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Area Manager - Sussex

  • Area Manager (property management)
  • Sussex area
  • Competitive salary, company car and excellent benefits

Millstream Management Services have an exciting and rewarding opportunity available for an experienced Manager to lead our retirement developments in the Sussex area. You will support your team of amazing Lodge Managers, providing guidance and expertise to ensure the developments are maintained to a high standard, and more importantly, our retired owners receive exemplary service.

About us

We are Millstream Management Services (MMS), a progressive managing agent of privately owned leasehold Retirement Living accommodation.

We manage in excess of 191 developments - Nationally. That means we manage 7,557 apartments and provide our services to over 10,000 retired people.

However, we are not stopping there, as we are rapidly growing and have ambitious plans for the future. Join us and be part of a professional, award-winning, customer-focused team.

About the role

We are looking for an Area Manager within Sussex to oversee a number of retirement housing developments, you will visit frequently and be a visible presence for both the onsite Lodge Manager and our Home Owners.

You will provide a first-class, cost-effective management service that meets our customer’s expectations and develop strong relationships with Home Owners and external landlords.

You will support your team by encouraging and inspiring individuals' personal development and team collaboration. You will undertake regular 1-2-1 meetings and performance reviews, in addition to ongoing coaching and guidance. As a brand ambassador, you will communicate the company’s values, and provide services of a consistently high standard.

You will also be confident with numbers, as your duties will involve controlling expenditure, producing budgets and accounts for presentation to the lessees and negotiating with contractors, and overseeing their performance.

This opportunity will see you joining an exceptional Area Management team, whose experience, diligent approach, and expertise are only equal to their passion and achievement.

The role is home base, ideally commutable around the Kent area, as extensive travel is expected in the Sussex Area. You will therefore need a full UK Driving Licence.

The hours of work are 9.00 am – 5.30 pm, Monday to Thursday and 9.00 am – 5.00 pm on Fridays.

About you

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, and enthused Manager from the property management, housing, retirement, or lettings sector. You will ideally hold a recognised property management qualification such as the IRPM / NFOPP or be qualified by experience.

It is important that you have a good working knowledge of leasehold property management legislation and building structures, in order to resolve any building defects and arrange contractors when necessary.

You will have a proactive management style and believe in leading by example, you will enjoy coaching individuals and inspiring your team to be the best they can be.

As an Area Manager, you must be self-motivated, able to handle conflict, problem solve and be ready to make business decisions when necessary.

You will be a clear and engaging communicator, who is able to build rapport with ease and will pride yourself on your organisation, planning, and time management skills. Confidence with IT packages such as Word, Excel and Outlook and a flexible can-do approach to your work is also key.

How you will be rewarded

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual leave entitlement of 24 days + Bank Holidays
  • Company car
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Company pension contribution
  • Life assurance
  • Professional development
  • Colleague Introduction reward scheme
  • Much more

We are looking for the very best people to join our business and adopt our values so if you want to be part of our success story, send your CV and a covering letter quoting reference number MIL1481.

Apply for this job

To apply for this position, please send your application form to yourcareer@millstreammanagement.co.uk.