Are you a “people person” looking for a career change or a perhaps seeking an exciting new challenge? If you’re looking for a varied role where you get to help others, manage your own development and deal with customers on a face to face basis then being a FirstPort development manager may be just the job for you!
Successful development managers can come from a variety of backgrounds and industries so we are always on the look-out for fresh talent who can delight and go the extra mile for our customers.
New for 2018 we will be holding a number of assessment centres across the UK, so that customer service focused candidates can come along and find out more about the role, FirstPort and we can get to know you and your skills. If you would like to be involved or learn more about this opportunity then apply online today!
What is a development manager?
FirstPort is one of the largest and most experienced property managers in the UK, employing more than 3,300 people, of which 2,500 work at the 3,700 developments we manage.
Development managers are at heart of the development, making sure everything is running smoothly and that the building is safe and well maintained. You’ll be looking after people’s homes, so creating a sense of community and engaging with the customer is a key focus.
What does a development manager do?
As a development manager you not only have set routines but your day to day activities can be as varied as our customers, you will be need to be able to adapt to changing priorities and have excellent prioritisation and time management skills.
Health and safety is of paramount importance to us and will be a focal part of this role for example a development manager would be regularly checking for risks and hazards around the sites and taking all necessary action as well as working with the contractors and suppliers for works that need to be competed.
You will be part of a team, working alongside a regional peer group of other development managers, reporting into an area manager, there will be regular team hub meetings at different locations so travel will be required.
Running a development you will have to be exceptionally organised to stay on top of all the admin that comes with alongside communicating with the customers about upcoming changes, events or works.
What’s in it for you?
As a development manager you can expect excellent on the job training together with self-development tools and eLearning, encouragement, and a job which is always varied and rewarding. We offer a great package of benefits – here are some highlights: 23 days holiday, 5% contributory pension scheme, life assurance, discounted benefits on hundreds of brands and many others.
What makes a great development manager?
People who have a flair for building and maintaining excellent relationships excel within a development manager position, it really is all about people.
Solid administration skills and experience of using computers is essential as development managers use handheld tablets to manage their workload and keep a track of everything that is happening on their sites.
Knowledge of managing property is not essential, although previous experience would be a great bonus!
Want to know more about us? Visit www.FirstPort.co.uk