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Accomodation Manager - Student Accommodation

Job Title: Accomodation Manager - Student Accommodation
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
Salary: £35000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: LO003228
Contact Name: James Brewer
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 05, 2017 17:09

Job Description

Our client, a leading student accommodation provider are seeking an expereinced Accommodation Manager to oversee the day to day running of an exciting new build scheme in Kingston-upon-Thames.

Key Responsibilities:

- Ensuring a warm, welcoming environment to students, parent and visitors to the sites.
- Responding to tenant queries and maintenance issues throughout the academic year.
- Ensuring the sites are safe environments in which to live and work.
- Prompt collection of rents and controlling the budgetary targets for the site.
- Marketing and promotion of the accommodation.
- Undertaking regular inspections of flats.
- Undertaking routine daily/weekly safety inspections and updating the web based safety management system.
- Establishing and developing working relationships with suppliers and contractors
- Being part of the out of hours rota for emergencies.
- Supporting the management of the site in compliance with ANUK National Code of standards.
- Working with University accommodation team delivering a quality service.
- Active liaison with University staff including attending regular meetings with relevant bodies.

Skills & Attributes:

- Experience in facilities management, property management or hospitality sectors.
- Experience of working to budgets and targets.
- Experience in producing weekly and monthly KPI reports.
- Excellent communication skills displaying sensitivities to and understanding students needs
- Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
- Good level of computer literacy using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Excellent communication skills displaying sensitivities to and understanding students needs.
- Must be pro-active and able to use initiative in order to make the site the best available.

Previous experience in facilities or property managemen is essential. The successful candidates must be able to provide excellent references and be willing to undergo full vetting checks.

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