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We're a thoroughly individual company that's honest, friendly and professional. Our people are behind everything we do and our greatest asset.

Join Gateway and you'll have a real opportunity to grow within your role, and take your ambitions further. Talent is highly valued here, so just show us what you can do. You'll find Gateway a positive, welcoming, social place. You'll be part of a team of committed people who look to support each other and are proud of the trusted, knowledgeable services they provide. If you share our qualities and there's a position that's right for you below, just get in touch.


Accounts Assistant

Leigh-on-Sea

As we continue to grow, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our expanding Accounts Department as an Accounts Assistant at our office in Leigh-On-Sea.

The Accounts Assistant will be involved in the day-to-day preparation of budgets, actively working alongside the Property Management Department to ensure that they are realistic, effective, and distributed in a timely manner to achieve KPI targets. They will also contribute to the weekly budget report for distribution to the Director of Operations and Group Financial Controller, monthly periodics report for the Corporate Department and the monthly Corporate KPI reports for the Service Charge Department.

They will be proficient in the use of Excel and must be comfortable with handling and organising large sets of data. They will report directly to the Head of the Service Charge Department on all matters. This candidate must be a positive, self-motivated team player who takes ownership of their work. Being a good listener and meticulous attention to the details is imperative whilst being well organised to manage a demanding workload. 

Applicants must be either ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified, preferably with previous Service Charge experience. Along with sound commercial understanding, you must possess excellent communication skills and an exceptional knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assist Property Managers with account queries and budget preparation.
  • Input budgets onto the database ensuring charges are applied correctly and apportionments agree.
  • Assist with ad-hoc projects as required.
  • Prepare Service Charge accounts for the managed property portfolio to include:
    • Analysis of income and expenditure
    • Accruals and prepayments where necessary
    • Review and analysis of the Service Charge budget to actual expenditure and prior year performance.
    • Liaising with the Property Managers and external accountants to ensure accounts are complete, queries resolved and issued in a timely manner to achieve Corporate KPI targets.

Joining Gateway means you’ll have a real opportunity to grow within your role and take your ambitions further. Talent is highly valued here, so just show us what you can do. You’ll find Gateway to be a positive and welcoming place to work. You’ll be part of a team of committed people who support one another each day and are proud of the trusted, knowledgeable services they provide.

Salary is negotiable, dependent on experience.

To apply in writing, please send CV and cover letter to

HR Department
Gateway Property Management Ltd
Gateway House
10 Coopers Way
Southend-on-Sea
Essex SS2 5TE

To apply by email, please state the position you're applying for, to

careers@gatewayplc.co.uk

Trainee Property Manager

Leeds

As we continue to grow, we are searching for enthusiastic and motivated individuals with a passion for property and world-class client and customer service to join us as a Trainee Property Manager at our Leeds office.

As a Trainee Property Manager at Gateway, you will be guided by some of the most seasoned and experienced industry professionals around on your property management journey. 

Your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to: 

  • Proactive management of a varied portfolio of properties
  • Assistance with Service Charge budget and accounts preparations
  • Handling day-to-day maintenance queries from customers and clients
  • Regular client and customer liaison

Key skills for this role include:

  • Exemplary relationship building
  • Client management
  • Listening and negotiation skills
  • Ambition
  • Resilience
  • Analytical thinking


You may be required to attend evening meetings off-site and the occasional overnight stay. In return, we offer a competitive salary. 

Previous experience in the real estate industry would be advantageous, although not a necessity as full training will be provided. Applicant must have GCSEs or equivalent in English and Maths and hold a full, clean UK driving license. 

Joining Gateway means you’ll have a real opportunity to grow within your role and take your ambitions further. Talent is highly valued here, so just show us what you can do. You’ll find Gateway to be a positive and welcoming place to work. You’ll be part of a team of committed people who support one another each day and are proud of the trusted, knowledgeable services they provide.

To apply in writing, please send CV and cover letter to

HR Department
Gateway Property Management Ltd
Gateway House
10 Coopers Way
Southend-on-Sea
Essex SS2 5TE

To apply by email, please state the position you're applying for, to

careers@gatewayplc.co.uk

Technical Assistant

Southend-on-Sea

As we continue to grow, we have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join us as a Technical Assistant, based in our Head Office at Southend on Sea, Essex.

 

This role will be responsible for providing full administrative support to our Technical Department, including:

 

 

  • Creating and amending Service Charge budgets for new and pipeline developments
  • Regularly liaising with residential and developer clients
  • Negotiating and building relationships with contractors
  • Producing schedules, spreadsheets, presentations, proposals, reports, pitches and correspondence
  • Preparing developments for handover to the Property Management Department
  • Maintaining our business development filing system
  • Ensuring our new business records and databases stay up to date
  • Managing the unit completions process
  • Setting up new developments on our systems, liaising with departments and solicitors for information
  • Assisting with the preparation of welcome packs for new customers

 

 

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a fast-paced administrative role, preferably within the property sector. We’re looking for someone that is IT literate, has excellent attention to detail, is numerate, energetic, results driven, resourceful, articulate and has excellent relationship building skills.

 

Joining Gateway means you’ll have a real opportunity to grow within your role and take your ambitions further. Talent is highly valued here, so just show us what you can do. You’ll find Gateway to be a positive and welcoming place to work. You’ll be part of a team of committed people who support one another each day and are proud of the trusted, knowledgeable services they provide.

 

 

To apply in writing, please send CV and cover letter to

HR Department
Gateway Property Management Ltd
Gateway House
10 Coopers Way
Southend-on-Sea
Essex SS2 5TE

To apply by email, please state the position you're applying for, to

careers@gatewayplc.co.uk

Trainee Property Manager

Leigh-on-Sea

As we continue to grow, we are searching for enthusiastic and motivated individuals with a passion for property and world-class client and customer service to join us as a Trainee Property Manager at our Leigh-on-Sea office.

 

As a Trainee Property Manager at Gateway, you will be guided by some of the most seasoned and experienced industry professionals around on your property management journey. 

 

Your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to: 

 

  • Proactive management of a varied portfolio of properties
  • Assistance with Service Charge budget and accounts preparations
  • Handling day-to-day maintenance queries from customers and clients
  • Regular client and customer liaison

 

Key skills for this role include:

 

  • Exemplary relationship building
  • Client management
  • Listening and negotiation skills
  • Ambition
  • Resilience
  • Analytical thinking

 

You may be required to attend evening meetings off-site and the occasional overnight stay. In return, we offer a competitive salary. 

 

Previous experience in the real estate industry would be advantageous, although not a necessity as full training will be provided. Applicant must have GCSEs or equivalent in English and Maths and hold a full, clean UK driving license. 

 

Joining Gateway means you’ll have a real opportunity to grow within your role and take your ambitions further. Talent is highly valued here, so just show us what you can do. You’ll find Gateway to be a positive and welcoming place to work. You’ll be part of a team of committed people who support one another each day and are proud of the trusted, knowledgeable services they provide.

To apply in writing, please send CV and cover letter to

HR Department
Gateway Property Management Ltd
Gateway House
10 Coopers Way
Southend-on-Sea
Essex SS2 5TE

To apply by email, please state the position you're applying for, to

careers@gatewayplc.co.uk

Cleaner/Gardener

Maidstone, Kent

As we continue to expand, we are on the lookout for candidates with a passion for cleaning and gardening to bolster our friendly team. 

You would be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the communal areas on several residential developments in the Maidstone area, which means a full, clean driving license is essential.

Your gardening responsibilities would include grass cutting, hedge trimming, strimming, weed spraying, pruning and general tidying. Your communal cleaning duties would include hoovering, dusting, polishing, washing down surfaces and sweeping.

We want someone who takes pride in their consistently high standard of work. A proactive person by nature with an exceptional eye for the little details, the successful candidate will be reliable, conscientious and always looks to exceed a client’s expectations.

If this sounds like you then we look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: all appointments are subject to background checks which will include a DBS basic disclosure check.

To apply in writing, please send CV and cover letter to

HR Department
Gateway Property Management Ltd
Gateway House
10 Coopers Way
Southend-on-Sea
Essex SS2 5TE

To apply by email, please state the position you're applying for, to

careers@gatewayplc.co.uk

Human Resources Administrator

Southend-on-Sea

As we continue to grow, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our expanding Human Resources Department at our Head Office in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

The HR Administrator will be the first point of contact for all HR queries and will be responsible for the administrative duties of the Gateway Group HR Team. You will support the HR Team with recruitment, onboarding, life-cycle and offboarding for all employees, ensuring a smooth and compliant process is followed in all areas.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with day-to-day operations of the HR functions and duties.
  • Provide general administration support to the HR department as required.
  • Ensure full compliance with all Company policies.
  • Absence management.
  • Manage the administration of changes to employment terms.
  • Assist HR Team in all recruitment activities.
  • Provide support to Payroll.
     

The successful candidate must be:

  • Organised, able to prioritise and manage time effectively.
  • Able to adhere to confidentiality requirements
  • An effective communicator
     

Joining Gateway means you’ll have a real opportunity to grow within your role and take your ambitions further. Talent is highly valued here, so just show us what you can do. You’ll find Gateway to be a positive and welcoming place to work. You’ll be part of a team of committed people who support one another each day and are proud of the trusted, knowledgeable services they provide.

To apply in writing, please send CV and cover letter to

HR Department
Gateway Property Management Ltd
Gateway House
10 Coopers Way
Southend-on-Sea
Essex SS2 5TE

To apply by email, please state the position you're applying for, to

careers@gatewayplc.co.uk

Service Charge Accountant

Leigh-on-Sea

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Service Charge Accountant to join our busy team at our Leigh-on-Sea office.

Applicants must be either ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified, preferably with previous Service Charge experience. Along with sound commercial understanding, you must possess excellent communication skills and an exceptional knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

This opportunity offers the chance for a team player to assist and support the Head of the Service Charge Department in continuing to develop an already experienced team and working together to achieve Corporate KPI targets. This role requires a self-motivated, driven professional with the skills to manage multiple projects whilst working meticulously to strict deadlines.

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Prepare Service Charge budgets and actively working alongside the Property Management Department to ensure that these are realistic, effective, and distributed in a timely manner to achieve KPI targets.
  • Input budgets onto the database ensuring charges are applied correctly and apportionment’s agree.
  • Assist Property Managers with account queries and budget preparation.
  • Prepare the weekly budget report for distribution to DOO and GFC
  • Prepare the monthly periodics report for the Corporate Department.
  • Raise periodic Service Charge demands and recharges as required.
  • Budget and variance reporting
  • Assist with ad-hoc projects as required.


Prepare Service Charge accounts for the managed property portfolio to include:
 

  • Analysis of income and expenditure
  • Accruals and prepayments where necessary
  • Review and analysis of the Service Charge budget to actual expenditure and prior year performance.
  • Liaising with the Property Managers and external accountants to ensure accounts are complete, queries resolved and issued in a timely manner to achieve Corporate KPI targets.

 

Joining Gateway means you’ll have a real opportunity to grow within your role and take your ambitions further. Talent is highly valued here, so just show us what you can do. You’ll find Gateway to be a positive and welcoming place to work. You’ll be part of a team of committed people who support one another each day and are proud of the trusted, knowledgeable services they provide.

Salary is negotiable, dependent on experience.

To apply in writing, please send CV and cover letter to

HR Department
Gateway Property Management Ltd
Gateway House
10 Coopers Way
Southend-on-Sea
Essex SS2 5TE

To apply by email, please state the position you're applying for, to

careers@gatewayplc.co.uk

Paralegal

Leigh-on-Sea

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Paralegal to join our busy Solicitors Enquiries Department at our office in Leigh-on-Sea.

The successful applicant will be joining a growing team that is responsible for legal enquiries in respect of Service Charge and Ground Rent properties on behalf of Management Companies.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Producing sales information packs
  • Dealing with pre-contract sales enquiries in respect of any relevant sales, re-mortgages or transfer of equity
  • Post completion – dealing with and receipting Notice of Transfer/Charge
  • Updating our company case management system with new lessee details/charge details
  • Dealing with and creating Deed of Covenants, Certificate of Compliance and Share Certificates
  • Ensuring the accounts are clear prior to the release of any sales information packs and on the completion of a sale
  • Processing cheques and liaising with our accounts department
  • Scanning and filing all documentation that passes through, e.g Notices, Land Reg docs etc.

The successful candidate can demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word and Excel, possess strong administrative skills, an ability to work to strict deadlines and handle a large and varied caseload. You will be used to working in a fast-paced and demanding environment. 

A high level of attention to detail will be required and previous litigation experience is preferred.

Joining Gateway means you’ll have a real opportunity to grow within your role and take your ambitions further. Talent is highly valued here, so just show us what you can do. You’ll find Gateway to be a positive and welcoming place to work. You’ll be part of a team of committed people who support one another each day and are proud of the trusted, knowledgeable services they provide.

To apply in writing, please send CV and cover letter to

HR Department
Gateway Property Management Ltd
Gateway House
10 Coopers Way
Southend-on-Sea
Essex SS2 5TE

To apply by email, please state the position you're applying for, to

careers@gatewayplc.co.uk

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