General Manager

April 12, 2024

Job Description

Here at Fresh we are excited to be recruiting for a General Manager for Foundry Courtyard. Our perfectly placed student accommodation is located in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre close to the University of Strathclyde, City of Glasgow College, Glasgow Caledonian University and the Royal Conservatore. The building features a games room, gym and cinema room.

The position offers full time hours working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, where you’ll be working in an exciting, collaborative, people-first environment dealing with people management, marketing, budget control and collection with the opportunity to build your own career in a fast-growing industry.

If you’re looking for a great placeto work where we value our students, and they value us right back, an environment where you’ll receive excellent training and mentoring – keep on reading!

Our General Managers are responsible for delivering a 5 service to our customers and for the ongoingstrategic plansfor the development. Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Working alongside our exceptional Marketing Team to develop and implement a plan, including completing competitor analysis and keeping up to date with market changes.
  • The opportunity to grow the people within your team, by acting as mentor offering guidance and training and conducting regular 1-2-1s.
  • Drafting budgets utilising forecasting and expenditure reports (within approved budgets).
  • Organising and attending open days with current and prospective students.
  • Liaising with the account’s teams processing invoices and compiling P&L reports.
  • Managing the process for all statutory testing within the property ensuring full compliance with all relevant legalisations and ensure all H&S issues are investigated correctly, taking appropriate action where necessary.

The role offers the opportunity to balance the operational aspects of the role with creating a social and fun atmosphere to create an environment where students want to live and work.

Why work for Fresh?

We have a dedicated Training team to assist with your job training, and an in-house Learning & Development team to support you with personal and professional development including vocational qualifications, as well as a health cash plan and exclusive shopping discounts.

About you:

We’re looking for someone who is a people person and passionate about developing people and working collaboratively with a genuine drive for creating an incredible environment for our students. Experience of property management including managing rents/ arrears would be highly desirable however it’s more valuable to us that you’re able to stay calm and professional in a sometimes-pressured environment, can successfully manage your team and keep people motivated and have excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt your style depending on your audience.

About Fresh:

Fresh are a multi award-winning student accommodation provider with over 20,000 beds in our portfolio across the UK & Ireland. We’re looking for someone to support their residents and the wider operational team.

Fresh can offer you an exciting, collaborative, people-first environment where you can build your own career in a fast-growing industry.

We create great places to live, built on the simple principle that the people around you can make a huge difference to your way of life. If you’re a people person who loves working collaboratively and is great at making things happen, then you’ll fit right in!