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Property Services Manager

Posted 9 days ago by Pertemps
Location Reading Job Type Permanent
Salary £44800 - £62000 per annum Sector Estate Agency & Property Management, Executive and Management
About the role:

To manage the property services element of the property outsource contract to:
  • Ensure proper day to day management of the estate.
  • Maximise rental income from the operational portfolio
  • Challenge business rate assessments where possible to reduce rate liability
  • Co-ordinate Town Planning activity within the business
  • Deliver property related social and community benefit for TW Utilities Ltd
  • Resolve any encroachment and adverse possession issues
  • Manage the Property Records function
To assist as necessary with the freehold/long leasehold disposal of land and property.

To lead and to drive the property estates strategy and lead on any associated property services to support the Utility and other Thames Water Businesses as necessary.

This role will involve:

You will be responsible for the leadership of the property services elements of the property outsource contract, developing and agreeing the strategy for property services.

You will be working with key partners within the business to ensure the service delivery matches the business requirements where possible in all areas.

Ensuring that the full range of property services is provided to Thames Water in the most cost-effective, professional and efficient way.

You will develop the strategy and associated business plan which delivers an excellent property service to the business and will be improving the property service to the business in line with agreed KPI’s under the contract.

There will be business plan targets within the budget to achieve, including making Opex savings where possible.

You will have the responsibility for the overall stewardship of the Estate and will work with key partners within the business to make decisions about the estate and actions moving forward.

You will undertake cost benefit analysis of decisions around the spend on the estate.
Other responsibilities include the management of Opex of £100M (Rent and Rates Budget) and be responsible for budget for Outsource Property Costs Circa £2.5M per annum.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

You will have experience of managing a team in a fast-paced commercial environment.

You will be educated to degree standard with further professional/management qualifications, a member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Your previous experience includes management experience in estate management of a large and diverse portfolio within a corporate organisation with excellent contractual awareness of outsourced property contracts.

You will have strong commercial approach with a good level of contract knowledge and is financially capable of running a P&L, forecasting, balance sheet and establishing financial plans that link to corporate strategy.

You will thrive on continuous improvement and establish and maintain the involvement of other parts of the business to deliver improvement.

Whats in it for you?

Our competitive salary and package include a competitive bonus, car allowance, private healthcare, an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday. There is also a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps.

We’re proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 

About us

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.  

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning poo into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.
Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.