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Community Manager

R0103135 Oxbow Salford Manchester, United Kingdom

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Greystar is looking for dedicated and hard-working individuals who want to help us continue to be the best as what we do. Today, we are the largest rental housing operator and developer in the US and one of the largest global investment management companies, delivering industry-leading services to investors, clients, and residents. We offer unrivaled professional development and career growth opportunities to our team members and look forward to welcoming you to Greystar, where our people are what make us the Global Leader in Rental Housing.

Job Responsibilities

You will run an autonomous business unit, a 263 unit Build-to-Rent asset, taking overall responsibility and accountability for the operations including team members, daily activities, and the resources of the property to achieve established budgeted financial and operational goals. Leading the team by example your focus will be to build a vibrant, safe and welcoming community our residents enjoy being part of.


About Us

Greystar is a market leading fully integrated real estate company offering expertise in investment, development, and property management of multifamily residential properties globally. The European business is rapidly growing, and currently covers the UK, The Netherlands, Spain and Germany. In the UK, Greystar provides exceptional student accommodation through our Chapter platform, as well as an expanding portfolio of multifamily (build to rent) properties throughout London.

Our employees are the key to the success of our business with exceptional service at the heart of everything we do. This level of service is a result of their expertise, a solid understanding of the markets they operate in and a passion to provide outstanding experiences. ​ 

Our aim is to further expand across the UK and Continental Europe by hiring local talent and staying true to Greystar’s core values of integrity, respect, professionalism, accountability, service and team work. 

About the Role:

Role Summary:

You will run an autonomous business unit, a 263 unit Build-to-Rent asset, taking overall responsibility and accountability for the operations including team members, daily activities, and the resources of the property to achieve established budgeted financial and operational goals. Leading the team by example your focus will be to build a vibrant, safe and welcoming community our residents enjoy being part of.

Key Role Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a role model at all times by demonstrating the core values

  • Leads the team to create positive memorable experiences by exceeding expectations for all residents.

  • Works in partnership with marketing to shape local marketing and leasing strategies based on relevant market data to achieve the property’s occupancy and revenue goals

  • Ensures marketing campaigns, advertising and promotional activities are effectively implemented

  • Establishes relationships with internal and external stakeholders (sales, marketing, groups, universities) communicating regularly with representatives, ensuring the community’s compliance with pertinent regulations and providing performance data and reporting

  • Actively seeks interaction and contact with residents to proactively seek to improve service delivery and ensure community events enhance the overall resident experience.

  • Meets targeted revenues by making rate recommendations based on market data and monitors payments.

  • Prepares and forecasts annual budgets by analysing financial statements, reviewing marketing information, and accessing operational reports.

  • Manages the financial performance; attending regular P&L reviews with stakeholders.

  • Promotes investor satisfaction and retention through timely variance reporting in respect of budgeted and actual spending and on-going communication about the performance of the properties, and responds with urgency to client/owner concerns, questions, issues, and requests.

  • Promotes resident satisfaction and retention by ensuring a timely response to questions, requests and complaints in a timely manner, and taking appropriate action to resolve and address service issues.  

  • Assesses team member training needs and ensure thorough understanding of systems and adherence to policies

  • Develops capability of team members in order to meet key performance goals and future succession requirements.

  • Originates, approves and submits purchase orders and processes invoices from vendors, contractors and service providers for payment and manages communication with finance team members and other stakeholders as required.

  • Oversees the tenancy management process by co-ordinating periodic apartment inspections, evicting residents, and imposing and collecting late fees and other charges within the terms of the agreement.

  • Works hand in hand with Health & Safety to drive a safety culture by managing and monitoring the appropriate health & safety and compliance activities including the incident reporting system and ensures that the community operates in a safe and risk free environment.

  • Ensures the operation of the community complies with Company policies and procedures and any laws and regulations governing housing operations and residential lettings.

  • Manages planned and reactive maintenance and refurbishments engaging marketing and capital projects teams to ensure timely resident communication and completion to a high standard within agreed budgets and timescales.

  • Conducts regular community walkabouts and inspections and takes appropriate actions to ensure that the physical aspects of the property, grounds, buildings, and amenities meet established standards for safety, cleanliness, and general appearance and appeal. 


  • Follows established policies and procedures by monitoring and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, organisational standards, and operational processes related to area(s) of responsibility and reporting violations or infractions to appropriate individual(s).

  • Demonstrates appropriate safe behaviours in accordance with Company, property, and departmental policies, procedures, and standards by immediately reporting any mechanical or electrical equipment malfunctions, employee/visitor/resident injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to appropriate individual(s).

  • Identifies areas for improvement, offers suggestions to improve efficiency and productivity, and implements ideas that achieve operational excellence.

  • Keeps abreast of current changes in technology, processes, and standards within the industry and area(s) of responsibility by attending internal and external training classes, research and/or subscribing to the internet or other professional publications, or utilising other appropriate method(s) to obtain business and professional information, and applies knowledge and practices to area(s) of responsibility.

Role Scope:

  • Reports to: Operations Manager / Regional Operations Manager

  • Property: Oxbow Salford

  • Capacity: 263 units

  • Team: circa 8 Team Members (directly employed)

  • Amenities: Concierge, Gym, Parcel Room etc.

Key Relationships:

  • Operations Manager, Regional Operations Managers & Investors

  • Corporate Support Teams including HR, Finance, Systems, Sales & Marketing, Health & Safety & Capital Projects.

About You

Knowledge & Qualifications:

  • Good level of general education

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages including Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Proficiency in using property management software. Training will however, be provided.

  • A knowledge and understanding of UK Health and Safety policies preferably with some form of recognised training i.e. IOSH or NEBOSH.

Experience & Skills: 


  • Experience of successfully driving leasing performance and managing operations within the property sector or similar environment.

  • Proven experience in managing site financials, including but not limited to budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis.

  • Experience of leading a team and a proven track record in delivering service excellence in a similar management role/ environment.

  • Detailed knowledge of Landlord/Tenant Legislation.

  • A strong team player but capable of working autonomously and taking ownership.

  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to multi task and prioritise, with a focus on ensuring time delivery of results in all facets of the role.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Numerical skills necessary to complete the above activities.

  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills sufficient to recruit, lead, direct, evaluate and manage team members to achieve high performance, including maintenance specialists.

  • Self and culturally aware and able to adapt relationship building, communications and negotiation skills to suit audience.

  • Flexible approach to working in a fast-paced environment and adaptable to thriving in a changing environment.

  • Enthusiasm to deliver an exceptional experience to stakeholders and continuously improve knowledge of self and others.


  • Evidence of defect management and rectification

Behaviours & Values:

  • Integrity - We will stay true to the highest ethical standards and principles, and be honest, trustworthy, and humble in all of our words and actions.

  • Respect - We will accept and value our individual differences and show genuine consideration for the thoughts, needs, and ideas of others.  We value and encourage a work/life balance.

  • Accountability - We will take responsibility and accept ownership for our words, actions, tasks, and results, and respectfully hold others to the same standard.

  • Professionalism - We will proudly present a positive, dignified, and business-like image at all times through our appearance, behaviour, and interactions with others.

  • Teamwork - We will work together to accomplish goals, solve problems, and enrich our work environment.

  • Service - We will make service our top priority by giving our time, knowledge, and experience to serve the needs of our customers, community, and team members.

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Success Profile

What makes a successful Greystar team member? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Professional
  • Organized
  • Responsible
  • Resourceful
  • Helpful
  • Confident



Health insurance (including company-paid opportunities) is offered, along with competitive dental and vision insurance plan options

Retirement Planning

Flexible Spending Accounts and Employer-matched 401(k) plans are offered

Paid Time Off

Full-time team members receive generous paid time off – including your birthday! – as well as paid sick leave, personal days, and company holidays

Paid Parental Leave

Maternal and paternal paid leave is available for the birth or adoption of a child

Professional Development

Ongoing support is available for career advancement opportunities in addition to corporate training programs

Employee Assistance

Experienced counselors are available 24/7 for confidential assistance to listen and help you find solutions at no cost to you

Note: Outlined benefits may vary by international region.

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