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Development Manager

Job title: Development Manager
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry: Management & Executive
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Reference: JO-2002-236545-1
Contact name: Tilly Jones
Contact email:

Job description

PRS are currently recruiting for keen Property/Development managers to work for a large, leading residential property manager based in the UK.

As the development manager, you will contribute to the vision of being the leading residential property manager, as recognised by others by:
  • Adopting a proactive and strategic focus, having overall operational accountability for a development, compliance, health safety and wellbeing, service excellence and value for money.
  • Ensuring all employees on site provide an efficient, value for money management service to our customers and achieve high standards of performance within a team of individuals to create a welcoming, friendly and courteous environment for our residents.
  • Being passionate about delivering consistently high standards of customer service, working within our Four Pillar strategy, ensuring our development is well maintained and demonstrate full compliance with our own policies, procedures and internal performance measures.
About You

You will be a block property manager with in-depth market knowledge, spanning across but not limited to; service charge accounting / budgeting, section 20’s, managing major works projects and facilities management. You will be innovative and charismatic with at least 2 years staff management experience and excellent communication and relationship building skills; having successful managed relationships with various stakeholders.

Main Responsibilities
  • Delivering effective service levels, and acting as the representative towards customers, clients and Developers as appropriate, ensuring all areas aspects of the development are fully presentable, serviced and properly maintained. To include building and maintaining working relationships with the committee of any Residents Association / RMC, RTM Co and attending their meetings as appropriate
  • Identify and deliver on-going training needs to support the team, utilising appropriate internal and external methods and support as well as conduct frequent reviews with direct reports providing constructive feedback and coaching, ensuring KPI’s and SLA’s are met.
  • Monitor and manage performance, setting guidelines, managing holiday / sickness absences and organise shift cover, undertaking or organising emergency cover as required.
  • Effective cost control and review of expenditure and accounts, including assisting with setting service charges and presenting of accounts together with preparation and presentation of bi-monthly financial summary reports.
  • Hold proactive customer / contractors and client meetings, ensuring issues are promptly administered and dealt with within the agreed timeframes.
  • Investigating and responding to complaints, up to Stage 1, and collaborating with Regional Manager in Stage 2 complaints responses
  • Undertake required risk assessments, health and safety checks and routine testing requirements ensuring concerns are acted upon and completed within the given timeframe.
  • Support with the monitoring and supervision of contractors, carrying out works on and around the development. Raising of works orders and ensuring all orders are monitored and delivered within the designated time frame. Ensuring reactive/planned works are conducted to a high quality.
  • To ensure all irregular incidents are investigated and reported to the development manager. To provide a response to emergency queries (out of normal office hours) directing colleagues as appropriate including attendance where necessary.
  • Carry out regular inspection audits of the site and take/organise remedial action if and when required, ensuring the fabric of the building both externally and internally is maintained and serviced to a high standard, including the achievement of all KPIs set.
Skills and Experience
  • Demonstrable experience of managing people/teams and delivering an exceptional customer service.
  • Confident, articulate communicator – both orally and in writing; able to build relationships with all types of customer and client with a resolution focused mentality, creative in your approach.
  • Able to work with autonomy and as part of a wider team
  • Efficient in maintaining administration and record keeping electronically
  • Demonstrable ability dealing with problems and challenges effectively.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the principles relating to Health and Safety regulations and Residential Landlord & Tenant legislation.
  • Ability to work under pressure deadlines, able to prioritise and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent IT skills, social-media awareness and up to date with new technology.
  • Demonstrable experience with multi schedule budget preparation and management
  • Able to mobilisation new and/or triage, post-mortem and demobilisation developments using risk management frameworks and strategies.
  • Exceptional customer service experience, with the ability to work multi-task, prioritise and manage various task simultaneously
  • Charismatic, with the flair to learn new skills and enhance self-development and better those around you
Working Hours:
Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm Apply for this job

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