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Resident Services Manager (Build to Rent)

Ref: JN -032019-65804
GBP25000.00 - GBP31000.00 per annum + bonus, training, progression
UK, Midlands
Property & Real Estate, Residential
24th April 2019
Job Type

Resident Services Manager

Based: Birmingham

Hours: 40 hours per week between the hours of 7:30am - 7:30pm, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week

Salary: £26,750 to £31,000

My client is one of the fastest growing residential property management companies in the UK and a wonderful company to work for. An exciting opportunity has arisen to support the General Manager for a brand new, flagship development in central Birmingham.

The Resident Services Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all the resident services are carried out to a high standard and are delivered timely, accurately and in a cost effective manner. To act as the face of the development with residents and visitors, enhancing the overall customer experience.


Organising residents events and managing budget spend

  • Organise and manage monthly resident events to encourage resident engagement whilst keeping costs to a minimum
  • Building relationships with local retailers and restaurateurs to agree special offers for our residents
  • Keep residents portal fresh with up to date content including all services and offerings

Marketing & Advertising

  • Work with the general manager and marketing team to coordinate overall marketing strategy for the scheme
  • Know competitors and be able to leverage the product and people as a differentiation in the marketplace
  • Proficiently articulate the value proposition of the property
  • Deliver a positive and consistent personal experience with all customers and visitors
  • Monitor all advertising and daily update availability on the management system
  • Update social media page 3 times per week

Understand current market

  • Shop all competition at least once a month
  • Review monthly market surveys and be knowledgeable of content
  • Complete weekly competitive survey

Ensure appearance of property meets required standards

  • Complete daily checklist
  • Report all property deficiencies to the appropriate manager
  • Respond to, follow up and close work order requests when applicable
  • Ensure lease paperwork is accurate

Generate new lets

  • Daily management of 100% of leads into internal management system
  • Conduct 3 follow ups per lead
  • Follow up with a phone call to every prospective resident within 24 hours of a property tour. Additional follow up via e-mail to take place within 48 hours

Arranging Tenancies

  • Check ins - Ensuring legal documentation is accurate
  • Ensuring that repairs are completed within a reasonable timescale
  • Providing exceptional service to the residents, including providing informed and accurate advice in order to ensure that resident retention rates remain high
  • Registering the residents deposit in a secure deposit scheme
  • Drafting AST's and tenancy documents
  • Preparing handover packs & tenants guides
  • Providing an introduction to the building and tour of the facilities available
  • Quarterly internal inspections of the apartments are required, creating a findings report and when there is a maintenance issue or anything that requires attention and actioning this promptly
  • Conduct pre-tenancy inspections to ensure that the property is immaculate prior to move in
  • Arranging EPC, inventories, furniture installation and removal

Managing Maintenance

  • Liaising with the maintenance team and third party companies to arrange for repairs to be completed to a professional standard in a timely manner, following procedures to ensure that service standards are consistent


  • Proactively demand and collect rent arrears, chasing unpaid rents at least twice a week and providing regular updates to the client account manager
  • Serving required legal notices at the correct time to ensure landlord can regain possession accordingly
  • Instruct solicitors on behalf of the client, in the event that legal action is required
  • Attend court on behalf of the client where possession and rent arrears proceedings are brought
  • Charging late payment fees as soon as they become due to encourage residents to pay on time in future


  • Running reports 8 weeks prior to end of tenancy and liaising with residents accordingly to agree renewals. Negotiate rental increases in line with market rent
  • Prepare memorandums to formalise any lease extensions, ensuring residents sign and return renewal documentation in timely manner and make payment of fees accordingly

Check Outs

  • Arranging check out appointment and liaising with the residents regarding deductions where required
  • Arranging for deposits to be released in a timely manner - in line with legislation and company procedure

Personal Profile

  • ARLA qualification (or working towards)
  • First Aid
  • Health & Safety
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Negotiation skills and dealing with difficult situations
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office packages including Word, Excel and Outlook as well as other systems such as databases or booking systems, (training on in house systems will be provided). Experience with Yardi advantageous.
  • Events experience advantageous

Apply with your CV and a brief overview of why you are suitable for the role. Demand for this position will be high so a cover letter or overview will be a distinct advantage.

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