Asset Manager - Social Housing

Posted 29 November 2021
Job type Permanent

Job description

The Company
The CORT Community Housing is a community social housing provider, established in 1987, and is incorporated as a charitable trust and governed by a board of trustees.
The company currently owns and manages over 400 properties across Auckland, and they are undergoing a period of growth with a number of new projects to take that portfolio up to 500.  Due to the expanded portfolio growth they have an opportunity for an Asset Manager to take responsibility of the portfolio.
The role reports to the Operations Manager and is a significant hire to CORT as the role will require three key aspects:
  • Provide best practise affordable housing property and asset management with a focus on supporting CORT tenants to live well in their homes and communities.
  • Ensure CORT’s maintenance contracting arrangements deliver high quality, value for money service.
  • Managing property services operations against agreed budgets and performance outcomes.
Other Key Accountabilities
  • Manage and develop CORT’s responsive maintenance programmes.
  • Complete all responsive, cyclical, and planned maintenance within relevant CORT timeframes, policies & procedures, and agreed budgets.
  • Support Tenancy Managers to identify and remedy required repairs and necessary upgrades.
  • Assess and maintain all properties to companies’ standards while maintaining a register of all housing and organisational asset lifecycles.
  • Engage with Tenancy Managers to return void properties to standard.
  • Review all existing contractors’ performance and cost to ensure optimal service, cost and performance
  • Oversee lease agreements with owners as per the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 while working in the best interests of CORT’s tenants.
  • Build key relationships with tenants, tenancy managers, local authorities, consultants, contractors and with internal team members.
  • Prepare, or assist with the preparation of briefing papers and reports to the Operations Manager, CEO, Board, and external stakeholders when required
To be considered for this fantastic opportunity the ideal candidate will have significant experience as a property manager with emphasis on residential.
You will also have:
  • Relevant management experience including management of staff/teams, budgets, KPIs and contracts.
  • Commercial and/or residential building maintenance experience.
  • Proven experience in the effective management of maintenance contracts 
  • Experience in operational planning, budget setting, and development of policy & procedures and quality management.
  • An ability to accurately diagnose property issues and arrange appropriate repair solutions.
  • An understanding and knowledge of NZ legislation and contracts.
  • Strong leadership and competent in negotiation and client relationship building.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written with the ability to produce high quality reports.
  • A current full driver’s license.
On top of the specific skill set required this role would be for someone who is passionate with helping those within the lower socio-economic circumstance, and who are committed to providing a flexible and supportive service and good homes to people who need them.
To apply in strict confidence, click the apply button or for more information please phone Matt Donnelly on 0220197808