We are working in partnership with Reading Almshouse Charity to find the next Senior Housing Manager for their 68 Almshouse flats in Reading. The purpose of the Charity is to provide housing accommodation for persons of good character, in need, who have resided within 20 miles of Reading town centre for at least three years. Reading Almshouse Charity is more than a housing provider and seeks to build communities where residents can live happily together for their mutual benefit. The Senior Housing Manager will need to be a positive, sincere, empathetic, and approachable individual. Facilities management is also critical and, therefore, someone with appropriate experience or a housing qualification is highly desirable. The role is wide ranging; from ensuring the properties remain well maintained to organising social events for the residents.
This is a significant and rewarding role that will require the post holder to demonstrate the following:
A proven track record of facilities/property management
Knowledge of regulatory requirements, H&S and fire
Strong relationship building skills
The ability to manage a varied workload
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
You will be a proactive and positive individual with a light touch yet excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. You will have high attention to detail and not be afraid to take ownership of issues and work to a resolution. Due to the varied nature of the role, you will have a flexible approach with the ability to prioritise and plan ahead ensuring that the welfare and wellbeing of the residents is at the forefront of all your work.
If you feel you have the skills and experience to be successful in this role then please submit your CV and supporting statement to Sandra Smith, Managing Consultant, quoting our reference JO2880
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.
For any further information, please contact Sandra Smith on 0207 998 8888 or 01962 813300.
Closing date for applications: 31 August 2021
Interview date: Early September