Student Accommodation Manager

  • Location:

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

  • Sector:

    Facilities Management

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £32000.00 per annum + Benefits

  • Contact:

    James Dillon

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  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    09/08/2019 11:59:22

I have a job for a Student accommodation manager. The student accommodation manager will be responsible for all operational aspects of the site.

Role Profile

The Student Accommodation Manager will manage the scheme; maximising income through effective budgetary management as well as maintaining year-round occupancy levels. You will coordinate all functions essential to delivering exceptional service to student residents. This will include repairs, cleaning and security through a mix of directly-employed staff and external contractors.

Main Duties

The varied role involves:

  • Full operational and commercial responsibility for the residence
  • Act and resolve tenant queries and maintenance issues
  • Ensuring the site is a safe environment in which to live and work
  • 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
  • Establishing and develop working relationships with suppliers and contractors
  • Being part of the out of hours rota for emergencies
  • Supporting the management of the residence in compliance with ANUK National Code of Standards
  • Working with University accommodation team delivering a quality service
  • Active liaison with Universities including attending regular meetings with relevant bodies

Person Specification

  • A good working understanding of tenancy management and housing legislation
  • A good grasp of sales and marketing with proven track record of results
  • Experience of managing a budget of £1m or more
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills in order to write reports, and present performance indicators
  • Strong IT skills (Microsoft office)
  • Able to communicate effectively with people at all levels
  • Good problem solving skills/ability to use own initiative
  • Student accommodation or leisure experience (transferable skills)
  • Experience of offering pastoral care and spotting the issues that affect students
  • Knowledge of the issues surrounding students
  • Ability to handle sensitive issues
  • Influencing skills and a professional outlook on challenging issues
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Willingness to get involved in social functions i.e. Halloween, Christmas and Student Open Days etc.
  • A desire to learn and to continually develop
  • Willing to attend relevant training days/sessions
  • Eager to seek feedback and review ways to do things better

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