We are working in partnership with Reading Almshouse Charity to find their next Housing Manager for their 36 Almshouse flats in Reading. The purpose of the Charity is to provide housing accommodation for persons of good character, in need, who have resided within 20 miles of Reading town centre for at least three years. Reading Almshouse Charity is more than a housing provider and seeks to build communities where residents can live happily together for their mutual benefit.
The Housing Manager will need to be a positive, sincere, empathetic, and approachable individual. Facilities management is also critical and, therefore, someone with appropriate experience is highly desirable. The role is wide ranging; from ensuring the properties remain well maintained to organising social events for the residents.
This is a significant and rewarding role that will require the post holder to demonstrate the following:
- Property management and maintenance oversight
- Proven experience in a customer service type environment
- Strong relationship building skills
- Takes ownership of problems and solves them
- The ability to manage a varied workload
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
You will be a proactive and positive individual with a light touch yet excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. You will have high attention to detail and not be afraid to take ownership of issues and work to a resolution. Due to the varied nature of the role, you will have a flexible approach with the ability to prioritise and plan ahead ensuring that the welfare and wellbeing of the residents is at the forefront of all your work.
For any further information, please contact Sandra Smith, Associate Director, Charisma Charity Recruitment. Applications should be submitted via the Charisma Charity Recruitment website and include your CV and supporting statement.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.
Closing date for applications: 20 December 2021
Interview date: 22 or 23 of December 2021