: 1275314
GBP32000 - GBP35000 per annum
UK, London
Property & Real Estate, Property Management
24th July 2017
Job Type


Block Manager required to manage a New Build portfolio for a successful property management company

This Award winning Block Management company operates to the highest standards complying with ARMA-Q and RICS regulations. They have been established for over 30 years and have built a solid reputation for delivering results and customer satisfaction on all levels.

Based within the New Build Department, this role will forge long term relationships with future resident directors by mediating the relationship between building developers and lease holders, turning New Build developments into strong, friendly, and attractive communities.

Duties for this position include (but not limited to):

- Attend site meetings with the Developer to produce snagging notes prior to handover and follow up on snagging issues.

- Ensure the transfer of all relevant information for the site is completed

- Follow all New Build Team procedures and assist in production of new procedures, or review existing procedures where required.

- Make regular inspections of the properties, usually monthly but as necessary, to check upon the condition of the buildings and grounds, ascertain works of repair monitor and supervise on site staff and contractors.

- Assist Team Leader/Department Manager in the running of the Business Development Department from time to time.

- Liaise with Developers, Resident Directors, Steering Committees, lessees, residents, contractors and others as required, including dealing with telephone calls, faxes, emails and personal visits expediently and in a timely and courteous manner. Ensuring that all appropriate people are kept fully informed.

- Prepare annual service charge budgets, in conjunction with the Accounts Department and the Developers/Resident Directors, as appropriate. Subsequently, ensuring that costs incurred stay in line with budgets and reporting deviations from the budget to a Director.

- Instruct appropriate contractors for works of repair and/or maintenance, working within Landlord & Tenant Act procedures, including the changes to the Section 20 Act made in 2002, and the company's internal procedures in that regard. Subsequently supervising works as required, ensuring invoices are correct and approving them.

- Dealing expediently with insurance claims and associated works, liaising with loss adjusters and others as appropriate.

- Supervising on site staff and contractors as appropriate, ensuring the proper day-to-day running of the properties, buildings, grounds, plant and equipment.

- Checking compliance with, and enforcement of, the terms of leases and statutory requirements.

- Attending resident's meetings, board meetings and AGMs (usually during evenings, on site). Subsequently preparing, agreeing and circulating minutes as appropriate.

- Liaise with Accounts Department and others as required, regarding payment of service charges and other charges. Assisting with arrears collection if required, including attending court where necessary.

- Liaise with Property Transfer and others as required, regarding flat sales, transfers and lettings, etc.

- Dealing with specifications for major works, obtaining competitive tenders, circulating resident directors, advising them and obtaining instructions, preparing Landlord & Tenant Act Notices and appropriate supporting documentation, and circulating to lessees. Subsequently instructing contractors and supervising works in progress and on completion as appropriate. Approving (not authorising) consequent payments.

- Comply with the company's Health & Safety Policy and ensure that on site staff and contractors, lessees and residents do so also.

The ideal block manager will have:

- AIRPM qualified or higher

- Property management experience gained in a similar position

- A Full UK Driving Licence and access to a car for business use

- Good knowledge of service charge budget formulation

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

- An ability to deal with difficult people and handle conflicting opinions

- Organised and methodical

- An ability to multi-task and possess strong prioritisation skills

- Can demonstrate high customer focus and time management skills

Please note: CV's submitted by candidates who do not meet the above criteria will not be considered.

This role offers a competitive salary of up to £35,000pa

If you're interested in this opportunity to work for a high end, award winning company, please apply now or contact Benjamin Brazil at Cobalt for further information.

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