Property Project Manager

Location:
Bristol
Vacancy Type:
Fixed Term Contract
Department:
Facilities
About The Role

DAS UK Group, a market-leading Legal Expenses Insurance business, have an exciting opportunity for a facilities/project management professional to join us as a Property Manager on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract. Based in central Bristol with great remote and flexible working options, this role will involve assisting the Property Programme Manager (PPM) with delivering the long term strategy for Facilities supplier management, Health & Safety and sustainability reporting. In addition to ensuring a safe and suitable working environment for our people, tenants and business activities, further responsibilities of the role include:

  • Reviewing existing Facilities contracts, ensuring these are administered correctly in line with agreed SLAs whilst also identifying opportunities to streamline the number of supplier relationships in keeping with DAS’ altered property portfolio;
  • Completing a review of Health and Safety policies and procedures, ensuring these are in line with prevailing legislation;
  • Ensuring legal and other compliance for all the facilities functions;
  • Managing risk assessments, including DSE, Fire and Infrastructure, development of procedures and checking compliance against legal and other requirements;
  • Championing and promoting environmental matters internally and externally by implementing communications and initiatives;
  • Working closely with internal and external stakeholders in the development and delivery of the Facilities Strategy;
  • Supporting the Property Programme Manager with reviewing and owning property budgets, forecasts and other financial matters;
  • Managing all outsourced facilities management contracts, both hard and soft services, and ensuring that they are tendered and managed in line with DAS internal processes;
  • Where reasonable, act as the point of contact for out of hours support;
  • Managing and assisting in the procurement of the company insurances; and
  • Working with the Risk and Compliance Teams to ensure that all facilities processes and procedures are compliant with the DAS UK Group ISO 27001 certification and GDPR.
About You

We are seeking individuals with the following experience and attributes:

  • Excellent ability to influence supplier relationships;
  • Experience of outsourcing and contract negotiation;
  • Project management experience (useful);
  • Commercially astute, with the ability to read, review and understand contracts;
  • Proven experience of working with a variety of stakeholders and building relationships to meet business needs;
  • Excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills, both written and verbal, to all levels of people (internal and external);
  • Proven Microsoft Office Skills; and
  • Experience of Facilities Management (useful)

As a team we are passionate and enthusiastic about what we do. Our people are encouraged to think independently and to take ownership of their work. You will be agile in the way that you work and adaptable to change. In return for your commitment we will offer you generous remuneration and an attractive benefits package, including:

  • 25 days holiday with the option to buy up to a further 5 days
  • Company pension scheme with the option to increase contributions
  • Group Income Protection for all employees
  • Group Legal Protection for all employees
  • A choice of either European Motor Assistance or Home Emergency Assistance
  • Salary sacrifice benefits including Cycle scheme and season ticket loans
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including a range of free weekly exercise classes (dependent on your office location) and free eye tests
  • Access to our employee discounts hub offering exclusive discounts across thousands of retail partners, including discounted gym memberships at over 3,000 gyms across the UK
  • The option to join our Sports and Social club which organises discounted events such as theatre visits, wine tasting and shopping trips

Whilst this is a full-time position (35 hours), at DAS we support flexible working and are happy to discuss flexible working options.

About The Company
As a market leader in the Legal Expenses Insurance market we have undergone rapid growth in recent years.

Thousands of businesses, motorists and individuals defend or pursue legal action each year safe in the knowledge that DAS are paying their legal bills. We have always been aware that it is the people that really make it happen; the quality of our people defines the quality of the company and the standard of service we offer.

DAS are owned by the ERGO Insurance Group, one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe and are dedicated to the development of the best staff in the industry. At DAS, we don’t simply talk about our values they are at the heart of everything we do. They guide us with the way that we work and provide the framework for how we do business. ‘Doing the right thing’ is central to our behaviour – from building  trust, being accountable, putting our customer at the heart of everything that we do which we believe drives performance

We believe it is an exciting time to join DAS. You can expect an organisation that will challenge and develop you to progress your career.  

By giving you every opportunity to develop yourself professionally and personally, we also pride ourselves on having an open, inclusive and high energy culture that encourages a fun working environment and places our customers at the very heart of everything we do.

If you are keen to become part of our exciting future then we would love to hear from you. In addition to the very genuine development opportunities we provide we also offer an extremely generous reward and benefits package.