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Property Manager

Job Title: Property Manager
Salary: £31,500 (£23,500 pro-rata) Depending on skills and experience
Contract: Permanent role.
Working Hours: 28 hours over four days (flexible between the hours of 8 am - 6 pm).

Occasional work outside these hours may be required.
Location: Based in Manchester, occasional travel to Sheffield and other cities within
the UK.
Deadline to apply: 9 am on Monday 4th December 2023


Role Summary


A unique opportunity for an enthusiastic individual, who shares our values, to work for one of the UK's leading social businesses.

You will ensure that our property in Manchester is well-managed and an attractive place for our tenants to be based and that they operate in accordance with our ethical and environmental principles.


You will be based in Manchester, at The Green Fish Resource Centre, where you will be responsible for day-to-day management.


You will be part of the North and Midlands Regional team and will be supported in your role by the Regional Manager.


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.


The Ethical Property Company


Founded 25 years ago, the Ethical Property Company provides affordable workspace to 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 23 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 long-term security and working alongside like-minded organisations offers them influence-enhancing networking opportunities.


The company has some 100 staff, based in our properties in London, Oxford, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Bath, Brighton and Manchester.

Our centres are managed to minimise energy use, waste, car travel and the use of harmful materials while offering tenants modern, affordable and flexible space managed in a transparent and supportive way.

The Post


Property Management responsible for:


, Being the first point of contact for tenants, maintaining excellent communication with tenant organisations
, Ensuring that the building is presented to a high standard at all times.
, All building-related issues, communicating these effectively to contractors and ensuring timely and cost-effective resolution of building-related problems.
, Procuring and implementing contracts for routine maintenance for plant/machinery and services and for carrying out routine periodic testing of fire systems, legionella prevention, etc.
, Facilities management, such as cleaning (including the line management of our Cleaners), fire safety systems, security systems, waste and recycling provision, liaising with our IT provider Oryx Align, and internal signage.
, Compliance with Health and Safety legislation including risk assessments, fire risk assessments, testing of health and safety systems and equipment.
, Approving invoices
, Ensuring centre documentation is adequately maintained, including Codes of Practice, Building Logs, Periodic Inspection sheets, and Plant Service and Maintenance documentation.
, Managing moving in/out of tenants, and showing prospective tenants around the building.
, Any other duties related to the management of the properties in your area as required.


Environmental Reporting and Utilities Management responsible for:


, Liaising with colleagues, as required, on the production of utility usage charts and environmental performance charts.
, Identifying potential usage issues with Property Managers and/or Centre Managers.


Other responsibilities include:


, Attending regular Property Manager meetings and other company-wide events such as; the Employee Conference, Equality and Diversity training, Company Induction Days etc.
, Other duties as required, in line with the role.


Person Specification


The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following:


Essential Skills/Experience:


, Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work, multi-task and remain flexible
, Good standard of spoken and written English
, Strong communication skills, with experience of communicating at all levels
, Good level of numeracy
, The ability to act quickly and effectively using own initiative
, Ability to be a team player
, Trustworthiness and reliability
, Experience of providing quality services to customers
, Good IT skills, particularly Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.


Desirable Skills/Experience:


, Experience of risk assessment for health and safety purposes
, Commitment to social and environmental issues
, Some experience of working in social and environmental sector
, Some experience of working in facilities management.


Contractual Details


This is a permanent role with a three-month probationary period.

Benefits include 25 days holiday entitlement (pro-rata) in addition to statutory public bank holidays.

The post is part-time working 28 hours a week split across four days a week.

The salary is £23,500 pro rata (£31,500 full-time equivalent).


We offer a company pension contribution up to 7%, a free company bicycle scheme with bicycle maintenance costs, season ticket loans, interest-free personal loans, as well as other benefits.


Please note, you must be eligible to work in the UK in order to apply for this role.

No agencies, please.


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