City Manager

Posted 7 March by aspire cambridge ltd Easy Apply

aspire cambridge are recruiting a City Manager a fast-growing short-let management company. They manage hundreds of properties on Airbnb, and Homeaway across 10 cities in the UK.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial and enthusiastic person to manage their operations in Oxford. This job will give you complete ownership and will help you outgrow your competence in general management, operations, financial management, customer service, sales and marketing. You will also learn a great deal about property management, holiday lets and the short-term let world.

Who We Want

Are you interested in a wide variety of business areas, particularly General Management, Operations, Finance, Customer Service, Sales and Marketing?
Are you someone who is highly entrepreneurial and loves the idea of building something from scratch?
Are you interested in the hospitality & tourism sector and are you looking forward to putting your ideas into practice?
Are you self-driven, dynamic and possess outstanding organisational skills?
Do you love working with people, for example winning clients or leading teams?
Are you willing to roll up your sleeves in order to build and establish a city?
If so, we might have the right opportunity for you! We are looking for a talented candidate to join our clients team. You will report directly to the Expansion Manager and will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to grow and develop a new city - your city - with the support of their HQ.

What You Will Be Doing

You will start ground up and learn every single function of the business. This will help you thoroughly understand what success looks like in all roles and subsequently train and manage the staff you will hire as your city grows.
With the experienced support of the HQ (been there, done that!), establish the city centre with full ownership of the P&L statement
Manage day-to-day operations, including on-the-ground teams, local suppliers and stock
Build and nurture trusting relationships with our Hosts. Help them make the most of our clients service and help with any issue that may arise
Onboard new properties, educate our clients Hosts on their service and coordinate on-the-ground teams to set up the property for success
Liaise with HQ to drive the sales and marketing effort and increase the customer base
Liaise with HQ for local marketing initiatives, including events. Find business development opportunities
As the business expands, hire teams and managers to gradually delegate your initial responsibilities
This opportunity offers the option to either work from home while you grow your team or rent a co-working space.


Bachelor's degree
A minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience (e.g. general management, consulting, finance, operations)
Strong qualitative and quantitative reasoning, as well as great "people" skills
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office package and Google G Suite
Interest in real estate, hospitality, tourism and startups
Excellent English written and spoken communication skills. Local knowledge is required
Experience hosting or staying at AirBnb or HomeAway flats is a plus
Availability to work flexible hours
Start: ASAP
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
Hours: Flexibility Required daily between 9.30am to 6.30pm
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000 plus bonus

If you are interested in this position, feel you have the relevant skills and would like to apply please call our team on or apply online. Whilst we'd love to get back to every applicant, it is not always possible, so if you haven't heard from us within 3-5 days, please note that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

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