Accommodation Manager (Immediate Start)

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  • Job Reference: PR/000193
  • Job Title: Accommodation Manager (Immediate Start)
  • Location: South West London
  • Basic Salary Range: Up To £36,000 + Excellent Package & Future Opportunities
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted 3 years ago
  • This position has been filled

Maxwell Stephens’ client, a leading University is looking for an articulate, experienced, and enthusiastic Accommodation Manager to join its successful team.

Reporting to the Head of Estates and Facilities, you’ll be responsible for marketing and managing the University’s student accommodation and commercial facilities letting. You’re there to ensure the highest take-up possible of both with an eye to generating maximum revenue for the University.

Your background: 

Possessing a relevant degree, a related professional qualification or equivalent working experience, you’ll bring to the University a record of achievement, ideally in UK Higher Education or at a commercial student accommodation provider. Your type of work has never been always Mon-Fri, 9-5, and neither will it be at the University.

Communication is a strong point for you, when it comes to influencing others, building relationships, or when executing successful promotional and marketing campaigns. You’re highly organised and take a planned, structured approach to your tasks and your schedule. You believe this organisation is essential to establishing work priorities and achieving performance targets, including in health and safety issues.

You’re highly numerate and can effectively manage a budget. You’re proficient with Microsoft Office, databases and you know how to update an intranet portal and internet website.

Having done your research about the University, you have empathy with its key mission and values.

What you’ll be doing: 

This exciting and varied role puts you in the frontline of the University’s accommodation and facilities letting service.

The University lets both its accommodation and facilities out to a large number of clients (students & organisations) and you’ll be needed to:

  1. identify and implement initiatives to ensure maximum occupancy and usage throughout the year,
  2. contribute to the Estates and Facilities’ team’s strategic objectives and operational plan. (including locating student accommodation for rental and carrying out initial negotiations with landlords), and
  3. develop and implement the student accommodation and facilities lettings webpage.

A sound knowledge of how to manage, market, produce reports on, forecast demand for, price competitively and draw up lettings & licensing agreements for rental accommodation and facilities (including classrooms) will be an advantage. You’ll occasionally be called to help the Vice President of HR and Admin and the Head of Estates and Facilities on content and on other issues.

In your role, you’ll work closely with a number of departments on issues relating to the use of the University’s accommodation and facilities in areas such as financial administration, management and planning, maintenance, premises licence compliance, and health and safety checks.

You’ll also be the University’s lead on developing and maintaining effective relationships with existing and potential stakeholders and represent the University as required with landlords, existing and potential clients, local authorities, neighbours and other external stakeholders.

You’ll adhere to and promote health and safety in your role. You’ll keep the University’s H&S codes of practice up to date with relevant legislation, implementing change as and when required.

Benefits: 

These include: 32 days’ annual leave, private medical insurance cover, free lunch at University dining halls or cafes, stakeholder pension with an employer’s contribution of 6-8% of gross annual basic (age-dependent), free tuition for the employee or immediate family, and free campus parking.

Apply Now! 

For the University, selecting the right candidate is crucial. The University wishes to have their new Accommodation Manager in place by the end of June so please apply to facilities management recruitment specialists Maxwell Stephens without delay.

Please call 0207 118 48 48 or email cv@maxwellstephens.com to apply

Note: Our client has set aside Tuesday 6th June 2017 as an interview date.