Development Manager / Gardener - Letchworth

£7,023 per year + Benefits
24 May 2017
23 Jun 2017
FPR 1977 DMG
Leah Dennis
Job Function
Property Management
Job position
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Title: Development Manager / Gardener

Location: Letchworth, Hertfordshire

Reference: FPR 1977 DMG

Salary: £7,023 + Benefits

Working hours: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday; 9.00am-2.00pm (15 hours per week)

Closing Date: Wednesday 7th June 2017

Do you have a love for gardening but still enjoy working in the office environment? Well grab some gardening gloves and your keyboards because you’re in for the best of both worlds!

If you look out for people’s best interests, and show them you care by dealing with them in a warm and friendly manner. If you are creative, resourceful and can listen, consult and take on-board people’s opinions and needs then keep reading!

Role overview:

This is a hugely important role for our residents and for us.

Most importantly, you’ll ensure there’s a welcoming, friendly and courteous environment for our residents. You’ll also make sure the building is well maintained so that your customers are as happy as our compliance team!

What you’ll be doing.

On a day to day basis you’ll be:

Checking on residents to ensure their wellbeing.

Checking the building for any risks and hazards, liaising with contractors and organising remedial work when needed.

Keeping up to date with admin, including maintaining a diary of the development.

Encouraging a sense of community across the development – arranging coffee mornings and social events. 

Keeping the grounds looking bright and beautiful by carrying out the grounds maintenance.

You’ll also need to respond to occasional emergency situations.


This role does not require you to provide any personal care to our residents.

What’s in it for you:

-      23 days holiday (plus bank holidays), rising to 25 days after two years

-      5% Company contributory pension scheme

-      Life assurance

-      Discounted voluntary benefits on hundreds of named brands

-      Flexible benefits programme which includes Health Cash Plan and Childcare Vouchers

-      On the job training and continuing professional development

-      Employee Assistance Programme

-      Opportunities to undertake further training for NVQ qualifications

-      Disturbance allowance if you need to deal with an emergency after normal hours

What skills you’ll need.

Knowledge of managing property is not essential.

What is essential is a flair for building and maintaining excellent working relationships with people. It’s all about the people.

Solid administration skills will be needed as will experience of using computers. We’ll provide you with a handheld tablet which will make your life that little bit easier.


Who are we?

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.

Great property management is about more than just bricks and mortar. We recognise and value the contribution our people make to our business and we are committed to ensuring they are skilled and equipped to do the best job they can and that they have the opportunity to realise their potential.

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