Building Manager - W1A - W14

£35,000 + accommodation + bills included, benefits
Ref: 48 Date Posted: Wednesday 04 Nov 2020
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A property management company is seeking a Building Manager to manage the day to day obligations of an estate based in Central London. The Building Manager will supervise the staff, provide security for its residents, and make sure the estate is regularly maintained. The Building Manager will need to have excellent customer service skills, have previously worked to a high-level of professionalism, and have knowledge in building regulations and technical aspects to the role.

Applications from suitably experienced ex-military personnel (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy or Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged to apply.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Organise and take general responsibility for the supervision and direction of porterage staff and to arrange a suitable rota for 24-hour duty porterage cover, 7 days a week.
  • Safeguard demises and, if necessary (for example when leaseholders are absent), register a first alarm call and coordinate and chaperone access to the premises.
  • Assist the managing agent in the selection and appointment of new staff. 
  • Complete the overtime forms and arrange these to be submitted monthly to the managing agent.
  • Negotiate, implement and oversee any regular maintenance contracts required for the estate and to assist the managing agent in negotiating and implementing any regular major maintenance contracts.
  • Assist the managing agent in negotiating and implementing the requisite support services and to respond to any problems that arise on a day to day basis.
  • Assist the managing agent in ensuring that all health and safety directions are implemented and followed.
  • Monitor day to day compliance with regard to any flats that have a license to alter or where simple refurbishment works are being undertaken. Keep the managing agent informed of any issues arising.
  • Check that all passenger lifts, electric motors, fans and ventilation plant and any other M&E equipment are kept operating. Notify maintenance engineers and managing agents when required. 
  • Keep a written record of any incidents or accidents that occurs and of the following action taken. Any such incidents to be brought to the attention of the managing agent.
  • Note any new sub-lettings. Enquire as far as possible whether a license to sub-let has been obtained by the flat owner, to check this with the managing agent.
  • Ensure all security systems on the estate are fully operational.
  • Arrange weekly testing on fire and sprinkler alarm systems.
  • Remain on duty at the site during normal working hours (and when on call).
  • Be easily available for questions and to give assistance to residents or visitors to the site.
  • Undertake any further duties if needed.



  • Have minimum GCSE qualifications
  • Have excellent people facing skills
  • Have good time management
  • Be flexible to work out of hours
  • Have knowledge of building regulations
  • Provide a professional and high-level of service
  • Have good IT skills



  • 35 hours per week
  • Up to 21 hours may be needed that fall outside normal working hours



  • Accommodation provided + utilities and bills paid (however someone can live locally if they are not interested in taking this benefit)
  • Pension, parking, and holiday