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Title:  Assistant Accommodation Manager


Manchester, North West, GB, M15 6GQ

Department:  Student Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Students
Requisition Number:  190458

Sanctuary Students provide safe and secure accommodation to thousands of students around the country. We believe that our strength lies in our dedicated staff who help students with their everyday needs.


Assistant Accommodation Manager




£21,712 - £22,855 per year


35 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm


We are looking for an Assistant Accommodation Manager to join our friendly team based in Manchester. You will ensure exceptional customer service is consistently delivered and will assist staff with any escalations that may arise, whilst also maintaining a Health and Safety compliant environment. You will work in a challenging, fun and rewarding environment which will offer the opportunity for training and further development. There are 2 positions available, 1 at Denmark Road and 1 at Nick Everton House.


The role of Assistant Accommodation Manager will include:

  • Providing customer service at reception, welcoming customers and providing a good first impression
  • Reporting maintenance issues and liaising with relevant individuals to ensure repairs are completed and residents informed
  • Collecting rent from customers and monitoring the debtor list
  • Ensuring compliance checks are completed in line with legislation and policy
  • Supervising a team of General Assistants, providing guidance, support and promoting the development of staff
  • Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with internal and external customers


Skills and experiences:

  • Experience in a similar role in a customer service background is essential
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • The ability to lead, motivate and mentor staff, providing clear guidance when needed
  • Proven experience completing administrative tasks with the ability to problem solve
  • Previous experience of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook


Why work for us?

Recently awarded the Investors In People Gold accreditation, Sanctuary Students manages accommodation for over 11,500 students across England and Scotland.  We work in partnership with universities to provide cost-effective facilities management and support services, as well as providing specifically designed and purpose built accommodation direct to students across the UK. We offer a range of accommodation from shared flats to self-contained apartments in some of the biggest university towns and cities in the UK, including London, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.


Our Benefits    

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, where your wellbeing is of genuine importance, we have developed an attractive employment package. The package recognises your contribution, supports your physical, mental and financial health and gives you the flexibility to tailor your employee benefits by offering:

  • 25 days leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidays
  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Advice Service including counselling
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Voluntary health plans  
  • Employee discounts
  • Wellbeing support and tools
  • Employee recognition scheme
  • £21,712 per annum (rising to £22,855 per annum after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


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Closing Date: 9 August 2022


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


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Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers.
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working.
Sanctuary Students is a subsidiary of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

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