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Estates Manager – Corporate Services

Estates Manager – Corporate Services :
Job Summary

This is an exciting job that offers the incumbent the opportunity to contribute to the wider Corporate Services (CS) function in the British High Commission, specifically in the area of Estates.

Duties and Responsibilities

Delivery of the key tasks in relation to the effective maintenance of the British High Commission’s Estate across South Africa, comprising both offices and residential accommodation
Managing the operational delivery of the estates functions within the team including the line management of the Estates Officers
The position involves managing of the estates team duties around rental payments, accommodation searches, managing furniture and appliances, utility payments, maintenance payments, maintenance scheduling, general maintenance, health and safety checks and works in properties and offices. In also includes inventories and other tasks
Engaging contractors, including negotiating around contracts and works projects, ensuring value for money and effective contract management.
Planning, monitoring and managing expenditure through Estates budgets
One of the main focuses is customer service, ensuring that the estates team is providing a professional service to all clients, maintaining quality standards and seeking and acting on feedback from customers
Close working with the British High Commission’s Security and Technical Works teams to ensure the effective implementation of: projects, reactive works, and preventative maintenance; processes around the arrival and departure of British Diplomats; general estate procurement including furnishings and appliances; work to maintain health & safety standards; and, procedures to manage and deploy maintenance personnel to works

Qualifications and Experience

Line management experience or able to demonstrate the ability to manage staff well
Budget management – the ability to work with allocated budget forecasts and spend in accordance with the agreed forecast
Valid Driver’s License
Strong organisational skills, attention to detail and excellent customer service
Professional and with exceptional integrity
Experience in Project Management
Experience in property and/or facilities management
Experience in health & safety issues in building/ properties/ offices

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