Director - Central London team. Fixed Term Contract

Varnom Ross
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary up to £80,000.00 plus benefits
Closing date
19 May 2021
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Job Details

Real Estate Consultancy

Director – Fixed Term Contract. Central London Office.

Property Management. London, UK

Up to £80,000 plus package.

The Role

Our Client’s Central London team are responsible for the management of some of London’s most notable and prestigious Buildings. Some notable examples of their management instructions include:

  • 20 Fenchurch Street
  • St Botolphs Building
  • Rathbone Square

Collectively they comprise 22 fee earners (including 1 Senior Directors & 5 Directors) and generate a fee income to the business in excess of £6.2m. They have ambitious yet realistic growth objectives with an anticipated projected income of circa £3m in the next 3 years.

Job Description

The role will be wide ranging and will include the following:

  • Work closely with the existing team of 5 fee earners, Associate Director to Surveyor level, to ensure all works/activities pertaining to the management agreement are carried out to agreed timescales/deadlines, ensuring all agreed expectations are upheld.
  • Assess client business to provide both a strategic and creative input advising where either the service or management agreement can be improved and implement plans to maximise profitability.
  • Attend regular meetings with Client/Internal Property Management Teams to ensure information flow and obtain feedback.
  • Involvement in prospecting potential clients, responding to RFP’s and presentations, working alongside the team lead and dedicated Business Development team.
  • Manage performance of third party suppliers, (agents, solicitors, contractors, etc.) ensuring agreed costs/timescales are adhered to.
  • Review and manage arrears reports/event schedules/service charge expenditure (quarterly).
  • Raise management fees and monitor ad hoc fee raising and collecting.
  • Review Service Charge Budgets and Reconciliations to ensure they are accurate and issued within agreed timescales. 
  • Manage liaison between Surveying, accounts and FM teams to ensure progress, clear reporting lines and all tasks for all teams completed in a timely manner.
  • Monitor Meridian and P2P with Associate Director/Estate Manager.
  • Complete 1 to 1’s for all team members with direct line management responsibility.
  • Providing client advise on office lease renewals/rent reviews and negotiating to completion
  • Interact closely with fellow peers prompting regular cross fertilisation of ideas and initiatives.
  • Actively promote our clients name within the market at every opportunity.
  • Following induction and familiarisation with our client's way of working, it is envisaged that the successful applicant will make an increasing annual contribution to the income level of the business.


  • In order to be considered suitable for this role, selected candidates will need to meet the majority of the following criteria: 
  • In-depth property management experience ideally gained within a real estate consultancy or similar. Well versed in client account management and naturally focussed on client delivery, but with the gravitas to influence clients when certain expectations are unrealistic.
  • Ability to help develop the business and subsequently support the growth and expansion of both the Central London team and Asset Services business as a whole.
  • Ability to apply a commercial approach to problems, delivering results and exceeding client expectations.
  • Ideally living in the London/South East area.
  • In order for the person to be successful in this role, they will need to possess the following behavioural attributes: 
  • An energetic, motivated and tenacious professional with natural drive and innovative flair.  
  • Entrepreneurial and committed to delivering higher service levels and exceeding expectations.
  • Successful track record of working closely within an asset/property management team.
  • He/she will have the gravitas and presence to generate early respect.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to adopt both a professional and commercial approach.
  • Ability to communicate with and form close working relationships with peers and associates of the firm
  • Highly presentable with the ability to gain trust and respect and fit into the firms way of working.
  • Well organised with the ability to operate independently under a broad direction.
  • A broad thinker with the inherent ability to ‘get the job done’.

For more details, please upload your CV and contact us on 0203 745 7074.

Please note, not all of our opportunities are advertised. Please enquire on the number above, or email us at and one of us will get back to you.

Varnom Ross – Doing things differently, for the benefit of all. ⬛⚫


Varnom Ross is a specialist recruitment agency based in Central London, matching property professionals with private and public sector clients across the UK’s commercial marketplace.

Find Us
+44 20 3745 7074
160–164 Grays Inn Road
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