Client-Side Head of Property Management - Bristol

  • Job Reference: RSB/889901
  • Date Posted: 26 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £60,000 to £70,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Car Allowance + Company Benefits + Bonus
  • Sector: General Practice
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Rupert Stuart-Baker

Job Description

Beach Baker is delighted to be instructed by a family owned property company with offices in Bristol.

The company

A leading private property investment company with a long history of commercial property investment has a new role for a Head of Property Management for the South West to oversee a portfolio of mainly retail and industrial properties located across the South West and South Wales region.

The position

To oversee the property management operations of a mix of retail and industrial multi let properties within the South West portfolio. The department head will also be responsible for a property management team including the training / performance monitoring of an assistant property manager, facilities manager and site based operations managers.

The opportunity

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the future direction of the in house property management function for the organisation and be instrumental in the wider aim to enhance improving returns and achieving asset growth through strategic management and development of its assets.

With this role you will have the opportunity to play an influential role and potentially make a real difference. You have the opportunity to express your ideas and use your experience to make an impact from the very first day not as an advisor but as the client.

The candidate

The ideal candidate will be employed as a commercial management surveyor within a large property consultancy, or client-side organisation based in Bristol, or within commutable distance to the office.

Preferable MRICS qualified, ideally with a minimum 5+ years' post qualified experience within the commercial property management sector.

It goes without saying successful candidate will already possess strong service charge and property management experience with good communication and organisation skills with the ability to use property management software.

Main responsibilities

  • Build strong relationships with tenants, suppliers and the wider in house teams.
  • Oversee the day-to-day property management undertaken by on site staff.
  • To oversee quarterly management and health & safety meetings to ensure on site statutory compliance is met and records are maintained.
  • To progress tenant applications for assignments, subletting and landlord's consents to carry out alterations.
  • To work with Credit Control to ensure recovery of rent and service charge area and to facilitate the answering of tenant's service charge queries.
  • Overseeing/implementing service provider periodic contract tendering progresses to ensure value for money is being received at all times.
  • Working with the Asset Manager and on-site staff in the preparation of annual service charge budgets to include the preparation of explanatory notes to be issued to the tenants.
  • Working with Centre Management (if applicable) and in house surveyors to prepare, implement and oversee PPM's and to ensure common M&E is in full working order.
  • Undertake periodic inspections to ensure the schemes are being maintained and presented to a good standard.
  • To work with the Insurance Team on progressing property and public liability claims.
  • Working with the Asset Manager to build up working relationships with adjacent property owners and local Authorities.
  • Overseeing/implementing service provider periodic contract tendering progresses to ensure value for money is being received at all times.
  • Implement and develop service charge strategies to ensure lease compliance and maximum recoverability over the whole portfolio - reporting to the Asset Manager.
  • Assist with any special projects as required.

Skills and experience

  • Ideally a member of the RICS with a minimum of 5+ years PQE.
  • Proven commercial property management experience as a managing agent or in house estates team.
  • Ability to use industry software such as Qube and Horizon.
  • Good communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to present advice in a coherent and succinct fashion

The financial package and benefits

  • 27 days holiday
  • Private Pension
  • Healthcare
  • Salary - £60,000 - £65,000 basic depending on level
  • Car allowance £6,000 - £8,000 depending on level

How to apply

Please contact Rupert Stuart Baker, or Dinusha Mohottige at Beach Baker for further information: / 07557 978 873 and / 07425 835 573, or to request a copy of our candidate brochure.

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